I watch a lot of this guy on YouTube. This is a great rant about hand tool quality.
The son of a friend expressed desire to be a teacher from a very young age. He attained his dream and is teaching, I believe, somewhere in the far north. I read this today which makes me wonder how teachers actually survive.
On my daughters recommendation I watched this movie. Spectacular Australian scenery plus a very good movie. Recommended. Available of Netflix and other streaming services.
I have very little interest but it’s hard not to go, “awe” when you see the pictures of the children participating in the ceremony.
If you talk you are repeating what you already know. If you listen you may learn something new.
Our specie is so good at killing. What would happen if we spent the same on living? The Warthog is a formidable weapon.
Most of us who ride know the experience. The sun is shining, the temperature is around 20°, the bike is running perfectly, you are riding a road you enjoy, the bike responds exactly as you intend and you feel well physically and mentally.
I emphasized the last criteria because, in my opinion, it is a critical factor in riding safely. The other criteria can be absent, but the final factor must be present.
Yesterday was a perfect day and I planned a long ride in the afternoon. Due to some hard physical work the day before I was sore and tired. …but the day was perfect. Thus, despite a lack of enthusiasm I rode – because I did not want to miss a warm spring afternoon. I was not in the right mood and I was sore.
After 20 km I turned around and returned home. I felt clumsy and awkward and I was not a safe rider. I have a suspicion that many riders do not appreciate the importance of feeling right before they ride. Many of us will ride because the day is perfect or because riding companions are riding. We are forcing it and we should not.
All of this with a caveat of in my opinion.
This article is brilliant. My friends father, was the first automatic transmission mechanic in paradise. He is in his 80s and still working on these transmissions. I once watched him perform his magic and was astounded at the complexity of something we use almost every day.
One thing I learned from him is the need for absolute cleanliness in working with automatic transmissions. Even a speck of foreign material can cause the transmission to malfunction.