February 25, 2011

Stuck in the mud

Last Saturday we went out for a ride in the forest. Sadly the mud was very sticky and I couldn't see my tires after a while. Then my wheels got stuck so I had to remove the mud by hand. After that the bike gut stuck so I jumped off. It was glued to the ground, I could't lift it the first time I tried.

So we went for a ride on the road. The weather was very nice and there were a lot of bikers on the road. It was a great ride after all, although the bike got really dirty:
This was the first time this year that I used spds on my mtb. I noticed that my feet are not stable enough on the pedals so I think I have to get some new cleats. Or I will buy new pedals because the left one is broken and the cleats are very expensive. I looked at bike24 but I don't want to order from them again and I saw that hibike.com has better prices :)

Stats:
    - time: 1:27:41
    - distance: 27,71 km
    - average speed: 18,9 km/h
    - max speed 48,2 km/h

February 24, 2011

Rider or reader?

Are you a rider or a reader? Now you can vote.

The old poll is closed, here is the result:

February 23, 2011

10 day detox program

I decided that I will do a 10 day detox program. There are so many benefits of a detoxifying program that it is very hard to enumerate all. The main benefit is that you get healthy :)
This is what I am going to eat for ten days:

Wednesday: 1,5 kg apples
Thursday: 0,5 kg Bologna sausage (chicken)
Friday: 0,5 kg cheese
Saturday: 1,5 kg cooked potatoes
Sunday: 0,5 kg cooked beef
Monday: 5 slices of toast and one liter of milk
Tuesday: 10 boiled eggs
Wednesday: 5 slices of toast and one liter of tea
Thursday: 0,5 kg hot dog (chicken sausage)
Friday: 0,75 kg curd cheese

I will drink only water.

 The program starts on Wednesday so you can eat something good in the weekend (people are used to eating potatoes and meat). I already started the program, today I had 3 apples and so far everything is ok.

February 22, 2011

February 18, 2011

Bike24 review

Even a negative review is good commercial. 

I was in Berlin last year so I thought that I should order some stuff online because the shipping is cheaper. I wanted to buy some tires and some other small stuff. I knew bike24.com  has good prices so I placed my order. I calculated that my package would arrive a few days before I had to leave. Everything was ok and the package arrived very fast in Berlin. It was in the city for a few days but they didn't deliver it and I had to leave. I asked somebody to send the package for me to Romania. I don't know what happened next because I wasn't there, it is possible that the package couldn't be delivered or somebody refused to take my package. This happened to me once in th US also.

The fun begun after that... When I saw that the package was returned I wrote an email and asked bike24 to send  my  package to Romania. They asked for my address and they said that they can send my stuff. The problem was that they couldn't just charge me for the shipping, they wanted to charge me for a new order. They didn't refund my money so I didn't have enough money on my credit card so my order was dropped just like that. I complained  but nothing happened. I got my money back in a few days but they never responded to my email. When I complained in the US because I thought that my order wasn't delivered in time they refunded the shipping costs because they didn't want to loose a client.

I already lost some money on the refund because the bank had to convert ron to euro and then euro to ron so I thought I should find some people to join me so we can split the shipping costs. So I went on a forum and I found a few people who wanted to order some things from bike24. After I made the order I found out that there is something wrong with my order. The customer service is really bad at bike24, they respond slowly and only write short sentences so it took me about 3 emails to find out that I am not allowed to order 6 different tires although that is not specified on the site:

"You can order only 3 items which are in one class of goods at onces"

I asked them to split my order in two but they couldn't do that (I don't know why) so I had to remove 3 tires from the order. After they shipped the packaged an they refunded my money I made another order.

I received 30 emails from bike24 and Yahoo couldn't count how many I wrote. There were some products that they couldn't ship because they were sold while I was writing emails so those had to be replaced that is why there are so many emails. The whole process took about two months but at least I have some mud tires...

I will send the url of this post to bike24 and I hope they can at least explain why they have this rule or at least put it in their Terms and Conditions.

I will try to avoid ordering from bike24 in the future.

February 17, 2011

Muuuuuuuuusic

I heard this song and it kind of got into my head. When I hear it in the TV I tend to raise the volume :D


They have an older song to, with a similar sound:

February 15, 2011

My calendar

As I wrote in the previous post I won a calendar. I picked it up last weekend and now it is hanging in my room.
Now take a look at February:
I want to thank light-bikes and cyclepassion for this great prize!

February 10, 2011

I won, I won, I won!!!!!!!

There was a competition on light-bikes.ro and I won a very cool calendar. I am very happy that I won :D

I want to thank light-bikes and cyclepassion for this great prize!
I can't wait to get my hands on my very first bike calendar :)

February 8, 2011

In the forest again

Last Saturday I went for a ride in the forest. It was a little warmer then last week and there was no fog this time. But the snow was frozen so the bikes were slipping a lot. It was a good ride anyways, it's nice to get out in the forest in this time of the year.

Here are some pictures:
this time the city was there (here it was missing)
more houses
a lot of ugly clouds
my bike is resting

February 4, 2011

A nice Saturday in the white forest

Last Saturday I went with my friend for a ride in the forest. It was a little cold, about -10 degrees Celsius but like they say, there is no bad weather only bad clothes. I hat tho pairs of socks, two pairs of trousers (one winter bike trouser and one ski trouser), a t-shirt, two long sleeve shirts and a wind stopper. At first my hands were a bit cold but I got warm very fast and then I was sweating. Here are a few pictures:
Where did the city disappear? 
the bikes
the bikes and me
a short brake
resting
riding again
in the forest
concentrate!

It was a nice one and a half hour ride, my top speed was almost 35 km/h on snow and ice. I hope I can go for a ride this weekend to :)

February 2, 2011

February 1, 2011

The End of IPv4

IPv4 addresses will be exhausted in a few weeks...


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