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Review: Fixie Inc. Floater Race 8s

 If you're a regular reader of this blog you may or may not have noticed that I have ridden quite a lot of bicycles in the last year or so. I think I have finally found what I've been looking for. Fixie Inc. Floater Race 8s I'm not a fan of having multiple bikes. I've done that and it's not for me. I much more prefer having one, maybe two bikes which are kept in good shape and ready to ride. So, I have sold all my bicycles and at the moment I only have one. I might buy another one for grocery shopping but that's about it. I saw this bike in an online store and started thinking that it would make a create gravel/touring bike for my adventures. I decided to buy it. I knew that I wanted to replace some of the parts from the get-go so I ordered those too. When the bike arrived I noticed that there will be some work to be done. Hub bearings on both wheels were way too tight. Rims were out of true pretty badly. Gears weren't working very well. However after servic

Story time: A stranger in the eyes of an era

 It's almost like a cliché but sometimes it's not necessary to travel far for a thought provoking adventure. We are so busy in this society that our perception is constantly looking for the next big thing instead of concentrating to the current moment. On my recent fairly late summer night ride I stumbled upon an old railway stop. It's not in official use anymore but acts as a small shelter, kind of a picnic place I quess.  There are random books there. They have no common theme. Just books that people have brought in. In some sense this is beautiful. Think about it. Reading a random book, in a seemingly random railway stop, brough in by a random stranger.  I think it would make a lifelong memory to take the time to sit down in this place and read one random book from the shelf. Lifelong memories are foundations for the stories we tell our children. In our day and age people do not tend to do this kind of things anymore. We're too busy. Instead of living life to the ful