Monday, September 30, 2013
The rear side doors--especially the driver side--in our 2001 Chevy Tahoe had gotten rather stiff, to the point where our 5-year-old son had trouble opening his car door. It turned out that there's a spring-loaded arm called the "door check link" that rides on two bars to provide the half- and full-open detents. That bar was scraping against its two mating bars rather than riding smoothly, and that resistance made the door hard to open and close. Fixing it was as simple as greasing the edges of that bar.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
MoPac Trail for the weekly Nacho Ride. It sounded like a fun ride. It turned out to be quite memorable, though perhaps not quite as fun as we expected. Aside from the younger kids getting worn out biking 20 miles in one evening, we also picked up lots of sand burrs along the way, resulting in eight tire punctures. I was pretty well equipped for the hassle, but still not quite as much as I ought to have been. This resulted in some upgrades to our cycling setups in the week that followed.