Welcome to MBPost!  -

Bad luck in the outback

 
[ Sizes: Orig | Large | Med | Small | Thumb ]
Bad luck in the outback
Thank god this doesn't happen too often...Most often the spokes suffer problems which can be easily fixed. In this instance I was lucky to make it back...

Comments


[ Post a Comment ]
Viewing: 1-20 of 20

RayMondoOne for the Forum

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Thought I was seeing double. As there is no impact damage, I'm thinking that the rim has been worn by the brake blocks, which eventually fatigue cracked under some unusual strain. Would be interested to hear everyone's comments if you post it on the Forum. Let us know the situation when it happened. Hmm!
Posted May 13, 2010 2:59 pm

rustybikeRe: One for the Forum

rustybike

Hasn't voted

Rubber eating metal ? With the abrasive rubber contains , it is a distinct possibility (how else to explain car tires with a 100,000 mile lifespan...)...Mind you what really pissed me off was what I ended up getting in the bag -on the bike-which obliged me to twice more do the laundry despite having waterproof protection... Apart from that , the perpetually jammed computer -once on the internet- and, note this, the posterisation on the images -which ruins them- causes some slight jitters . After talking about it to the authorities the situation worsened !-I discussed with them the reality of strange artifacts on my images including a small crashing plane without mention of the numerous birds creating smudges. Mind you, apart from that my image editing techniques tend to be lackluster even if I never touch the originals-. I also tend to do the editing in 16 bit mode to avoid the posterisation observed on computers working in 16 bit video-. But then., life goes on without the 16 bit mode which I'll have to associate with the additional posterisation ...

The weight of the bags is about 60 pounds. The combined weight with myself included makes it go up over 300... But then these spokes don't take the wear and tear on level paths they do once on the trails for it's intended use...Obviously, for the wheel ,there is no dirty trick, just wear and tear...But then spokes tightened a little too much might creat such a result...

Mind you, to be honest, your own advice seems credible even if there is some fun thinking on the paranoid side of things ! Regarding any ongoing irregularities in my own insignificant life, we just have to listen to what the folks have to say about it with due consideration for what time does tell once considering a string of such mishaps putting my nerves to test without mention of what the last decades have produced ! Despite an ongoing reality originating with a vocal minority chance does lead to such results despite what latent intimidation accomplishes for the benefit of the vocal party... So I get my nerves put to test again and again !... Mind you, consistency is a giveaway ! After a number of decades of being subjected to the same weird bad luck I should be obliged to ask certain questions even if the lousy food diddn't make me drop dead ! ... Who knows , maybe we'll be told the same story again with the pictures... LOL ! It all depends on who does the talking...


Mind you, some like myself may be obliged to live a nightmare somewhat of the likes depicted in the song titled "synchronicity" by the group "The Police" from an equally evocative album...Imagine being confronted to the mythical "Man eater" depicted in the evocative song by such a name by the group " Hall and Oats"..............

With regards to the operational failure of my computer, I don't think that someone using hacking software such as "netscan" is to account for all the jamming on the computer without mention of the over active disk drive...Apparently someone with netscan can use someone elses computer as their own and even send data from it without their knowledge...

Imagine, this first started because I thought someone "doctored" the wheel...

That's about it for the "insane" nonsense...

No use in discusssing things INXS (in excess)...
Posted May 13, 2010 4:52 pm

rustybikeRe: One for the Forum

rustybike

Hasn't voted

Your final comments look like the words from a 60's song from the group "cream" which had good music with evocatiove words , nothing of the order the music business now has with the same ongoing nonsense depicting primitive behaviour such a depiction being deemed as advantaging a minority of individuals which have all to gain in the process... It's just a question of demonstrating it...Thank god it's only a fringe even if some mainstream groups have vocalised it...

Posted May 18, 2010 2:45 pm

junodirtriderArtifact quality!!

junodirtrider

Voted 10/10

Barnett Bicycle Institute loves to see this kind of stuff. Look up the address and send it in. 1000's of bicycle students will check it out!!!
Posted May 13, 2010 7:55 pm

rustybikeRe: Artifact quality!!

rustybike

Hasn't voted

I thought you'd tell me that...I guess that some solid research will go into it... But then maybe some over tightened spokes can explain it even if I never did tighten any myself...Despite the fact that some people like to play with other people's heads without feeling accountable for the consequences, I might as well not suspect latent ongoing intimidation.... No use in jumping to the wrong conclusions considering what chance accomplishes... I'll get back to listening to some good old Billy Idol (reflections sur le simple cochon...) .... It gives me a good standing to keep up the insanity theory to make me go crazy ! But then "normal" people don't lose their nerves...In other words ; no use in jumping to conclusions even if it follows the same ongoing pattern since a number of years...Ask the folks monitering this...I should have talked to my dad about it if I would have known him...

To be honest ,I would definitely be better off with a new bike, or at least a new set of wheels ! I wouldn't be stuck wondering if someone monkeyed the wheel !

But then, conspiracy theories abound everywhere everytime something of this order occurs ! I for one don't want to lose my time even if others might be losing their own time for their own intents and purposes.....

Thank god the cold war formally ended ! Holy blue patrons in search of wealth and comfort can't blame lowly left wing politics for it ! LOL ! (But then I think that corrupt minds think the other way around...)

It is noteworthy to mention that despite the belief that mental illness is strictly confined to the individual described as such the overlying social factors involved lead us to grasp that good neighbourly relations promotes a healthy attitude which is also observed on an international basis between nations...

Un fait accompli est qu'il est plus avantageux pour certains de me voir comme un sot qui ne peut se poser les bonnes questions malgré ce qui est a priori évident... Il suffit de saisir ce qui circule...
Posted May 18, 2010 2:47 pm

Visentintime

Visentin

Voted 10/10

To change the rim ! Or send it to Visentin's institute ;)
Posted May 14, 2010 2:21 am

Andy LivoBeen a...

Andy Livo

Voted 10/10

...long time since I saw an exploded rim. Remember a ride in the early 90s when a friend was pumping up his tyre and "Bang" his rim exploded and the inner tube ballooned out. So glad for disc brakes now - sorry Rusty.
Posted May 16, 2010 11:57 am

rustybikeRe: Been a...

rustybike

Hasn't voted

You actually think that it is the rubber brakes with the abrasive ? I guess I might as well think that also...No latent ongoing intimidation to consider this time with someone excessively tightening some spokes ! ... LOL !

Never suspect foul play. It will ruin your day ..and ultimately your life....There must be a conspiracy to doctor my wheels ! Nothing to do with that song in the "Breakfast in America " album LOL ! Mind you, a well inflated tire may help prevent the problem which might be deemed as extremely grave considering the consequences if you take into account all the senseless rambling which is a good indication of the state of humanity once misfortune occurs with regularity leading the many to envision some higher order responsable for such bad luck unless you start accusing your neighbour for it ! ...

Mind you, MBpost for me is the place to tackle dreams which materialise with a good descriptive image and the accompanying comments which may occasionally include anecdotes with regards to my personal life being an orphan whose mother (Muguette Deschênes) a chronic alcoolic ultimately lost her life to the illness after so often complaining about those deemed as accountable for her problems seeing herself as someone unjustifiably the object of perduring latent intimidation leading towards a poisoned attitude in response to the oppression she felt the object of which culminated with the murder of the old lady she shared her room with in the psychiatric ward of the hospital in Sorel Quebec in 1983...
Posted May 18, 2010 2:51 pm

rustybikeRe: Been a...

rustybike

Hasn't voted

Checked your posting on coconuts and let me tell you that they do look like monkey heads ! (oupps , that is once you take the green pulp away...) To be honest, a good ripe coconut apart from having sufficient liquid to give you a truely appetizing drink gives enough delicious and nutricious food to keep you going for the day ! Although I just can't find the space for more than one on my bike !

As for your comment on rubber,; I guess that the gooey stuff can find some use as patching material if it actually works...But forget about using it to make tires as is unless you vulcanise it... But then the synthetic rubbers are clearly superiour...
Posted Jun 3, 2010 2:16 pm

rustybikeRe: Been a...

rustybike

Hasn't voted

Actually vulcanisation is kind of easy...All you do is ..add sulphur ! Apparently the addition of sulphur does wonders to make the rubber less gooey... Once you add an abrasive (such as fine powdered emery -aluminium oxide- )then you get super tough rubber that could withstand the worst road conditions ! Although apparently what is added is fine powdered carbon...

On the matter of money; I guess that productive people get more of it than someone working in a thrift shop ! And then someone with ample training with the relevent professional qualifications and subsequent experience is entitled to receive more considering the difficulty if not the near possibility there is of rapidly training people to obtain the same level of expertise...

Although on the downside of things; speculatively minded folks may reap a bundle in the markets without doing much...In that regard to give you an example, despite the reality of institutional investment to offset risk using derivative investments, someone speculatively minded could reap a bundle if they take the relevent option positions in a market with much momentum such capitalisation for derivative investments often surpassing in capitalisation the actual capitalisation of the relevent market itself ! Thus, all it takes is to CONCURRENTLY take the cheapest long term PUTS and CALLS (no futures -please-) to make it big if the market moves sufficiently either way before expiration of your option positions! In a market with sufficient capitalisation the windfalls are astronomical...

Don't forget that despite all we assume about those making money in such markets, the outlook is towards the future mostly once considering the example of nations gradually exhausting their resources without sufficient economic diversification to perpetuate sufficient income flow whose future is thus uncertain if it were not for such nest eggs created for that specific purpose...

I guess that after this short expose I'll get back to collecting bottles and cans ! Mind you, once doing some amateur rock hunting out in the woods I fell on this most intriguing treasure trove of garnets ! Now, all that's needed is to use a drill to get the fine stones out of the waste rock with the hopes of getting more than chicken feed for them ! Imagine amassing 5 pounds of such gems expecting to make a fortune with the deep red stones which are deep blue under fluorescent light... But then, I might as well fall back to earth and do like everyone else, get a real job ! Although my state of health somewhat prevents me from being as active as everyone else ... It is the constant battle to stay awake..and alert...
Posted Jun 5, 2010 11:30 am

rustybikeRe: Been a...

rustybike

Hasn't voted

Yea . Everyone has to find their ecological niche (nothing to do with Nietzsche ! ). If you look like a cripple the way I do , it always helps to keep yourself active and alive doing some menial chores of the order I'm currently undertaking namely some written comments here and there on the NET notwithstanding the rock hunting which despite being associated with much folklore and myth (think of the stories behind many mines including the Kerr Addision associated with the greatest gold discovery at the beginning of the 20th century because a guy slipped on some moss..and then took a look at the rock ! ) is an activity accomplished to enrich my state of knowledge by refining my judgement while giving me a sense of purpose...

Posted Jun 6, 2010 6:17 pm

RayMondoExploded rim

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Hmm, interesting. I hadn't known about such a phenomenon. So I would think it's a combination of three factors (so far): The abrasion / scoring (thus weakening), the spoke tension and heavy loading on rough terrain.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 6:22 pm

RayMondoRe: Some folks never have problems with money...

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

... especially governments, who just print what they need, then charge us Sales Tax. That's just Daylight Robbery.

Hmm, that reminds me, must head over to the Bank before it becomes dark.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 6:26 pm

RayMondoA Lucrative Occupation

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Rusty, you know there are rocks with gems and gold, but the real lucrative line is meteorites. Some meteorite hunters are very successful. There is a technique and skill and experience to acquire, but a small investment in a metal detector could reap rewards, the best of which would be the sheer thrill in finding such extra-terrestrial material. Out in your neck of the woods, there would be plenty to find.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 6:34 pm

RayMondoHow to find Meteorites...

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Here are a couple of links. The ones you are most likely to find are Iron, Nickel/Iron because they can be detected, and have a distinctive (prune skin) surface, caused by vaporisation. Also, if you are out in fresh snow, anything lying on top has the potential be be one. Desert area (do I hear Arizona) also good because rock and iron chunks are visible on the surface.
How to find Meteorites

Photos

Better get the bike rigged up with a trailer, detector, pick and shovel. Happy hunting. Think I'll try it myself.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 4:15 am

rustybikeRe: A Lucrative Occupation

rustybike

Hasn't voted

I guess that with a metal detector some loadstones may be found such lodestones being presumably associated with meteorites. This is confirmed once a small section is taken for analysis to determine if it was subjected to extreme heat upon entering the atmosphere...etc. Furthermore the composition of meteorites tends to be nickel rich... This has also lead many to presume that meteorites may represent the inner core of rocky planets such as earth which is presumed to have a nickel-iron core which is accountable for the strong magnetic field notwithstanding radio wave emissions in the meter wavelength such effects resulting from consequential induction which the rotation of the planet notwithstanding the rotation of the moon around the planet may encourage...

On mount Royal in Montreal I had occasionnally encountered dense iron rich rock which despite it's formal origins obliged me to ask some questions . Unfortunately I tended to discard the samples as opposed to seeking further investigation...

Interesting to note that despite the erosion vestiges of meteoritic impacts have been the object of detailed analysis thus permitting the public at large to easily know where there has been such an impact after looking at the relevent maps...

Although some sites are easily identifiable.

http://www.summitpost.org/image/458861//close-up-from-space-groulx-hills.html

Despite the assumption that there are limited risks of being hit by an asteroid whose path crosses the earth's, observations with telescopes have demonstrated that despite such assumptions large objects travelling at high speeds frequently end up remarkably close despite the vastness of space...The near tragic close encounters make the headlines almost yearly... (and the scientists never mention the possibility of warped trajectories which renders previous calculations nul and void apart from still giving the assurance of having the object return...)

Posted Jun 10, 2010 3:28 pm

RayMondoRe: A Lucrative Occupation

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Iron-rich findings could be the iron ore haematite, and very nice naturally occuring ore, which can be found in small to very large nuggets (did I say Nuggets !!). It has a dark red coating or otherwise quite iron-like. I like it a lot.

If the surface has that prune-like texture, you may be looking at the real macoy of Nickel / Iron meteorite.

The warpage of trajectories is mostly a consequence of Jupiter, though if it were not for Jupiter itself, which acts as the Solar vacuum cleaner, Earth would have had it many times over.

Incidentally, Jupiter and Saturn's orbital position are likely the result of resonance (the interaction of their orbital paths over the millenia, which flipped them further out in the Solar System.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 6:03 pm

RayMondoRe: Been a...

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

I don't have a problem with money. Just wish I had some !! For all the Gold Nuggets lying around on the trails, no-one accepts it for cash !!
Posted Aug 1, 2010 5:30 am

Visentinlooks like

Visentin

Voted 10/10

you rode over a double-rock !
Posted Jul 6, 2010 3:05 am

rustybikeRe: looks like

rustybike

Hasn't voted

Yep, but I'm not supposed to mention this !

Mind you, once I do write nonsense, most often the purpose is to observe the reaction it provokes to uncover anything noteworthy...
Posted Jul 28, 2010 9:53 am

Viewing: 1-20 of 20




Rate This Image
Current Score: 78.27

Log In To Vote
Image Data
rustybikeSubmitted by rustybike
on May 13, 2010 1:32 pm

Image ID: 276072
Hits: 2341 
Lat/Lon: 47.51720°N / 74.00391°W

Image Type(s): Informational