As is the custom on Mondays if time permits, I went climbing again! This week I enjoyed cranking up Farmington Canyon. Steep and narrow, I got a full workout in the granny gear working my way up at about 6 mph. Getting good miles these days, the plan continues to be one full commute and one or two regular rides each week. In the maintenance department, I am learning how to adjust the brake shoes on the rear wheel to get the "toe-in" correct so that I have full braking power. Either I adjusted them incorrectly, or they fell out of adjustment, but they are not grabbing the wheel in the right manner and my braking power has been reduced quite a bit.
Looking up Farmington Canyon
Looking west, back towards Lagoon amusement park
The offending brake shoe
Last, but not least is a trivia quiz for you math geeks that read this post. I found this etched window in the American Eagle terminal in LAX. What does it mean? First correct answer (how would I know!) will receive appropriate due respect and adjulation.