Thursday, July 20, 2017

Look like smiles

The photograph was taken on June 22nd in Helsinki. We had rather variable weather then.

Today I visited Sea Life aquarium in Helsinki. Shark feeding time appears to be popular.

(Posting title is from the poem Another Planet by Dunya Mikhail.)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Eating the exhaust of cars

The photographs were taken at Petikko on June 17th.

This morning I took the car for repairs, having the exhaust pipe fixed. There are some repairs still to be done, but there is hope that the car will pass the annual vehicle inspection. 17 years is quite a nice age for a car.

After car repairs, I rode the bicycle for two hours, exploring Espoo and Kauniainen. I also visited the shop where I bought Specialized Sport TR bicycle shoes in 2011. It turned out that the Specialized Elite TR shoe is almost the same as the older model, and size 48 fits my feet. I tried out also another type of shoe, but it didn't feel good at all. And of the other shoes there were no sizes big enough at the shop. So, I bought the Elite TR shoe. I need to install SPD cleats to the shoes, and then I can try them out.

(Posting title is from the poem everyone’s dying by kari edwards.)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Like the inscriptions on tombs

The photographs were taken at Korkeasaari Zoo on July 12th.

My Specialized Sport TR bicycle shoes are starting to need replacement, being worn out. I have got over 25,000 km of riding with them. However, the shoe model I bought six years ago is no longer available, and I need to look for a replacement. Before the Specialized shoes I had Adidas bicycle shoes, but they didn't fit my feet, and in fact my feet got so bad that ordinary walking and standing was hurting. With the Specialized shoes I haven't had any pain or inconvenience. I guess I need to go to a bicycle shop and try out shoes, but usually there are few choices available with shoe size 48 (13 in US).

(Posting title is from the poem We wonder at our shifting capacities by Anna Moschovakis.)