Monday, December 31, 2012

Haziq rides FRIM

Haziq is a bit timid.  Always turn down any invitation to cycle in FRIM due to "there's alot of trees" and rather cycle around the housing area.  After much haggled by elder brother Irfan who enticed him on how great it was the Iced Milo drink we had after ride, he was convinced to join us last Sunday.

To his question "how many hills is there?", I answered "only 1".  I do understand his question well enough that he was actually referring to number of climbs, which there are a lot of climbs but the fact remains that it is that one and only Bukit Hari that we are going to climb.

He got the strength to climb the hills but lacking of skills scaling down.  Soon enough, he felt and injured his palm and thigh.  Being dramatic, his pains always looks bigger than anything else.  After failed to haggle him to resume, we decided to turn back.  Haziq refused to ride thus he walk while Irfan helped to push two bikes, alternately ride one bike after another.

I lowered down his saddle and persuaded him to ride after a while.  Alhamdulillah, he gained back his confidence.

Irfan rode this short stretch of single track downhill so satisfy his lust before we send him to a boarding school, on which he will have very less and far apart cycling outing.

After keep all bikes in the car, we headed to a stall just outside FRIM for Iced Milo as promises and we have all the happy faces back.

Greasing the wheel hub

Step 1: Remove the right hand side (RHS) bolts from the spindle.

Step 2: Remove the spindle from the wheel hub.  The sludge was due to a mixture of water sipping into the hub, blended with grease.  It always a big No No to ride through a water/river a foot deep due this consequences.

Step 3: The ball bearing resides in the cup a blend of what used to be a grease.  Remove the ball bearing by picking it up using a magnetized screwdriver.

Step 4: Wipe it clean those sludge and some traces of sand on both on side of the hub's cones and anywhere you can see it.  Cotton buds would be the best tool you should use.

 Step 5: Wipe it clean those sludge on these ball bearings.  10 balls bearing on each side for this particular Shimano hub.

Step 6: Put the grease on the cups on both side.  The grease helps to hold the ball bearing in place before you can shove the spindle back into the hub.

Step 7: Tighten the bolts to the point the wheel spin smoothly but it do not move left and right of the spindle.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

TMI - Too much information!

Reinstall Twitter on phone (for traffic updates), then Twitter was kind enough offered me to find friends on Twitter from my phonebook.  Top of the list was someone I met in seminar.  Known him as married man (he was with his wife back then).  Browsing his tweets(stalking) found that they've divorced.  Gets to his ex-wife tweets (stalking again) somewhat confirmed the situation.

Why would someone share his/her private life in public?  Private life shall remains private.

If you are concern shall your children sharing too much information on the Net, here's a good presentation slide prepared by Securing The Human.

Securing The Kids: This presentation is for parents to help better understand and how to protect their kids online. We cover the top three risks kids face online and the top five steps you can take to protect them. This course is based on the experiences and lessons learned from a variety of SANS top instructors who not only specialize in security, but are parents just like you.