What does the engraving mean?
As you probably guessed, all of this is from Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. It tells of the the One Ring’s power to control all the other rings. Translated, the words say “One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”
The ring is specifically drawn and explained by Gandalf in Book I, Chapter 2 of The Fellowship of the Ring.
Who made this?
This is a one off item. Someone bought the rim and had it laser-etched by some professionals. The rim was originally solid anodized black, they just etched away the dye that’s trapped under the anodized layer to get the white parts. It cost him $350 to do both sides of one wheel.
Will we see more of these wheels made?
Probably not. If these ever get on the market, the lawyers who work for the Tolkien trust/estate will find you and sue you.
If you can ride without holding the handlebars, well then, you could stretch while you’re at it, too!
In this video below I share with you some of the ways I can stretch while still riding, since we are just pretty much, sitting on a chair. Something not mentioned in the video is that it’s easier to do any of these things after you’ve been warmed up and cycling for at least 5-10 minutes.
Now please let me know if you know of any cool stretches as well!
Today’s post is about these Sony PIIQ headphones pictured on the right.
I discovered these headphones when I saw someone wearing them while skiing last year. I thought they were ingenious because the soft-plastic loop that goes around the earlobe prevents them from ever flying out.
I ended up buying them because I ride my bicycle a lot and I had so many close calls where one of the ear buds would fall out of my ear and I’d frantically try to prevent it from getting caught in the spinning spokes.
(Side note: I’d like to mention that it’s not a good idea to play music if you’re cycling on a busy road or in a group ride so that you stay in touch with your environment. I do turn the music up, however, when I’m riding in the desolate mountain roads. 🙂 )
Anyway, turns out, they’re actually really fucking good in regards to sound quality.
I listen to a whole variety of music, and a fair share of EDM and I seriously cannot stand listening to Deep House or Techno without some quality sound. These headphones turned out to be absolutely incredible to say the least.
Then I discovered they’re actually perfect for when I’m on the Santa Monica traveling rings as well! Also, they are extremely good at isolating noise from your environment because the loops don’t let the ear buds slowly wiggle out.
So they’ve really proved themselves useful all around for all sorts of different activities. I figured if you’re looking for headphones of your own, or want to give a great gift that’s actually SUPER affordable, it would be a good idea to let everyone know about these.
Amazon’s got the hook-up: Sony PIIQ headphones