I had bought a very snazzy bike! And I don't want it to get nicked so I put a lock on it. But the lock rubs and bangs against the frame. I have never before worried much about this, but this is my best bike ever, and the first carbon fibre specimen. So I decided to pad the frame a bit. Might be good for the bike! So I dug out some neoprene and some webbing I had lying around, and made a protective sock for my bike. It's stitched into position so I can't easily remove it and put it back, but hopefully I won't need to. But if it works I might one day make another version with velcro. Probably a better idea but well, a good idea is only worth something when you think of it on time. I didn't! But let's first see how this sock does the job!
This blog started as a tool to keep my Dutch friends informed on my whereabouts when I moved abroad. It quickly also became an external memory for my own use. It largely failed as a stage for discussions on whatever is worth discussing. And it has become a way of sharing my scientific knowledge with a lay audience. And who knows, it could become even more! And whatever it is you are looking for among all this: welcome.