brake prevents the car from rolling
away if struck, pulls cables
to arms on
shoes against drums
or pads against
rotors by caliper
via cam against
piston (holds it there),
car at the curb, the encintado,
because it is seldom used,
this leg of my walk is flat, no tires
sharply against the curb.
Some of the streets in San Francisco are so steep
seems impossible to park a car there,
cars are parked there,
brakes clenched under the strain.
One of two things can happen:
adjusted drum adjusters fail
or the corrosion
slows the stopping travel.
Most hands should only travel about four or five "clicks"
sufficient drag, a conventional duo-servo
There’s no shoe wear, only star wheel,
the long life
of the incline and the full-sized matter
linkage and a single binding,
main rust of cause,
amount of yoke,
hinge and pivot,
hydraulic cars and both pairs of shoes,
important adjustment that is too tight to work,
loose to hold.
The concern is balance
of each spool,
trays, and waffles (horneado),
the availability and the handling
different sizes (from small to great),
preparation of cuts,
of superficial assembly,
of fast answer,
of the client,
legs sealed to the emptiness.
This is another excerpt from Atlas Peripatetic,
a sequence inspired by an extensive mapping of sounds on my morning walk;
in this case the sound of a parking brake being yanked into place.