Monday, March 27, 2006

Handbuilt bicycle show pictures

Here are some pics from the handbuilt bike show I went to. It really
revived some of my enthusiasm for *nice* bikes!
I had planned to take lots of pictures, but there was a big sign at
the entrance saying "no photography" and I wimped out :-(

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=tech/2006/features/nahmbs061

Friday, March 24, 2006

Observations from the field

I found this note I made in May of 2001:

I have seen more people muttering in Washington D.C. than any other
place I can remember -- They look normal, but you can see their lips
moving as they walk along. Some of them you can hear, engaging in a
public dialog with themselves.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Alpine Colorado by Bike

The Adventure Cycling Association's Colorado Alpine Expedition looks like fun...
For each of four days we will ride 30 to 40 miles on dirt roads and cross a high alpine pass between 12,000 and 13,000 feet in elevation. Set in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, often described as the "Switzerland of America," the route encompasses the legendary Alpine Loop, and then includes two additional days of riding above timberline. We’ll overnight in the lively and historic towns of Telluride, Silverton, Lake City and Ouray, stops that will provide welcome comfort at the end of each big day of high-altitude riding.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Effective Cycling and love advice

Effective Cycling: Here's a great intro to proper road-riding skills for urban survival... John Forester wrote a giant book on the topic, but the author of this page provides a nice summary, and gives a good sense of the flavor of the book: "Forester also gives you tips on love. (e.g., Make sure your sweetie is a cyclist; noncyclists resent all that time you spend riding.)"

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Aviation Video treasure-troveI haven't seen so many video clips of aircraft doing interesting things (well, crashing mostly) anywhere else... http://www.alexisparkinn.com/aviation_videos.htm