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Today's ride was a little weird
Racing up overpasses, minivans with rap music, and cars with big frickin' lasers on their heads...
The narrative of the bike
It ends up that, given the massive numbers of different bike makers and models, it's very rare that you'll ever meet somebody with exactly the same bike. Even if you get a fairly popular bike that's selling like hotcakes...
The Myth of the Efficient Car(via)
I had not heard about the Jevons Paradox before. Quite interesting, actually.
More tweaks to the commuter attire
I think I caused the warm weather around here. See, I had a row of days where my eyeballs were just in total pain, because I was biking with cold eyes blowing on them. It got real old. So I order a pair of Tifosi Pave sunglasses. They've got three lenses -- a neutral density "smoke" lens, a orange-red lens, and a clear lens -- and it's not that hard to change them out once you get the swing of it. And then the weather suddenly got warm and dry, almost summery, as soon as they showed up.
Putting A Car Horn On Your Bicycle!(via)
I want to make this project. A horn on my bike would be awesome.
I'm high as a kite on endorphins....
...but I made it in to work just fine on the bike...
Re-learning the bike
I've picked up some bad habits over the years on my bike...
My new favorite web comic
I''m not sure which is more pathetic. That I think a cartoon about a bunch of avid cyclists is fun reading.... or that I get every single joke, even the fairly obscure ones...
New record: 50 miles
I wanted to see how far I could go and if I could finally make it up Mt. Eden...
Gearing up for the rain...
Given how quickly my weight goes up and my mood goes to shit if I stop biking, so I'm stick with my carfree lifestyle. People think I'm even weirder than before...
Fall 2008 Bike Portrait
I had my father-in-law take some portraits of me with my bike
Fun with the GPS
I've managed to activate the GPS functionality in my phone, so I can use it as a GPS datalogger. This is super-cool and exciting for me, especially because there's already a nice program called TurboGPS that does pretty much everything I'd want it to do on the data recording side... and Google Maps does everything I'd want from the navigation side.
Starting to keep a weight chart
I spent most of the summer pegged at about the same weight. I wasn't weighing myself very often, but I also wasn't worrying about it too much...
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