Archive for August, 2006

My fifteen minutes of fame…

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

…are coming next week. Maybe. I was interviewed yesterday by a columnist for the Associated Press. He’s doing a piece on car-free commuting. While researching on one of the bike forums, he liked parts of my story and the way I put things. We did a 15-minute phone interview. When we finished, he warned me […]

Everything old is new again

Monday, August 28th, 2006

One of the perqs I’ll miss from my current job at the library is old magazines. Certain titles make a detour home with me on the way to the recycle bin. Earlier tonight I was reading the March 2005 issue of Wired. In an article titled “The Resurrection of Indie Radio” I was struck by […]

Ramble in the rain

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Fifty-one miles and change today on a ramble in the rain. A friend I met on the Bicycling Magazine Forums, ‘Tude, asked if I wanted to do the Henpeck Hop ride today. That’s the same 50 mile ride I did back on the 5th. The Weather Channel was calling for temps in low 70s, light […]

Got the job

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

My boss phoned me this afternoon to offer me the clerk’s postion. I accepted. Starting after Labor Day I’ll be working all day Fridays and all day Saturdays behind the Circulation Desk. I’m going to miss pushing my cart around shelving and straightening. On the other hand, I’ll get to talk with more of the […]

Eaten by locusts

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

The week thus far has been eaten by locusts. After not sleeping at all Sunday night, I’ve been walking around zombie-like since. Nights have been short and naps have been long while my body tries to sort itself back out. Monday’s commute I’m told, this sounds like something out of a cartoon. And frankly, I […]

Time to kill

Monday, August 14th, 2006

I have an hour before going to work. Not enough time for any of the projects I have. So a little ramble. New Link I upgraded my membership at Bike Journal. One of the options of premier membership is that I can make my ride log public. You’ll find the new link in the right-hand […]

Starting over

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

It’s amazing how the seemingly minor changes we made to my bike on Wednesday (and the new saddle I bought last week) have transformed it so completely. When I ride in the upright position the bike was designed for, everything is just perfect. The bike seems to disappear completely from beneath me. Even the stupid […]

Fit & fabulous

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Actually, I stole the title. It’s the name of the gay bicycling club in NYC. But it works here. I just got back from my fit session at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport. I like doing business there because I like the staff and the owner. But I don’t like going to the shop […]

Woo hoo!

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Heading out to Pittsford this afternoon, I didn’t think I’d make it to the group ride, let alone through the group ride. My legs were sore and tired. Some of it was from doing 50 miles yesterday, some was from doing those 50 miles with the saddle not adjusted properly. It needs to go up […]

I did it!

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Fifty and 44/100 miles with a lunch stop in the middle. Had to do a couple of laps around the block to break 50, and they were definately cool-down laps. This, on a new saddle which isn’t broken-in or positioned quite right, yet is still far more comfortable than the stock one. And on a […]