Archive for October, 2006

TNUA for Halloween

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

It’s tough not to have fun on the Tuesday Night Urban Assault ride. Even tougher when one rider shows up in the worst drag I ever did see, and another is in a white lab coat that says Medical Examiner, and is towing a coffin on his BOB trailer. Across the street from the Adams […]

Tour de Trails II

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Now with extra crit loops! Today was the first decent weather since I did that 73 miler with bikerjohn three weeks ago today. Fifty-five to 60°F, gorgeous sunshine. I have all sorts of stuff I should have done instead—client stuff, billing, clean the apartment, laundry, phone calls, letters to write… But I played hookey instead. […]

Short stuff

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Added some links to the side menu the other day. Some for my convenience, some to share. Bike shit After riding through the mud on this week’s TNUA ride, I finally got around to trying the “shake it up in a pop bottle with some degreaser” method of chain cleaning. It worked great. Except for […]

Allez, allez!

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

The two blocks east of Kodak Office (world headquarters of Eastman Kodak Company), between State Street and the river gorge, used to be called Brown’s Race. It was so named because a guy named Brown built a mill race, diverting waters from above High Falls for the several water-powered mills that gave the city its […]

A dry day

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

The sun broke through this morning between some puffy clouds. It was in the 30s when I left the house. I had to stop at One Hip Chic Optical to get some work done on two of my three pairs of glasses. Tamra was envious that I was out riding and she couldn’t. I rode […]

Wet rides

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

it rained all night last night and all day today. A light, but steady rain. Enough that the ground is saturated and the puddles are huge. The leaves clogging the storm drains aren’t helping either. Still, I got a couple of great rides in. Commuting to and from Presbytery was a nice change of pace. […]

Two outta three

Monday, October 16th, 2006

I’m subbing a couple of shifts at work this week. One of the pages tonight was all excited at closing. He told me how he went out a bought lights for his bike. Since July his parents have dropped him off and picked him up. Suddenly, he’s a bike commuter. Blinkies and the works! I […]

Staff exchange

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

This past Thursday I participated in Staff Exchange at the library. Those of us who signed-up got to spend a half-day in our choice of locations and departments. Naturally, I chose LAS, Library Automation Services. It rained on Thursday, so I arrived at Central Branch early enough to change my clothes. Unfortunately, they were cleaning […]

Herding cats

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Teaching a course in XHTML and CSS to a group of 12 people is something like herding cats. The particpants knew each other peripherally, so there was a bit of socialization involved. And the knowledge level between them varied widely. Despite the course descript specifically stating “this is not a ‘how to use your computer’ […]

First ride with the Tuesday Night Urban Assault

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Interesting is the only word that comes to mind to describe my first time on the Tuesday Night Urban Assault ride. Two hours, 36 riders, two or three flats, one crash and seemingly endless circles and stairs. At 11.8 MPH average, it qualifies as the slowest ride I’ve ever done. Most of that is because […]