Archive for May, 2007

First Light/The Bikes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

My new digicam arrived today. I bought a Kodak C875 based on this review at Digital Photography Review. While I didn’t necessarily base my purchase decision on buying from the local yellow box (after all, the camera was made in China anyway), I decided that if I could find a camera in their line that […]

Mendon ride

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

This week’s Wednesday night ride from Mendon Ponds Park was hugely different from last week. First, it was 85° when I left the city today, instead of last week’s 46°. Blue sky, sunshine, little humidity and just a light breeze from the northeast. In short, a perfect night for cycling. And yes, I remembered to […]

New wheels ordered

Monday, May 21st, 2007

I ordered new wheels for Yellow Bike today. As you may recall, Yellow Bike came with a set of blue wheels that match its blue decals and trim. Then I lost one. I replaced it with a cheap one, strictly on an interim basis. Matching wheels are a must for me. Shopping around I couldn’t […]

Saturday dilema

Friday, May 18th, 2007

There had been quiet rumors for a couple of weeks. Then, last Saturday we got the word: the mayor ordered that all the branch libraries remain open on Saturdays through June. While patrons have openly rejoiced, this sent staff into a tizzy. I already have plans for two of the five Saturdays. Most everyone else […]

Toughest ride ever

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Note to self: When going out for a hill training ride south of the city, remember to put the hills cassette on the bike. Forty-six miles and change tonight, rode to and from a 23-mile club ride rated as very hilly. And I did it with my flats cassette. I guess, on the plus side, […]

Monday Night Ride

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Have I mentioned lately how much I like riding Yellow Bike? I rode with the Monday Night Small Ring Ride tonight on several roads I’ve ridden before, but on Bike. Heading out, it was hard for me to stay behind the group. I had to coast a lot. It was weird. Everyone else is pedaling […]