Archive for December, 2007

Santa comes to Winton Branch

Friday, December 28th, 2007

The real Santa Claus made a brief appearance at Winton Branch Library today. An immigrant dad and his four kids, ages toddler to high-school, brought an armload of videos to the checkout. I explained our limit is six. No, not six per person, six per card. They have one card. The older kids don’t have […]

Santa Hat TNUA

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Last night was the annual Santa Hat ride at the Tuesday Night Urban Assault. Ride leader, Scott Page of Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, has dozens of Santa hats, custom modified to fit over bike helmets. Traditionally, a collection is taken for a children’s charity and we drop off the money as part of […]

Milk, bread, batteries and library books

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Earlier in the week they started warning of a major snowstorm this weekend. As forecasters whipped themselves into a frenzy, estimated accumulations climbed to 20 inches. (That’s a half-meter in sensible units.) As with any froth and foam, most of it is air. This morning after several hours of the snow equivalent of drizzle, there’s […]

Snowy TNUA

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

When your bike starts shedding parts, it’s a good time to call it a night. I left the Tuesday Night Urban Assault ride early tonight. The strangest combination of things caused a fender nut to come loose and rub annoyingly on the tire. I have a bit of toe overlap on the Portland. Toe overlap […]