Archive for March, 2009

Rainwater Fresh!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

My ride today with the Rochester Bicycling Club was not a rainout. The forecast had been for rain in the morning becoming scattered showers in the afternoon. When I left home, the clouds were breaking up, the sun streaming through and the radar was clear from Buffalo to Syracuse and down to the Pennsylvania line. […]

Spring Classics

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

The Pro Tour has its Spring Classics in Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands. In the Rochester Bicycling Club (RBC), we have some of our own. Last Sunday was #194—Tour of Ellison Park. It’s a nice little 14-miler with climbs out of the park eastbound on Blossom Rd and back westbound on Browncroft Blvd. About […]

Call me Chainsnapper

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Saturday morning was a beautiful morning for a long ride to work. A little cool at 19°F (-7°C), but it was clear, and still and sunny and almost no traffic. Starting from the stoplight near the Central Branch of the library, across from the Dinosaur BBQ, just 1.3 miles from home, I snapped the chain. […]

Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Just in case you happen to see or hear on the news that someone at my address was found dead in their apartment this afternoon, it wasn’t me. Police are still at the apartment directly across the courtyard from mine. The officer who checked with other tenants in the building was the same one who […]

I’m feeling stimulated

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

First I thought it was a mistake. Then I read the attached memo. Apparently, due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the government is taking $18.03 less out of my paycheck. The possibilities are dizzying. I’ll certainly take it, but I’m left wondering why honest, hardworking people get less than twenty bucks, […]