Archive for March, 2010

There. That’s better.

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Rest days work. After Friday’s rest day, I was up early and out the door at sunrise for the long loop to work. I took Yellow Bike and we had a really nice ride, watching the sun rise on a day that had been forecast as cloudy was a nice little bonus. Along the way, […]

The bikes are willing, but the motor is tired

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It’s a beautiful day outside—sunny, 65, a little on the breezy side, about the same as yesterday. It’s a great day for a bike ride, but I’m pooped. I keep forgetting that despite riding straight through the winter, I have to retrain for spring just like everyone else. Yesterday alone I rode more miles in […]

Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

An exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYCMay 12–August 15, 2010Exhibition web page I’m thinking this might be a good reason to visit NYC. And now that I have weekends off… Custom bicycle building involves master metalwork: bending, welding, carving and wrapping steel, titanium, aluminum and carbon. A graphic artist’s eye is required […]

RBC club rides now on iPhone/iPad

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Rochester Bicycling Club member and Java programmer, Onno, has released Club Rides, an iPhone app for keeping up with the club’s activities and tracking your rides. It’s customizable for any club, but comes by default set up for the RBC. BTW, the club’s kick-off event for 2010 is tomorrow, Saturday March 13. We meet at […]

Google Maps for Bicycling

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Today Google Maps introduced a cycling choice for routing in 150 cities in the US. R-Town is one of them. Playing around with it this morning, it frequently picks different routes than I typically use. It seems to favor side streets and turns more frequently, where I generally prefer a more direct route. However, it […]

Hills and headwinds

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Today’s ride doesn’t look like much from the numbers, but for me, it was a resounding success. Eleven-and-a-half miles, around 45 minutes, average speed of just under 15 MPH. But it included nearly 1,300 feet of climbing in five repeats of Rich’s Dugway. My goal was three, and I hoped for four. Five had me […]

Rest day

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

It was really hard, staying indoors and off the bikes today. The first brush of 40° on a sunny day sure was tempting, but I needed a rest. Badly. The new commute to the Arnett Branch is about twice the distance as the the ride to Sully Branch, and three times the distance as the […]

Baby gots new shoes

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I picked up my order from Ribble Cycles UK yesterday. On the forums there have been several raves recently about the pricing and service from Ribble. I’m a little tapped right now, so saving a few bucks seemed like a good idea. The prices were amazing. I could barely contain myself. Much of it has […]