Archive for October, 2014

Finally hit the big time

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

It’s widely known that I don’t do mornings. One of the best things about my job is that it doesn’t start until after lunchtime. But in Libraryland, those morning hours when we’re closed are the perfect time for meetings. While I ordinarily rise at the crack of ten, 8:45 this morning found me arriving at […]

New fandom

Friday, October 17th, 2014

It’s been ages—decades—since I heard a band that I absolutely love. A few weeks back I stumbled across J-Rock band, SPYAIR. They’re a four-man (formerly five-man) group from Nagoya Japan, formed in 2005, although three of the members have been making music together since middle school, around 1999 or so. They self-produced for five years […]

Heavy drinking

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

I’m starting to wear out unusual parts of my bikes. The last week the Ribble developed a new noise. Rattling. I checked everything I could thing of and couldn’t find anything loose. I forgot about it until today. Putting my bottle in the down tube cage, it didn’t feel right. Closer inspection revealed that the […]


Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to be a cyclist. You’re past the spring retraining, made it through the heat, humidity and discomfort of summer, your form is great, the weather much more comfortable, and the scenery is fantastic. Of course the down side is that winter is on its way. That aside, this […]