It’s Thursday night and our week long ride starts in a few days. Tomorrow we work one last day before driving to Tucson Arizona on Saturday. I’m so excited for this trip it’s hard to sit still. The only real concern was my rear tire. It had been leaking air for a while but slowly.…… Continue reading Getting excited
The question is: When the gears of society start moving again, will we carry the wisdom of this stillness forward? I hope so. Out the other side, back onto those transatlantic and transpacific flights, pressed against one another on our daily subway commutes, schedules full of dinner parties, brunch dates, weddings, funerals, brit milahs, concerts,…… Continue reading Looking Closely is Everything — by Craig Mod
Nice coverage of how work from home WFH is changing pay and diversity. White-collar workers are taking advantage of a newfound flexibility to leave expensive coastal cities, even as companies move to “localize” their pay. — Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-12-17/work-from-home-tech-companies-cut-pay-of-workers-moving-out-of-big-cities
For our 10th wedding anniversary Kate and I knew we would do a bike tour. For our 1st anniversary we rode from Salinas California down the Pacific Coast Highway to Oxnard California. It was a great trip and we did a mixture of tent camping and hotels along the way. We have biked a lot…… Continue reading Tour de Bisbee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ym2F-tHdkk&feature=emb_title Just crazy awesome stuff as always from Danny MacAskill. I don’t think I would even want walk down this stuff!
We are still working on finding a builder for our custom home in Colorado. We are very close to making a decision. In the meantime we are thinking about all the different parts and peices that will make the home work. One of the most important parts is our solar power system. The house is…… Continue reading How much electricity will we need?
There are so many pop ups on web sites anymore that one is reminded on the mid 2000’s when pop up windows were the rage. If you use the Safari browser you may want to give hush a look. It targets those insipid, never-ending, utterly pointless “cookie notices”, popovers begging you to join email newsletters,…… Continue reading Hush
Don’t assume someone has never done something before. Ask if they have. Don’t assume that you know the best way. Ask for suggestions. Don’t assume the sale is closed. Get a signature or charge the card. The old saying always applies: “When you assume you make an ass out of u and me.” Making an…… Continue reading Be careful with assumptions
tldr; Yes you should as it can reduce wait times by up to 40%. You know the scenario: You are driving down a highway with two or more lanes. In the distance you see a construction sign warning that one or more lanes are closed up ahead. For some people this is a signal that…… Continue reading Should you Late Merge? aka Zipper Merge
In the last few years the term Bikepacking has risen in popularity as bike manufacturers have focused on a subset of Bike Touring. Bike Touring is the practice of riding for the joy of riding as opposed to sport, commuting, or exercise. At least that is the Wikipedia definition. For most people who do Bike…… Continue reading Bikepacking vs Touring Bikes