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
4 months 15,000km, this guy is a beast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmdxs_0yYwc Just impressive.
Electric bikes are really cool and I think that it if gets you into biking for exercise then it is good. Personally these bikes are very expensive and when the battery dies you now have a really heavy bicycle. For $2k you can get a low end electric bike or a really solid non-electric bike.…… Continue reading Electric Bikes
In my day job I migrate WordPress websites from various web hosts to Kinsta.com. I get to see a wide variety of WordPress setups and configurations. One consistent issue I see is how people choose to backup their websites. This is mainly due to the host they have not supplying an easy to use backup…… Continue reading The sad state of WordPress backups
At the start of most yoga classes the teacher will take a moment to have you set an intention for the class. For a long time I have almost exclusively made my intention kindness. First of all I am intent on being kind to myself during class. I do not want to injure myself and…… Continue reading Kindness is my intention
Kate and I have been in Virginia since the middle of December. We came out to spend the holidays with her dad, Bill. Its been nice to spend time together during the pandemic. Also since we are planning to build a house it has been helpful to live in one so we can think more…… Continue reading Last ride to Williamsburg
As we are designing and preparing to build a home I have begun researching smart home options. When I search wikipedia for ‘smart home’ it takes me to Home Automation. When I search the rest of the Web for ‘smart home’ I see mostly things about lighting and security cameras. We live in a small…… Continue reading Why does a home need to be smart?
I have been doing at least one yoga class a day on the Apple Fitness+ app since it came out Dec 14th 2020. I have discussed the app before and continue to be impressed with the quality and quantity of classes they keep outputting. Today I did this 45 minute class with Jessica Skye which…… Continue reading 45 min Yoga chest and hip opening
Get over yourself and start living your life. Currently I have 40 posts in draft mode for this site. These are posts that I started writing and then for some reason stopped and did not post. Most of the time I stopped cause I wasn’t sure what someone would think of me for writing it.…… Continue reading Get over yourself
I am listening to the audiobook of The Art of Possibility and the 3rd chapter is titled ‘Giving an A’. Its based on the idea that grades are made up concepts that allow us to rate ourselves compared to everyone else. Therefore an A is something that can be given to anyone at anytime as…… Continue reading Giving an A