Sunday, March 13, 2011

Move Completed - Same URL, New Feed

I've just moved this blog to a privately hosted WordPress site. The URL is still the same,, but the RSS feed has changed
Please point your reader to

Actually, I'm still using the feedburner feed that was in place before, So, never mind.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you at the new place.

Switching Hosts

I'm moving this blog to a privately hosted WordPress installation today. While I work, readers may have difficulties.

Thanks for your patience.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sad Little Bike

One of the many abandoned bikes at Purdue.  This one is in front of an Indian Restaurant in the village area, and is looking pretty rusty.

Sad Little Bike

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Her Negligent Behavior Made My Morning

This happened a couple of weeks ago:

I was riding to work eastbound on Newman Road. A lady driving an SUV from the north on Sharon Chapel Road was turning left at the stop sign. As I approached, I noticed that she never once looked to her left - where I was - before turning. In slow motion, she crept out into my lane. When I realized she would eventually hit me if she continued, I summoned my "Dad Voice" and yelled "HEY!"

She looked up at me in terror, screamed so loud I heard her through the SUV's closed windows, and slammed the brakes.

Her reaction of surprise and horror had me laughing the rest of the day.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

On The Mend

365 #128 - Percolated PandaI've been sidelined the past few weeks with a bum knee. Not sure what happened, but I had some serious pain whenever I put any weight or force on my left knee when it was bent.

After sitting on the sidelines for a while, I tried a quick ride last night to test things out, and it felt OK. The rides to work and back home today both went fine. Nothing special, but no pain either.

September looks to be a great month for bike commuting.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Raindrops on the Brake LeverTook my first real recreational ride of the year. No destination, other than to go out and come back. The neighbor and I ended up crossing the Granville Bridge and heading south for a bit before turning around.

Miles Ridden: 11.5

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Perfect Conditions

You know, it doesn't really matter why I haven't been able ride much this year. That's just the way it is. Still, I'm always looking for that rare day when weather, work, time, family, health, and mood all come together, and today was one of those days.

The ride into Greyhouse Coffee was nothing special, but I still found it relaxing. Campus is pretty empty on Saturdays in the summer, so the trip was low stress.

Coming home, I was reminded how out of shape I am during the climb up the small ridge on Newman Road.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take any pictures, so you'll have to find the hundreds of other posts concerning this route to see what it was like. :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What I Did

There weren't too many votes this morning on yesterday's poll, but the two that had responded agreed that I should ride everywhere - sweating be damned. So I did, and it was a great day!

365 #25 - Mid Work Day Panda

Monday, April 12, 2010

What To Do?

OK, so here's the deal. Tomorrow looks to be a great day for a bike commute - cool in the AM, warm and sunny all day. However, I have a 9am meeting on the north side of town. It's about 4 miles away, and the route includes a somewhat tough hill (at least for me). There's no doubt that I will get pretty warm riding up to the meeting.

I don't mind getting hot on a ride, but when I'm in my work clothes (business casual) and will be trapped in a small room with half a dozen people, I don't want to offend. What should I do?

I'm putting this up on short notice, so please feel free to answer after the day in question. I'm mostly just curious what everyone thinks.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cargo Bike

My local coffee shop is raising funds to provide cargo bikes to Rwandan coffee farmers. Apparently, coffee is the major small farm crop in the country.

Coffee Bike

I wonder if they will auction the bike at some point. Could be a nice ride in town.