Sep
03
2008
0

New Run Map

Using the PathTracks iPhone App, here’s the export of the data in Google Maps:


View Larger Map

Written by ray in: life |
Jun
10
2008
0

Spring… yeah

Written by ray in: bike,life |
May
14
2008
0

Bike To Work Week Shenanigans

Well, it’s bike to work week. Whoopie! I am stoked and bummed all at the same time. Ok, bear with me, here’s my bike-snob of a rant:

Stoked that more people are riding, but bummed that most of the people are unaware of the danger they’re putting themselves by inadvertently breaking laws and being unaware of their surroundings. This morning alone, I saw 2 kids swerve into traffic, a dude pull out in front of a car without looking, another guy biking the wrong way down the bike path, people biking fast down sidewalks when there’s a bike lane right next to them, about 5-6 “cool” bikers and their bikes blocking an entrance to a parking lot (sbt breakfast station people, y’alls need to plan better.)

Stoked that the bike racks are being used more than the %10 they are the rest of the year, but bummed that people are slamming their $20 huffy around bashing any bikes around them (side note: decided to keep my bike in the office today, haha!)

Stoked that Flagstaff touts Bike friendly status… but wondering why we’re only able to get “bronze status” based on “Engineering” aka collecting money to improve biking in town… but where does that money go exactly? I currently assume that we’re lacking the push to maintain existing bike lanes, and opt to push for more dirt paths which I consider more recreation trail based rather than commuting path based. I’ll be researching this as the year goes on.

I’m getting off my ass and going to start participating in town hall meetings starting this evening. Here’s to being positive, eh?

Written by ray in: bike,life |
May
12
2008
2

New longer run.

Fuck it, I need to run more, even if my hips complain. Up to almost 3mi in the mornings now…
This is my new morning run.
I am totally lovin this site for it’s simple distance calculations…
http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm

Written by ray in: life |
Apr
25
2008
0

Yelloooooo Friday

I am liking the Bridgestone even though I still can’t use the Purple Nitto post. *cry* I notice a little more reach in the top tube, but I think I could go for an even bigger frame, but that might impact my turning radius…. lol like that’s a problem. The geometry is a bit steeper than the Mercier, which makes skid stops waaay easier. Like for instance when some ass pulled out in front of me on the way to work today when I had right of way. I not only had to skid, but turn into his direction to not be clipped by him. When I stopped to ask him if he even saw me, he replied “Dude, I totally gave you right of way so you could turn!” When I told him I wasn’t turning, I didn’t even signal to turn, and was forced to turn or else he’d have clipped me on his way through the intersection, he got all defensive and started yelling at me, I returned the same attitude. Dude’s eyes were hella glazed and he looked like he had just waked and baked. To each their own, but that’s just not chill, braaaaaaaah!

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