Wanted: ultimate commuter bike

I’m on the lookout for a new bicycle.  The mission: find what bicycle racers in the Pacific Northwest call a “rain bike” – something to ride during the eternal gloomy wet months, a bike intentionally sacrificed to the rain gods.  And I do mean sacrifice. …

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Never touch the clowns

My daughter’s first trip to a freakshow, courtesy of the Georgetown Carnival. It will most definitely not be her last, if I have anything to do with it…

Convergence Achieved

  On my drive home from work Friday night, I realized I had finally reached a point of personal technology nirvana I had been chasing for over 10 years. I finally had in my possession a single gadget that addressed the vast majority of my …

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Cycling Vacations

Most of the time when I travel, it’s for work – with little time for personal activities.  Vacation travel happens also, I love leaving work behind and taking trips with my family.  But every once in awhile I get the opportunity to go on a …

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Seared on the brain

Do you remember the first truly scary movie you ever saw?  I sure do… For me, it was “The Shining” starring Jack Nicholson. 1980.  I was 12 years old when it came out.  I had never been allowed to go to a horror movie before …

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Riding Haleakala

Lately I’ve been trying to get in a bit more riding on my vacations, or at least, to the extent I can do it without making things less enjoyable for others on the trip (like my family).  One of our frequent escapes from the Seattle …

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Brian’s life flashing before your eyes

Brian’s life flashing before your eyes Pretty cool; let pummelvision.com access your FB assets (privacy be damned!) and in return they’ll give you a ready made slideshow video, complete with faux hipster synchronized soundtrack. Why be creative when laziness and apathy will suffice, I always say! …

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