Monday, April 27, 2009

Copenhagen with no spittoons

Again, my fascination with bicycle friendly places brings me back to Copenhagen. It's not about speed or stretchy bike shorts that make everyone but the thinnest people look lumpy. It's about getting somewhere economically and having that beautiful wind in your face, feel like your seven years old again, kind of feeling.

The Danish folks have got the whole 'cargo bike' thing down pat. Their cargo bikes are purposely built to carry all sorts of things. I always worry how the little rider is doing in the back of the bike trailer we use.

This one, called The Cabby, looks amazing. If you watch the video on their page, it shows how quickly it can convert from cargo to kids. The US just doesn't have an acceptance of these types of bikes yet and thusly you will be stared at if you use any type of cargo bike. I guess I like the attention of owning strange bicycles, but most do not.

And now a wonderful music video of the Copenhagen bicycle scene.

Copenhagen - City of Cyclists from Colville Andersen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Blogging is a fickle beast. Why do I do it? Hell, I'm not sure.

Chris Guillebeau has a manifesto (sounds ominous, but it's really great) that tells of how he became successful and makes money blogging. I secretly wish to make a little side money blogging. I enjoy sharing interesting things I learn and watch and I'm sure my family would like it if I didn't have to tell them of every little new info-morsel I devour each day.

It is a PDF (saveable for later if your busy) and quickly gets to the point. I've taken a few days of off-and-on reading to finish it up and I have to say it was inspirational to hear that hard work pays off. It really isn't hard work if you like blogging, so maybe that will make it more fun for me. My current readership is about two people, but they feel obligated I'm sure.

The interesting stuff I type, link or share has to be interesting to someone...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Holy Crap! - Bike Trials Greatness

This is one of the many inspirational things that I see that keeps me a bike nerd. I will never be as crafty as this guy, but it keeps me riding. As a kid I used to love flatland BMX tricks, but could never pull any of them off. I did a few "stand on the handlebars and jump onto the grass" moves, but I don't think they count. If I had a million dollars, I'd buy a ridiculous amount of bicycles and a trials bike would be near the top of the list.

Blinker, Blinker...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Birf-Day

As suave and classy as ever...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Greatest Invention EVAR, Squeezable Bacon!

Product Features:
Each tube contains 21oz (595g) of Squeez Bacon®.
16 servings - equivalent to 64 slices of bacon!
Bottled in Sweden, made from U.S. bred swine.
Shelf Life of 12 years.
No refrigeration needed.

From ThinkGeek

How Spaghetti is Made

Happy April 1st!