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Bike buying stupidity

In 2003, Gary Fisher Bikes offered about 40 different bicycle models. Most available in 4 different frame sizes. In 2004, the line was about 20% different with 43 bikes offered. In 2005, they are offering 58 different basic models; 1/3 of their line has completely changed since last year. It should be noted that they […]

Mountain Bike

The bike for Burning Man is sweet. It’s in my back seat right now. From the ad: MOUNTAIN BIKE, 7 spd Trek, Antelope 820, used 3 times $99. (It’s actually a 21 speed, but that’s ok) And it was exactly as advertised.

Good Power Assisted Bike Story

I saw this story on power-assist@yahoogroups I commute daily (only a few miles)from my home to my job with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Olympia Washington. I got into an Ebike (2000 Currie USPD) mainly because I sweat even thinking about exercise and didn’t want to get to work sweaty. At the […]

Preschool is Nearly Over

Abigail went back to preschool this week. The school is doing a lot to minimize the spread of Coronavirus. This is her last 5 weeks of preschool and Step One School has been amazing to promote her growth! I am truly bothered that the pandemic robbed Abigail of part of this experience. At every pick-up, […]

3D Printed Fun: Chain Clock

I came across this super fun Chain Clock on Thingiverse today. Wow, I dreamed of making exactly this very thing a few years ago! I even went and built one in the Phun 2d physics simulator (that is now Algodoo) What a blast that was! I highly recommend playing with that toy as well! I […]

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting

via This article has been made free for everyone, thanks to Medium Members. For more information on the novel coronavirus and Covid-19, visit cdc.gov. Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting* You are not crazy, my friends Julio Vincent Gambuto Apr 10 · 9 min read *Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! All the presents under our tree! Abigail will wake to a wondrous sight! Some tidbits worth remembering about this photo… See the ice cubes in the base of the tree? That’s how we water it! We’ve been fostering a tree from Mount Shasta for the last 3 years. This is sadly […]

Prius C Review

A friend asked if Megan and I liked the Prius C we bought a few months ago. It’s a 2012 Prius C Model 2. Here’s the review I gave her.   “Bill” at Toyota of Berkeley sold it to us. He was “pretty good”. Of course it’s his job to say that every car we […]

What Can Be Made

This video comes from a student of mine that was in my Flame Effects class last year. I’d say that was a win :-) Firefly Dragon Bike by Justin Lebrun Works

Burning Man 2013 Resource Guide

Presenting the Burning Man 2013 Resource Guide! From the Jack Rabbit Speaks, “We’ve compiled a list of fellow JRS readers who are offering you their bits, bobs, wares, services and suchlike (and often special discounts for Burners) to help you prepare for the playa.” This is a simply spectacular listing of burniphenalia. Enjoy! (Find the […]