I can haz Basecamp?

October 16, 2007

I’m not really big on camping in a camper, I like to tent it. If you’re gonna get out of the house and go outside and rough it, what’s the point of spending time in a smaller version of your house that you tow behind your car/truck/SUV?

Airstream BasecampYeah. Well, screw all that. Now the Airstream Basecamp is actually in production. I could camp in that thing just based on design principle alone. I’m already daydreaming about hitching it up to the pickup, sticking the bike and kayak in there, and heading out. Way out. For a long time. A really, really long time.


Loud guys talking smart

September 17, 2007

Finally, A Talk show for me…

There’s something strange about hearing these guys speak so intelligently and quietly. I know they’re all incredibly smart guys, but what a contrast to their stage presence. It’d be like my grandpa jumping out of his recliner and belting out some Pantera. Only in reverse, I guess.

For example:

Crazy Henry, Low Self-opinion

And some old Black Flag

SOAD, Sugar

RATM, Killing in the Name

I’m seeing stars…

August 11, 2007

Later tonight we’ll be camping at Grand Haven State Park, I’m hoping it’ll be a good night to find a spot on the beach to check out the Perseids meteor showers. This weekend is supposed to be peak viewing time.

It should be a perfect night to kick back, drop a couple hits of acid and watch the sky fall down. 😉

That might be a joke.

Remind me why…

August 8, 2007

I’m having a hard time remembering why I continue doing this for a living.

“wow…that spider bite must have given Pete super human skills! like the direction.”

“this is awful, you guys. it is so ugly. …the entire section is just flat out bad.”

That would be comments from a client about the exact same thing, made a month apart.

What to do?

Bike to Work – June 25-29

July 7, 2007

Last week of biking to work for June. I got lazy with the pictures and the blogging, just wanted to finish out the week and rack up the miles.

I finished up all of my mileage logging, only M-F counted, plus I missed 4 days of riding, for a total of 17 days. I ended up with a total of 619 miles for the month. I’m not sure I’ll win the bike, I’ve always had a feeling that there’s somebody out there who’s riding a little further than me, or maybe someone who hasn’t missed any days of riding.

Even if I don’t win, it’s something that I’m glad I started doing. I’ve learned a little about bikes and cycling in general and would like to keep it up for the whole summer. Only problem now is that I can’t stop looking at new bikes. This one in particular. That sure would make the commute a little easier.

And now, the links I’ve come across that were particularly helpful:

sheldonbrown.com – Pretty much anything you need to know about bikes, bike parts and how to fix them.
quickrelease.tv – Bicycle videos and fluff, and a bunch of maintenence how-to videos here.
crankmychain.com – A bunch of random videos, I mostly stuck to the maintenance how-to’s though.
runmuki.com/commute – Bike commuting tips blog.
commutebybike.com – Bike commuter blog.

Bike to Work – June 22

June 29, 2007

Bike to Work – June 22

Originally uploaded by plounsbury.

16th day of the “Bike to Work” contest being held by Rock ‘n Road Cycle

Pretty ordinary day today, except for the mint 1953 Corvette sitting in the lot at Rosy Mound School where I start out my ride.

Todays mileage: 38.32 mi.

Bike to Work – June 21

June 23, 2007

Originally uploaded by plounsbury.

No biking to work today.

But I do have a handy tip; When you take the front wheel off of your bike to put it on the rack in the back of your truck, be sure to put the wheel in your truck before you leave, don’t leave it lying in the empty parking lot of Rosy Mound Elementary School. Because some !@#$% will probably take it home.

Another interesting fact: Did you know that the cost of replacing your front rim, tire and tube is about equal to half the cost of your entire bike? It’s true.