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I Have Some Answers on my Shoulder
Thursday, July 10, 2014      10 comments

Probably better than I expected, but not great nonetheless. When I dislocated my right shoulder in January in a cycling crash on Black Ice, things started out fine for several weeks. I was going to Physio, and while swelling in the shoulde... Read more
My New Bike, Part 5: Some Beauty Shots
Friday, April 18, 2014      7 comments

I took the time today to get some nice shots of the bike in the sun. May I present Geysir: I love the color! ... Read more
My New Bike, Part 4: The Build-Up
Friday, April 18, 2014      0 comments

This the fourth part of my blog series about my new bike, the one that I've built up. It's taken a long time for me to get jazzed about writing this post, mainly because now I can't ride it. Long story, check the blog post two back to see the ... Read more
Five interesting bike products on Kickstarter
Monday, April 07, 2014      4 comments

This isn't Part 4 either, but this didn't really fit with the tone of the previous blog post, so here it goes. It'll be a while yet before I can get back to commuting via cycle, but when I do, safety is (as always) a priority, and one of th... Read more
This isn't Part 4
Monday, April 07, 2014      3 comments

It's sure been a while since I've updated this blog. I still have to do an update on the 4th part of my New Bike saga, the rest of the build-up. I'm working on that, and with any luck I might even get it up before Bruce gets his build-up blog ... Read more
My New Bike, Part 3: The Course (Week 2)
Monday, January 20, 2014      9 comments

Life is still busy. After this post there is at least one more to go in the series, and in the meantime I'm going to be riding my new bike to work tomorrow for the first time. When I left on Friday of the first week, my front triangle was ... Read more
My New Bike, Part 2: The Course (Week 1)
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      7 comments

This one's taken a bit longer to write up; life got in the way. Lots of pictures here! So to start, a bit about the course. Years ago Paul Brodie started a small company, Brodie Research and Development (now called Brodie Bikes) in Vancou... Read more
My New Bike, Part 1: Background
Sunday, November 10, 2013      8 comments

So I'm building a new bike. From the ground up. Because I can. A while back I decided (and my wife agreed - thanks Honey!) that I needed some "me time". I'm an engineer, so relaxing ("me time") for me means building something, because bu... Read more
Bicycle Frame Building Course!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      7 comments

Well, I've done it. I've gone and registered for the bicycle frame building course that I mentioned a couple times last year. Think of it as my 43rd birthday present to myself, because it starts on September 9th and my birthday is on the 10th.... Read more
Update (Good News!) on my Stress Level - The Helicopter is FLYING!
Thursday, January 31, 2013      8 comments

Way, way back in the mists of time (97 days ago according to SP) my status update (in several chunks) read: In order to understand my job right now, imagine that you have a Lego set that can be built up as either a cargo truck or a he... Read more
Day 1200 on SP - Has it been that long?
Thursday, December 06, 2012      10 comments

Wow, it's been a while since I've done more than sign on, spin the wheel, track my fitness, sometimes try to track my food, and run off again. There's so much I could say about what's been going on, but I'll try to keep it somewhat brief. Of c... Read more
You can never have too many blackberries?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      17 comments

ver-have-too-many-blackberries I've written about blackberries before. I love the berries, but at the same time I wish the bushes weren't such a pain. I spent a goo... Read more
Mid-July Update
Saturday, July 14, 2012      9 comments

Well, I've been almost by my lonesome for almost two weeks now, just under a week to go. I sometimes want to strangle the IT group at work, and I feel like I'm always fighting fires, but I'm keeping my head above water. I've certainly enjo... Read more
An Update for July
Thursday, July 05, 2012      6 comments

Long time since I've written anything here of substance. Sure I've put up several links, but very little about what I've been up to. In a word: Life. Life is complex. Three busy kids, a (more than) full-time job, and everything else.... Read more
A link: Chickens
Monday, June 18, 2012      6 comments

I've been pretty busy the last week or so, but had a bit of downtime tonight, and came across this interesting link on chicken: www.smithsonianmag.com/h
-Chicken-Conquered-the-World.html ... Read more

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