Saturday, July 31, 2010

Conveniece Store?

 I am the last person who should throw stones at spelling on glass windows but if even I notice it while enjoying some very tasty chicken at Popeyes on Lake Street it must be bad.  I kept trying to pronounce it as it is written.  

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Interesting piece of art found at the old Anderson family farm house during the 100 year reunion.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I was just thinking about some of the most memorable bikes I have ever ridden.  Not my favorite bikes necessarily but most memorable and why. 

The list includes :

1994 Breezer Jet stream-In about 1994 Q and I went out bike testing and rode what I think was a 1994 Breezer Jet Stream from Steve's Bennetts shop.  If I could I would go back in time, buy that bike and be still riding it today.  It was the most lively, fun, fast feeling bike I have ridden.  I remember feeling like it was so light (22lb?).  It felt like you could bunny hop a mile. 

Surly Pugsely-  This one is memorable because of that first experience of going from mushy tire feeling road surface to suddenly feeling like you are floating and accelerating when you get off road. 

Ibis Bow Tie- The suspension was so smooth on this being that it had no pivot.  Again a test ride session with Q but this time at some ski resort like buck hill. 

A Tall bike- I think it was one of Q's.  The feeling once up was that of wanting to wave to all the people below like you are suddenly in a parade. 

1986 Trek 2000- My first ten feet of riding this bike sold me on cycling again in an instant.  I had never been on a real road racing bike and I could not believe how fast and responsive a bike could be.  Thanks Chip. 

Am I forgetting any memories?  What are your most memorable (not necessarily favorite) bikes you have ridden?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bikes and bikers are awesome!

These pics have been flowing through the series of tubes for a while.  I stole them from a guy named CtrlFollow, the Smithsonian and bike hugger all at once.  I wonder what the kids special purpose is?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I must be some kind of feminist

I found an eye opening movie review test called the Bechdel Test over at Boing Boing.  They link to a site called the Bechdel Test Movie List  Simply put it rates movies according to three simple criteria.

1. It has to have at least two women in it (with names)

2. Who talk to each other

3. About something besides a man
It seems like every movie would easily meet these criteria but as the list shows a lot of big ones don't. 
Movies like Up, Lord of the rings, Monsters inc, Fight club, Good will hunting, Toy story and Forest Gump fall short of meeting all three criteria.  Here is a link to how movies on IMDB's top 250 movies preformed.