January 30, 2010
Will First Lady's Obesity Campaign Be Good for Safe Routes to School Efforts?Bike Portland addresses this issue in an interesting blog post in which he talks to the State Network Director of the Safe Routes National Partnership, Robert Ping. Ping works out of an office in North Portland and is the former Safe Routes to School coordinator for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
January 27, 2010
Taking the Camera Along to Help the Cat with His Blog
Effective New Years Day my 12 year old Cat, Nikita, began to run his own blog, Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat, after over 7 years as a co-blogger on my blogs. ;-D
One ongoing series of posts is a collaborative effort.
I take the camera along on my travels, keeping an eye out for Cats outdoors...doing whatever Cats choose to do outdoors, whether Ferals, or Indoor Cats who venture outside.
You have no idea how many Cats there are roaming the streets until you start deliberately looking for them. ;-D
It has been absolutely fascinating to encounter the Cats, and take notes on what I see, and learn.
The Cats, so far, have all been in Long Beach, seen on my afternoon commute to work.
Nikita incorporates my notes into his commentary on the scenes depicted by the pictures, and readers are loving it. ;-D
Street Seens 3: The Lady and The Rogue - 4 Photos.
January 15, 2010
Happy New Year! Um, Sorry, I'm Late...
Happy New Year!!
Party, Party, Par..., um, hey, where did everyone go?
Yet, again, the success of the new blog for my Cat, Nikita, pre-occupied our time the last 2 weeks.
7 posts since the start of December is way below my standards.
Not that anyone noticed I was missing, and sent out a search party. ;-D
My Averages forTraffic have stayed the same:
85 Page Loads, 71 Unique Visitors, 69 First Timers, 2 Returns.
Sadly, when most of those coming here are via Google Searches that's not hard to do.
I had my Annual Physical, last month, and the results were a mixed bag.
Cyclist Needs Help Identifying a 70's Era Bicycle
I got an e-mail recently from a man looking for information.
Hank needs help identifyng a bike:
I recently acquired an old 10 speed with no identifying marks.
It has a 23" lugged frame, 27' chrome steel wheels made in France, Kenda 27 x 1 3/8 gum walls, an English, Wrights leather saddle (unsprung), a Japanese 3 piece crank, and Shimano shifting components, stem shift and drop handlebars with brake levers for two hand positions, very intricate center pull brakes.
The underside of the frame downtube (connecting bottom bracket to fork tube) has two heart shaped braze ons.
These are where the cable stops and cable guides attach so I assume they are to mark the correct attachment locations.
There are braze on brake cable stops on the top tube and each one combines a guide hole about 3/4 inch from the actual stop.
I'm guessing it is a 1970's standard ten speed bike and it is fairly heavy so I doubt is was a racer, but it is a very nice riding bike.
The gears and brakes work perfectly.
I'm just curious to know what "brand" it is.
Now, THIS is an Interesting Bike!
This is an interesting Bicycle, seen at the Palm Beach Art Fair, and the humor comes from what my friend Randy Eady, of Glider Rider, says in his description of it:
"Talk about seeing a bike transformed: this one is made from a wheel chair and one crutch....gotta love that symbolism!"
Yes, indeed. ;-D