Gone Fishin'

HEY!

I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!

8.21.2006

Braindump II

Just thought I'd update the braindump. Bold items are completed, italics for comments. No new additions to the list just yet.

braindump:

pack for seattle
anniversary stuff
firewire card for laptop
install movie edit pro on laptop
==> or think about adobe premiere elements
list/sell stuff in ebay pile
list fixie on craigslist
fax phone info to verizon for county emp discount
find massage school gift certificate and use
burn photo cd for dad
==> send magazine and cd to parents media mail
create yard sale box in garage and fill
check if peugot bike is still abandoned and evaluate for fixie convert
Well, I took it home and mostly apart, not much worth saving beyond the brakes and bars.

seatpost clamp for unicycle
film and developing chemistry, tank for holga (120)
usb hub for laptop
menu for week 8/19-8/26 and shop
phone for replacement at rei 8/16 5:30-9:30
Funny thing about how that went. I screwed up the shift swap form and eneded up getting coverage for the wrong shift and missing the shift anyway. All that stress to do the perfectly wrong thing. Ugh.

paypal $ transfer to bank account
==> use to pay visa bill
get calendar/journal for next year
research plane tickets home for xmas
==> status of rei time off xmas request?
Make list for commuter bike upgrades for winter
Started going through that. A co-worker at REI wanted to know why I just didn’t order in the bike I really wanted before dumping money into the old gray mare. I don’t know why either, but upgrading the trek is a way to keep a great bike relevant, I guess.

==> qbp order ==> install upgrades
winter bike clothes==> full zip pants long gloves etc
consolidate camping & backpacking gear
clean bikes
overdue wedding gifts/cards for friends
locking system for bikes in garage
skis into attic
call home
make hair appointment late september
xmas gift list generate and shop
pull up bar feasibility in upstairs doorframe (36" span)
congrats card to nicole and hans
bring in framed pics to office & hardware & hammer
frames for vermont poem and mass open space logo
clean laptop screen
print weights lifting regime and do
take optical off county insurance

Movie Night

Just saw Rushmore. I'm a fan of Wes Anderson stuff anyway, but this one slipped by, probably when I was abroad in Denmark. (Release date 1998) Anyway, if you haven't, rent it and see it. I loved it.

8.20.2006




Just a couple of photos from today. I spent the better part of the morning up the Rattlesnake with Kate, on the uni. I rode about 8 miles total, all off road. Posted by Picasa

8.09.2006

Braindump I

I've been reading a little bit or productivity stuff lately, mostly about the concept of Getting Things Done (GTD). GTD is an organizational system I don't know much about yet but I have a loose understanding that part of the idea is to get "open loops," that is, stuff that you need to get done but haven't gotten done yet, out of your system to help you focus on the task at hand. One way to get started is to write out a list of tasks.

I wrote out a bunch of stuff I've been meaning to get done and I did actually feel better just by getting it written down somewhere. All the energy I was using recycling all of these action items in my head can now be reduced to the brain power necessary to know that all that stuff is on a list I can get to and act on. I hope to continue this process, possibly posting a strikeout version as it grows and as tasks are completed. We'll see.

braindump:

pack for seattle
anniversary stuff
firewire card for laptop
install movie edit pro on laptop
==> or think about adobe premiere elements
list/sell stuff in ebay pile
list fixie on craigslist
fax phone info to verizon for county emp discount
find massage school gift certificate and use
burn photo cd for dad
==> send magazine and cd to parents media mail
create yard sale box in garage and fill
check if peugot bike is still abandoned and evaluate for fixie convert
seatpost clamp for unicycle
film and developing chemistry, tank for holga (120)
usb hub for laptop
menu for week 8/19-8/26 and shop
phone for replacement at rei 8/16 5:30-9:30
paypal $ transfer to bank account
==> use to pay visa bill
get calendar/journal for next year
research plane tickets home for xmas
==> status of rei time off xmas request?
Make list for commuter bike upgrades for winter
==> qbp order ==> install upgrades
winter bike clothes==> full zip pants long gloves etc
consolidate camping & backpacking gear
clean bikes
overdue wedding gifts/cards for friends
locking system for bikes in garage
skis into attic
call home
make hair appointment late september
xmas gift list generate and shop
pull up bar feasibility in upstairs doorframe (36" span)
congrats card to nicole and hans
bring in framed pics to office & hardware & hammer
frames for vermont poem and mass open space logo
clean laptop screen
print weights lifting regime and do
take optical off county insurance

8.07.2006

Weekend Update II

I worked at REI all day Saturday, but Kate and I got a nice bike ride in tonight up in the Rattlesnake area. We rode along the river on an old ranch road that is really popular with folks out riding and strolling. It also provides access to the Rattlesnake Wilderness, whose boundary is 15.4 miles up the river from the trail there. People sometimes ride their bikes there, backpacks in tow, then hike in further for a weekend of backpacking that might easily involve getting more than 20 miles in from the trailhead (and involves a 15.4 mile, mostly downhill cruise on a bike at the end).

The light was waning by the time we got to the Franklin Bridge, our destination for the evening, but I took a few pictures:

Kate at the waters just below the Franklin Bridge, 8.5 miles from the Trailhead.














Me. Self timer and propping the camera at pavement level on the bridge makes for a slightly creepy self-portrait.


Looking up the creek.



Also, in unrelated news, Ishmael has discovered my underwear bin in my closet.

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