Co-worker shared this with my team a few weeks back and with us having the chance of snow flurries tomorrow after today having a high in the mid 60′s, I thought it was apt to revisit this little cartoon:
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Sign me up. I love my last generation iPod Nano as a watch. Something that interfaced with my iPhone while it was still in my pocket would be great.
If it’s half as cool of the concept and promise of the [barely] now shipping Pebble watch, I’m all over it.
While, I’ve ridden bikes most of my life, my love appeal with riding really came in after college, living in the Woodcroft neighborhood of Durham. I quickly discovered the American Tobacco Trail where I could safely riding miles and miles and start to build up cycling endurance. It’s a little sketchy going all the way to downtown and back, but I’ve done it many a times.
When I rode the Tobacco Trail, there was always a gap in the trail around I-40 and Southpoint, and another a few miles beyond Southpoint. That area beyond Southpoint, was dead-ended by a lack of a bridge. That’s been fixed, and based on the link below, looks like a bridge is finally in the future for riding over I-40.
Also, the area beyond Southpoint was always rough and made only for mountain bikes. Since I’m definitely more of a road cyclists, I’m happy to see those areas are being paved. Looks like I’ll have to make a trek over to my old cycling stomping grounds after the paving finishes next July.
Never have taken part in this, but the leader of the Raleigh Gyros posted this this morning, and thought I’d share the details:
Please join is in rural Lee, Chatham, and Moore Counties for a great ride. Roads built for cycling (no traffic), great rest stops, and a band at the end. You get to meet some of the denizens, have some CBC refreshments and lunch is provided by Cafe 121 (gourmet chef). The food is the best you will ever have on a ride!
New routes this year. Join us for a fantastic time!
When: Saturday May 12th (Every year, the first Saturday after Raven Rock)
Where: Deep River Park/Camelback Bridge just West of Sanford off Hwy 421
Times: Metric Century leaves at 8:30 AM
Half-Metric and 10 Mile ride leave at 9:00 AM
Registration and directions are at www.cara-nc.org
Bout to get on the road to see Van Halen with David Lee Roth at the helm. This’ll be a first. I’ve seen Roth during the Sans Halen tour with Hagar, but this will be the first time seeing him with the Van Halen family. I dig the new album, A Different Kind of Truth, and hope they feature a bunch of those tracks mixed in with the classic tracks from the late 70′s to early 80′s.
Come to think of it, it’d even be cool if “Me Wise Magic” or “Can’t Get That Stuff No More” were thrown in there. Doubt it, but how cool would it be to hear those rare gems live?
I’m super-psyched. Hope it rocks. Expect a review of the concert soon.
A friend and former teammate of mine just posted this a minute ago and thought I’d share to my fellow cycling peeps—especially to those local to Chapel Hill, North Carolina:
The UNC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic—i.e., the doctors who treat kids with cancer—are holding a fundraising ride on Saturday, September 24. It starts at McDougle Middle School, and there are both 50 and 28-mile rides. (There’s a shorter family-friendly ride, too.) It costs $50 to register, and you can also hit your friends up for donations.
Proceeds from the ride will support UNC Peds Hem/Onc’s mission to care for and cure all children with cancer and blood disorders in the state of North Carolina through pediatric cancer research, fellowship education, and other programs like cancer survivor college scholarships, and food and gas cards for out-of-town families.
With so many high tech companies in the Triangle here in North Carolina, it’s not really surprising that Verizon picked our area to launch their 4G service here in 2011. It’s their successor to the fairly prevalent 3G networks all the newest smart phones utilize. Speeds are reported to be in the range of 5 and 12 megabits per second down, and 2 to 5 Mbps up. Sprint and Clearwire have already released their fourth generation network versions in Central North Carolina.
Now if some providers of home Internet would pick this area so there would be some competition for Time Warner and Verizon’s Cable Internet and DSL respectively.
Biking.com comes out with a list of the top cycling clubs annually. While I’m a little worried this is just link bait, I am still posting it, as it’s nice to see both clubs/teams I ride with featured in the list — the TriCyclists and the Gyros
I really really hope Amazon wins this suit. If my good ol’ home state wins this lawsuit, it’s bad news and an even worse precedent set for Internet eCommerce vendors. I’d like to add that I love our Amazon Prime account and really wouldn’t like the State of North Carolina (or anyone else) to get access to our order history.
So central North Carolina got its annual one snowfall this weekend to the tune of about 6 inches here at the Keefers’ abode. Last year, we got a similar amount just a few weeks earlier in January. Being born in Pennsylvania and growing up in the early teens in Baltimore, it’s still funny to see how poorly the roads are taken care of here. It’s hard not to laugh. Anyway, our hilly neighborhood is at an even bigger disadvantage — the roads have yet to be finished with their final grading, meaning manhole covers, water main access, etc. continue to protrude higher than the rest. This means a snow plow could never plow our neighborhood streets.
But as it turns out, it doesn’t really matter.
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