Training Wheels Considered Harmful

About 25 years ago I learned of a simple method for teaching kids to ride a bicycle without training wheels.  I learned of this method on Usenet in rec.bicycles when the Internet was still a nascent communication medium.  Unfortunately I … Continue reading

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Repurposing Purell

I recently placed an item on my “Bucket List” see Tour Divide As part of the preparations/research for this ride I have been experimenting with various products and finding new/novel ways of combining and re-purposing them in order achieve overall … Continue reading

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DIY Studded Snow Tires

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Cabin Fever.  It seems Central Utah has been hit with more snow than usual this year and that it has stayed around longer.  So I pulled out an old pair of tires modified 15 years ago to deal with this … Continue reading

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DIY Bike Lights

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Just to document an old hack I made several years ago… I will not give detailed build instructions for this DIY Bike Light System unless a request is made to me.  Suffice it to say that I have used this … Continue reading

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An Alternative Morning Wakeup Method

Many people resort to caffeine in the morning to get their heart and head started.  Several years ago I came up with an alternative that seems to work for me when employed as I will later describe. Disclaimer: I have … Continue reading

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DIY Night Vision

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Typically my cycling season starts and ends with the change of daylight savings time.  In the past, when I have extended the cycling season past this time I end up riding in the cold, wet, and dark.  These variables are … Continue reading

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Christmas on the Squaw Peak Trail

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Activity: Snowshoeing Conditions: No wind Temp: 27° F Clear Skies Distance: 7.3 Miles Duration: 2:49 H:M Course: http://goo.gl/maps/sP7I Notes: Christmas Day – Great hike! No snowmobiles! My retirement from basketball is now official — I used my bball shoes to … Continue reading

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