Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's New!

Sort of.
I mean it is new but I already sort of used it.
So it's not really new but used.
If you know what I mean.
Anyways, a while back I started thinking that I needed a new hat.
Not just any hat, but like a new high tech version of that bicycling favorite well, the bicycle hat.
Or cap.
Or whatever you prefer.
So off to the eVilness I went and lo and behold I found this:

The Headsweats cycling cap is cap just like a well, cycling cap only the visor is bit longer.
It also has a reflective strip on top and under, you know, for those after dark excursions.
It's made of some new high tech moisture wicking fast drying head conforming stretch material and I gotta say that I like it.
You can really feel the wind blowing on yer head.
Well what do you expect when you're Super Sonic.
Or subsonic.
Flat Tire recommended.
I was quite the hat wearer way back when, now not so much.
Well since I got this newfangled bicycle cap, I thought why not a non bicycle hat?

A really flat hat.
I've always wanted a beret.
I don't know why.
Well now I have one.
Not sure how I feel about it.
So then while I was on the hat site, I couldn't help but take a look around.
Just browsing don't you know.
Well I didn't browse for long:

I've never wanted a porkpie hat, but now I have one.
I sort of like it, but the brim is way too small so that's right, you guessed it, I'm now on a Quest For Hats (QFH!)!
It's like now that I'm wearing one, I kinda like it.
Besides, a hat will soon be requisite wear as I groom myself for the uh, Kojak look.
I also need a new helmet since I broke the visor off my old one.
It's still wearable and I suppose I should use it since I got that new bicycle cap.
Speaking of bicycles, I picked this up today:

Oh yeah baby!
Back on two wheels!
New to me bicycle at the scene of the crime.
More on this later.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Early Edition

So what's up with that bicycle track?
I've been watching them install that thing and I've had a few thoughts.
One more picture:

It's on the left hand side of a one way road.
Reason is the buses use the right lane.
If you notice it's separated from the road by them parking bumper thingys making it a dedicated bicycle lane.
The parking meters are still there, how long I don't know, for there are still parking stalls on the outside of the parking bumper thingys.
Eventually they say, it will run in two directions; they need to install special bicycle traffic lights at the intersections.
The lane runs for oh, I'd say a couple three miles or so, from downtown to the university area.
Lot o'folks have voiced displeasure about it, but that's to be expected, I think it's a good thing.
More on the track later.
Anyways, after I took them pictures, instead of riding with the other folks I headed off to the beach.
I needed to clear a couple of cameras of film, film that's been sitting for a week or so:

Some pinhole shots using my home-brew camera.
I was actually out searching for lunch, but I was sort of in a hurry cause I had to get back to school.
There were a couple of things happening like basketball and soccer.
Oh yeah, and a snack bar.
I had to bust out the ole Super Sonic:

Well okay I admit, I haven't been riding hard in a while and I'm not so super.
More like sub-sonic.
Or sub sub-sonic.
Well okay I'm really slow.
Make that slow-er.
I did manage to get back in time to catch some basketball:

Boy's won their third in a row.
I also got to see the girls soccer win their first game:

I was so pumped up I had to get back to the Flat Tire Command Center (FTCC) to do my own training.
World class laziness drills!
It felt good.