Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ah. Bikeness.

I forgot to mention this last week, but I actually broke another spoke last Friday on my way home. Of course, it has to be a drive-side spoke. The Twelve is out of order for the time being. I am just gonna buy a real chain whip (unlike the 'rigged one I have) and a cassette locknut tool. I have a ton of spare spokes laying around from various 700c wheels I've destroyed, and my bike shop seems to do more harm than good when it comes to fixing wheels.

I got home in time to make it to my Monday Night ride last night. I rode Hybridzilla to Casa Paloma with a bunch of science equipment strapped down to the rack and in my backpack. It was a brisky 54°F at the beginning of the ride, and 48°F for the ride back home after chowing down a carne asada quesadilla. Much data was gathered on my ride. For those in the know, my "science equipment" was basically WarCycle 1.1, seeking out 802.11 with high-gain antennae and GPS goodness. If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry. You're not missing out on much. I'm just a nerd. Oddly, I didn't get any pictures worth sharing yesterday or this morning. I did forget to share this gem with you all in my last post:

I woke up to light frost and near-freezing temperatures. So much for spring. I made a quick jaunt to the bus stop. I may ride Hybridzilla all the way in tomorrow morning, but I don't think I'm riding home tonight.

Random Tunage:
Erlend Øye - The Black Keys Work
Lisa Loeb - Stay (Acoustic)


dvicci said...

Warcycling! Awesome!!

Did you find anything worthwhile?

Apertome said...

The "WarCycle" is awesome, and a great combination of bike geekdom with computer geekdom.

I'm glad you made it back safely.

Noah said...

Dave: 793 access points. Don't really care how many are open, WEP or WPA. I just upload my stats and try to get in the top 100 stubmlers. I'm #122 right now.

By comparison, I found about 6,500 on my road trip this weekend.

Warcycle 1.0 was Hybridzilla with a toolbox mounted on the rack and all my gear inside it. Last night Warcycle 1.1 didn't work as well as I wanted it, despite being more refined than 1.0.

Warcycle 2.0 was The Goat with the antennae on the rear rack with the PDA and GPS in the handlebar bags.

I'm really waiting to fix The Twelve up, as it will become Warcycle 3.0 and I'm sure with all the oddball side streets I ride it will find a LOT of stuff.

Warren T said...

"my bike shop seems to do more harm than good"

Ah, I see you've been to Bike America too.

Noah said...

How'd you guess?

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