Wednesday, July 30, 2008

yeah so I joined twitter...

There are many times in the day where I am stopped by either a brilliant thought or by witnessing something interesting. Being a bicyclist, it's more often the latter LOL

Yay for twitter, now I just need to go find my way 'round...

I'll post my twitter in my sidebar...

Thank you for messing up my night vision.

With your extra bright helmet light. Did you notice me covering my eyes with my arm and nearly falling off the path when you passed me?

I've never seen cyclist lights this bright before. I need to find out who made them, so I can write a complaint. This was stronger than vehicle headlights turned to high.

If you need this much light to ride at night, maybe you shouldn't be riding at night. Maybe you need them while touring in rural areas, but the San Fernando Valley isn't a rural area.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Keep pedaling baby, YEAH!!"

file this under 'things people shout on me as I ride by'

got to admit, I did blush a little...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I got an award at work...

So during one of our most recent department meetings, my boss presented me with an award for going above and beyond to help one of my team members improve. It was unexpected and a pleasant surprise. I've been commended on my work before, but this time was different as my boss gave me an access code and a link to an award page on our company website to select a prize. I didn't even know my company did that.

I could choose from MANY products such as a coffee maker, fancy blender, jewelry, spa gift certificates, a massager (LOL), fruit/cheese basket, fishing and camping supplies etc. The only cycling gear or gadget listed on the site containing over a hundred items in my specific price range/award level was a Trek Incite 8I cyclo-computer. So I got that!

I've researched cyclo-computers before and just thought that I couldn't really justify spending so much money on such a small gadget. So this is a real treat! Now I can track my speed and miles! :D

Saturday, July 12, 2008

On vacation...

Spending some quality time with my boyfriend in upstate New York. We were driving around trying to find some good yard sales when I eyed this beauty at a "barn sale" outside Buffalo.

It's an Azzuri, they are made by the Bicycling Corporation of America from Allentown PA (BCAmerica). Does anyone know anything about this company? I cannot find much online. My boyfriend found some information. Seems that BCA filed for chapter 11 in the early 80's.

The frame is in great condition, just a couple of chips in the paint. I might or might not want to repaint it, blue isn't my favorite color, but it's a brand that doesn't even exist anymore. I might want to preserve the original look. The tires, cassette and chain are all rusted. I'll use some elbow grease and salvage what I can. I figure I'll replace the items that are rusted to hell.

I've never refurbished and old bicycle before (or anything else for that matter), so this is going to be quite an adventure!

Anybody have any advice? Tips? Info?

I also want to say that I added a link to the How To Fix Bikes blog in my "Biking Blog I like" bloglist as I found that the guy who wrote the blog was offering a great deal of information and I thought it smart to take note. I'm glad I did, now that I have this project. I highly recommend this blog.


update, my boyfriend and I have since broken up and he hasn't sent me the bike, so chances are, I wont ever see this bike again. que sera sera...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

my page in UrbanVelo magazine


When I drink beer, it's usually Guinness, but...

I'm really going to have to try Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewing Co, Fort Collins Colorado. Not only is their main mission to make beer that tastes great but is green. And I'm not talking about green beer (leprechaun pee), but utilizing green design and techniques in their business. Everything from wind-powered electricity running through their buildings to giving their employees a custom cruiser bicycle after completing one year of work. All in the name of sustainability.

I wish my employer gave out free bicycles.

"Team Wonderbike: Bike More!"

more about New Belgium Brewing

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

10 Good Things about $5 Gas

Yes, the Time article is entitles "10 Good Things about $4 Gas" but it's already $5 in Southern California, so I'm sticking to my guns here.

Clicky for the link at

It lists many great points from more localized jobs to less traffic accident's and deaths.

out riding

out riding
riding my flying pigeon