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Old Stuff From My Tumblr Blog

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Before I started any of my blogs, I was keeping a Tumblr log of all the cool things that I’ve found on the internet.

I recently searched for something over here at Suburban Assault and couldn’t find it, only to discover that I had posted it over there. So, I decided to do a little merging and pull some of those posts over to this blog. Most of this is random and out-of-date, but I wanted to keep them in one place:

JUNE 21, 2009 _______________________________________________________________________________________

Best Father’s Day EVER! (via dickdavid) Today, my daughter decided to take a ride with me. It was a bit slow and we didn’t go very far, but I don’t care. I got to share one of my favorite things with my little girl.   I’ll never forget this father’s day.

Best Father’s Day EVER! (via dickdavid)

Today (JUNE 21, 2009), my daughter decided to take a ride with me. It was a bit slow and we didn’t go very far, but I don’t care. I got to share one of my favorite things with my little girl. I’ll never forget this father’s day.

JUNE 13, 2009 _______________________________________________________________________________________

I read about “Panda” shots on the Change Your Life, Ride A Bike Blog. I’ve seen these types of shots all the time, but never knew there was a term that was used for them. I guess these are what you would call the cycling equivalent to a “Facebook” or “MySpace” shot, where you take one of yourself from arm’s distance away. Here is the official description from the flickr group:

“Why are these called “pandas?” Well, ya see, there’s this rad chick who goes by the name faster panda kill kill. She takes rad self-portraits while riding her bike. They are so rad, in fact, that a group was formed to record similar self-portraits cuz, really, just about anyone who has a camera and rides bikes also takes these self-portraits.”

May 15, 2009 _______________________________________________________________________________________

G-STAR RAW & Cannondale Present RAW CANNONDALE

THIS BIKE IS PERFECT! I’m such a 2-Wheel Whore.

© AquireMag.com

© AquireMag.com

April 14, 2009 _______________________________________________________________________________________

••• BIKE SHOW & RIDE ••• SUNDAY - APRIL 19!!!! (DALLAS) http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/1119223732.html
February 19, 2009 / April 12, 2009 ______________________________________________________________________

I’m not sure if there will be a vote or if they just choose. Either way, here are my entries.

April 10, 2009 _______________________________________________________________________________________

This is something I can totally get into. Bikes and Art!! I’m only sad that they’re not coming to Dallas.

© ARTCRANK

© ARTCRANK

© ARTCRANK

Pictures from Artcrank.

March 25, 2009  _______________________________________________________________________________________

Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bike History (via klunkerbill)

March 4, 2009  _______________________________________________________________________________________

Saw this on Bicycle Times’ site. I’m joining to see what it’s all about.

© World Commute

February 25, 2009  _______________________________________________________________________________________

I filled out a questionnaire about what I love about riding and it looks like it’ll be published. That’s me in the top center. I wish I had a more exciting shot or at least something fun to submit, but for now, I’ll just have to settle for this goofy pic.

© UrbanVelo

February 23, 2009  _______________________________________________________________________________________

Carnival (via dickdavid) I really dislike carnivals. They attract lower income folks and trick them into spending more money than they can afford. They are interesting to photograph.

Carnival (via dickdavid)

I really dislike carnivals. They attract lower income folks and trick them into spending more money than they can afford. They are interesting to photograph.

February 16, 2009  _______________________________________________________________________________________

I saw this on Urban Velo this morning. These are great city bikes that are highly customizable – and at a great price. If I didn’t already get my current single speed at such a great price, I would definitely be looking into this brand.

© Republic Bike

May 12, 2009  _______________________________________________________________________________________

World Commute – promoting the idea of “Greater Health. Healthier Environment”

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Graphic From WorldCommute.com

I’m not exactly sure which one of the blogs I’m following lead me to World Commute, but I’m grateful for the link.

I’ve been back on the bike for over a year now – and in full force. It isn’t just on the weekends or whenever I get time, either — I’m all about riding as much as I can, whenever I can. I’ve become addicted.

Unfortunately, since my 14 year old cycle computer died, keeping track of how many miles I’ve traveled has been a bit difficult. That was until I discovered World Commute – the coolest online tool to track your milage. The great thing about World Commute is that it is absolutely free to use. Plus, although ‘powered by Cat Eye‘, there’s no need for a cycle computer to use the site. Admittedly, having a cycle computer would make distance tracking much easier. If you’re without a cycle computer, all you need is a way to calculate your route distance.

Graphic from WorldCommute.com

Graphic from World Commute.com

World Commute is easy to use. Simply create an account, log in and track you miles. The interface is very intuitive and fun to work with. It even has tools to track how much gas and money you’ve saved as well as your carbon offset and health points. The greatest thing that I find with the site is it’s potential to do more for its users. According to World Commute, they are “a not-for-profit, free social-network website to encourage, promote and track the use of non-motorized transportation around the world.”  To me, it’s an opportunity to develop a community of like-minded people who want to do more for themselves and our planet.

I’ve yet to log in to any of the groups because there are so many other great tools, including a good resource for tips and knowledge as well as the latest news in non-motorized commuting.

Example Chart From World Commute. Please visit there site.

Example Chart From World Commute. Please visit their site.

Since I’m able to track my milage so well, I’ve found myself pushing for more miles on my commutes. I’m continuously trying to outdo myself from the previous month.

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July 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm