Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Commuting to work has been relatively easy in this December's unusual mild weather. Last weekend I took advantage of this temperate spell and did a slew of errands by bike: newspaper & milk-run, gift grabbing at the mall, and a post office stop with a large package (bound for the parents of our Pakistani exchange student) strapped to my bike rack. The travels even revealed a new short-cut that only pedestrians and pedalers can use -- a nice discovery!


In the two years I've been blogging here (how long will I continue this? my inspiration is waning), there seem to be a greater number of cyclists in the area.  Below is one of their machines outside a local department store, with a good-sized cargo box. Those handlebars are pretty impressive too, ready to handle quite a bit of tough handling with so much leverage. 

Boscov's Bike

And yet another commuting bike entered my sights this morning. Stopping at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse I met another commuter, bound for Union Deposit Rd (quite a hike). His all black Cannondale was equipped with very roomy saddlebags (also black), disc brakes and a Planet Bike front blinker. I did suggest he add something reflective to his garb, which was also all black. Do be visible everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Velo Poster

Grabbed this poster at the Trexlertown bike fair last spring. Now it adorns my office!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Another Odd Object

Recently saw this lovely item on the street while waiting for the light to turn green.  Sometimes I find stuff worth grabbing, but this is not one of those finds!

Friday, December 2, 2011

I Want Your Solenoid Valve Array

Now that I've seen this, I'm definitely going to need to add an array of solenoid vales to the equipment currently in my workshop.

水书法器 Water Calligraphy Device - BJDW Clip from Nicholas Hanna on Vimeo.

Presumably, the biking Banksy set might replace the water in this bike with paint, and use the machine to create bike lanes, pro-bike graffiti and directions to car drivers that move them off of roads we cyclists prefer for ourselves!