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Posts Tagged ‘biking’

Broken finger!

Rode down Sickter Gnar (at Blackrock) for the second time, got overambitious with my speed, and went over the bars. Hit the ground with my right elbow and left pinky and noticed I no longer had a fifth knuckle. The area just under the head of the metacarpal is shattered and will need pins to […]

Goodbye, MapMyRide. Hello, Ride With GPS.

MapMyRide is a pain to use. The interface is confusing, and the route editor has too many bugs to make sense. Reddit agrees. I’ve moved my logged routes to Ride With GPS instead. The two developers (Oregon residents!) have done a great job making things easy to navigate and keeping the system bug-free and reasonably […]

Today while biking…

I learned a few things. I biked this route. If a curve in the trail, especially a switchback, catches me unawares, braking and turning (instead of just squeezing the brakes in a panic) gives me more braking distance. Who knows, maybe I’ll actually make it out of the turn safely. I didn’t do this on […]

Suspended cell phone, OpenStreetMap, and stuff

I don’t think my phone service is worth the $45 or so it costs my family per month. $30 of that goes towards an unlimited data plan, but even that I can do without for now. So I’ve suspended my service. Besides, when people ask for my number, I give them my Google Voice number […]

Biking Up Dimple Hill

I finally put my mountain bike to proper use by biking up Dimple Hill with some friends. Thanks NZ for being our guide! I took some photos at the top. I want to do this again in a week or so. Biking uphill is almost nauseating, but the downhill ride is definitely worth it! UPDATE: […]