Virtual Bike

I set the bike up in the basement again. I hadn’t built any strength post-chemo before COVID hit, and it’s time to work on that. This was a quick 35 minute ride, with video of a climb to Puerto de San Lorenzo, Spain:

January 14, 2021 · 1 min

aggregated bike ride map

I used Jonathon O'Keeffe's great utility for smushing all ride segments from a Strava account into a single map. Very cool. Looks like I forgot to track the Canmore-Banff ride with Evan, though... Can't wait for stuff to melt so I can get back out on rural roads...

January 4, 2013 · 1 min

2012 by bike

It was a great year to ride. 2 rides to the summit of the Highwood Pass. The Banff Gran Fondo. Lots of mid-sized rides in rural Alberta. Riding from Canmore to Banff with Evan. So good. (every December ride was on a trainer in my basement, sadly. except for the 29th, which was a chilly winter ride with Evan) And, the traditional every-100km-photo series, with 51 ride snapshots for 2012:...

December 30, 2012 · 1 min

The cycle path to happiness

Half the patients were allowed to ride at their own pace, while the others were pushed incrementally harder, just as the scientist's tandem companion had been. All patients improved and the "tandem" group showed significant increases in connectivity between areas of grey matter responsible for motor ability. Cycling, and cycling harder, was helping to heal their brains. via The cycle path to happiness - Features - Health & Families - The Independent....

December 22, 2012 · 1 min

impossible road biking

John sent this around. It's too awesome not to post. yeah. my commute isn't quite like that… but, with all of the awesome trick riding in the video, I was most stunned by the application of WD-40 at the end of the video. I mean, WHO DOES THAT? It's a solvent. No est bueno!

October 9, 2012 · 1 min

trail riding in new zealand

I don't have the stones to try this kind of riding, but damn does it look fun... Graham Agassiz's New Zealand Adventure on Pinkbike

October 1, 2012 · 1 min

fun with bike data visualization

I just picked up a license for the fantastic OmniGraphSketcher application. I'm using it to build the visualizations for my thesis, and wanted to see what it would do with my bike tracking data. OK. I was procrastinating, and couldn't force myself to work on the thesis. But, at least I'm learning how to do more cool stuff with data, right? cough Anyway. Here's a visualization of almost 2 and a half years of data stored in Cyclemeter on my iPhone....

August 18, 2012 · 1 min

ride data via @cyclemeter

Rob asked about the app I use for tracking my rides. I've been using Cyclemeter since April 2010, and have found it to be pretty much ideal for what I do. I don't want to have all of my ride data stored on a third party server (insert tinfoil hat conspiracy here, or, failing that, something grumbling about people monetizing my life). I like that Cyclemeter stores the activity data on my phone, and only exports it when I want it to, in the formats I choose....

July 14, 2012 · 1 min

2012 Highwood Pass climb

The second annual climb for our growing group. Not a long ride (only 18km from the west winter gate to the summit), but a hell of a lot of climbing - 629 meters (2063 feet) climbed over those 18km. Awesome.

June 10, 2012 · 1 min

Big Hill Springs / Cochrane ride

We had a good group of riders for a nice "gentleman's ride" out to Cochrane and back, via Big Hill Springs. It's a hard ride because of the hills (and headwind) but is totally worth it. the route

May 21, 2012 · 1 min