Sunday, December 30, 2007

Perfect Weather for riding

Saturday I rode from Wilton to Ridgefield on my road bike. 20 mile loop. I stopped by the Ridgfield Cycle Sport Bike shop for a break and a nice conversation with the owners Frank and Draha. I did not know that he is also a frame builder. I would really like to learn more about the process.

I found his website and here are details about his craft.

Ridgefield CycleSport
22 Catoonah Steet
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Tel: (203) 438-0489


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Friday, December 7, 2007

Let Sirius and XM merge, will you? - MarketWatch

Let Sirius and XM merge, will you? - MarketWatch: "At first, I was not a fan of any radio system that had you pay a subscription. But I also knew there was an opportunity in the market for good programming, since the local stations had long since, in my opinion, become boring under the auspices of Clear Channel Communications Inc. (CCU: Clear Channel Communications, Inc News, chart, profile, more Last: 35.87 0.41 1.16% 3:51pm 12/07/2007 Delayed quote data Add to portfolio Analyst Create alert Insider Discuss Financials Sponsored by: CCU 35.87, 0.41, 1.2%) and other conglomerates. These gave audiences a tedious sameness from station to station, across the country."

December 8th Early Ride

Got up at 5:45 and took about 15 minutes to layer up for a cold ride. Took the Trail Rat light (7 years old now and still works perfect) . Mounted it to the Filmore and jumped out to route 7 . Headed into Wilton Center and grabbed a cup of coffee. Then rode about 10 miles more and looped back and I passed Sean on the bus. With 2 many layers had to stop and take off one sweatshirt.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Next Page: The Limberness of the Fixed Gear Mind

The Next Page: The Limberness of the Fixed Gear Mind: "Look at all the bicyclists whizzing around town. Notice that some never stop pedaling -- until they stop moving. They're on a 'fixed gear' bike: the ultimate in simplicity in motion (if you know what you're doing)."

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Now this is a great Bike Blog

Regional, informative, greats pics and it appears to have a steady stream of fresh posts.

Saturday, November 3, 2007 ~ View topic - QR Brakes ~ View topic - QR Brakes: "doyler4k PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:50 am Reply with quote Joined: 28 Mar 2006 Posts: 8 Location: Dublin, Ireland 3rd pic down I know its tight but why don't people close the qr on their brakes? Anybody have any ideas? Cheers Dman Back to top View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website FixingDutchman PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:24 pm Reply with quote Joined: 12 May 2007 Posts: 23 When you leave them half open you can easily adjust them while riding when the brake pads wear out."

Friday, October 26, 2007

'Gray Googlers' strike gold - Yahoo! News

'Gray Googlers' strike gold - Yahoo! News: "The same thing happened with Gail Bjork, 63, who runs the Digicamhelp site from her home base near Tampa. She designed her site but made a friend online in Ireland who has since redesigned it for a more professional sheen. 'My background was art,' says Bjork. 'I was an art teacher. I didn't know about code. My friend does. So now she handles the design, and I operate the site.' Bjork is a former local school board member who ran a print shop with her husband. A camera buff, she started the site because her friends were always asking for photo tips. 'This started as something to help my friends, and I've gone from a 14-page site to one with over 700 pages,' she says. 'I'm legally retired now - but not mentally.' Her site brings in around $1,500 a month. Bjork's advice to others: 'For anyone, no matter what age they are, if they find something they truly love, write about it. You have nothing to lose but time. And it could really pay off.'"

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bike Buffs, Pedal Pushers Unite - 10/8/2007 - Tradeshow Week

Bike Buffs, Pedal Pushers Unite - 10/8/2007 - Tradeshow Week: "Las Vegas—Heading into this year's Interbike Intl. Bike Expo, anybody following the news might have had questions about the tradeshow's future. Heading out, attendees were likely to have few, if any, doubts about its success. Under attack from would-be competitors and cycling enthusiasts for most of the past year, and tethered to an industry rocked by scandals, Nielsen Business Media, owner of the show, managed to mollify critics and grow Interbike to record size. The show, held Sept. 26–28 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center/Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, filled 313,000 net square feet of exhibit space, according to Nielsen. The company reported preliminary total attendance of 22,000, including 11,000 buyers."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fine Art - Sculpture, American: Contemporary (1950 to present),

Fine Art - Sculpture, American: Contemporary (1950 to present),: "Buyer's Premium: 19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9.00 per lot) Auction Name: 2007 November Fine Decorative Art Signature Auction #654 Auction Type: Signature (The floor auction is being held in Dallas, TX on November 1-2, 2007. Online bidding ends at 10:00PM CT the night before the floor session for this lot. Your secret maximum bid will compete for you during the floor auction, and it is possible that you may be outbid on the floor after internet bidding closes.)"

Sothebys LATIN AMERICAN ART November 1991 #6238 - (eBay item 190160822751 end time Oct-08-07 11:23:51 PDT)

Sothebys LATIN AMERICAN ART November 1991 #6238 - (eBay item 190160822751 end time Oct-08-07 11:23:51 PDT): "ncludes biographies of the artists. Partial Listing of Artists: Calos Alfonzo, Anonymous Cuzco School, Anonymous Mexican School, Cundo Bermudez, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Fedrico Cantu, Mario Carreno, Leonora Carrington, Alfredo Castaneda, Felipe Castaneda, Joaquin Clausell, Pedro Coronel, Rafael Coronel, Jose Cuneo, Carlos Enriquez, Aristides Fernandez, Pedro Figari, Carmelo Gonzalez, Jesus Guerrero Galvan, Jose Gurvich, Horacio, Hector Hyppolite, Maria Izquierdo, Wilfredo Lam, Amador Lugo, Victor Manuel, Ricardo Martinez, Matta, Carlos Merida, Guillermo Meza, Roberto Montenegro, Armando Morales, Dario Morales, Rodolfo Nieto, Juan O'Gorman, Jose Clemente Orozco, Emilio Pettoruti, Fidelio Poce de Leon, Rene Portocarrero, Armando Reveron, Diego Rivera, Mariano Rodriguez, Antonio Ruiz, David Alfaro Siquerios, Jesus Rafael Soto, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Jose Maria Valasco, Zarate, Angel Zarraga, Francisco Zuniga and many others."

E*TRADE FINANCIAL - Quotes & Research

E*TRADE FINANCIAL - Quotes & Research: "WASHINGTON, and NEW YORK, Oct 10, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (SIRI, Trade ) and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR, Trade ) today highlighted additional support they have received for their merger in recent weeks from Members of Congress, consumer advocates, automaker Kia Motors and diverse on-air talent, including Charlie Daniels and Deepak Chopra. These recent filings with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urge approval of the merger, noting the many benefits the merger of XM and SIRIUS will offer consumers. The latest comments were added to the thousands of favorable comments from individuals, as well as from organizations such as the NAACP, the Latino Coalition, the League of Rural Voters and the Parents Television Council. Members of Congress"

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

K&N 33-2176 - Replacement Filters, Replacement Air Filter

K&N 33-2176 - Replacement Filters, Replacement Air Filter: "K&N’s lifetime replacement air filters are designed to increase horsepower and acceleration while providing excellent filtration. We make over 1,200 different replacement air filters for virtually every vehicle on the road. These filters are custom designed to fit into your existing factory air box. Their drop-in design means adding performance is simple. Simply remove the disposable air filter and replace it with a K&N; there is NEVER any cutting or fitting required. Our stock replacement air filters for street vehicles are covered by our famous K&N Million-Mile Limited Warranty™ and will be THE LAST AIR FILTER YOUR VEHICLE WILL EVER NEED"

Monday, October 1, 2007

Porsche Design Studio Completes Scaled Model of Fearless International's 44ft Luxury Speedboat: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Porsche Design Studio Completes Scaled Model of Fearless International's 44ft Luxury Speedboat: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "MIAMI, Sept. 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Fearless International Inc. (OTC BB:FRLE.OB - News), a luxury performance boat manufacturer, is pleased to report that Porsche Design Studio has completed the scaled model of the company's 44 foot performance speedboat. The Fearless 44, like the recently launched Fearless 28, incorporates design and performance aspects that the company believes have never been seen before in the boating industry. ADVERTISEMENT The Fearless 44 is on track to be unveiled at the Miami Boat Show in February and is expected to be available to the public beginning in March 2008. The newest boat will share some of same innovative styling aspects as the 28. Plug work on the 44's hull has been completed and the deck plug is currently under construction."

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Real Lawyers Have Blogs : Law Blogs, Blawgs, Law Firm Marketing

Real Lawyers Have Blogs : Law Blogs, Blawgs, Law Firm Marketing: "Should small law firms blog? Bill Slawski, Director of Search Marketing at KeyRelevance, has a nice post at Search Engine Land asking 'Should small businesses blog?' Thought it applied to you guys in smaller law firms. If done correctly, Bill points out three benefits of blogging for small law firms. 1. The chance for business owners to hold a conversation with potential clients, and with people who may be interested the services, or goods that the company offers as well as with people who may share similar interests. 2. The opportunity to attract search engine traffic and links to your site. 3. The chance to build a positive reputation on the web."

Friday, September 28, 2007

Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park

Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park: "Masters of Latin America : From the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection Over the past three decades, Joan and Milton Bagley have been passionately collecting Latin American art. More than 60 paintings and sculptures, never before exhibited, by many of the most important Latin American artists of the last century, will be on loan from this spectacular collection. Included are works by significant arists from more than ten countries including Carlos Alfonzo, Fernando Botero, Heriberto Calzada, Herman Camargo, Augustin Cardenas, Felipe Casteneda, Elena Climent, Heriberto Cogolio, Antonia Guzman, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Ignacio Iturria, Heriberto Juarez, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Matta, Guillermo Meza, Chavez Morado, Armando Morales, Jose Sylvia Ordonez, Amelia Pelaez, Diego Rivera, Fernando de Szyszlo, and Francisco Zuniga. "

Felipe Castaneda - Biography - Artistic Gallery

Felipe Castaneda - Biography - Artistic Gallery: "Felipe Castaneda FELIPE CASTANEDA was born on December 16, 1933 in Michoacan, Mexico and he is at the height of his career. He is an internationally renown sculptor and is a man of great sensitivity and enormous talent. His exhibits have been held in the United States, Mexico and Europe. In 1958 he came upon a teacher from an art trade school. The teacher explained the classes that the school offered and Felipe decided that he was going to go to school. He enrolled that same day and took classes in drawing, modeling, carving and constructive drawing. He absorbed knowledge very quickly and was adept at carving and sculpting. In 1962, he married his wife Martha and he began working for the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. It was at this time that Castaneda became assistant to Francisco Zuniga, world renown sculptor."

Windham Fine Arts

Windham Fine Arts: "Michael P. Rocco has been an elected signature member of the American Watercolor Society for over twenty five years as well as the Philadelphia Watercolor Club; The Allied Artists of America; The Woodmere Art Museum and many other prestigious art organizations. His strikingly realistic technique is grounded in his schooling at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under renowned artists such as Daniel Garber, John McCoy and Francis Speight, to name a few. His paintings have consistently received honors in juried exhibitions throughout the nation, and over the years he has had more than thirty five one-man shows."

Podium Cafe :: A Cycling Blog

Podium Cafe :: A Cycling Blog

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

comScore Launches New Search Tool in U.K.

comScore Launches New Search Tool in U.K.: "comScore Launches New Search Tool in U.K. LONDON, September 25 /PRNewswire/ -- - qSearch 2.0 is the First Service to Report Search Activity for the U.K. and World comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the launch of its new ground-breaking qSearch 2.0 tool in the European market, publishing top-line qSearch data in the U.K. for the first time. qSearch 2.0 also offers the first panoramic worldwide view of online search activity, providing granular, in-depth analysis of the search universe. It encapsulates a broad spectrum of analytics, including:"

Sunday, September 23, 2007

National Do Not Call Registry

National Do Not Call Registry: "REGISTER YOUR HOME OR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER Follow the registration steps below. Click here for detailed registration instructions. 1. Enter up to three phone numbers and your email address. Click Submit. 2. Check for errors. Click Register. 3. Check your email for a message from Open the email and click on the link to complete your registration."

Anvil Bikeworks - Built to hammer on!

Anvil Bikeworks - Built to hammer on!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ride a bike? You must be rich - Times Online

Ride a bike? You must be rich - Times Online: "From The Times September 21, 2007 Ride a bike? You must be rich Ben Webster, Transport Correspondent The richer people become the further they cycle, according to official figures overturning conventional wisdom that the bicycle is largely a poor man’s mode of transport. The richest fifth of the population cycle on average 2� times as far in a year as the poorest fifth. The Department for Transport’s National Travel Survey indicates that the poorest fifth, despite being five times less likely to have access to a car, are very unlikely to consider cycling as a solution to their transport needs. The London Cycling Campaign said that people on higher incomes tended to be better educated about the health benefits of cycling and more concerned with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that regular cyclists typically enjoy a level of fitness equivalent to someone 10 years younger, and those cycling regularly beyond their mid-thirties add two years to their life expectancy."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Landis Must Forfeit Cycling Title - TIME

Landis Must Forfeit Cycling Title - TIME: "(Paris) — Floyd Landis lost his expensive and explosive doping case Thursday when the arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback victory, The Associated Press has learned."

SES Press Room: Search Engine Strategies San Jose (SES) Announces Record Attendance; Commitment from Sponsors and Exhibitors Swells for 2008

SES Press Room: Search Engine Strategies San Jose (SES) Announces Record Attendance; Commitment from Sponsors and Exhibitors Swells for 2008: "Search Engine Strategies San Jose (SES) Announces Record Attendance; Commitment from Sponsors and Exhibitors Swells for 2008 SAN JOSE, Calif. - August 22, 2007-The Search Engine Strategies (SES) Conference & Expo 2007 today announced it has broken its previous record for attendees and exhibitor involvement, making this year's San Jose show the industry's largest search engine marketing event ever ( SES San Jose's success has already led to the contractual commitment of the majority of the sponsors and exhibitors for SES San Jose 2008, promising to make next year's show even more successful. Each year, marketers from virtually every industry assemble at SES to learn new strategies and tactics for raising their online visibility from search industry experts and leading search engine representatives. This year's show featured keynote addresses from CEO Jim Lanzone and Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, Marissa Mayer. Under the direction of Kevin Ryan, Incisive Media's Vice President of Global Content for the Search Engine Strategies series, SES's recently appointed advisory board will continue to secure high-caliber keynote and session speakers to continue drawing attendees from all corners of the globe."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Boston Post Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boston Post Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. It began as a path to deliver the post using post riders (the first ride to lay out the Upper Post Road starting January 22, 1673), and developed into a wagon, or stage road in later colonial times. During the 19th century, pieces of the road were taken over and improved by turnpike companies. In the 1910s and 1920s, the Lower Post Road alignment (and realignments made to the route) was a National Auto Trail known as the Boston Post Road. Large sections of the various routes are still given the name Boston Post Road, much of it is now U.S. Route 1."

U.S. Route 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

U.S. Route 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Connecticut US 7 in Connecticut (also known as the Ethan Allen Highway) is mostly a surface road but has two short expressway sections in the Norwalk and Danbury areas. US 7 begins in Norwalk with a four-mile expressway to nearly the Wilton town line. There are three exits on this short section, signed as 'The Forty Third Infantry Division Memorial Highway'. Exit 1, just past Interstate 95 (the southern terminus) leads to the Central Norwalk Business District and US 1. Exit 2 leads to Route 123 which extends from US 1 in Norwalk to the New York State line, passing through the town of New Canaan. After Exit 2, the expressway reduces to four lanes from six. Exit 3 leads to Route 15 South. (known as the Merritt Parkway). This interchange was half built and only allows southbound access from the expressway—-northbound access is gained via CT Route 123 at Exit 2. The expressway section ends at Grist Mill Road in Norwalk, about a half mile past Exit 3"

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Media Biz A ‘Heavy’ hitter in online video �

Media Biz A ‘Heavy’ hitter in online video �: "Enter the New York-based offices of Heavy - the digital media company that runs the popular young men’s online video site - and you’d think that the dot-com bust from a few years ago never happened. The two co-founders are wearing jeans. I’m offered Trail Mix while interviewing them. And the offices have not one, but two, arcade games in the lobby (Centipede and the Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga combo if you’re curious). But Heavy is not one of the scores of new Web 2.0 startups that cropped up after the dot-com meltdown and are now preaching that things are different this time around. The company, founded in 1999, survived the Internet bust and is now thriving thanks to a somewhat novel approach that not all online video companies are taking: the company actually is concerned more about selling ads than building a huge audience. “Anyone can start an online video site tomorrow and attract traffic. The tools are there. But you can attract an audience that matters? You need to be able to sell that audience,” said David Carson, one of Heavy’s two co-founders and co-CEOs"

Monday, September 10, 2007

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Photo of Casey Wilcott at Garbanzo - Filthy Ape

Photo of Casey Wilcott at Garbanzo - Filthy Ape: "Photography by Dan Kirchner, GoLiveLife Photography -"

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