Friday, June 24, 2011

This evening, a kid discovered the true power behind Newton's second law. Force is mass times acceleration. Two bikers heading straight for each other add up both accelerations when calculating impact force, therefore it's not a good time to play "chicken" and forget to bail out in front of the heavier biker. Quite simply, the biker that is half the mass of the other will receive twice the impact force. Psyched.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What I Like and Dislike About Going to Work on My Bike


- the feeling of freedom
- the cool speed, totally self-powered
- the breeze on my face
- the feeling you get that you're Daddy McAwesome when dashing through crowds and cars


- bad sidewalks
- construction workers
- people blissfully ignorant of bike lanes
- tall and square sidewalk edges
- speed bumps (seriously... i'm not in any danger of breaking the speed limit yet every time i cross a speed bump my backpack - and indeed, my entire back - just lurches into the air)
- the annoying and ever-present sore butt (actually it's the insides of the thighs)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011