QUETTA, Pakistan - A bomb strapped to a bicycle exploded Friday next to an army truck parked at a crowded outdoor market in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 10 people and wounding 27 others, police said.
This just arrived at SSO HQ - the Spaceman Bicycle Flask Holder, courtesy of Ahearne Cycles. With winter coming on, a nip of whiskey helps keep you from feeling the nip of the cold. Looks to be the perfect gift to give or get for the upcoming hell-a-days. Testing commences this weekend, stay tuned for a full report. Flask not included, but word is they have one in the works.
Cheap Goods //
Tuesday - December 7, 2004
Mark your calendars bike nuts, the event you Marylanders wait all year for has it's official date. The annual bike swap will be held February 6th, 2005 at the usual spot - the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD. Bike stuff of every type and the admission/table fee profits go to fund a junior racing team as I recall (although I don't see it on their crappy web site). Full details can be had at rpmcycling.com.
Thoughts on Transportation //
Monday - December 6, 2004
This whole travel by train thing, while great for shuttling large amounts of people without cars, has thrown a crow bar in the gears of my morning routine. I suppose, more accurately, it is not the train, but the fact that I need to travel to Washington DC everyday that has done it. Because, in reality, if I tried any other method - which would ultimately be driving - it would make the journey twice as long. The point is, things are out of whack.
Normally I would wake up, fix some coffee, then grab a cup and get on the computer. Check and answer email and punch in some words to this section of the web site. Basically start my wake up in a slow, casual manner. Then grab another cup of Joe, getting my stuff together and cruising into work at my leisure since start time is pretty flexible.
Now, it's a different story, a mad dash. Grind my coffee beans the night before and set the timer on the coffee maker so it's ready when I wake and make sure my crap is together to minimize the morning rush. No more computer time in the morning, every second counts to get me on the bike and making a bee-line for the train station. Which means a lot of this writing is now done on the train, in long hand on a notepad. I'm doing it right now. Which means I get to type it all in later. Here's to the morning...