Graphing the Tour De France

โŒš ๐Ÿ”– Cycling  Code 
Two things are going on right now: The Tour De France. I need to learn a new charting library. I started looking around and Highcharts seemed like a nice JS solution with a complete API. It does require a license for commercial use, though. At the same time, I found a bunch of cool historical data on the Tour De France. I set up a MySQL database, made a few PHP pages, and here we have the results. Read more...

Snake Road is Awesome. Soon it Won't Be.

โŒš ๐Ÿ”– Art  Cycling 
Snake Road follows the Carquinez Strait connecting Port Costa and Martinez, CA. During the Loma Prieta in 1989 a large portion of the road fell in to the strait and it was never repaired. As a result the road is closed to vehicles and is in a state of glorious disrepair. What better to do with a large swath of pavement unreachable by law enforcement? Paint it! And that’s exactly what people do. Read more...

How Gnar? Cycling App for Android

โŒš ๐Ÿ”– Cycling  Code 
I recently began to foray into programming for Android. Being already experienced with Java and the general ecosystem of Java enterprise development, I feel right at home. My first creation is called How Gnar? and the premise is simple: start the app at the beginning of your ride and receive a “gnarness” rating at the end of your ride with accompanying images and audio. It’s kinda like Strava, but really useless and dumb. Read more...

The 6 Month Festival

โŒš ๐Ÿ”– Cycling 
6 months. 11 races. Countless rivers, towns,ย mountains and hours listing to Metallica in the car. A few too many tight corners and occasionally, one too many beers. The 2012 season was the kind of stuff that you live for, and today was my last day. After graduating from SOU last year I moved to Fairfax, CA where I lived until April when I decided a summer in the PNW was just too good to give up. Read more...

Moved to Fairfax!

โŒš ๐Ÿ”– Cool  Cycling 
I've finally found my bum-ass a place to live! Fairfax, CA in beautiful Marin County. Im going to give you all some good reasons to visit: 1. Fog, what fog? 2. My street turns to dirt in 1/4 of a mile from my house with several trailheads. 3. We have a hottub. 4. Good mountain biking trails. 5. Good people 6. Close to S.F   Great place, hardly as many yuppies as the rest of Marin co. Read more...

Your Bike Frame And You

โŒš ๐Ÿ”– Cycling 
It seems every ride I go on lately isn't complete until someone gets into an argument about which material makes the best bike frames.ย Face it, we're kinda religious about that stuff. Its almost like defending your major in college or something else equally as meaningless. In any case, I know where my allegiancesย lie, but I thought I'd make some insulting generalizations at everyone's expense anyways. [caption id="attachment_448" align=" Read more...