Building Bridges

Today was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hot Metal Pedestrian/Bike Bridge, and since I work all of a quarter of a mile from the bridge, I thought I would ride over during lunch. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the bridge, as it allows me to avoid a few nasty stretches of […]


I have, yet again, re-configured the Surly for commuting. I decided I wanted to ditch the basket, primarily so I could ride the bike on the weekends without the added weight. I put on my old Carradice saddlebag, and tried to carry the laptop in my messenger bag. After a day’s commuting, I had two […]

Sunday Ride

Hunter Road Loop Short ride today, but on new roads. Plum/Hunter Road out of Oakmont is really nice climb. Long, too, which is surprising, given how close it is to the city. I could see linking Hunter with something like Coxcomb or Logan’s Ferry for a relatively short but difficult ride. In other biking news, […]

Saturday Ride

Old Mill/Saxonburg Loop I’ve wanted to do this ride for some time, and just haven’t gotten around to it. Few folks are interested in the last bit of Old Mill Road, with its mix of dirt, gravel, and chip seal. Personally, I find this quite inviting. The full length of Old Mill is really a […]

Saturday Ride

Starz Road/Guys Run Link-up I intended to ride farther, and into uncharted territory, but a later start and looming rain clouds kept me closer to home. My plan was to just do the Starz Road ride, but when I got to Freeport Road, there was still daylight to burn, so I turned the bike up […]

So It Begins

It is currently snowing, and the grass in our backyard is frosted with with white. A veritable winter wonderland. And it’s not even December.

Sunday Ride

Four Hills, Plus I finally managed to make it out with a few folks who were doing their Dirty Dozen training. We did High Street/Seavey Road, Center, Ravine, and Berryhill (the only one I haven’t done before). Another good learning exercise. The High Street/Seavey Road combo felt pretty good, even on a minimal warmup (all […]

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. — Dante Alighieri, from The Divine Comedy Over the summer, our oven stopped working. We ignored it for a few month because, really, who needs to turn on the oven when […]

Heavy Rotation

Just a quick list of what I’ve been listening to lately. “All My Friends” – LCD Soundsystem “Someone Great” – LCD Soundsystem “You and the Father” – Radar Brothers “Still Evil” – Radar Brothers “Cheese and Onions” – Galaxie 500 “Ceremony” – Galaxie 500

Saturday Ride (Now with Photos)

Family cruising. Sorry, no map. Last week, we purchased a Burley D’Lite Trailer, which we assumed would perform double-duty as a bike trailer and a jogger stroller for Jen. We actually won an eBay auction for it, and got a very good deal. Once it arrived, we purchased the stroller adapter from REI and we […]