Nembafest 2017

James Beckwourth was an American trapper and mountain man who had extraordinary adventures, which he famously chronicled in his book “The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, Mountaineer, Scout and Pioneer, and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians”.  Among the tales of his adventures, some more true than others, he wrote about the […]

Car update

I decided to take some pictures of the car today to give a little update.  I’d say it looks okay.  It needs some tidying up.  I would like to come up with some checklists to help make sure I’ve got all my supplies. I think there needs to be one list for things that stay […]

Key Performance Indicator (KPI): So, I’m a bit of a slob…

“A performance indicator or key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement.[1] KPIs evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity (such as projects, programs, products and other initiatives) in which it engages. Often success is simply the repeated, periodic achievement of some levels of operational goal (e.g. zero defects, […]

The Group Ride

As I got my car packed up, I felt myself fighting off  urges to make an excuse not to go.  I ended up arriving to the unfamiliar parking lot super early and was feeling the butterflies as I waited for more riders to arrive.  The feeling reminded me of the first time I went riding […]

the blog

  Sealed bearings rolling around an aluminum axle, spinning inside urethane skateboard wheels hum in a soft, low, and distinctive way.  That sound saturates my memory of the “Gleaming the Cube”  movie trailer which I used to wait through hours of TV to see when the movie debuted in 1989.  I was 14 years old […]