It was 5:40 am, and I was driving my wife to work as I always do. As we headed down Parkside, the streets were snow covered but traffic was moving along well. It was 5:40 am after all.
Suddenly, the traffic light changed to yellow and I slowly applied the brakes. A loud grating noise emanated from under the car. My wife was startled.
"What the hell was that?” she said. “It’s just snow behind the wheel.” It’s funny how that snowy icy mass builds up in the wheel well.
One thing that blogging really does is help make you become more introspective. I decided the other day to make a list of the things that I was struggling with creatively. When you start putting it all out there, you find out very quickly things like: I'm not that interesting I need to learn more about this I need to learn more about that I waste a lot of time musing about things I spend less time than I should doing things that are meaningful Producing content is hard Produc
Yesterday I posted a video composed in Go Pro's Quik editor. This editor makes videos in no time at all. Take a look at the link above, but basically it has smart recognition technology that looks for faces, speed, and transitions, etc.... The editor then allows you to add titles, trim, re-order, and set the clip to provided soundtracks. When I edited down the original footage that I posted yesterday, the only real thing I changed was to delete some of the poorly shot scenes
Getting outdoors always trumps doing indoor stuff, especially when you are in a remote spot with the family. Last Christmas, we bought snowshoes and poles from Campus Wheelworks, and we have tried to use them as much as we can. One time we always try to get a walk in is when we visit the Adirondacks and the beautiful Lake Placid area. We are usually there at least once for hockey in January. This year, we visited the Peninsula Trail which was literally 500 meters from our hot
"We are naturally inclined to hate boredom." -John Spencer My principal tossed an article from the latest Educational Leadership in front of our team this week entitled, "The Gift of Boredom." In the article, educator John Spencer recounts his time in the classroom, and he elucidates moments wherein he consciously placed students in a moment of boredom to see what creativity it might generate. I'm not boring you already, I hope? Think about when you have your best ideas: in t
This week, I installed and rode several times on the virtual cycling platform, Road Grand Tours. It is a free for now in beta platform that delivers great graphics and seems to put a Zwift-like experience on top of some of the world's most iconic climbs and courses. But once you use it, does it stack up to Zwift? I rode five of the RGT courses this week, and had a few distinct impressions. The hilly courses like Cap Formentor (Majorca) and Pienza (Italy) are great. If I wante
"There is no reason why I shouldn't be able to plan, track, and interact socially within the Zwift app and web portal. The time has come." I have been a long time Zwift and Strava Premium subscriber, and I admit...I hate paying for them both. Last year, I dropped my paid TrainingPeaks account because I felt that $60 a year for Strava Premium was a better choice if I had only one tracking software. TrainingPeaks is $19 a month or $9.98 a month if you pay for 12 months ($119.76
Road Grand Tours is a Zwift alternative that is still in beta, but that doesn't mean that isn't a legitimate option for those looking to train inside this winter. I signed up for a free account today, and decided to give it a whirl. It was actually a lot better than I expected with only one real let down. Sign up gave way to a free download of the program, which on my home Wifi took about 45 minutes for all the updates to go through. I linked the account to my Strava, and sta