Thursday, July 21, 2011
Be A Bright Blue.
in our bedroom after the war was not the latest album by canadian band, stars. spotify informed that the band has produced an album each year since 2007, then spotify encouraged me to listen to them all - in their entirety. the swedish have invaded, and their version of pandora is bloody amazing.
both seth goodnight and jeremy pang recently procured road bicycles. two years ago I would have never seen this day coming as we all rode fixed gear bicycles exclusively. variable gears were viewed as unnecessary and sheldon brown was our one-gear god. but we all kind of grew up (seth finished graduate school, jeremy got married) and road bicycles with their promise of prolonging rides gained appeal.
it was humorous to see how each party went about acquiring their bicycles. seth went on craigslist and locally found a salvageable bianchi that had been relegated to a garage decoration. jeremy went on ebay and bid several paychecks for a gorgeous colnago shipped from europe. both bicycles are equally beautiful with subtle signs of aged steel.
over the past weekend seth and I saw the google maps bicycle - or tricycle, as it was on three wheels - at mccully warehouse. apparently google had not anticipated the rough streets of honolulu and its employees needed new wheels, tires, and tubes. seth and I asked to take photos with the google maps tricycle but one of the employees was throwing a fit and forced a prompt departure.
still, we learned from warehouse old timer bill that the employees had no control of the google maps tricycle’s street view camera(s). apparently a GPS in the cockpit of the tricycle told employees exactly where to ride the bicycle and all the equipment was controlled from somewhere at google headquarters. crazy stuff.
this upcoming weekend the pineapple hill road race will be held in wahiawa. I honestly do not think I am prepared for it, so a physically painful sunday morning is scheduled to occur.