Monday, March 21, 2011

Photo Dump from last week or so

Well I was out of town all last week and I have some interesting photos to share with you.


Spring thaw in Buffalo - I had never ridden over this bridge before - glad I did

Water looks refreshing or cold???? I will go with cold!

Here fishy fishy

Green Mountain in snow cover - the snow had melted by the time I got back from my road ride

Red Rocks Amphitheater

Bear Creek Canyon Ride

Field Goal attempt to win the Super Bowl

Ahhhhhhh - The Pacific Ocean in Malibu

I could have slept in this spot but I was looking out for the Fresh Prince - oh wait that is Bel-Air

Sunshine - nothing better after a long Buffalo winter

Friday, March 11, 2011

Still Hanging Out in Buffalo

There has not been any sunshine in the past week so that means there have not really been very good photo opportunities since I leave for work in the dark and by the time I get home if I ride it is dark again!

With the time change this week I am looking forward to needing my lights only in the morning, longer days, less time spent at work, and more time spent on the bike!  It has been a blase past week or two and I am excited that I get to hit California and Colorado next week for work.  There should be some sunshine sprinkled in there somewhere - I PRAY!!!

This weekends forecast is similar to the past couple of weeks forecast - rain, wind, snow and whatever else Mother Nature wants to throw our way.  I rode to work on Wednesday and I really should not have.  I ended up calling in the SAG wagon 1/2 way home because I was being blown all over the place with 30+mph wind gusts.  Not one of my brighter rides that I can recall!

Well enjoy your week.  Blogging will be a minimum next week unless I do a California photo dump :)

Get out there and ride your bike!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

No Pictures - Just Confusion Driven Words!

I changed the title from Anger to Confusion.  I am really not angry about it but this guy is something else.  Send the link along and have all of your friends drop him a note.  He is easily found via google :)

So I had a friend link this story to his FB page.  I read the title and laughed.  I read the story and laughed.

That was yesterday!

Today I penned this e-mail to the Assemblyman who is the brainstorm behind it:

Mr. DenDekker,

I truly hope you find better causes to pursue in the future rather than trying to get $300,000 of revenue for New York State via a ridiculous bike licensing program.

Here is an idea - why don't you and your fellow lawmakers cut your staff size and reduce all the non-necessary staff in Albany and all other local government locations.  I am guessing that this will save the state more than the $300,000 annually that this law is supposedly going to make for New York State.

I really wish you were in my district because I would personally see to it that you have no chance of re-election.  Based on the work you are doing attempting to get this law passed I find it hard to believe that there are not more qualified people available to do the job.

Here is another idea - why don't you pass legislation that makes it illegal to drive a car of distances less than 3 miles.  You could create a license that gives you special permission to drive your car less than 3 miles for $26.00 annually.  That would get you more income for many years to come because most constituents would sign up for that license out of laziness.

Have a great day.


Bill Graves

Some people need to find better things to do with their time.  Too bad he is not a local politician and good thing we don't have bike lanes in the Western New York area ;)

Have a great day and get out there and ride your bike.  It is sunny and 35 in Buffalo today.  Glad I commuted to work!