Monday, August 28, 2017

Labor Day Ride

I don't have the September schedule yet, but plans have been made for a pickup ride to Tempe on Labor Day (Monday Sept. 4). Granada Park, 6:30 AM. Destination is Ncounter.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Yeah... this is going to work out just fine

While automakers focus on defending the systems in their cars against hackers, there may be other ways for the malicious to mess with self-driving cars. Security researchers at the University of Washington have shown they can get computer vision systems to misidentify road signs using nothing more than stickers made on a home printer.

Sorry to crush your dreams of riding in the back of your self-driving car...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sunday July 30 - First Watch

We're off to the Metrocenter First Watch tomorrow. Probably be a smaller crowd than usual. Sort of have an idea for a route. See you at 6:30.

Here's an article about six bike lane projects coming to downtown neigborhoods.

Here's a video of Danny MacAskill's day out. This guy has skillz.

Tip of the hat to Gary for sending me both of these items.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Oncall Blues

I'll just say this- four days into oncall duty, and I am pretty well convinced that Operations is conducting a series of sleep-deprivation experiments.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Never going to happen...

I've said it before, I'll say it again, there is no way anyone alive today will see a driverless car out on the street.

Oh, there will be places where the technology will work- like parking shuttles at amusement parks, college or business campuses, but never out in the real world, where kids and animals run out in front of you. Where electrical lines and trees come down in storms. Where water mains burst and take out half of a street. The real world. Where we live.

Just read this, about what the "experts" think bikes will need to be in the future.

Never. Going. To. Happen.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 9 - Wildflower Bread Co

This Sunday we're off to Wildflower Bread Company on Indian School. Would like to figure out a new route to get there, so I'll put my thinking cap on. Any ideas, shoot them at me.

Here's a pic that we snapped yesterday at NCounter in Tempe, in our red, white and blue, star-spangled yankee doodle dandiest...

Monday, June 26, 2017

Holiday ride July 4th

Yesterday at breakfast, we made plans for a July 4th ride next Tuesday. If you were there, we initially said 6:30, but after the long hot slog back from Times Square, we decided 6 AM would be a good idea to prevent a holiday heat stroke.

So, 6 AM Granada on July 4, destination NCounter in Tempe.   But first, it's New York Bagels 'n Bialys this Sunday at the usual 6:30 start.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Goodbye Jim...

I received an email this morning forwarded from Kyle Schlotfelt....

Dear Friends and Family of James "Jim" Corallo,

With heavy hearts, we are sad to share that our loving husband and father passed away on the morning of June 12th, 2017. As many of you know, he was battling stage IV renal cell carcinoma, and the complications that came with it were too much for his body to handle. 

We invite you to join us to commemorate Jim's life at his memorial service this Friday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018.  Please feel free to share this message with anyone who knew and loved him. 

In lieu of flowers, our family suggests memorial contributions to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Ronald McDonald House. We appreciate your love and support.

With kind regards,
The Corallo Family
Annette, Keith, Lauren and Kelsey

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 18 - The Good Egg?

Yelp says that this location is closed, not sure why its on the schedule. However, note that there is a First Watch at Park Central Mall at that same address (3110 N. Central).  I am hoping that was what was meant, and they will be expecting us.

And by us, I mean you all. I am unable to lead this Sunday. So someone take a look at a map, and figure out a route. I'd suggest a Sunnyslope tour, or maybe loop through Arcadia and back to Central.

See you on the 25th!

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 21 - The Henry

First off, thanks to Tom for giving me and my disabled bicycle a ride home yesterday, I really appreciated it. Looks like it will need a new freehub most likely.

Now about next Sunday- I will not be able to lead the ride to The Henry. So someone's going to have to make a plan. I would suggest the Dreamy Draw, over into PV, south to Mockingbird, then the 54th St. meander alongside of Mummy Mountain, down to Camelback Inn, and west and south on McDonald/44th St. Or, you could circle around Arcadia for awhile.

Anyway, I'll be around for the May 28 ride to First Watch, and if anyone wants to ride on Memorial Day the 29th, let me know and I'll post something.