Evening Reading

Continuing to play Far Cry 2 tonight. Continuing to be blown away.

I wish I had played this several months ago, but at the same time, now is a great time of the year to casually blow through a backlog of games.

The news worth recapping today:

From The Chatty
  • reply
    January 28, 2009 5:18 PM

    Bike People! repost

    I just got fit on my new (first) road bike, a used 2005 Trek 5000! Check it out:

    http://rasnowl.dyndns.org/images/bike/bike1.jpg
    http://rasnowl.dyndns.org/images/bike/bike3.jpg
    http://rasnowl.dyndns.org/images/bike/bike5.jpg
    http://rasnowl.dyndns.org/images/bike/bike9.jpg

    Those are the coolest pics, but the pics go from 1-12 if you want to see more. I'm upgrading from a hybrid bike, a Trek 7300 I got last year and rode for a lot before I decided I wanted something lighter for long rides. Waiting for the snow to melt now...

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 6:03 PM

      Sweet ride. I have a Scott Speedster that is a entry level road bike

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 6:09 PM

      wish I lived close enough to school to commute by bike

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 6:26 PM

      nice ride, dawg! Now make sure to not forget a spare tube + co2 cartridge + adaptor + tire-levers and perhaps a small pair of pliers for gettin out really stickler metal-slivers from your tire... getting a flat miles & miles out Realllly sux.

      • reply
        January 28, 2009 7:31 PM

        You're right, I need to get these things...but I also need to learn how to change tires. I guess I understand the concept after having read about it, but I should practice sometime or take a class I suppose.

        • reply
          January 29, 2009 6:36 AM

          It's not difficult. You'd be surprised how fast you can do it after one or two tries.

        • reply
          January 29, 2009 7:05 AM

          are those kevlar-lined tyres? I can't tell

      • reply
        January 29, 2009 5:08 AM

        Oh yeah, always pack a spare tube and all the tools - I can't even count how many times I've gotten a flat way out in the ass end of nowhere.

      • reply
        January 29, 2009 6:37 AM

        The co2 is key. Hand pumps are for suckers.

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 6:54 PM

      [deleted]

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 6:57 PM

      [deleted]

      • reply
        January 28, 2009 7:30 PM

        $1000 for the bike, then another $600 for various upgrades (wheels/tires, crank/bottom bracket, saddle). Bike was ridden for 150mi according to the seller.

        It's a 60cm frame, and I'm 6'4''...but during the fit session I had today, it was determined that due to my body shape (long legs/short torso) my arms weren't very cramped on this frame. Did require a new seatpost/stem though.

        • reply
          January 28, 2009 7:34 PM

          Wish I had known you were looking- I have a 60cm Surly Pacer built up I'm trying to sell. It's too long for me.

          • reply
            January 28, 2009 7:51 PM

            Steel frame eh? How does it ride compared to aluminum or carbon bikes?

            • reply
              January 29, 2009 4:56 AM

              Rides awesome. Not as spring-y or flexible as aluminum- I'm a big dude and the bike hardly flexes when I stand on it and pump.

              Carbon's nice but I would never get a carbon bike for an everyday commuter or even a starter bike. It's too fragile.

        • reply
          January 28, 2009 8:10 PM

          For that price you got ripped off. I don't see an engine anywhere on that thing.

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 7:09 PM

      That's quite a step up from a hybrid. What did you pay for it?

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 7:16 PM

      nice setup! Can't wait for the warmer spring days to come already.

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 7:44 PM

      Nice, now ride the hell out of it. And flip it as well.

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 7:51 PM

      Can you raise the seat any higher?

      • reply
        January 29, 2009 5:07 AM

        Heh, that is how you ride road bikes. Aerodynamics!

    • reply
      January 28, 2009 8:00 PM

      lol it has gears and breaks you're lame. cool looking bike

      • reply
        January 28, 2009 8:07 PM

        I will never understand how fixed gear bikes exist and why people LOVE them.

        • reply
          January 28, 2009 8:20 PM

          its a hipster thing

        • reply
          January 28, 2009 8:24 PM

          Actually, I love my fixie. It's great for winter training and give a great feel for the road. I have 2 other road bikes with gears, though.

        • reply
          January 29, 2009 5:10 AM

          Why do Honda Civics exist? They're cheap, reliable, and you can ride them forever.

        • reply
          January 29, 2009 5:39 AM

          For cyclists, it's good strength training. For hipsters, it's looking cool and being ridiculously dangerous on the road.

          • reply
            January 29, 2009 5:55 AM

            It's not as dangerous as people make it out to be. I ride a fixed gear with no brakes but i ride very conservatively. I obey all traffic laws and never wear an ipod or any source of music so i can not only see traffic coming, but hear it as well.

        • reply
          January 29, 2009 6:38 AM

          They long for their lost youth and days of riding a BMX around the neighborhood

    • reply
      January 29, 2009 5:06 AM

      Very nice, looks like a fun bike with good components. I wouldn't mind one of those for the summer.

    • reply
      January 29, 2009 6:35 AM

      I clicked, thinking "what kind of silly name is that for a motorcycle?" Doh.

    • reply
      January 29, 2009 6:39 AM

      Bah, I was excited when I saw "bike people" thinking it was about mountain bikes. Now I'm disappointed.

Hello, Meet Lola