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Recent Posts

December 24, 2020
It’s been at least 5 years since I had to close shop and move (more than once). To open the shop again I had to…
December 24, 2020
June 24, 2020
Coming Soon: Human Testing Of Springtime Shot Against Lyme Disease: wbur.org-lyme-disease-shot-2020 more: Lyme disease vaccine update Tick Info and Safety
June 24, 2020
April 5, 2020
Recently failing with this because the rollers were too steep and abrupt, not flowy, the next logical limit is to consider pedal strikes as an…
April 5, 2020
March 10, 2020
I added a little more to the Jump (and roller/drain) Design page by exploring the Brachistochrone and its application for rollers (more):
March 10, 2020
January 4, 2020
There’s a whole field of mathematics that studies knots, to explore abstract properties of idealized curves. “But that’s not what you care about if you…
January 4, 2020
December 27, 2019
The basic concept of the mile originated in Roman times. The Romans used a unit of distance called the mille passum, which literally translated into…
December 27, 2019
October 3, 2019
The wheel is a ring…The Fellowship of the Wheel project and ethos represents what goes on in many similar organizations/communities throughout the world. Maybe there…
October 3, 2019
July 4, 2019
Hopefully testing does indeed get better: sciencenews.org-testing-new-approaches There is a yet another tick-borne illness to add to the list: Powassan If you are in NY,…
July 4, 2019
June 14, 2019
School grades, food grades, health grades, trail grades…elevation profiles and the speed at which they are traversed are caloric profiles. The precise relationship between how…
June 14, 2019
May 14, 2019
I’m typically modest and don’t intend to boast, but wanted to share three recent awards. American Trails‘ “Outstanding Trail Leaders” award recognizes “compelling and significant…
May 14, 2019
March 26, 2019
Many trails plans begin by using old dirt and gravel roads that served a myriad of purposes, quite often for resource extraction in mountainous regions.…
March 26, 2019
March 14, 2019
Not that I need to re-post old posts, but it’s hard not to admire (half) tau (pie) day, and the circle of seasons as we…
March 14, 2019
February 10, 2019
Although I don’t think they would be as dramatic or beautiful as the watersheds and forest maps at grasshopper geography, it would be interesting to…
February 10, 2019
December 30, 2018
I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the origin…
December 30, 2018
December 18, 2018
This is (mostly) a trail web space, but sometimes I share other stories. This story on plants isn’t a feel-good story, but how much of…
December 18, 2018
December 1, 2018
I managed to get selected by vote I suppose, and I think it would be Advocates, not Advocate, but whatever, thank you nonetheless. I have…
December 1, 2018
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