Saturday, July 9, 2011
Found out a really cool site supporting bicycle future around the country called, People for Bikes. They have lots of great information about how you can help advocate biking in your local community as well as on a national level: you can sign their pledge, send your representatives a letter (they have a good stock letter that you can add to and e-mail), do a write up and tell your story (I wrote about Evan and I touring across country to help the American Cancer Society), and lots of other ways how you can get connected in your local community. Really easy things to do signing the pledge and sending letters to your representatives and I believe the more they get e-mails about adding more bike lanes, better bicycle education, and the health/economic/climate advantages is best. So check out their site and tell all your friends!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Hello all (not sure who all is).
My oldest brother, Ian, and his family (the Charles) have been raising funds to build a new section on a hospital in Connecticut, it is a family and children section. It is a clinical care center for cancer and blood disorders. It is a very good cause and a little bit will go a long way. Check out the donation site to learn more: A Brighter Hope
No obligation but I am very proud of my brother and his family with this grand endeavor.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
this morning we set got up and ready to set off for new york city. matt left earlier to bike down there since the subway doesn't allow bikes at peak riding times so evan and i just met him down there. after a little bit of confusion, we found the train station and then the bus station. i grabbed some breakfast and we loaded onto the bus. the bus ride was about 4 1/2 hrs to new york but it wasn't too bad, but then again i'm used to traveling by my own pedal power. all three of us read, listened to music, or napped along the way. we pulled into nyc and unloaded from the bus. we then started the journey of learning the new york subway system. we decided to go straight to our couchsurf surfing host, paul's, house. it was a fairly easy ride over to brooklyn and his place is right next to the subway so that is nice. we settled in and dropped off our stuff and chatted for a bit before heading back to new york to find some dinner. we were going to go see our favorite mewithoutYou tonight, so we decided to head to the venue and grab something to eat close to it so we wandered into the edges of chinatown and enjoyed a dumplings and soup. we then wandered around since we had an hour or so before the show started. the thing with new york is that it is so big you can wander and always see new things. i love it! we wandered to the venue and waited till the doors opened. we grabbed a table upstairs until mwY started. the first two bands, whoever they were, were not doing it for me so i was just eagerly awaiting them to finish. when mwY started i stayed uptop for the first song to soak it all in and snap some pics then i moved down to the front with evan and matt. it was a great show and i am so glad to have finally seen them. when the show got over we wandered around broadway and stopped in at tgifridays for some late dinner, it was like 1am. after we ate, we made our way back to brooklyn to go to bed.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tall Tale of a Life Well Lived