Author Archives: esc

About esc

I'm a programmer in the Seattle area. Mostly work on compilers but also on optimization. Currently focused on gpu stuff...

North Shore Racks NSR4

And now that wife is situated with rack its time for a new better rack. Discussions at work there were lots of folks happy with the NSR4 from North Shore Racks. Other folks love the OnOne rack but when I … Continue reading

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Lovely day in the mountains

Late October and it is definitely getting dark ’round here. Starting to get cold. Big storm came in and blanketed the cascades with snow. Places that were refuges from the heat a month ago are now unreachable by bike. Fortunately … Continue reading

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In with the New… Kona Raijin!

Just Not Liking that Vassago Jabberwocky… Diligently rode that damn jabberwocky all September. The Strava September climbing challenge where I rode up and down a paved road near work to rack up the vert. And. And Then it Failed the Tiger … Continue reading

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Thanks to My Cool Lady Friend

Bought this beauty years ago now. Been literally leaning against the wall in the bedroom. Almost every morning I’d take a look at it, such fine lines. Give the brakes a squeeze. I may have this bike to thank for … Continue reading

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Winter Pain: 2014 Vassago Jabberwocky

I’ve been doing these long ride/race things for 5 years now. I’m definitely getting faster, the rides are getting easier. Winter on the trainer helped a bunch to keep fitness for spring. It is cool to see my fitness increasing, … Continue reading

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MTB Footware Search and Review

  Once upon a time I had some shimano spd shoes. From the early 90s. Comfortable to walk in, lasted about 10 years of use before the base of the shoe cracked apart. Around the same time I found some … Continue reading

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A Tale ‘O Twee Pedals

Got a new set of pedals, the shimano m9000 xtr. Here is weight comparison between the ‘ol 525, the m785 and the new one:  

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