Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Walk from Bus to work, for those days that I don't ride my bicycle.

A Morning Walk From the Bus to Work, about 15 Minutes.  Winter Scenes.

Fayette Park
Clinton Square




Hamilton White House

Park Central Presbyterian Church and Hamilton White House
Syracuse City Hall


Forman Park

M.K.Lemp Park

Episcopal Church

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bicyle route to Work

Along my new route to Work


Starting in our Driveway

Going Up Kenwick

Past the Lutheran Church on Dewitt

Avoiding hole in the Road

Along Forman Street


Going Home under Rte. 690

Outside our Office

Going up the Handicap Ramp

Carrying my Bike down the Stairs

Parked for the Day

Near Rose Hill Park

Zonta House

Recent House Demolition along Dewitt

Top of Rose Hill Cemetery, Oliver Teall Monument

Center of Excellence with Solar Panels

Washington Avenue

Going up Willow, by Rose Hill Park

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer bicycling

my summer clothes for my commute;:
I recently changed my job, and now ride my bicycle 6 miles round trip each day.  A somewhat more hilly commute than my previous job.  And I use an evaporative cooling towel around my neck.  It works well.  After soaking it and draping around my neck, I am cool for the whole ride.  And at the end of the ride when I stop and heat up, it is handy as a wet wipe for my sweaty self.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January bicycling and Solar Cooking

This month I am riding to work for the first time in January since I started commuting by bicycle 6 years ago.   Not so much snow, and temperatures in the thirties.

I also got my solar cookers out for the first time.  It was partly cloudy this morning, but an early afternoon shower put a damper on things.  I finished the apple in the microwave, and finished the biscuits in the toaster oven.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bicycling in Snow

My first bicycling to work in snow on Thursday, December 29, last day of work this year.  A good pair of snow boots helped keep my feet warm.  Generally, I have not bicycled in the month of January due to cold and snow.  Perhaps I will start in 2017.




Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bicycle Lights

As I was riding to work this morning, about 6:30 while it was still dark, I saw ahead of me the faint silhouette of a bicyclist crossing 3 lanes.  WOW.  They had no lights.  This was an area where cars speed by at 50 mph.
I have added lights over the years, first to be seen, then to be able to see the road ahead of me.
I now have a red rechargeable blinking light on the back of my helmet, and a rechargeable light on the top of my helmet strong enough to light up the road ahead of me.  I also have lights on the front, varying from two to three, battery powered,  And one light on the back of my seat, a red blinker, battery powered.
When I just had a single light for the rear, I did find at least once that the battery had died and I had ridden home with no shining light to warn people behind me.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Solar Cooking Update



Cooking Biscuits

Using Jiffy baking mix, one cup with 1/3cup milk.  It made  6 biscuits that I put n the two cookers.  The cat found a warm spot n the sun .  Our high temperature was in the 60's today.  
We also picked some gourds from our jungle of vines in the back