Uncategorized

(DO NOT) Call Me Anytime

My apologies to Debbie Harry, but some headlines write themselves! Canada’s National Do Not Call Registry went into effect September 30th. But registering only with the government’s registry doesn’t mean you can get through dinner without the annoyance of telemarketers calling just yet. Unfortunately, the legislation that made the registry

Riding In America

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly My Sony laptop died on the 20th, hence the long break between posts. One would think technology might last longer than three weeks (the time between purchase and watching the screen go black… never to work again). Yes, one would think that… and

Speed Challenge 2008 Qualifying Session

Pictures from early morning qualifying session — Monday, Sept. 15/08 SR 305 outside Battle Mountain NV(where the HPV Speed Challenge takes place) Sam Whittingham prepares for his first qualifying run in the fourth version of the Varna Diablo Beautiful paint on “Fast” Freddy Markham’s machine Sam’s second run — this

Untitled

Seattle – Friday, Sept 12/08 Boxing a bike is easier than I thought. Delighted to see a Momentum magazine at the local coffee shop where I’m frantically checking email and writing this post twenty minutes before the boarding call for the train. More when I get to Sacramento, including, hopefully,

Untitled

Sunset on Chuckanut Drive – Sept. 10/08Photo: Chris Keam Sept. 11 9:00am – One mile south of Larrabee State ParkI crossed the into the US border yesterday afternoon at the Peace Arch border crossing . I didn’t ask Border Protection Officer Engels if he’s any relation to Marx’s good buddy

The Speed of Sam

Follow all the action of the Human Powered Speed Challenge 2008 right here. I’ll be travelling to Nevada and filing daily reports as Sam Whittingham of Quadra Island attempts to pedal the Varna Diablo III (designed by Georgi Georgiev) faster than his current record of 81 mph. For more information