Monday, October 27, 2008

Gratuitous electric bike pic

I don't think the folks at Practical Pedal will mind if I share this picture with you; it's for an ad for some grocery panniers in their "Bigg Amazing Catalog." It might even send them some business.

Upon close inspection you might notice it's an electric bike, with the motor in the rear hub. I wonder why they put all the weight in the back like that. Perhaps it helps get traction in the Montana snow. Something tells me it would be easy to do wheelies on that thing.

The opposite would be a front hub motor with something like a Cetma rack up front. I've never seen that particular configuration. They should have a grocery-hauling-in-the-snow contest to compare the two.

AG6 Sighting ( ( o ) )

Hey guys, I saw an AeroGarden "SpaceSaver 6" display in a mass market retail department store. Can you guess which one? Rhymes with "zhay." That's right---Target!

They had a display on an aisle end, replete with silk plants for illustration purposes. They had a few different seed pod kits (cherry tomatoes, Italian herbs, etc.) and a lot of paraphrenalia like the AG scissors and the herb mixer.

The SpaceSaver 6 was selling for $150. I would have taken a picture but I was too self-conscious.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Daily Dump

Daily Dump is not what you might think. It's a compost-products company in Bangalore, India.

Their big thing is stacking terra cotta pots. Innovations include the rat-proof lid.

This is simular to what I've been trying to do with giant flowerpots on my deck. It's a great idea, but I worry about the possibility of mold, with the pots being enclosed like that.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Catching up

Well the situation at the fuel pumps has settled down, but I have not been driving much lately. The Jeep is attracting cobwebs.

The weather has been so nice I have been biking in to work in the mornings. We just had a cold snap, so I had to pull out some of my SLC-proven Cold Weather Biking Gear: Specialized biking gloves, a fleece jacket (allegedly wind resistant), and some reflective 180s ear muffs. The last item was surprizingly relevant today; it was windy and wet (low last night wsa 38'F), but at least my ears weren't cold.

It was a beautiful ride. The wind was driving the mist off the canal, like a big magical boiling pot. Just much colder.