Recently I’ve become fascinated by the story of Honda’s CB500 and CB550, having recently acquired one. Read reviews and road tests of either bike and you see a statements like Motorcycle Mechanics “one of the ‘show stealers’”, or Motorcyclist magazine’s “possibly the best all-around street bike on the market.” Yet, while the story of the CB750…Read More Honda CB500/550 and the soul of Honda 1971-1978
In the dead of winter I purchased a 45 year old motorcycle. My neighbour helped me pull it out of my snow shovelled trailer. An older gentleman, he seemed surprisingly at ease as he guided it down over the harden ice. He shared how seeing the motorcycle brought him back. But the bike looked in…Read More The 1970s Honda CB-550 sport bike and the surprising parallels with the Porsche 911
It was a bright sunny day. Sitting at my birch wood table overlooking the back yard, I could the see the light streaming in to the kitchen. I remember the time of day, it was just about 11am, as I sat coding on my laptop. I felt a sense of urgency to push code. But…Read More The truth about burnout
After upgrading you MacOS, you will need to reconfigure your MAMP server. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to do. However, sometime hiccups happen. Here’s a quick guide to follow that will walk you through the things to check. 1. enable php.ini cd /etc move default to php.ini sudo cp php.ini-5.2-previous php.ini If you need to resetup…Read More Migrating PHP and Apache to latest Mac OS after update
500,000 visitors, wow. It’s been a journey. Thank you! When it comes to building a business or starting a venture, what is vision? What does it mean to maintain vision? Is vision important? How does one grow their business in a changing landscape, with wavering demands, all while maintaining their vision? These are among the…Read More Maintaining Vision
Okanagan + Surrounding Areas Knox Mnt Hill Climb Tuesday, May 15 2018 Distance: 3k Start: 6:40pm, registration opens at 5:30pm Cost: $5 + BC race license BC Provincial Championship Events Saturday, May 26 2018 – Time Trial (Elite, Masters) Where: Langley Sunday, May 27 2018 – Road Race (Elite, Masters) Where: Abbotsford Okanagan…Read More 2018 Okanagan Race/Ride Calendar
I began using Zwift late last year for offseason riding. In a way, it is my winter group ride replacement. I use a classic magneto trainer with a Garmin speed, heart rate and cadence sensor, which do the trick for me. Because I know the speed I’m pedalling, and since the resistance of the trainer…Read More How accurate is Zwift’s power estimate for classic trainers?
How to get your virtual host MAMP Server (Mac Apache, PHP, and MySQL) up and running again after upgrading to the latest macOS. Mac High Sierra (as of this post). After upgrading the macOS and navigating to the directory of my localhost website, this is what I see. Instead of showing the webpage it is supposed…Read More How to restore your Mac’s Apache settings after upgrading your Mac OS
People love to point out that I’m riding Zwift Power – which simply means that Zwift is estimating the watts that I’m generating by comparing my speedometer sensor, cadence sensor and type of trainer. Zwift is multiplayer game for cyclists. It works by displaying an Avatar of you cycling as you pedal away on your…Read More How does Zwift zPower estimates compare with CycleOps data for the Magneto trainer?
With riders publishing their stats to Strava and Garmin Connect, among other places, it’s becoming easier than ever to understand the gains available to cyclists. And more importantly to this post, it affords us the ability to compare real world aerodynamic performance with the claims made via wind tunnel testing. According to data released by…Read More A look into real world cycling aero gains – Part 3 on the Handlebars/Stem