Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm back...

Guess who's back? Back again... That's right, after what I'll call an unintentional sabbatical, I'm back, recharged and hopefully more opinionated than ever! The break wasn't planned otherwise I would have let everyone know and gave more a timeline but life happened in this part of the world and well, I just didn't have the time or energy for the blog.

Fortunately, unlike other breaks that I've taken, this was a good thing that life got busy. As I posted before, I recently transitioned to a job over at Velocity USA and if you were wondering... it IS as amazing as you might think. Great company, great coworkers, great product. I did have to take a good month of riding off in recovering from my epic 4-square shoulder injury, and for the most part my shoulder has healed. All that [plus a few other things] and an attempt at a personal life ushered in the break.

I've got a few projects up my sleeve that I'm looking forward to showing everyone, along with some new bikes that have made their into the stable. For now, I just wanted let everyone know... I'm back, I'm re-energized, and as always I've got ideas...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Case for the (un)common Flea.

I'm a sucker for cool little gadgets.

I've got analog clocks on my bike handlebars (two or three of them), I still have (and play with) my Legos, and things like calculator watches just make my day. So when I first read about the new flea, I think I drooled a little.

To make it clear, I'm not talking about this guy:

...or this guy, either:

Nope. It's the 2010 Flea from Blackburn Design. Yes, yes, yes, I know the flea was around last year, but come on...who do you know that actually used it? Sure, here and the one of us tried it out, but that charger was sort of annoying...and it only came in black.


...How ya like dem apples? It's awesome. It comes in colors. It charges off of your computer's USB port (commuting, anyone?), and you can even get a solor charger.

So I'm going to get one. Check in later for a review.