Human Powered Season: The Next Chapter

It’s been a fun time, riding my bike all summer, though it’s also been filled with frustration from time to time. We’re a region and a world that is geared toward the automobile and the consumption of fossil fuels. I have to confess that I’m addicted to ease of travel too. There were times when […]

A Review: The Barley Brothers Traveling Beer Show

This week, we met some friends at Brewforia, a restaurant in Meridian. Great food and great beer. The next afternoon, when I was simply no longer being productive, I trolled my Facebook feed, and saw a competition for some free tickets to the Barley Brother’s Traveling Beer Show sponsored by Brewforia, given away by Move2Boise, […]

Insecure: Bike Friendly Businesses

Ever feel insecure riding your bike, and wonder if you will have a place to lock it up when you arrive at your destination? No? Then you haven’t cycled much for transportation, at least not with a bike worth much. I’ve harped on this before in this series, so watch this video on insecurity, a […]

Telecommuting is Work and It’s Working

The Human Powered Season 5:  Part of any self-powered endeavor is laced with doubt and doubters. I’m not one to listen to them much, and I usually could care less what others think of me and what I do. This philosophy radiates across my life: from what I do for work to my appearance; from […]

Give it Away: Inspiring Others to Ride

The Human Powered Summer Part 4: The cycling as transportation process, and the whole point of this exercise is not only to get myself in shape, reduce my impact on at least my local environment, save a few bucks, and write some interesting articles, but to at the same time inspire others to do the […]

Dogs, Physics, and Helicopters

The Human Powered Summer  Part 3: I quickly discovered at the beginning of this season that there are issues biking for transportation. One of them is my wife declaring (over and over) how inconvenient it is to ‘make do’ with only one motorized vehicle. Guess my minimalist bent isn’t rubbing off. Don’t get me wrong. […]

“One Jelly Doughnut. . .”

The Human Powered Season: Week 2 I’m 43. There, I said it. I’m not 21. Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter (if you don’t, just click the links, because you should) know that since November I lost about 60 pounds. It changed my skiing game, my running game, and even how […]