Digital Pigeon

My new addition to the cycling arsenal. 

It’s a metro500 and casts just the right light for that 8 mile commute. 

In other bikey news I took the time to stop at a local business on the way home to have a chat about how their van behaved around me this morning at quarter to six. 

Say what you will about morning people but they are awesome as concerns my safety and the bicycle commute. This guy was in need of a compliment so I wanted to be sure to thank him. 

I’ll take the 5-6:30 crowd over the blitzkrieg boppers I face from 7-18:00 any day. View Larger

My new addition to the cycling arsenal.

It’s a metro500 and casts just the right light for that 8 mile commute.

In other bikey news I took the time to stop at a local business on the way home to have a chat about how their van behaved around me this morning at quarter to six.

Say what you will about morning people but they are awesome as concerns my safety and the bicycle commute. This guy was in need of a compliment so I wanted to be sure to thank him.

I’ll take the 5-6:30 crowd over the blitzkrieg boppers I face from 7-18:00 any day.


Weather this morning in Elmira, NY or Beware the Pogonip…

DATE TIME/// PRECIPITATION INCHES///WX CODE///CLOUD COVER FRACTIONAL///VISIBILITY FEET///HI TEMP F///LO///CURRENT///NEW SNOW INCHES///TOTAL SNOW INCHES///BAROMETER///COMMENTS

10/12/2014 6:32:00///0///12 More of less continuous shallow fog or ice fog at the station, not deeper than six feet./// 0/8///500///62///30///30///0///0///Rising///Pogonip forming.

This is the format that I was trained to keep the weather in for the NWS back when I was a COOP observer in the Mountains. I knew it was forecast to be cold overnight and I am thinking of a mid-western cyclist who was to be bicycle camping this weekend.

Beware the Pogonip, I’ve ridden in it here before and frostniped my fingertips quite badly.  You start to warm up later and it feels like someone is beating your fingertips with a 21Oz hammer. (Think back to all the times you hit yourself doing a roof job, it was worse.)

Well, better get the radio fired up. It’s Sunday morning and that means time to get radio-active. 75m here we go again. The MFJ end fed Zepp for 40 meters tunes up very well. I’d recommend.