Profile

Cover photo
Richard Masoner
Works at Oracle nee Sun
Attended Midwestern State University
Lives in Cailfornia
3,921 followers|3,138,273 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Richard Masoner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Yet Another Downtown San Jose Lane Splitting Video
5
Kevin Wang's profile photoRichard Masoner's profile photoRalph Durham's profile photo
3 comments
 
We are low 50s here in München. 
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Photos & Video (General)  - 
 
2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show takes place the weekend of February 26 in Sacramento, CA, so for today's #TBT here's a photo of Jon Norstog with my daughter at the 2007 NAHBS.

Jon was trying to convince my daughter to ride his Muttonmaster bicycle. The Muttonmaster was first designed for sheepherders in the Najavo Nation in Arizona, where Jon used to live and where he began building bikes. It's a singlespeed utility bike with a rack built into the frame.

Jon does business as "Thursday Bicycles" of Pocatello, Idaho http://www.thursdaybicycles.com/
12
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Shared publicly  - 
 
SJC Airport apologizes for the "inconvenience" of this cycling detour
6
1
William Robison's profile photoTawn Kennedy's profile photoRon Ng's profile photoRichard Masoner's profile photo
11 comments
Ron Ng
+
1
2
1
 
Wow, that is a sucky way to get to work.  Reminds me a little of Tully Road on rush hour.  Neither is pleasant.  It's good they had a change of heart with Ewert Road .... That must have really elevated your heartrate going through there.
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Photos & Video (General)  - 
 
Last night's commute

A frustrating Monday, so I played in traffic to blow off a little steam. This is downtown San Jose California.
10
Alex Applegate's profile photoRichard Masoner's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Alex Applegate It's good to be afraid. I see people do incredibly stupid things around city buses. I generally pass as shown in the video when traffic is at a complete standstill, and even then I'll  do so if only I know there's not a bus stop immediately ahead.
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Ride Reports/Mileage  - 
 
Super Bowl 50 Detour Audit

Trail and road closures began yesterday in preparation for Super Bowl 50 in the city of Santa Clara. 

We all knew the popular San Tomas Aquino Trail would be closed. I checked out one of the suggested detours: Great America Parkway. This is an arterial signed for 40 MPH, but actual speed can often exceed 50, especially when it's empty like this.  City of Santa Clara Public Works posted electronic parking signs right in the bike lanes, too.  There's nothing like taking the lane with 50 MPH traffic to get the blood pumping on a Monday morning.

I was especially surprised to learn San Jose Airport plans to close Ewert Road beginning Wednesday. This is the access road on the north side of the airport which has been closed to motor vehicle traffic, but open to bikes and walkers. There was no advance notice of this closure until the airport posted signs sometime since last Friday.  Ewert Road is an important east-west connector for cyclists; alternate routes are miles out of the way and all of them are extremely unpleasant for cycling.

Find additional photos at my Strava for this morning's commute https://www.strava.com/activities/483602487
8
Ron Ng's profile photoRichard Masoner's profile photoRalph Kasarda's profile photo
9 comments
 
+Richard Masoner That would be much too adventurous for me.  
Add a comment...
In his circles
1,456 people
Have him in circles
3,921 people
VSI BATAM's profile photo
Quốc Chương Trịnh's profile photo
Gary Wayne Clark's profile photo
Chris Jones's profile photo
Harendranath Palai's profile photo
Ben Tan's profile photo
Jared Paul Wilson's profile photo
Jorge Sutton's profile photo
Richard alice's profile photo

Richard Masoner

Off-topic Discussion  - 
 
I was just riding along when these two freaks in bright yellow kit biked past singing about princess love.

Happy Friday, all! and I hope you have a great weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw6jay1etsw
10
Joseph Nikstenas's profile photoJeff “FunkyStickman” Hendricks's profile photo
2 comments
 
I love this show. Me and my son watched the whole series.
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Photos & Video (General)  - 
 
With apologies for the "inconvenience"

San Jose Airport closed Ewert Road -- a popular and car-free cycling route -- across the airport during the week of Super Bowl 50 because "safety and security." Roughly 700 people take this road every day.

Here's video of the detour, which airport staff calls "inconvenient."
 
SJC Airport apologizes for the "inconvenience" of this cycling detour
11 comments on original post
1
daniël bosold's profile photoIan Emmons's profile photoFlorian L's profile photoRichard Masoner's profile photo
7 comments
 
+Florian L​ here's the normal, car-free route https://youtu.be/W-uQ-0EJmjs
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Off-topic Discussion  - 
 
Fun bicycle music video

From a movie in 2013. I don't understand the lyrics but I love it anyway. How did I miss this?

Via +Jym Dyer 
3
1
Alex Applegate's profile photoSeb K's profile photoRichard Masoner's profile photoSteve Webster's profile photo
3 comments
 
Because #waroncars  
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Senior Director for Transportation Policy for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group rides a bike share bike.
4
Richard Masoner's profile photo
 
I couldn't figure out why she was staring at me and then realized she's someone I know, but it took another few seconds for her name to percolate out of long-term memory.
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Shared publicly  - 
 
#tbt

30 years ago today, I got in my car after my college rhetoric class and turned on the radio. I knew a space shuttle launch had happened during class and wondered why they were still talking about it a half hour later on a special news broadcast. 
4
Brett Trigg's profile photoWilliam Robison's profile photo
2 comments
 
I worked in a factory. There was an instant changed in the air, a quite shock. 
Add a comment...

Richard Masoner

Shared publicly  - 
2
William Robison's profile photo
 
Interesting, a cool feature. 
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
1,456 people
Have him in circles
3,921 people
VSI BATAM's profile photo
Quốc Chương Trịnh's profile photo
Gary Wayne Clark's profile photo
Chris Jones's profile photo
Harendranath Palai's profile photo
Ben Tan's profile photo
Jared Paul Wilson's profile photo
Jorge Sutton's profile photo
Richard alice's profile photo
Work
Occupation
mov eax, cr3; mov cr3, eax
Employment
  • Oracle nee Sun
    Pipe architect, 2006 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Cailfornia
Previously
Japan, California, Texas and Florida
Story
Introduction
 ¿pooʍ ʞɔnɥɔ pןnoɔ ʞɔnɥɔpooʍ ɐ ɟı
ʞɔnɥɔ ʞɔnɥɔpooʍ ɐ pןnoʍ pooʍ ɥɔnɯ ʍoɥ

So anyway - bicycles, mad h4x0r sk1lz, transportation geekery, virtualization, Big Real Mode, thunking, Unix, Linux, VMware, Xen, kernel virtual mode, device drivers, memory management, stack smashing exploits, APIC, BIOS, UEFI, yadda yabba foo.

Other search keywords: one God apostolic tongue talking pentecostal holy roller heaven bound believer in the liberating name of Jesus Christ. Yokota Air Base. Fritz. Air Force Brat. Texas A&M. Wichita Falls. Midwestern State.
Bragging rights
When I was 14 I wrote a single pass 6502 assembler in Atari BASIC (yes, really). In college, while my peers had modern 286 PCs for their assignments, I had a hand-me-down Heathkit 8086; I rewrote the BIOS so it would be PC compatible enough to run MS-DOS 3.0, Wordstar, Lotus 123, and Borland's Turbo C IDE. Everything since then is a corporate trade secret.
Education
  • Midwestern State University
    Computer Science, 1985 - 1990
  • Texas A&M University
    Aerospace Engineering, 1984 - 1985
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Fritz
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • WordPress
The menu is your basic American Chinese food and the quality can be uneven but Mary is super friendly and all meals are cooked to order. A favorite in 95066.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map