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I clocked up 1500 miles / 2400 kms on the bike for 2011 yesterday. That make my total for the last 2 years over 3000 miles / 4800 kms and $607.50 saved in subway fares. #bikenyc
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way to go!
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‎10 years ago I was on a flight from Hawaii to San Jose, CA when the first plane hit the WTC. We were lucky we were allowed to land. Watching events unfold in the office it was clear I wasn't going to make the NY leg of my trip and set about letting concerned family know I was OK. 18 months later I moved to NYC.
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New personal best on the bike!. 30.91 kms (19.21 miles) in 1 hour & 90 seconds with an average speed of 30.15km/h (18.73 mph). On vacation with Melissa J Renda, Ella and Mum at Bald Head Island.
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One of the Cisco sales guys got married there a year ago and we made a week of it and loved it. So when Mum was over from Australia we looked at Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Mexico etc. but decided to go back to BHI as it is so good for little kids like Ella. It would be great to go together. Great spot.
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Cousin Tom Jonas had his first AFL game with Port last night and had the task of playing on All Australian and Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge. By all accounts he had a very good game although Port got pumped. I was in a hotel room in South Hill, Virginia travelling down to North Carolina for a holiday with Mum.
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A review of the game and some good feedback on his performance and quotes from Tom - http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/6038/newsid/120911/default.aspx
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I would love love love to have a go at one of these wave pools. We almost pulled the trigger on a Caribbean cruise where the ship had one of these.
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin surfing -- the water kind -- in the Google parking lot today, via +Danny Sullivan. Nice wipeout at end.
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+Ben Renda Wow.
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If I saw this thing running towards me on a battlefield I'd fall to the floor and cry.
Boston Dynamics, a robotics company, showed off its latest battlefield robot, called AlphaDog. It's scary.
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For every pedestrian injured by a bike, 15 are hurt by a car in New York State. For every pedestrian killed by a bike, over 300 die after getting hit by a car.
A recently released study finds about 1,000 pedestrians are injured each year in collisions with cyclists in the state of New York. The research by
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21.15kms twice around Bald Head Island on the bike. Took 45 mins and had an average speed of 28.51km/h.
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Big milestone. Clicked past the 4000km mark since I began bicycle commuting from Brooklyn to Manhattan for work in March 2010. To mark occasion my route today in the pouring rain and with a slowly deflating tire was http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=215970260195444798716.0004a9a218f40555bd349 (via the excellent Dah Shop in Chinatown to re-inflate the tire). I've also put together a visualisation of my rides using +Dave Shea 's excellent Elevation tool - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hartley/6000389154/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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Is dahshop in brooklyn our the city? I'm in brooklyn.
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+Dave Shea Here is an Elevation view of my My Tracks captured commuting and riding around Brooklyn and NY. I'll post to Flickr and add some comments but the loop on the bottom left is Prospect Park in Brooklyn, The heavy line angling upwards and to the right in the middle is Manhattan Bridge and then off to the right is the East River Parkway in Manhattan. The elevation profile gets all funky around where I commute to which is roughly 47th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.
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+Dave Shea here is the annotated Flickr version - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hartley/6000389154. Very cool software - thanks.
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http://www.slate.com/id/2299432/

"In the face of this fanciful idea (a traffic-busting flight!) it became possible to demonstrate that cycling, often taken as a non-serious or marginal or even annoying (to some drivers) form of transportation in the United States, could seem eminently reasonable: not only the cheapest form of transportation, not merely the one with the smallest carbon footprint, not only the one most beneficial to the health of its user, but the fastest."
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  • University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
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Brooklyn, NY - Sydney, NSW, Australia - Adelaide, SA, Australia - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Noosa, QLD, Australia - Singapore - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - New York, NY