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Brendan Brisker
Attended University of California, Santa Cruz
Lived in Trinidad, CA
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Brendan Brisker

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Always nice to see new uses of the bicycle for transportation.
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Is this just before things went badly?
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I'm liking a lot of what they did here.
 
You Don’t Need to Plug in This Fancy Bike for Its Battery to Charge

Cool, rechargeable, LED lit bike!

"The LEDs are built into the fork and the top tube, and the bike features a 96 decibel (aka really freaking loud) horn and a 2.4-inch touchscreen mounted to the handlebar stem. A 10,000 mAh battery stashed in the handlebars provides the juice, and a frictionless dynamo front hub lets you roll your way to a charged battery."

The Volata comes with all the bike accessories you need built in. And you'll pay dearly for them all.
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These sorts of bikes never seem to be designed by people who ride bikes. Why a screen when you have a phone? Rack and fenders? Lights are more effective when higher than the fork, and I'm doubtful that those would illuminate the road. 
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Brendan Brisker

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An unusual but very welcome July storm comes in this evening. Call me a weenie, but I'm not going to #rule9 it tomorrow-- the truck needs fuel for the first time in 4 months, so I'm going to drive into town, run a bunch of errands, and go to a baseball game in the evening.

I love riding my bike to work.
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OK, you're a weenie
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Yesterday morning I did a climb I had been wanting to do for years-- 12 miles with about 4,000 ft of elevation gain topping out at around 5,000 ft, out in the mountains where I've gone many times snowshoeing in the winter. It was the most difficult thing I've ever done on a bicycle, and I did it with my steel touring/commuter bike that I ride every day to work. While there are only 5 attempts of this climb on Strava, I did get the 2nd best time. Not bad for a 180 lb 45 year old on a 30 lb bike who did zero training for this ride. All those commuting miles with weight sure do prepare one well for anything.
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That's the best kind of climb... long and increasingly cruel. ;-) Sometimes just knowing you have lower gears is enough. :) :) :)
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Absolutely stunning northern California summer morning today-- clear and sunny at sunrise (usually foggy here on the coast), mild, ocean was flat as Kansas, low tides so the beaches looked like their own continents, etc. As I conclude the ride at work and am locking up, a passerby says "such a beautiful morning for a ride," to which I reply "any morning on a bike is a beautiful morning." She harrumpfs and says "well, some are better than others," so I give her a nod and ponder how much non-cyclists are missing, or, conversely, how people who only like to be out in the fresh air etc. when it's nice and sunny are missing out on some much-needed exercise for the body and soul.
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Had some copper river salmon the other night. That was really good. 
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Happy Friday!

Just another commute in paradise...
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So serene.... sigh.
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The motor vehicle-terrorism connection.
Not to get too heavy on a Monday morning, but the following tweets appeared side-by-side in my Twitter timeline over the weekend and it's been on my mind ever since: Thought-provoking juxtaposition. pic.twitter.com/ZBlJSKva...
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Love the jersey. The sizing guidance was spot on (large club cut for me). Thanks!
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Looking forward to mine!
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Bike share and bike commuting at its best!
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Awesome!
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Friday night lights
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Humboldt Crabs v San Diego Waves
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Education
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Anthropology and TechnoScience Studies, 1988 - 1997
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I live in coastal Humboldt County, Northern California near the border with Oregon, and I enjoy traveling throughout California, Latin America, and Western Europe, especially Spain. I use Google+ primarily to post photos of my local area and travels, and to follow photographers and other interesting folks who post theirs.  I have no formal training in photography, but enjoy spending time walking this world with a camera in hand.  I hope you enjoy my photos.
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I bike commute over 5000 miles per year, mostly along a 14 mi (one-way) section of the Pacific Coast Bike Route that includes the Hammond Trail in Humboldt Co., CA.
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Trinidad, CA - Santa Cruz, CA - Washington, DC - Newport Beach, CA - Eureka, CA - San Francisco, CA