Category: Commute, Bike

  • Update for the Peoples!

    It’s been two weeks since I started working at ye olde online retailer.  Things are going well.  Everyone I work with has been super nice.  My boss is great. These first two weeks have been about learning their database.  I only started to do “real” work late last week.  It’s 100% straight up SQL, no […]

  • Brakes!!!!

    Originally published at Kickin’ the new Kuh-nowledge. You can comment here or there. Took my car to get a checkup today.  Just your normal maintenance.  Was told that I need brakes…  and a battery.  Unfortunately, that will have to wait until I have more money.  At the very least I need to get a second […]

  • What I’ve been up to…

    I’ve been relatively quiet lately…  here’s what I’ve been up to: Working!  I tallied up the total number of vacation days I’ve used this year.  The total was 4.  That’s right, I’ve only had 4 days off of work this whole year.  How sick is that?  Well, I plan on remedying that over the next […]

  • Pinky Tuscadero

    Originally published at Kickin’ the new Kuh-nowledge. You can comment here or there. I’ve been having some problems with my bike lately.  My commute to work has been great, but the downside is that I fold and unfold the bike several times a day.  My current bike, a Giant Halfway, wasn’t really designed for this […]

  • Insert Pithy Title Combining Pitchfork and Thailand HERE…

    A couple of things… First, today is my birthday… and my present to myself is the Pitchfork Music Festival which happens this weekend.  Gus is coming down from Minneapolis.  We’re manly men, staying at a bed and breakfast.  That’s right.  If you don’t start something, there won’t be something.  Expect a report on this next […]

  • File Under: It Was Bound to Happen

    Looks like today the honeymoon is over.  The Metra train from Lombard to Chicago was over an hour late.  In a moment of wisdom, Metra decided not to charge the angry, waiting riders.  Still…  that’s a lot of time to waste at a train stop.  Can someone say suck. The worst part is that I […]

  • Bikes ‘R’ Us

    Originally published at Kickin’ the new Kuh-nowledge. You can comment here or there. I made it through the second week of the train commute. Yes, the second week. It would have been the third week, but I got the flu right after the first week (probably from someone on the train). Anyway, I’m learning a […]

  • Note to Self…

    Today was my big test of the train version of my commute. Here’s what I learned. 5:00 AM is really friggin’ early. REALLY! It may be better if I check my bike as luggage on Amtrak. Waiting 1.5 hours for Metra sucks balls. Once I finally figured out the trick to carrying my bike, it’s […]

  • The Test

    Originally published at Kickin’ the new Kuh-nowledge. You can comment here or there. Tomorrow I embark on an epic journey.  Instead of driving to Chicago, I’ll be taking the train.  This is a big deal for me.  I’ll be adding a ton of extra time to my commute, but I’ll be saving quite a bit […]