Super stoked to officially launch a little side project. It’s called Skate or Bike and will feature people who sometimes ride 4, and sometimes ride 2 wheels.
The first interview on the site is with Miki Vuckovich. I emailed him a huge list of questions and the next day, while on a airplane flight, he answered them all on his iPhone 😳. Thanks again Miki, you set the bar high for the next set of people to answer my questions.
Amateur cyclist Nicholas Brandt-Sorenson got busted for doping, then got busted again for selling dope. Peter Flax wrote a great article about him on CyclingTips. This and many similar articles got shared and discussed at great length on /r/Velo/.
LA Times reporter Paresh Dave contacted me via reddit looking to write an article riffing of the Sorenson situation that takes a look at what social apps (Facebook, video games, Strava) should do to deflect bad actors (terrorists, cheaters, harassers).
He emailed me a bunch of questions that I answered for him. Not sure if Paresh is still working on the article, or if it got denied by his editors, but here my answers (in all its unedited glory, ESL included).
Some of us must have done something bad last year, because Santa shut down Rdio right before Xmas. It was one of the better music services with a clean design and amazing comunity with whom I discovered and shared so many great tunes with.
After Rdio shut down a lot of people went with the obvious choices: Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. I played around with them for a bit but non did it for me. So I decided to go with some other options.
One of the better Gulp plugins to upload your files to Amazon S3 has to be awspublish. Unfortunately, since I’m not the brightest when it comes to CLI stuff, it took me a while to get it working properly. Here’s a quick tutorial that will hopefully save other developers in spe some time.
Yesterday I enjoyed a great lunch with Parra, one of the guys behind Tired Skateboards. While reminiscing about our time skating together, he noted that kids nowadays don’t really understand “skateboard humor” anymore.
Back in April I participated in what was labeled The Most Unique Cycling Event in The U.S. aka the SPY Belgian Waffle Ride. A 217KM long ride/race with over 3450 meters of climbing, dirt sections, water crossing, jerseys, waffles and beer. What more does a bike nerd need?!
I had absolutely no idea what to expect and wish I was a bit more informed about this race. So below are a couple of tips on how to do fairly well in this crazy event.