Ever wonder how scientists get around in the Large Hadron Collider? The LHC is a 17 mile underground tunnel in Switzerland where scientists are planning on smacking atoms into one another, with a very low risk of creating black holes here on earth. This picture shows that they rely, at least in part, on the humble bicycle. Pretty cool.
This picture is from a series on Boston.com's The Big Picture, an always wonderful photo blog. Check it out.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Today: A chance of drizzle between noon and 3pm, then a chance of rain after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Southeast wind between 3 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Whoops. Shouldn't have ridden the fenderless fixie today, I guess. But I didn't have a ton of choice, as the rain commuter of choice is missing a bolt on the B67. It's the bolt that connects one of the springs to the lower support rod, and it gives the saddle a lopsided feel. I noticed it on Wednesday, but haven't had time to do anything about it. I wonder if there's a special Brooks bolt I need, or if any old nut/bolt combo will work.
Monday, November 09, 2009
It's said that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you give a man a fishing pole, tackle box, instruct them on how to use all the equipment, show them a good spot to fish and they're too lazy or stupid to pick up the pole don't they deserve to starve to death? Just maybe?