Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Breakfast: fresh grapes, pineapple, mango, papaya, persimmon, poached eggs.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Typical Morning Commute

Dang it was cold this morning. 35 degrees when I left the house. There was fog along the Stevens Creek Trail -- I don't often see that in the mornings.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Arkel Tailrider on Tubus Fly

The Tubus Fly rack is too narrow for most trunk bags, but if you call up Arkel in Montreal, they'll make a Tailrider bag with extra long straps that will enable it to work on the Fly rack. The Tailrider is sufficiently low-profile and stiff to work in this configuration. I have not encountered any stability problems.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Canine POV

The end.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Puget Sound

Been pretty cold all week.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Southcenter Mall

Tukwilla, Washington

Monday, November 22, 2010

Academy of Science

View of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, seen from the observation deck of the DeYoung Museum. I was there for the Post-Impressionist exhibit, which was very crowded.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Train Station

Grand Central Station, New York. Panorama stitched from about 30 images taken with a normal prime lens.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fifth Avenue

Empire State Building in the background.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Liberty from afar

Seen from the 10th floor of the old Port Authority building at 111 8th Avenue.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Seventh Avenue

At 46th Street. (Times Square).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

28th Street Station

Near 7th Avenue.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Chocolate Mousse

Palace Cafe, Sunnyvale.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Palace Cafe interior

Nice place for a light dinner on Friday evenings. Four beers on tap: Devil's Canyon scotch ale, amber ale, and lager; and Santa Cruz IPA. Happy hour is until 7pm.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Not Spoiled

Smoked duck breast, arugula, whole grain mustard, and micro greens.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bike and Shadow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Whisman Park Sunrise

Panorama stitched via hugin.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Bamboo gate

Entrance to Hakone Gardens in Saratoga used to be free, but you had to pay for parking. I went back this weekend on my bike, and now the entrance fee is $5 for everyone.

Monday, November 08, 2010

McRib is back

Available until December 5.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Zen garden

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, California.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

View from the bike bridge

Last commute-time sunrise before we go off daylight savings time this year.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Distant view of the dump

This was taken from one of the levies near the dump and wastewater treatment plant in Sunnyvale. Visible in this photo are an old landfill at the left part of the screen, some Yahoo office buildings, and Moffett Field buildings.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Dump

The newly opened section of the Bay Trail between Sunnyvale and Mountain View starts right by the dump at the east end (in Sunnyvale).

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bay Trail at Dusk

Bay trail at dusk, looking east. Just north of Moffett Field.

Monday, November 01, 2010

New fork crown mount

New mount for my B&M Cyo light. It works much better with these brakes, although I did have to trim the mount in order to fit it under my lower headset race.