Sunday, March 28, 2010

Belmont Wheelworks

Wheelworks has a Spring "SuperSale".  Everything is 10% off.  I went to their Cambridge/Somerville store a few days ago trying to get more gears.  However, the popular Ortlieb panniers were out of stock.  The staffs suggested me to stop by their Belmont store, which is twice as big.

So I took a little 12 km ride today.  I'm actually impressed by the fact that MotionX GPS can e-mail me my track!
I started from CfA, ride on Belmont St. and Trapelo Rd.  And then reached the Belmont Wheelworks store.  It was a easy ride in the suburban area with a short uphill section.  I ordered quite a bit of gears but I will talk about them in another post.  The return trip was all down hill so it's was even easier.  My average speed was 20 km/h ~ 12 mph without loading.

If I start my trip on July 1st and finish it by September 1st, I will have 8 weeks.  Say I take one day off per week, some simple-minded math shows I will need to ride more than 7 hours per day.  If I want to include the heaving load, going up hill, and all that... it is not going to be easy.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Spring finally arrives.  The weather is so nice during the Spring Break.  Ann and I ran a bit this morning around the Fresh Pond.  It also gave me a chance to test the iPhone app MotionX GPS.

The picture below is a screenshot of MotionX GPS, which tracked our run.  The round trip from CfA is about 7 km (4.3 miles).  We spent about an hour so the average speed was 7 km/hr.  I know this is slow...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Google Map for Bike

At the National Bike Summit 2010, Washington, D.C., Google announces that the Google Maps supports bike routes!  If you search for a direction, in addition to "By car", "By public transit", and "Walking", now you have the fourth choice "Bicycling".  Perfect timing for my trip!

And this is how I bike home from the CfA!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Bike

I ordered the Trek 520 on Monday and picked it up yesterday.  So far I am pretty happy with it.  Here are few pictures: