Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old - unknown

Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old  - unknown 
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lori Yung HIts Home Run for NBG - 2010 Schedule Now Here!!

Lori Yung who helped get my first few web pages on line back when people thought the http://www.bikeroute.com (you had to include the http, punctuation and www) on my recumbent bike's windshield was some kind of new fangled CB radio handle, delivered for the NBG yet again!! She fixed our SF to Boston Mayors' Ride schedule at http://bikeroute.com/NationalMayorsRide2010. Over the years (I've coded many thousands of web pages and put many hundreds of people and businesses on line) she has always been there when I get stuck. It does not happen very often but when it does she cracker jack always delivers a winning result.

This time, I had been trying to get our schedule on line since a few days before Xmas. And each time what I saw on my screen ended up being different from what my server was showing the world. The heart of my whole 2010 SF to Boston ride, I couldn't even circulate it for any of the Mayors or city bike activists to approve bcuz it was such a mess.

But today  Lori was all over it. And in no time she found stray Google Analytics code (it had carried over from the 2009 schedule that I thought I was just updating) that I missed as well as some nested tables that had gotten corrupted..........

I was beginning to feel like I was letting people down as I was spending so much time with this and not on the bus build out  or on my Eagle wheel. But we now have a schedule THX to Lori. Indeed  this woman has a huge huge heart up there in Sacramento. So drop by her FB page noted above and tell her THX!!

THX for being my friend all these years later Lori! WoW and I am alive again!!

     TOO exciting!! Yahooo Go to http://bikeroute.com/NationalMayorsRide2010 I know U will see why I am so excited and how huge our upcoming ride is going to be!!

                      THX 4 all of U!

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Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets. ~ American Proverb

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets. ~ American Proverb
From "Affirmations to HiWheel" the US at - http://affirmationsofnote.blogspot.com 

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Monday, December 28, 2009

"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow."— Thorton Wilder

"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow."— Thorton Wilder
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Feed your mind healthy ideas or

Feed your mind healthy ideas or the world will feed you negative ideas that will manifest in your life.~Rev. Ike
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

To have peace, give peace. To be happy, make happy. To feel loved, love.........

"To have peace, give peace. To be happy, make happy. To feel loved, love. This is very simple and is a part of all the world's inspired teachings." - Hugh Prather

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2101 SF to Boston Bus at Home (page)

Just built the image of the bus that will tow the  Busycle and support my ride from SF to Boston into our home page -

            THX 4 all of U!!  

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"Think lovingly, speak lovingly, act lovingly, and every need shall be supplied."- James Allen

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Revised - Book Cover & Eagle Added to Bus Image

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Bus Architect accepts Wood Craftsman's services

When Robbie Benson offered his woodworking expertise  and huge arsenal of  tools to our 2010 SF to Boston support bus (it will also haul the Busycle)  project, here is how our also amazing architect (besides being a much sought green architect, Ron as I've said is  Mr Bicycle Oakland, and among all the worlds he lives in his mastery as a communicator has been recognized by Toastasters Intl where he is a top rated public speakler) answered him:

Robbie,

 
I am trying to focus this effort on lightweight materials.  Steel studs, insulation, aluminum siding, and hopefully bicycle frames included as a theme when possible to support benches or bunks or for sidewall supports 
 
I am envisioning using bicycle frames clamped to the steel structure framing of the bus and flooring with panels of aluminum corrigated siding to be used as partitioning and possibly mounted so it can be folded and change the spacial shape, by opening and closing as required. I intend a low tech model soon.
 
Your skills as a carpenter should also help on this project as you understand connections,  The challenge will be to work outside of wood to a lighter weight and fanciful interior.  A good brainstorming session could be benificial.  We should all look into using skype for live events where we can exchange video camcorders and conversation without the need for travel.  In the final months we would need to be more face to face.
 
I have not been able to reach the site to complete an accurate asbuilt but can provide some semiaccurate CADD drawings if you are able to visit and update any errors on the CADD and transfer them back that would be of great help.  Let me know what you might like to provide in particular. We can always use good ideas. 

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Repost - Better picture of Rice Cooker Bike

Repost - Better picture of Rice Cooker Bike (from a real camera and not my iPhone) - THX if U choose to take another 

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Drop the idea of becoming someone, because u are already a masterpiece and...

"Drop the idea of becoming someone, because u are already a masterpiece. U cannot be improved. U have only to know it and realize it." - Osho
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

2010 SF to Boston Flyer Updated

We're probably going to be running these as color. Do look for them on the streets!!

With special THX to Don Loomis for helping me to get the .Pages software  to run them..

   THX 4 all of U!! 

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Teddy, a read deal cyclist dies (was Re: [sfbike] Re: [SVBC Penninsula] bike fatality Hillsdale KCBS)

The man in question was named Teddy (I know not his last name), a bike rider friend of Busycle and top Bay Area bike mechanic, Jeff Kistler. Teddy logged hundreds of thousands of miles on Bay Area roads and I would see him from time to time myself as he slowly but steadily ambled along. Jeff used to refer to him as the real deal and used to work on his bike for free out of respect for this man's commitment to cycling..

Jeff tells me that Teddy had recently been evicted from his housing through no fault of his own.  Teddy did not get the bright lights and his efforts were not celebrated, but the virility of this man, in his late 70's, was testimony to the value of replacing car trips with bike trips...

As a side note, Jeff always warned me how dangerous this overpass was when I would come to visit him. Seems Teddy's death came less than  a year before a bike overpass will be built and completed to obviate this troublesome way for cyclists to cross 101 on their way to Foster City and the other Baylands roads....

THX for you Tedddy. I will miss seeing you out there...

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Post to GMC Bus Nits - I just joined...........

We just bought an 85 GMC RTS II to support my 1891 Eagle HiWheel bicycle ride from SF to Boston next year as per bikeroute.com/HBGR

Does anyone here know how we (the nonprofit Nat Bicycle Greenway) can access a wiring diagram for this bus? An owner's manual?

At any rate, the batteries are all new and we were wondering if we could safely run a lap top off one of the batteries if we start the bus and run it for 30 mins every 3 days? How about a desktop computer with higher wattage demands? Can we run that safely off one of the batteries and still be able to start it?

       THX 4 all of U!!

 Martin Krieg "Awake Again" Author
  '79 & '86 TransAmerica Bike Rides
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor 
2010 w/"How America Can Bike & Grow Rich"
  http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
NBG Founding Director, HiWheel Cyclist


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Friday, December 18, 2009

Strategy Change - Eagle HiWheel Parts sent to Spillane

Following Tom Schoeniger and Jim Spillane's advice, I am going to wait until the wheel Tom welded is as good as I can get it before I rid it again. I had though I could do the upgrades piecemeal, but instead I sent 12 spokes, ten nipples and my torn seat and broken brake hardware back to Jim. Fingers crossed for how long till it gets back to me..

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Instant Picnic!

Freshly cooked brr rice. And now w/my new data card, wifi as I "work"....

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Martin Krieg
"Awake Again" Author
'79 & '86 TransCon cyclist
2010 on Eagle w/Busycle & Book
http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death
Survivor. NBG Founding Director
HiWheel Cyclist

HiWheeler@gmail.com

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Cooking br rice w/my generator

W/thx to Johnny O!

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Martin Krieg
"Awake Again" Author
'79 & '86 TransCon cyclist
2010 on Eagle w/Busycle & Book
http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death
Survivor. NBG Founding Director
HiWheel Cyclist

HiWheeler@gmail.com

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“When you become certain that nothing is impossible for you, you will attain everything you desire.” - Wayne Dyer

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Video of how we foresee the outside of the SF to Boston Bus

If you are on Facebook, you may have seen this video. However for most of you who are not (our Busycle engineers on the bcc), I have embedded it at the http://BikeRoute.com site 

                 

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"Control your destiny or somebody else will."-Jack Welsh

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before. -Samuel Johnson

The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before. -Samuel Johnson
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have." - Louis E. Boone

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have." - Louis E. Boone
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ron Bishop Supercharges SF to Boston Bus

Here is how we are going to paint the bus. Look for a work party tentatively set for  Sun 12/27. We just have to make sure we have the yard we foresee for the bus. The rest of the real estate you see on the Bus will be used by sponsors. 

 Ron Bishop is powering into overdrive on this. We spent two hours on the phone earlier in the evening and my email box Is filled with images from this to toilets, stove tops and other renderings, etc. Too exciting!!

Soon look for this bus all over Palo Alto and the SF Peninsula and East Bay as we showcase our ride at http://2010mayorseaglebus.blogspot.com/ 

          THX 4 all of U!! 


 
Sincerely,


Ron Bishop - Architect- ADPSR
http://bishoparchitects.com

[510] 652-4667-- 


 Perfect love drives out fear - John 4:18

 Martin Krieg "Awake Again" Author
  '79 & '86 TransAmerica Bike Rides
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor  
2010 w/"How America Can Bike & Grow Rich"
  http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
NBG Founding Director, HiWheel Cyclist

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tom Shoeniger of 4130inc Bikes Ressurets Broken 1891 Eagle

Ace frame builder, Tom Shoeniger of 4130inc.com pulled more than handful of rabbits out of the hat to get the Eagle ready for the road! He took a wheel that was so trashed, all three of us (John E gave me a ride) thought that the Eagle had flown its last mission. But he kept trying different approaches and miraculously, he got it round and strong again. It's still not ready for the road tho because he also found about 20 hairline (some bigger) cracks in the rim that I will have to silver solder after I get the spokes back in.......

But WoW. JohnE and I were more than astonished!! And we're still talking about it, even......


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Storage Lot Probabilities for our SF to Boston Bus

The property owners have offered these two spots to us contingent upon a few other OKs they need.......

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Rare Hypercycle Recumbent for sale ($350!!)

Per - http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/1505766774.html (more pictures therre)

If you've always wanted a recumbent but c/not afford the high buy in, here's a way to get the recumbent experience, learn what your needs are and have a blast on a dependable machine that U can upgrade as U go. This is hard for me to part with but I have to lighten my load for http://2010mayorseaglebus.blogspot.com/ 

Martin Krieg 
415-606-5043 
http://2009hibustour.blogspot.com


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Christopher Reeve on Dreams

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."- Christopher Reeve
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Peter W & Re: bike frame bunk bed (For 2010 SF to Boston Bus)

THX for seeing this Ron!! I have Peter Wagner http://www.americanprofile.com/article/2511.html on the CC. Mr Bicycle Davis, meet Mr Bicycle Oakland, Ron Bishop (see 
 http://post.ly/EbDv). Nor is John Oleary a slouch either. A hi tech but union out of work electrician bcuz of politics, this guy has worked at Google, been the lead on small power plants and opened mANY shopping centers and etc. A cracker jack on many levels, he 4 exAMPLE started the bus when 9 people b4 were totally baffled. Plus he rides a HiWheel...

And in case any of U forgot, Petter is the guy who devised the front rack on the EaGLE on the fly, using hat else, bike frames!! Here are some examples of his wwork http://www.flickr.com/photos/27047646@N00/sets/72157594582800375 Peter do U have any ideas here?

    THX 4 all of U!! 

btw: Our ride blog is at http://2010mayorseaglebus.blogspot.com/ 

Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:00 PM
subject Re: bike frame bunk bed (For 2010 Bus)
mailed-by aol.com

That is a good effort.  I will play with it.  We might want a 3rd bike to prevent bowing, but it depends on the bed frame surface.The frames could fold flat when not in use.
 
Ron

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:39 PM, HiWheel Cyclist <hiwheeler@gmail.com> wrote:
WoW John!!

I just got hooked up here at the library. Too fascinating. Do U have any way of labeling your picture so we can see what does what?

And I know Peter Wagner, the guy who designed the Eagle  rack, knows how we can build beds out of bike frames. Peter??

   THX 4 U!! 

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:27 PM, John Oleary <sail105088@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
From Affirmations to HiWheel the US by - http://affirmationsofnote.blogspot.com/ 

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ride Needed to Esteemed Frame Builders Haven

The rare but broken  Eagle and I  need to be at Tom Schoeniger's Forty One Thirty Inc bike building operation in Menlo Park  at 10 am this Saturday. The fix shouldn't take more than an hour. If you have a truck I sure could use your help.

Plus it would give you a chance to see one of the top frame builders in America in the work environment he has designed so that each bike he  carefully crafts is the product   of a  consciously directed meditation .In case you missed it, here are a couple  samples of his work that can be found at his web: http://4130inc.com

          THX 4 all of U!! 

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The Architect Driving the NBG Bus Build Out

  • Who is Ron Bishop?
How about a no limits powerhouse? When this guy talks people listen. Last summer, when he helped me with my ride, all the way from Oakland, he had people in far away Elko, NV and Salt Lake City queuing up to get in synch with my ride because of him. Now he's driving the build out of our 2010 SF to Boston support vehicle, the 40 foot bus that  the John E Vision PR Agency bought for our ride. And things are starting the happen because of him!!

Here's a little more about the man the city of Oakland respects so much they made him, Mr Bicycle Oakland in a special ceremony where he received the "plaque" shown in the photo above.....

  • From http://bishoparchitects.com
  • Hale from South Carolina
  • Father of two young women
  • Vietnam Veteran
  • UC Berkeley Grad in Env. Design/Architecture 1981
  • Very involved in energy efficiency, permaculture and green aspects of building.
  • Contracted as space planner for AT&T Western Region 10 years
  • Berkeley Unified School District Architect 5 years.
  • Sacramento Regional Transit architect for extension to Folsom
  • I became green in 1976 and continue to strive to produce projects that are energy efficient.
  • Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Executive Committee in 2007
  • co-founder Regional Urban Design Forum Committee of the American Institute of Architects - East Bay [AIAEB].
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission Pedestrian Safety Committee,
  • East Bay Bicycle Coalition [EBBC]
  • Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee [BPAC]
  • Oakland Measure DD Committee
  • League Certified Instructor [LCI] of bicycle safety for the League of American Bicyclist [LAB].Post

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As within so without c/o Emerson

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Attn Bike Racers - The Pitfalls of Seriousness

"Seriousness
is one of the most serious diseases of mankind - it causes stress and prevents people from giving things a try" -
R. Bandler
Co-developer of NLP, neuro-linguistic programming
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--
 Perfect love drives out fear - John 4:18

 Martin Krieg "Awake Again" Author
  '79 & '86 TransAmerica Bike Rides
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor  
2010 w/"How America Can Bike & Grow Rich"
  http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
NBG Founding Director, HiWheel Cyclist

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Finally - Pedal Powered Cellphones!!

A breakthrough for me!! $99 come January - I so want one. John Oleary found this!!

Will laptops be next?

How exciting!!

BioLogic FreeCharge - Recharge your gadgets while riding a bike - Battery charger rechargeable

The regular way of producing light in a bike is by using a dynamo that is attached to one of the wheels. This dynamo is able to provide enough electricity to power a small bulb that illuminates our  path.

Well, the same principle used by a dynamo that generates electricity is now taken by Dahon (the world’s largest manufacturer of folding bikes), to create a new device that allows users to recharge electronic gadgets while they are riding a bike. The device is attached to the dynamo and its name is “BioLogic FreeCharge”.

It has a battery that is charged with the power supplied from the dynamo. Then, you can recharge your gadgets by connecting them to the BioLogic FreeCharge and using a USB connector that comes with this device.

biologic-freecharge

According to Dahon, the BioLogic FreeCharge will be available for sale in the first quarter of 2010 and will cost $99.

We guess this charger will be useful to those who usually use a bike as one of their regular means of transport because it will provide an easy way to keep some personal gadgets charged (for example: cell phones and MP3 players)


  Martin Krieg "Awake Again" Author
  '79 & '86 TransAmerica Bike Rides
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor  
2010 w/"How America Can Bike & Grow Rich"
  http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
NBG Founding Director, HiWheel Cyclist

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Forty One Thirty Inc, Tom Schoeniger to Repair Eagle for NBG!

Master frame builder, Tom Schoeniger, the man behind the impeccable line of bikes called Forty One Thirty Inc, is going to help Jim Spillane's rare backwards facing HiWheel, the Eagle, get airborne again! Tom has me coming in early Saturday for the precisionweld that will be needed. A man whose bikes are greatly coveted, he is a much studied craftsman who has learned from some of best. 

Here is an example of his huge body of work:

I exhort you to get to his web site where you will see other samples of bicycle poetry.in their highest art form..... 

WoW And Tom is doing all this at no charge because he believes in our 2010 ride and in the National Bicycle Greenway dream!!

Too exciting!!

THX TOM - THX for all of U!!!

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“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” - Jim Rohn

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” - Jim Rohn

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Satchel Paige on Overcoming the Odds

"Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." - Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Superstar & First black baseball pitcher

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

I"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." Lance Armstrong

From Affirmations to HiWheel the US by - http://affirmationsofnote.blogspot.com/

Martin Krieg
"Awake Again" Author
'79 & '86 TransCon cyclist
2010 on Eagle w/Busycle & Book
http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death
Survivor. NBG Founding Director
HiWheel Cyclist

HiWheeler@gmail.com

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Friday, December 4, 2009

"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Any Hackintosh Builders out there?

The Windows XP OS on my beloved Acer netbook is so fried, it won't let me access anything Google (my mail, adsense, maps, wifi, etc). Would love to switch to the Mac Os. Anyone out there with experience with this? Or fixing the google problem ??


Martin Krieg
"Awake Again" Author
'79 & '86 TransCon cyclist
2010 on Eagle w/Busycle & Book
http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor. NBG Founding Director
HiWheel Cyclist

HiWheeler@gmail.com

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Now is all there is!

> "One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve > over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the > future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so > beautiful that it will be worth remembering."
>
> - Ida Scott Taylor
>

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Do what you do best ......

"The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. What you do best, helps not only yourself, but the world." - Roger Williams
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Takie Control of Your Life!!

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

- Roger Dawson

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Martin Krieg
"Awake Again" Author
'79 & '86 TransCon cyclist
2010 on Eagle w/Busycle & Book
http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor. NBG Founding Director
HiWheel Cyclist

HiWheeler@gmail.com

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Diesel Mechanic Needed - SF to Boston Bus Won't Start!!

Diesel Mechanic Needed - Bus Won't Start!! Flip the switch = NOTHING!! Who can help?? Yikes #%$@ Not even the tow truck service could figure it out :( But they were not mechanics & they didn't event a voltmeter.....

And everyone agrees that this thing is a solid strong runner .......

-- 

 Perfect love drives out fear - John 4:18

 Martin Krieg "Awake Again" Author
  '79 & '86 TransAmerica Bike Rides
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor  
2010 w/"How America Can Bike & Grow Rich"
  http://www.BikeRoute.com/HBGR
NBG Founding Director, HiWheel Cyclist

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Donald Trump on Adversity

"My policy is to learn from the past, focus on the present, and dream about the future. I'm a firm believer in learning from adversity. Often the worst of times can turn to your advantage. My life is a study of that."

- Donald Trump

From "Affirmations to HiWheel" the US at - http://affirmationsofnote.blogspot.com   

Here now as I sit with:
- A wheel broken so bad that it is in two pieces
- A bus that won't start and has three days to move or be towed
- A computer that is so badly infected I cannot access anything Google
- Repeated requests for a Powerbook or Ibook so I can work with my old files so I can make $$  that have been ignored and ignored

I winder how much lower I can sink. And so the above words are my THXgiving here on Black Friday!!

    THX 4 all of U!!  

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Here is a sample of a bus that has been covered with what is called a wrap.

Here is a sample of a bus that has been covered with what is called a wrap. So not only do we have architect, Ron Bishop, designing  the interior, but now we gotta find a graphic artist who wants to get us an idea for how we can deliver our Greenway message to those on America's roads next summer. Who wants to help us get into all the media that will result  the as we tow the Busycle and I ride the Eagle SF to Boston!! See http://www.bikeroute.com/HBGR 

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"I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as ....... Oprah Winfrey

"I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good."- Oprah Winfrey
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Power of Kindness

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. Helen Keller

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.

Helen Keller

From "Affirmations to HiWheel" the US at - http://affirmationsofnote.blogspot.com   
-- 
 Perfect love drives out fear - John 4:18

 Martin Krieg "Awake Again" Author
  '79 & '86 TransAmerica Bike Rides
Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor  
2010 w/"How America Can Bike & Grow Rich"
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Friday, November 13, 2009

HiWheel Man on the Moon

This image is just too kewl not to share.

Brett Garret the owner and sysop for the local Internet Sv Provider yohost.com, is a full on recumbent cyclist who has helped our National Bicycle Greenway effort with on line matters in the not to distant past. THX Brett!! If U R tired of your ISP, do get a look at YOHOST !! And get genuine personal service from a genuine internet wizard..

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stanford Bike Activist/TransCon Vet & Artist Draws the Eagle


I was stopped at the Stanford University fountain working my iPhone DoList yesterday when LucyAnne Richards asked me if it would be OK for her to draw my bike. Of course I said yes and as I did my work, she did hers..








I thought nothing about it until I took a look at what she created and she told me a little about herself.




Lucy, who is in a mechanical design class, was fascinated by my bike for more than just the unique angles. She rides too. And talk about female gonzo. Lucy rode from Colorado to the Atlantic not once but twice. And one of the times was all by herself!

She even went out and got a grant so she could do more with her passion for bikes. New to the campus, she wants to interview me and learn all she can about local area bike culture so she can answer why bicycles are important in creating more sustainable and healthy communities.


Hopefully we'll see more of Lucy as we here at the National Bicycle Greenway help her get the data she needs to make her grant benefactors happy.

THX 4 all of U!!



Halloween Crit Mass w-former Assemblywoman/Future Sate Senator

Rode the train from Mountain View, CA, where Sally Lieber lives, to San Francisco for the 16th Halloween Critical Mass. And the fun started in while we were still in transit. As you can see, at left here, Sally was already having a grand time well before the ride began.

Why this warranted my time and why I am blogging all of this is because Sally is an extremely popular former CA State Assemblywoman who only left public office because she has been termed out. And she is a real bullets cyclist who is genuinely interested in the rights of the transportation cyclist who goes uncelebrated because he or she does not win corporate sanctioned bicycle races. So much so that she took time away from the campaign she announced a day and a half later for state senate to do this ride.



And the train was packed with revelers and
bikes. More so than I have ever seen..









From the 4th and King end of the line, we rode 3 or so miles along the waterfront to the Ferry Building.







Where across the way, Justin Herman Plaza was filled with bikes and merry makers. Here Sally is posing with my Eagle HiWheel.



For the next almost three hours, I had all I could do to keeping the rubber side down on the Eagle. A tricky bike to ride, I had to stay very focused and very alert to anything that could upset my forward momentum. From rail tracks, to suddenly stopping bikes, to pedestrians walking in front of our slow moving bikes, etc, my eyes and senses were wide awake and open. The work, which it is, is very rewarding as people all night long asked about the bike and the National Bicycle Greenway.

Before we got on the 10:07 train, we stopped at the 4th St Whole Foods and filled our hungry tummies. The train ride home was peaceful...

What a great way to end a worthy 2009 Halloween Critical Mass Bike Ride!!

Sally Lieber for CA State Senate 2012

THX 4 all of U!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Promotional Video for 2010 SF to Boston Ride

Finally , I have promotional video of my upcoming ride that I feel honors all the people who have helped me with it. Here is Part One:


Martin Krieg Eagle HiWheel SF to Boston for the NBG (1 of 2) from Martin Krieg on Vimeo.

And here is Part Two:

Martin Krieg Eagle HiWheel SF to Boston for the NBG (2 of 2) from Martin Krieg on Vimeo.



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Martin's 2009-10 Deprivation Training (from promo video script)

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All this as he keeps the fire burning hot and strong for his 2010 ride by doing what he calls Deprivation Training. It is a way of life based on a chapter from his on line book, "How to Bike America", in which he teaches people interested in biking across America how to pull the tent stakes that keep them from stepping out of their boxed in lives to undertake such challenge.


Because it worked so well to make him hungry to get up very early each new day on his weather compromised ride to Salt Lake City, he began it almost as soon as he returned because he has a better feel for how huge getting all the way to Boston really is. He knows, with all the added new variables, the Busycle, the documentary film crew, the publicist, the Mayors he'll be on time for this year, and his new book, “How America can Bike and Grow Rich, The National Bicycle Greenway Manifesto” , that he cannot afford to lose sight of his ride for more than even a few minutes.


He first learned the basics of Deprivation Training when recovering from his head injury, He then turned it into an art form that is far more than theory with the two bike rides across America that followed his setback as his autobiography proves. Knowing the importance of keeping a reward system engineered into the program he has devised, if, for example, he only got five hours sleep (he tries to average six hours), he will let himself eat a light breakfast upon awakening instead of waiting until he has been up for a few hours.


By not allowing himself to have any of the comforts we take for granted in our lives, instead of dreading all the sacrifice that will be required of him in 2010, he will look forward to a ride where some familiar comforts will return. Sleeping on a hard floor in a sleeping bag, for example, will make him hunger for the ride to begin where his support vehicle will have a small bed for him to sleep in


And once he is out there, when all he has is the quiet of the open road, he will have already become accustomed to not having the music or television that all too many of us substitute for the silence that houses our Highest Self. When he is able to splash cold water on his face when he awakens on the 2010 road, he will feel like he is in heaven after all the months of waiting until mid morning to do so Not letting himself eat until he has been up for three or four hours is the dress rehearsal he needs to pedal 15 to 20 miles worth of pre-rush hour roads before he then takes the time to noursih himself.


With his journey across America in mind, he knows he cannot establish himself with the responsibility of a house or apartment. Hopefully by the time you are seeing this, he has, once again, found a floor or garage where he can climb into his sleeping bag at night. In order to keep him reminded of the transient nature of the lifestyle his ride will force upon him, he plans to spend a lot of time at local area libraries as well as the local YMCA where he will be able to get his hygiene needs taken care of as well as round out some of his training.


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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Eagle Takes on SJ Bike Party 2nd Birthday 33 miles Ride

Friday Nite the 16th day of Octorber, well over 4000 of us bore witness to a phenomenom that I predict will sweep the country. We were part of the second birthday party for a ride that began with 25 people just two years ago. As balmy skies kept us warm, there was a great number of us who sensed that something very special was taking place. This as all those on the outside seemed to be doing what they could to be a part of the fun. Everywhere we looked, there was enthusiam for what we were doing.


If we weren’t giving it to ourselves by shouting the words ’Bike Party’, a refrain that could be heard by one voice then repeated by many and a few all night long, there were the people on the sidewalk saying it or cheering us on in other ways People everywhere were waving at us. Car horns honked. And if someone drove by in a car trying to join the party by showing us how muscular their vehicle was, they got ignored. Both times this happened, their burning rubber and high revving, motors held little sway for all those of us more interested in smiling and talking with one another than in what old dinosaur remains could be seen to do.


As for my own version of the ride, the Eagle rode beautifully for the entire 33 mile distance. It ran just fine with the rabbits who rolled out the first five miles from Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose on the Pre-Ride. When I say rabbits, I mean for me, they moved pretty well, 14 to 18 or so miles an hour all the way to the massive parking lot that held the first major group of riders.


It was there that I demonstrated the off the back of the seat rear dismount. And as I did, two bottles popped out of my front panniers. The glass one didn’t break! And the large 32 ounce plastic one rolled under Greg McPheeter’s trailer couch. Oooops……..


At lights where I could get near a pole, I stopped and waited. Doing so was often tricky as the Eagle does not like slow parking lot speeds. So if I didn’t have a clear shot to a stop light standard, I ether did giant circles or announced to everyone I was running the light by saying, “No Brakes”.


Nor did I have to make a forced dismount all night long, Tho I did come close in tight situations more than a few times. And for all those who wanted to know about the light I was using that fully illuminated some dark spots through which we passed, it is the Vega by Lights in Motion. Beyond brightness, it has been a real work horse for me for the last year. And I am able to greatly expand the time between charges by running it in near blinding flasher mode when I don't need to see super clearly...


In sum, what an honor it is to ride the Eagle no matter where it goes or how it is outfitted. And indeed it brings a lot of attention to the NBG. Here, for example, is what former CA Assemblywoman (can you imagine that that is the caliber of people that are coming out for mass rides such as these? she even plans to ride SF Critical Mass with me on Friday the 30th!!), Sally Lieber, observed in a Facebook exchange we had that eveningl:



Martin Krieg
Martin Krieg
Sally - isn't this bike party unreal!!
Fri at 11:07pm · Delete
Sally Lieber
Sally Lieber
It's awesome--and you're getting tons of reactions to your skills on the half-penny!
Fri at 11:18pm


And yet the man who worked harder than anyone out there is the guy who deserves the most praise. John Oleary did the distance on a low grade HiWheel bike not configured to be ridden for more than few miles much less almost 30. I mean hard rubber wheelbarrow grips are what he has to hold on to. And I literally mean ‘hold on’. He does not sit comfortably on the seat as it appears but has to use his arms to not only steer the bike but to keep himself from sliding off of it. And he was fully worked by the time it was all said and done. That is him at right with his neighbor Mary who came over from Aptos to ride with us.



Oh but there was so much going on to keep him distracted from his pain that jhe too had a blast


Hundreds of Photos HERE


HERE is a map of the Pre-Ride - it is at the NBG mapping site that I will be promoting on my 6/2010 Eagle ride across the US



Yahoo


Johnny O Mounts his stead

Happy Two Years Old

San Jose Bike Party!