All in all, I think the 7200 is a pretty good bike for people who are just getting into cycling. They are pretty cheap ($400.00), and have the comfy, upright position and low gearing of a mountain bike, with easy rolling 700c road tires. I’m not too sure about the suspension fork, but if you don’t like it, the 7200fx line is pretty much the exact same bike with a rigid front end. The 7200 has eyelets for fenders, but not a whole lot of clearance if you want to run fat tires with them.
So, I will press onward, learning XML, Python, and GTK+ at my own slow pace.
Here is my version of the PyGTK “Hello World” program:
I broke my glasses over the weekend, and my eyes are too funky to put contacts in immediately after waking up. So, until I get some replacement glasses, I’m riding blind. I pretty much have to, because I can’t legally drive without my glasses.
We got one hell of a thunderstorm around 3:00 this morning, so it was still good and sloppy out at 6:00 for my ride in. My computer wasn’t working today, and I didn’t feel like getting off the bike to screw with it, so I have no statistics for today.
Distance: 5.8 miles
I got my contacts in. Having periferal vision is really handy! I use one of those clip-on rear-view mirrors that sticks on my helmet, and it was much more useful with my contacts in.
I got my computer back in effect. The thermometer read 110F on the ride home. Riding is not even any fun when it’s that hot out.
Elapsed Time: 00:34:03
Max Speed: 22.4mph
Average Speed: 11.4mph
Distance: 6.5 miles
Only 25 miles this week. I’m having a hard time getting back in the groove… It’s been 11 months since I had a cigarette, so that’s something worth celebrating.
I have not yet given up hope of writing my workout-logger Linux program, and I have been busy reading.
I even managed to capture today’s workout in a primordial version of what I hope will become the file format for this mythical program.
Scotty is the patron saint of network administrators. Anyone who’s job it is to keep a big, sprawling pile of hardware, software, (and anti-matter reactors) operating smoothly in the face of ridiculous demands from management can easily recognize themselves in James’ portrayal of Mr. Scott.
Farewell, Mr. Doohan, but please don’t beam me up just yet.
*The lunatic hoarde on Slashdot is discussing this too.
Elapsed Time: 00:26:15
Max Speed: 38.3mph
Average Speed: 13.4mph
Distance: 5.8 miles
Elapsed Time: 00:37:59
Max Speed: 19.2mph
Average Speed: 10.7mph
Distance: 6.8 miles
At long last, I actually got my ass out of bed and rode in to work. After so much time off the bike, I feel slow, heavy, and weak. Ugh.I discovered that my saddlebag was resting against my rear brake cable, and causing the brakes to drag a bit, so I don’t feel quite so bad. I might have to look into getting one of those saddleag support racks.
Elapsed Time: 00:27:05
Max Speed: 34.8mph
Average Speed: 13.2mph
Distance: 6.0 miles
Elapsed Time: 00:30:39
Max Speed: 19.7mph
Average Speed: 12.2mph
Distance: 6.2 miles
12.2 miles for today! Woo!