Review – Schwinn 130 / Journey 1.0 Exercise Stationary Bike

  To replace an aging recumbent bike (that had malfunctioned, I had to jerry-rig the resistance magnet to make it work) we decided to go with a regular upright bike for bike training and exercise.  My preference is an upright bike, though we had gotten a good deal on the …

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Bored on the Treadmill, Indoor Bike Trainer, Exercise Bike, Elliptical, or Rowing Machine? Get a Chromecast!

  If you’re like me you might become bored to death of running on the treadmill, indoor bike trainer, exercise bike, rowing machine, and elliptical. I especially find myself not able to finish very many miles on the treadmill (a Sole F63 – review here) during the indoor months – …

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Initial Review – Windows 10 Technical Preview

This is going to be a fairly quick, initial and not very deep review of Windows 10 ‘Technical Preview’ build version 9926 (which can be found at the preceding link, at least for now).  And maybe a little disorganized. That’s because any and all things in this version may change at any …

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Review – FitBit Flex

Everyone’s heard of them – activity-trackers.  They are devices that you wear on your wrist or in your pocket or another place on your person and which monitor and track your physical activities – whether it is general movement, steps, stairs, sleep, etc.  If you want to keep a bit …

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Miscellaneous Unnamed Bike Post

I’ve been working on this blog post all Summer and the last Spring also.  I’ve got a lot of thoughts on biking but haven’t been able to gather them to my satisfaction in this post, and at this point (Fall of 2014) I just need to wrap up this entry …

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Review – Swagman XC2 2 Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier/Bike Rack

Back many years ago when I had a large car, a 1979 Cutlass Salon (I loved that car!) – I could stuff four 10-speeds into the trunk.  In addition I also used an el cheapo bike carrier that attached to the trunk of the car and later a slightly nicer trunk-mount …

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Review – U-Haul Hitch Install Service and Draw-Tite Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Hitch

I had always carried my bike either inside my trunk (when I had a massive 1979 Cutlass Salon) or on a bike carrier with very little problems (though once I was asked to pull over so a cop could check whether she could see my license plate through the bike, argh). …

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Review – Highland Hitch-Mounted Cargo Carrier/Tray

When we’re traveling, whether to visit someone; for camping; or what-have-you, we like to allow a lot of room in the back of the Ford Edge for our two good-sized Boxers (the dog-kind) to move around in as well as allowing us to be able to take as many supplies and items …

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The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Scotia, NY

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the The Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Scotia, NY (Scotia, NY is in Schenectady County in the Capital Region of New York State). My wife Jennifer and I have visited the Albany area several times now but I had never gotten over to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum until now. And what’s better …

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