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The Red Baron

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a Biography of Rittmeister Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: In February 1999, when this page was originally posted, this was the Internet’s primary resource on the Red Baron. Wikipedia has pretty much put an end to… Read More »The Red Baron

Why I wear a Lumos Helmet

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My last helmet, a Giro Atmos II, made the ultimate sacrifice in a high-speed crash last October. I replaced it with a Lumos helmet, a high tech alternative with lights and Apple Watch integration. But is it really a step up?

French Creek Iron Tour

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My First Century For my first century ride, I chose the French Creek Iron Tour. Of the local events I know about, this was actually the hardest (over 6,000 feet of climb). I picked it for two reasons: one is… Read More »French Creek Iron Tour

Phillipa Georgiou is the problem

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Evolved 23rd century sensibilities aside: even in our own, comparatively barbaric time Phillipa Georgiou is nothing short of a complete sociopath.

Peloton and METs

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Following up on my post about the Peloton display numbers (and a little arithmetic regarding Output), a visitor to the site asked about METs, so I thought I’d post a follow-up…. Calculating METs is unfortunately considerably more difficult than calculating… Read More »Peloton and METs

MLAR Gran Fondo 2018

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In October of 2017, I participated in the 50 kilometer Gran Fondo (or maybe more accurately the half-Gran Fondo) organized to benefit Main Line Animal Rescue. I had learned about MLAR through my neighbor, who is a volunteer there, and… Read More »MLAR Gran Fondo 2018