Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Looking at the stadium

So this summers work is about to begin I have a few lines on design work for the summer that I should finalize by the end of this week. All involve logo and identity systems.

Identity is one of those areas that you take on when you feel you can do it, maybe the hardest part is convincing yourself that it is do-able. Feels good to be on the verge of creating for someone else almost there keeps floating through my mind.

I am glad I have no question in my mind if taking this work is premature in my career, I feel good about the prospects. Something I should be looking into is my own identity and promotions and getting it out there.

On a bike note I'm getting more into the use of a fixed gear but it is still far from the comfort level I have with a freewheel. Stopping and getting in the cages is still an issue but it's getting better. I hate going home with weather like this it begs for me to be out riding, but I stink and I'm in dire need of a shower and change of clothes. Who knows what I'll do now.

Monday, May 24, 2010

First thoughts on fixed gears

Well I have finished my first ride out of the parking lot in fixed mode. Overblown is the first word that comes to mind. Scary is the second. The first difference is just trying to get my toes into the cages second is to not spot peddling.

This is tough and I feel like I've taken the girl I find beutiful and I smashed her face with a baseball bat. I don't coast a lot but I really miss it, even the moments when I'm getting my feet in the cages. I have take something I love to do and look forward to and I've made it into a chore. This all seems silly, track bikes don't have brakes for safety reasons, converse is tru about street bikes and here I am a slave to my cadence!

I have not noticed it being easier or faster running fixed. This goes contrary to what many bike jocks have told me. Am I one with my bike I would say with out a doubt, I'm a transplanted heart in a foreign body. On that note I think I'm getting rejected. I'd say the biggest issue is stopping in a timely manner, instead I'm using ever last drop of my spider senses to dodge bob and weave obstacles.

Lets get to the bones of my real issue, I can't skid stop. There I said it, I have no clue how to do it and it's killing me when I want to drop in speed. Soif I can only figure out how to do this it could change how I feel about this. The other option is adding a brake this would take some of the load off of my legs when slowing.

I'll try this as long as I can and then I'm flipping it right back IF I can't figure this stopping thing out.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday night

There isn't much to say that hasn't been said. This summer I'm taking a grad class and a book making class I hope to log those adventures here. I'starting the summer work out soon and I sign my lease on Sunday.

I guess there is also the last episode of lost too. I need to decide on either a picassa or flickr account.