Friday, September 30, 2011
In the meantime, my hacker has gotten me to work and back spring, summer, fall and winter (Canadian winters too). Except for occasional adjustments it's been dependable enough. I just bought a work stand from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-Op) but its on backorder. It'll come in very handy when winter gunk needs to get cleaned out of my drivetrain. I'll review it when it arrives.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Really good book by Ross Chapin called, "Pocket Neighborhoods." It's all about physical living arrangements at the neighborhood scale. I notice the absence of any reference to Michael E. Arth's work on New Pedestrianism - it's at least an oversight and I hope not a slight to him. Otherwise a pretty comprehensive but readable look at community and the way its being revived and, in some cases, re-thought.