Friday, November 12, 2010

Where I've been

In case anyone's been wondering why there hasn't been a post in 15 months, here's what happened. I got real busy working on this:

Woo hoo!


Then we went to Mexico to celebrate.


Then I got real busy being a post-doc, still at UT.

Back when I used to blog regularly, it seems I generated most interest on this blog by posting about my Dynamic Crosstown and about bike commuting in Austin, so here's an update:

I still commute almost every day on a bike. My back-and-forths take me about 80-100 km each week. After three years on my Crosstown 7, I've racked up almost 13,000 km (8000 mi). It's still holding together nicely, although I think I'm going to need to replace the shifter and cables and give the rear axle a good cleaning to make the shifting a little more precise. Shifting has been finicky lately. Also, the cranks are a little creaky. They probably need to be greased and tightened. Overall, though, no major complaints.

During the summer, I used the new Capitol Metro Red Line commuter train, because sometimes, it's just too hot to go both ways.

If you're still reading, post a comment to say hi.

Cheers!

6 comments:

anothernicole said...

Hi :) it's nice to have you back in my reader feed!

Jenny said...

Welcome back! :)

woozy mizzenmast said...

congrats and hi!

JoAnn said...

Tim, Nice to see you writing again. Welcome back.
Mom

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't realize! Congrats on a PhD well earned and deserved, at the same time being a great father and husband, gardener, biker deluxe, chicken raiser and neighbor! You are truely amazing! God bless you and yours this Christman!
-Emily Graves

Samuel said...

15 months between blog posts!? But at least actually earned a PhD during that time. The only thing I have gained during my current blog drought is extra weight. :( Regardless, welcome back!