ferientage [with map]

da ich letzhin mit der sekretärin des institutes rausgefunden habe, dass ich dieses jahr noch einige ferientage verbrauchen kann/soll, habe ich diese woche einen tag in die persönliche fitness investiert; ich hab mich mal wieder auf’s velo geschwungen und bin am dienstag nachmittag bei nur halb guten wetter-bedingungen als kurier durch die stadt geflitzt, wie in alten zeiten [1].
das kleine kästchen ist im hosensack mitgefahren, am schreibtisch sieht dann ein solcher nami so aus:
Tracks_2007_12_11_Kurier.gpx (knapp 60 km mit insgesamt 1000 höhenmetern; jetzt muss ich nur noch rausfinden, wie ich mit dem ultracoolen neuen google-charts-feature eine nette grafik basteln kann…)

[1]: naja, die routine im kopf hat schon abgenommen, sorry nicola fürs verwechseln von morf und typopress :)

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picture of the week 38: lakejump @ suicmc07

the weekend was absolutely wonderful (not only because i won, but also because the weather was brilliant, the hosts/organisation were superb, the course was great,…). i’m still putting everything together, but i’d just like to thank everyone at velocite, that was only minorly involved with the organisation of the suicmc07, it was great!

yesterday we had an afterparty in pully, including a jaccuzzi by jaccuzzi.ch and some lake jumping.
the image below is ändu having a nice flight into the lac léman.

Lakejump-Aendu-Composite


the rest of my images can be found on flickr, some more images from all around the swiss courier scene can be found via the tag suicmc07 or in the suicmc-set of florian cella.

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flashback: SUICMC04 [video]

heute per skype reingekommen: röme [1] hat auf seinem youtube-channel den film raufgeladen, den er damals für die SUICMC04 in bern gemacht hat. das ding zeigt extrem schön, wie cool das wochenende damals war.
die highlights sind:

Teil1:
– 02:22: roman zu seinem fixie: “de vorteil isch de coolness-faktor” und der suppenkasper, der anschliessend etwas von qualifikation faselt.
– 04:55: “das isch eifach e verdammti mohrerei!”
– 06:12: splints onboard-kamera beim start zum final.
– 06:45: retos “einfahrt” am 20min-posten.
– 08:15 gosis “süsch verschteckis äbe de”.

Teil2:
– 00:48: mischu tobler beim trackstand ohne fixie.
– 01:40: porno stevies monster-skid
– 02:45: michel: “die mit de fixies fahre haut id muur”
– 04:13: nicola (oder hier) im sprint auf stefans mini-velo, weil er im vorlauf seinen lenker zerbrochen hat.
– 04:54: der suppenkasper: “du rächt geil” und das anschliessende extrem hühnerhaut induzierende critical mass, mit der unglaublich coolen szene auf dem bundesplatz

röme, mersi hast du das damals gemacht! beim anschauen hab ich hühnerhaut bekommen!

[1]: das mit dem browser-resize auf eurer start-seite ist ein no-go!

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ouch!

even with a nice bike some bad stuff can happen:

exhibit a: the offending object
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exhibit b: the handlebar (after changing it…)
notice the small dent on the left side :-)
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exhibit c: the result, shoulder and elbow, knee not shown.
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i’m really happy that nothing really severe happened (to the bike, ’cause i’m healing quite well…) so i guess i was lucky.

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interesse an blogroll.ch?

  Bilder Velolosroman veranstaltet ein virtuelles lösli-ziehen um die domain blogroll.ch, die inaktiv auf ihn registriert ist. bis zum 31. juli kann jeder, der die domain will (und auch alle anderen) an seiner aktion mitmachen. unterstützen tut mensch dabei nicht das portemonnaie von meister yoda, sondern urs‘ aktion kilometer gegen armut. mein post untendran ist ganz eng mit dieser aktion verknüpft, denn der hugo-koblet-rahmen meines neusten schmuckstücks stammt aus der serie veloleichen/veloschicksale des velofahrenden aargauers. damals habe ich für über urs für swiss hope ein blaues papierli gespendet und deshalb verzichte ich hier auf einen los-kauf. nichtsdesto-trotz finde ich die aktion toll und weitererzählens-wert! netter nebeneffekt ist eine tolle domain, die zur verlosung steht, damit damit allerhand schabernack getrieben werden kann.

mitmachen kann jede bloggende person, mit einem eigenen textli oder dem ofiiziellen code:

<a href=”http://blog.yoda.ch/?p=1474″><img src=”http://blog.yoda.ch/_bilder/velolos-klein.jpg” alt=”Das Velo-Los für eine gute Sache” align=”left” /></a>Gewinne die Domain blogroll.ch! <a href=”http://blog.yoda.ch/?p=1474″>Mach mit</a> und hilf mit, nachhaltig zu unterstützen! Mit einem Velo-Los für <a href=”http://www.himmelrich.ch/neuereeindex.php/KM_gegen_Armut”>Kilometer gegen Armut</a>.

welcher dann folgendes ergibt:

Das Velo-Los für eine gute SacheGewinne die Domain blogroll.ch! Mach mit und hilf mit, nachhaltig zu unterstützen! Mit einem Velo-Los für Kilometer gegen Armut.

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suicmc06

Suicmc06yesterday the swiss cycle messenger championships 2006 were held in zürich, in the middle of the city.

it was really a blast! mostly because there were loads of spectators, the weather was super-nice, it was fun to meet other messengers in switzerland (i guess around 120 of ’em were there), but also, because i’m now officially the fourth-best messenger in switzerland[1], just a bit short after triple faiss and a wee bit faster than dom (both from lausanne).

my images can be found here, and maybe the tag suicmc06 is going to fill up with more pictures…

[1]: see screenshot on the left (and this might persuade me to still cycle a bit sometimes!)

fixed-gear-gallery feed [update]

raph/dom/blaize, this one is for you [1]:

’cause i always forget to check back at the bike-p0rn-site fixedgeargallery and actually never want to miss a great bike there i created an rss-feed of the site with feedyes.com.

so if you’d like to be notified of an update on that fabulous site, then add this feed here (see comments below!) to your preferred news-reader and get your daily fix (it doesn’t get the individual sites of the bikes, but at least you get all the updates…)

[via kus]

[1]: tell me if it works, leave a comment or so…

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automatic bicycle pump

Parasiticpumpover at the makezine phil torrone links to a “device” which solves the hassle of pumping up a flat tire through a parasitic device.

would be perfect for work, but i guess you’d have even more angry car-drivers around, since it uses “conveniently available pressurized air stored in automobiles.”

[via makezine]

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rocket powered bike

sometimes later in the afternoon at work i wish for something like this. a rocket bike with a rather impressive acceleration, from 0 to 96 km/h in five (!!!) seconds.

the bike where the rocket is bolted on looks a bit goofy, but i guess you could improve that easily…

now i just want to see a video of it in action!

[via makezine]

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chillin’ messengers

sometimes at noon we need to take a break.

this might look like this, when you just simply crash out on the sofa:

Mittaggosi (gosi)

or it might look like this, when you need a hug from their [1] siegfried&roy-tiger:

MittaghabiMittagsplintMittagsplint2 (me and splint)

[1] we share our headquarters with theirs…

critical mass in bern

Critical Mass-1

someone [1] is organizing a critical mass in bern at the 6th of december. if you’d like to take part, come and show up on the bundesplatz at 18:00. i’ll be there, and hopefully a lot of others too (do you remember the critical mass after the suicmc04? it was so great!)

We aren’t blocking traffic; we are traffic.

[1] that’s the thing: no one really knows who did it, so no one can be blamed for it.

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picture of the week 26

i’ve been experimenting with panoramas quite a bit lately [1]. and with huginosx it’s really easy to align ramarkably good panoramas even with handheld pictures, like i’ve done it in the one below.

Velodemo High

this wednesday the ja! [2] made a bike demonstration in bern. they wanted to protest against the newest plans to slash the free bike-parking around the main station here in bern. because of the thunderstorm that just started minutes after the demonstration was about to begin there were not too many people. i tried to document that with that panorama, which makes the waisenhausplatz look quite empty with that little bunch of protesters on it…

[1] maybe you’ve watched my panorama tag over at flickr.

oh, and raph, i’m still waiting for the CMWC-tag (or maybe cmwc2005) to get filled!

[2] we never were 70 people. i counted when we were on the bundesplatz, and we were exactly 34… oh, and can you spot me on that picture?

[3] i really love tagging :-)

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suicmc04

here’s the flyer to the suicmc04 here in bern.
if all goes well, the flyer should be in the 20minuten tomorrow. and if you’re a listener to radiobe1, then you might be able to catch the ad they’re airing for us (or you can just click here and listen to the spot online (543kb .mp3-file) :-)

suicmc04-inserat

for more info go to suicmc04.ch

and if you’re looking at a search on my preferred telephone-number-finder tel.search.ch, then you might be able to spot a banner which links to the suicmc04 homepage (thanks to b. and RIM)

almost forgot to tell! there’s also a critical mass which is more than open for anyone! so take your bikes if you come and give us a visit.

critical-mass

(this post is gonna stay on top until then…)