dstelow notes…

links for 2008-08-23

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  • Great biking…Between Laramie and Cheyenne, just north of I-80, lies some great mountain biking in the Medicine Bow National Forest. The trails change seasonally, and are popular with cross-country skiers in the winter. All areas can be accessed via the Happy Jack and Vedauwoo exits (323 and 329 respectively). Look for the Lincoln state at the Happy Jack exit. The Pole Mountain trails at exit 323 connect with the Vedauwoo trails, so for strong riders that want to put in some miles, it's one riding area, for those looking for sub-20 mile rides, you can consider them two distinct areas.
    (tags: biking)
  • Great biking…Southeastern Wyoming seems to be little more than a vast sweep of high plains. But look closer and you’ll discover sprawling national forests that nurture mile after mile after mile of mountain bike trails that will thrill any level of cyclist. So toss your bike shoes in with your cowboy boots and be prepared to ride when you enter the Cowboy State.
    (tags: biking)
  • Good read, at reasonable level of detail…This article describes the essential concepts and building blocks of WCF and its architecture, enabling you to build simple services. Future articles in this series will address specific aspects, such as transaction management and security.
    (tags: dev dotnet wcf)
  • Try this…a short series demonstrating how to simulate fireworks in Silverlight using a very basic physics engine.
  • …I still feel that varable gears are only for people over forty-five.
    Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer?
    We are getting soft…As for me, give me a fixed gear!
    (tags: biking toread)
  • Potential pannier… carry these two locks, which are very secure but also heavy, in some Wald rear folding baskets.(Wald 582 Rear Folding Basket 12.75 x 7.25 x 8.5 Black)
  • …before you can actually run Kawa, you need to set CLASSPATH so it includes the Kawa archive.
    (tags: dev scheme java)
  • Funny…Someone once described life aboard a sailboat as being like standing in a cold shower tearing up hundred-dollar bills.
    (tags: sailing humor)
  • More info…The Flying Scot is a 19-foot day sailer that is sailed throughout North America. The large, deep cockpit is ideal for family sailing, providing safe, comfortable sailing for up to eight people. If your interest is racing, a crew of two or three will find the Scot a great boat for competition at all levels. The Flying Scot is easily trailered and rigged; and can be launched in as little as 12" of water.
    (tags: sailing boats)
  • This looks like a nice boat in a good price range (~16k new)…The late Gordon Douglass is an internationally known racing champion, so he designed the Scot for speed. The Scot is a low-displacement design (she sits shallow in water) and she has a flat, tapered shape in the stern which allows her to plane. This means she will come out of the water and is not limited to her waterline hull-speed. With over 200 square feet of sail area, she has the "engine" to move well in any wind speed. Get her on a beam-reach with 15 knots of wind, and experience the thrill of a planing hull!
    (tags: sailing boats)
  • This looks like a pretty neat boat…The Cape Cod Catboat won popular acclaim in the late 1800's.
    (tags: sailing boats)

Written by dstelow

August 23, 2008 at 11:30 pm

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  1. cool reading!


    December 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

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