mostly cycling and technology
Cyclists don’t often realize that disc brake rotors are consumable parts. Now, they last a long time, but they do need to be replaced. When I replaced the 5 year old rotors on my Kona Rove I was suddenly reminded that, “oh, this is how braking is supposed to feel on a good set of hydraulic disc brakes.”
I do think this is one of the major ignored innovations that Tesla put forth, regenerative braking. I’m assuming the brakes will last the life of the car because you spend so little time using them. If you are driving like a sane person you rarely need to touch the brake pedal and get awfully used to one pedal driving very quickly.
I'm a [Dad, Technologist, Cyclist] living in Chicago with my wife, kids, and cats. There are some ghost shrimp in a fishtank too, but I'm not sure I count them as members of the household.
When I'm not getting paid to code I'm usually playing outside and exploring the city.
Cycling Weather Forecastweather.larrymyers.com
There's plenty of weather forecasts out there, but none did a good job of answering the question: "When should I go biking tomorrow?"
So I built one for myself. It's an extremely lightweight traditional webapp with a Go powered backend.
Metra Train Trackermetra.larrymyers.com
Metra has never had a good train tracker, I doubt they ever will. This is a React app with a Go backend that is geared towards people who want to know when the next train is coming with just a quick glance to their phone.
Some days you just don't want to spend the time staring at your 3rd guess trying to figure out a word that fits. I built this wordle solver to allow me to spend more time analyzing guesses and less time trying to think of words.
When you are new to mountain biking Palos can be both awesome and intimidating. With the right approach it's a great place to learn.
A self supported 5 day bike tour around the lower half of Lake Michigan.
Endless miles of mixed surface trails through the western suburbs.
Ten miles on one of the best cycling roads through the North Shore.
2024 Ride Stats
|Year to Date
|Week of Feb 26
|Week of Feb 19
|Week of Feb 5
|Week of Jan 29