Monday, June 18, 2007

Report: June 11 – 17

There’s a posting on the De-motorize Your Soul Digest webpage from a guy claiming to have a blog called The MinusCar Project. That’s remarkable. He even lives in the same city as I do. Who’da thunk it?

Trips -
MinusCar: 11
Multi-occupant Auto: 4
Single occupant Auto: 4
Destinations: 30

Rain. Lots of rain caused half my single occupant trips. I made up for some of them with a meandering 26 mile ride with B.O.B. to the Downtown Farmer’s Market. I purchased baby cucumbers, some tomato basil parmesan bread and cabbage. I went back to the booth with the “cheddar” cauliflower but it was sold. All they had left was purple. The Boy 5 isn’t bothered that it doesn’t taste like grape.

My Car Miles: 29
My Bike Miles: 123

Between lightning strikes on Saturday I planted (with help) two 4x4’s in the garden. Look how fast they grew! I think they look sturdy enough to hold up a clothesline. Perhaps maybe a solar panel? They withstood Sunday’s 40mph winds.

The Boys are calling for a compost bin too.


Smudgemo said...

Those are some very healthy looking 4x4s.

I saw some plans somewhere online for a super-cheap solar food dehydrator I want to assemble with daughter #1. I think it would be a fun project, and putting dried summer strawberries on your cereal in December would be cool.

Snakebite said...

While on Tour de Kota I saw a dude pulling a trailer (not a BOB) with a large rubbermaid container on/in it. On top of the container was a 12 inch by 18 inch solar panel. I rode next to him to ask him about it. He told me he uses it to charge his cell phone, GPS, lights, and stuff like that. His trailer had a sticker that said, "Burn calories not oil." Very cool.

mytzpyk said...

Mr. Bite - did you get a picture? (crosses fingers)

Woodog said...

Gonna be at RAGBRAI this year. Y'all gonna come down and say howdy?

Snakebite said...

Pics - I didn't take my camera this time. RAGBRAI - yes, sort of. A group will be riding incognito on Sunday (meaning we didn't register we're just going to show up and ride).

Snakebite said...

On the solar panel thing - I'm pretty sure that dude was from Brookings.

mytzpyk said...

Woo - how can I not?

Mr. Bite - that dude has what I want. The ability to charge consumer electronics...and possibly limit my use of consumber electronics to the amount of energy delivered by Mr Sun.

bigH said...

Minus: Put an ad in the local personals. "Dude pulling solar panel: Look me up.". Bet your readership spikes.