Tour de Cure

After the awesome experience I had at last year’s Tour de Cure which supports the American Diabetes Association, I’m riding again this year. This is a fantastic event, and last year it raised $1.25 million with 2,300 participants. Last year I raised $650 myself, and so this year I decided to try to stretch for… Continue reading Tour de Cure


It feels good to ride again

First lunch time ride of the year. I was under dressed (only had a bike jersey on), which sucked coming down Washout. I was also out of shape, since, as a guy walking his dog so nicely yelled, “what, the old guys have to circle back for the kid?!?”


Throwing K-Cups In Glass Houses – Marco.org

Can you blame people for enjoying a simple, automatic, one-button system, considering the alternatives that we keep making ever more complicated, fussy, and demanding of their time and technique?

I love enjoying fussy coffee, but I also love walking out in the morning in a zombie state, slamming a K-Cup into my machine, hitting the button, and a minute later is a fresh cup of coffee waiting for me. The alternative, grinding beans, setting up the Melitta, getting the grounds into the Melitta without dumping them everywhere, heating water, pouring, and cleaning up, is a lot of work for 6 am.

The My K-Cup and other similar devices don’t work for me either, since they too are work.

Maybe with the K-Cup patent expiring someone will make an at-home K-Cup maker… using some of those fancy environmentally friendly materials. Let me spend some time on the weekend grinding and packing K-Cups with beans of my choice to drink during the week.