I recommend having two bicycles of similar appearance. #training #exercise #carfree #biking #fitness #health #aerobic http://pic.twitter.com/5dYhC5TFjW

 

I recommend having two bicycles of similar appearance. pic.twitter.com/5dYhC5TFjW Try to pick a bike that looks commonplace, so that it will pass as routine. It is like picking a car rental of a variety that is most often seen on the road. It gets less attention. It's about appearances. A racing bicycle can be disguised as a common street bike, and it is less likely to be stolen.
 

I recommend having two bicycles of similar appearance. http://pic.twitter.com/5dYhC – #training #exercise #carfree #biking #fitness #health #aerobic5TFjW

 

I recommend having two bicycles of similar appearance. pic.twitter.com/5dYhC5TFjW Try to pick a bike that looks commonplace, so that it will pass as routine. It is like picking a car rental of a variety that is most often seen on the road. It gets less attention. It's about appearances. A racing bicycle can be disguised as a common street bike, and it is less likely to be stolen.
 

PrettyBoy Dam – #biking #carfree #fitness #exercise #health #training #aerobic #baltimore #maryland

After all my posts about PrettyBoy Reservoir, I thought that some might like to see photos from around the dam. IMHO, many of these photos are better than the PrettyBoy Dam photos in Google Image. I recommend riding your bicycle to the reservoirs&especially the dams surrounding the city. There are likely some challenging hills. According to the new Google Maps, I logged almost 2500 ft of uphills on this trip.

Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population http://wapo.st/Wbiccw

It is worth a look. – Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population http://wapo.st/Wbiccw Lately I've been thinking a large fraction of the "normal weight" population are engaged in unhealthful lifestyles, that reduce their weight The CDC finding is consistent with that idea, because of the large fraction of smokers and drinkers in the gay community. A finding of "less overweight" could really be an adverse result in some communities. Using toxicity to maintain a normal weight is not healthful, a skew that is seldom taken into account. The idea is the "normal weight" population has a sufficient number of substance abusers to skew expectations.

Liberty reservoir, PrettyBoy, etc, via bicycle – #biking #carfree #aerobic #fitness #training #exercise

I recommend riding around city watershed reservoirs. Scenery is great, and usually gets you a steep uphill ride. Go a little downstream from the dam for an even more challenging ride, and maybe some swimming. The dams and bridges provide some great views. As always, be sure and obey the trail rules, if you take your bike off-road. Obey the boating and swimming rules. Protect the watershed. Most of the watershed reservoirs have some great off-road bicycling trails. The ridges make for a challenge. I like PrettyBoy Reservoir so much, it makes me want to take up bow hunting, which is legal there. Watershed protections make for a beautiful pristine environment around the reservoirs. Take the green path.  Ride your bicycle out to the reservoirs.
 

New NTSB documents provide extensive details on coal train crash that killed two women in 2012

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

July 14 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

The August 2012 derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City likely began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two 19-year-old women were seated next to the tracks.

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/bs-md-ellicott-city-derailment-20140714,0,6130038.story
 

One more thing…

Ahh yea, the name of that shooting range is  Freedom Armory, Glen Rock, PA. I'm looking forward to giving it a try.

More on the ride to Glen Rock PA. – #baltimore #maryland #carfree #biking #rkba #nra #2a #training

The wheat is quite tall. I saw them harvesting on my bicycle ride.  Some will be familiar with this Northern County landmark. 

It seems to me that the tall wheat enables the harvester to cut above the other plants, reducing the need for chemical spraying. Maryland does get alot of rain, which probably helps with the tall wheat varieties.

One great thing about the trip was riding all the way to Glen Rock PA&back in one day.  I enjoy stopping at this pizza place in Shrewsbury PA, Sal's Pizza. Terrific calzones & right on Susquehanna/York Rd.  I keep wanting to go to Pennsylvania and shoot an UZI automatic at this shooting range in Glen Rock. 

If you are looking for accommodations on the NCR trail, Glen Rock Inn is a fine place to stay. Enjoyed my stay there. I think that every program should include some shooting, mainly to experience the effect on reflexes. So, ride to Glen Rock PA, take in some good pizza and some shooting. Heaven!
 

Climb 5000 ft of hills out of Baltimore #biking #carfree

A popular choice for distance bicycling in Baltimore is Pretty Boy Reservior, but most riders turn away from Pennsylvania after crossing the reservior, and head back to Baltimore. May I suggest turning left on Middleton road, in order to take in the hilly roads in Pennsylvania. Using this route, I was able to log over 5000 ft of uphills in almost 80 miles.

Here's the map link, and hopeful map embed.

… and some photos. The Pennsylvania border on Middleton road is quite different from what you see in areas closer to Gettysburg.

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This scene from Falls Road Station was just a little too precious. Maryland.

#CISA is the new #CISPA

Hi there!

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) makes it easier for private companies to share sensitive personal information with federal agencies. That’s troubling enough. But CISA also lacks any privacy or human rights protections — and it specifically fails to protect the private data of internet users outside the U.S.

Now that the bill is out of the committee it could be voted on at any moment. Join me in urging President Obama to reject CISA and any bill that attacks our basic rights online.

https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/CISA

I eat alot of parsley flakes. pic.twitter.com/zKz3mpQFcv

Seems that heavy combined with a high flavonoid diet causes natural opiate and cannabinoid molecules to linger on in the body. Certain neurotransmitters and hormones linger on as well. Michael L. Love: parsley and autism http://bit.ly/1ljGO9a Michael L. Love: parsley and bone loss http://bit.ly/1my3RhH bone health | GNU-Darwin Action Blog http://bit.ly/1f1b1vC Michael L. Love: Parsley odyssey continues | GNU-Darwin Action Blog http://bit.ly/PgfBud The key discovery was that parsley is a great source of apigenin, which is a marvelous flavonoid molecule. http://bit.ly/1mP5Ah2

I eat alot of parsley flakes. pic.twitter.com/zKz3mpQFcv

Seems that heavy training combined with a high flavonoid diet causes natural opiate and cannabinoid molecules to linger on in the body. Certain neurotransmitters and hormones linger on as well. Michael L. Love: parsley and autism http://bit.ly/1ljGO9a Michael L. Love: parsley and bone loss http://bit.ly/1my3RhH bone health | GNU-Darwin Action Blog http://bit.ly/1f1b1vC Michael L. Love: Parsley odyssey continues | GNU-Darwin Action Blog http://bit.ly/PgfBud The key discovery was that parsley is a great source of apigenin, which is a marvelous flavonoid molecule. http://bit.ly/1mP5Ah2

 

GNU-Darwin.org going down now for scheduled file server maintenance and a hardware upgrade.

going down now for scheduled file server maintenance and a hardware upgrade.

Some evidence that puffed grains have higher nutrient accessibility -puffed grain nutrient absorption -GoogleScholar http://bit.ly/1rmievE

Some evidence that puffed grains have higher nutrient accessibility -puffed grain nutrient absorption -GoogleScholar http://bit.ly/1rmievE My current favorite is organic puffed kamut. I add some frozen berries, which should help further with the nutrient absorption. Liquid yogurt with live cultures would be a good addition, tho I prefer soy milk. I'd also recommend including wood mushrooms in the diet. 
You might have to pay a little more for wood mushrooms, but they are likely worth the extra money to get access to more healthful tannins.

Some more thoughts about heavy training – #health #food #biking #carfree #fitness

 After a few seasons of training, I've realized that muscle growth leads to new nerve pathways, and these new pathways must be desensitized. Heavy training means exercising to the point of stress and strain, which leads to the release of stress hormones. Many of these stress hormones are androgenic and sculpt the body. You gain muscle, and lose a little somewhere else. This sculpting process affects joints,bones,blood vessels, the blood itself,&ultimately nerve pathways. Improvements abound in the ability to supply oxygen to the muscles&experience finer grained sensations. I fear that people give up training,since the experience of these new sensations is too intense for them … or people overindulge in food, alchohol,  or anti-inflammatories as a way of treating their discomforts. Such measures delay the natural and beneficial process of training. It is better to learn to distinguish pain from discomfort. Learn anatomy and study the new sensations instead of fighting them. Continue training to desensitize new neural pathways. The caveat is important. Training improves strength and endurance. I those things are not improving, then the regimen needs adjustment. Strain to joints and nerve pathways requires a longer time to recover, so don't forget to rest too. Another good sign of sculpting is that the discomfort moves from one part of the body to another. The body repairs this then that. Expect the discomforts to be in one place, then another later, seldom rising above a certain threshold. As a lifelong bicycle commuter, I'm getting alot of improvement in the quadriceps from heavy training. Discomforts have improved to a fine grained sensation, first in one part of the muscle, then in another. As the blood supply improves, new nerve pathways are laid down, which gives rise to these finer grained sensations. So don't be disconcerted about new sensations that are part of heavy training, & evolve over the years. I recommend experimenting with neuro-active peppers to get an idea of the scope of the new sensations that are possible in heavy training. A resistance to pepper spray may also come in handy some day. ;-) Anyone who is engaged in strength training can be expected to experience this evolution, at least in part, so be prepared for it.
 

Senate: Block Barron Vote Until DoJ Shares #Drone Memos

Hi,

I signed a petition to The United States Senate which says:

"Senators should block consideration of the nomination of David Barron to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals until the Justice Department makes public all the memos Barron authored justifying the use of drone strikes."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/senate-hold-barron-vote?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=985589

Thanks!
 

GNU-Darwin.org will be offline Thursday due to scheduled power line work.

GNU-Darwin.org will be offline Thursday due to scheduled power line work.

stocky carrot greens – #health #food #biking #carfree #fitness

I put some carrot greens in my nachos today. They are a little tough, but add great texture when cooked. I recommend adding a little yogurt or raw cheese once in a while to get the most out of the fiber. Healthy people are strong. Strong people are stout. Stout people are powerful. Powerful people stand up for their #rights If you are getting tired of your greens & vegetables, try adding a little summer sausage once in a while to alter the flavor. Why not commit to a strenuous training regimen this season? Make use of the energy the warmer season brings. There are reports that people can dump the lipid pills, & they feel better, when they get more exercise instead. So, why not bone up this summer, and invest in yourself instead of lazy parasitic motor culture.

Freedom to link is paramount. – #internet #legislation #ndaa #sopa #cispa #anonymous #ows #occupy #usdor #opblackout

Freedom to link is paramount. Retweet, share, diverse and dangerous information, whatever. It matters not. It is your right. Share a lie to shine a light on it. Share a truth to spread it. Share a misconception to repair it.Share a knowledge to help people You have a right to link. Do not be confused by those who would disparage you for the information that you share. I fear our retweets will be exploited in smear tactics. Defeat these tactics with the truth.You have a right to link to whatever you wish. If we permit people to judge us for the content of our retweets, they will defeat our information renaissance. We must never let that happen. Some exploit the misdirection of blame for political gain, and misjudge us for the information we share. Defend your right to link. I'll be honest with you. I don't read every story that I share. I believe in crowd-sourcing, and I insist on the freedom to link. It doesn't always require science to change the world for the better. Share freely. IMHO, it is most crucial to be able to share strident opinions of those who feel stronger about an issue than we do. We share in gratitude. We must be free to link to the actions of those who are doing the things that we are not willing to do ourselves. Link to thank. Some would say, Why do you link to something you do not believe in or wouldn't do yourself? This attack would undermine the right to link. First of all, people are free to link for any reason, including no reason at all. Second, we aid our cause by linking to the people who are more strident or anxious to engage. Criticisms of right to link are invalid. This is easy to understand. For example, it is advantageous for people to follow their adversaries. Essential criticism of right to link: It is bad to retweet a drowning man, because drowning is bad. W/o retweets, the man drowns to death. Abit of an absurd example, but it is not difficult to formulate better ones, and it illustrates the point… Internet linkage combines right of assembly and right of expression. Linkage is doubly protected. Defend your right to link. It is no crime to be linked. Linkage is good, always. We will find that we depend our our links in order to live. If that's not a right, I don't know what is.
 

Can you feel a mitochondrion?

I don't usually tweet health&fitness in the evening, but this is fascinating. – herpetic virus protein channels – http://bit.ly/1i70a2e Many people have latent herpetic virus infections. These channels could be the explanation for some annoying random pinprick sensations. Like you are just sitting there, and if feels like you got bit by a mosquito, but you look and there is no bug. Aberrant channels maybe. I think the sensation is caused by ruptured mitochondria, resulting from these aberrant open channels. I realized this tonight on a bicycle ride. Sudden mitochondrial depolarization should produce a pinprick or static shock sensation. If true, it is incredible that something so tiny should produce such an immediate and tangible effect. Just like when you rub your feet on the floor, and touch a piece of metal. Pins and needles.

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