Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yehuda Moon Strip Has Ended

Yehuda Moon, a bicycling-inspired comic strip created by Rick Smith, has ended. I've read the strip, off and on for a couple years, but became a subscriber this spring, after I rode a 200K brevet with Rick.

Rick worked in the insurance industry, but left his job to stay at home with his two young children, while his wife returned to work. While he was at home, he started the strip. He's had some success with the strip over the past few years, but when I rode with him this spring, he was concerned, but hopeful, that he was close enough to earning enough with the strip and website that he could help support his family.

I can't find on Rick's website why he has decided to end the strip, perhaps he has decided to return to work (work other than the strip). I'll miss Yehuda's exploits, and Rick's dedication to helping make bicycling a safer transportation mode for all.

Good Luck Rick, and Thanks for all the Laughs.

Happy riding to you, Yehuda.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shaved Marbles

Well, we've completed our move. Man, moving and trying to work are pretty tough, especially when Alex and I tried to maintain our regular work schedules. Pack in the evenings, work in the day. On move day, a week ago last Friday, we ended up throwing stuff in boxes at 5 in the morning. Fortunately, we have understanding friends and family who helped us move stuff we've both accumulated through 50 years of life. Now, we have most of the boxes unpacked and the stuff put away. Come home from work, unpack boxes.

Our two cats and mixed-up hound dog made the move well and the four-legged family actually likes the new house very much. We did shave Marbles, our old long-haired cat, because he isn't able to clean himself as well as he used to. He prances around like a Capuchin monkey now. I had no idea he is as small as he is. Since the weather's cooled dramatically, he hangs close to us now to gather any excess body heat we give off.

My bike commute is now less than 15 miles each way, which means I can now get to work a half-hour sooner. I miss the old route though.

I'll be posting more bike-related stuff from now on. This move has been hanging over our heads for a long time, and I'm glad we finally have it complete.

Thanks, Ron, for checking on us. We are doing very well.

Happy riding!