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MTB trials and tribulations, or how I learned to stop being a cheapskate.

by Frederickon 01/19/2015
Last year I got the ever so short sighted idea to build up a chinese knock off carbon fiber mountain bike. The bike wasn’t exactly cheap (without a shock), but it was cheaper than any other full suspension carbon fiber frame around. I’ve been dreaming of building up a bike like this for quite sometime, […]

Adventure Time!

by Frederickon 11/30/2014
Big Sur, California, first outing with the new adventure vehicle. Unnecessarily large, neutral emissions, four wheel drive, ample sleeping space, ample cabin space, too small fuel tank, and lots of power. The downside is the rust from the one east coast winter the truck saw, while not pervasive it is there. I hope that a […]


Big Dreams

by Frederickon 11/22/2014
I started this website hoping to document all of my projects and endeavors, but life has gotten in the way. The last year has been incredibly challenging in a personal manner. Last April my grandmother passed away, in November my aunt, and then this past October, my father. It has brought me to face so […]

Escape from San Francisco!

by Frederickon 04/18/2014
Well I finally did it! I escaped from San Francisco! I now have a summer, less traffic, much less commute to work (4 hours a day less), and far fewer angry hipsters! My girlfriend and I have spent the previous month relocating to a San Jose suburb. And while those who are really into the […]


Back in the saddle!

by Frederickon 02/03/2014
For the first time since I was 16 I did a mountain bike race! The race was yesterday, and so much fun despite a bunch of mechanical problems. Off the starting line I was able to pull out in front and started to build a good lead until I went to shift into the large […]
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Back to it!

by Frederickon 01/02/2014
It’s been 7 months since my last race, 6/16/13. Also 7 months since my first marathon. I was happy to finish in 4:07:02, especially on San Francisco’s hilly course. My training did not go as well as I would have hoped. When I got into the 18-20 mile range I started having problems with my […]

New Look

by Frederickon 12/15/2013
Going for a new look around here. I have a lot of projects I’d like to try and keep track of, so welcome! Come back soon for updates!