Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bike Organization

Six Bikes in One Car Garage

Spent a lot of time researching bike organization and tried different ones . Here are the techniques that has worked for me . Hopefully you get some tips from these

Bike on Hooks

This option is good if you use the bikes only once a while and you have enough room over the car to mount the bike . Hooks are easily available and can be easily installed.

I found it ideal for some of the kids bikes that has to be stored still not used frequently

Bike Strapped ( Wheel on Ground ) 

This approach the bike is hosted in vertical position by strapping the top wheel to the shelf. 
It works well as the bike bar is now above where the car's front bonnet when parked . I also like this for heavy bikes which are difficult to be mounted up .

This I used a heavy duty velcro 
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Kids Bike on Storage racks using Hooks 

This option will probably work only for kids bikes . Advantage if you already have  a wire shelf is to get garage hooks, and you can lower the bikes and hoist them as frequently   as you want . Adding links for the ones that worked for me and bikes can be 

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Bike with Stand

Simple option for the bike that you want to use often is to have it with a stand . Side stand that takes a little bit more room to be problematic ( if you don't have enough room ) 

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

My Favorite quotes

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do." - Bruce Lee

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt (Man in the Arena)

Monday, November 22, 2010

iPad or a Laptop

Just after the first month of the iPad release there were reports that the sale of smart phones and iPad's are having an impact on the laptop sales . I wasn't very sure about this and had quite the opposite thought process . But after playing around with it I and see what people do on a day-to-day basis , It couldn't be more true.

Here are some of the things I do at home and it all can be done in the convenience .

  • Check your mail 
  • Facebook 
  • Maps
  • Youtube
  • Movies - Netflix
  • Games

If your iPad or smartphone can do it , why would you bother to open the laptop ?

Also things bring a shift in user consuming more and contributing little . On  Facebook,
I would usually write a comment when I see something interesting update from my friend , in my iPad I will be more contentpressing the "like" button .

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Netflix vs Library ?!!

Most of you know about Netflix , the traditionally DVD mailing service that is now allowing unlimited online movies for a low fees . I tried it out only because my new DVD player came with it and now I can't get enough of it . Interesting thing about all this is , I am not even a movies guy . I love documentaries , travel shows , sports and usually stick to the top movies.

Anyways why am I comparing with the Library  ( yes they have a DVD section too ) but the latest services provided by the library is awesome and its Free!! . Once you get a library card , you can go online and setup the account . Search for the new books  , put them on hold . Library mails you when they become available and are on hold waiting for you . Also even if the books are not available , you can view them through safari books online .

I go to the Milpitas Library and I love it . If you haven't been to the local library lately go check them out ,you will be surprised .

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How Tennis can help you

Growing up watching tennis on TV . I always wanted to play tennis. Bay area has the right weather and all the free public courts , it was so hard not to play.

Its not only the fitness , Tennis can actually help in other aspects as well  , even if you are a amateur player . Here are some of them in my view

Look ahead   -  always look ahead and stay motivated . No matter what your fault is (Missed a easy volley on break point ,Just double faulted ,Missed a easy forehand ) . If you keep thinking about it , your game will just get worst and you will lose poorly . Forget what just happened and look ahead to what can be done ahead . Some coaches even say , having a short term memory will help you a lot

Don't waste an Opportunity  - Tennis is a mental game ,I would roughly translate it to "Not all points are the same " . Also it's a game which you can score more points than your opponent and still lose the match . So when you have an opportunity you have to make the most use of it . Think about the "Percentage plays"  e.g if your opponent is a base liner and misses most points at the net . Try to get him to the net .If your opponent has a weak back hand try to attack that side on the important point .

Start Over - If you lose a set , its not over . Even if you lose the set 6-0, you get a fresh start for a new set .Think about all the things that are not working and  how you can switch things . e.g if you have a poor first serve percentage , you can take something off the serve and get more percentage of serves in .

Preparation - not only for professional tennis but even at amateur level preparation is a key . All  the drills in the court , strength training  , good  warm up will pay off at the end . The more you prepare the sweeter is your victory , even though there are no $ signs :(

Calculated Risk - Risk taking will vary depending on the kind of player . It will almost be essential if you are playing some one better than you . E.g if you play some one who is a great returner . You are winning only 20% of your second serve points . Have to go for more on the 2nd serve , don't think about double faulting as you are wining only 20% any way !

That looked like lot of tennis talk  , but look at just the headings and what you practice every time as you play , something that can help you ... what do you think ?