A few months ago I built a gravel bike. Not that a few of the bikes I already had couldn’t be called gravel bikes. My old (2007) Bianchi Volpe was used as a commuter for a good number of years and saw it’s share of rough roads and unpaved use. My Handsome XOXO has also seen plenty of gravel, including part of the D2R2 route and quite a few long rural rides in northern Vermont.
I recently passed the 6-year mark with my Handsome XOXO (60cm frame) and it has long been one of my favorite bikes. The combination of road bike geometry and wheel diameter make for responsive handling, while the 26×1.8 tires provide comfort and stability over all surfaces.
My build is an all-rounder for paved roads, dirt/gravel, bike paths, and lightweight single-track.
Welcome to the new blog. Same as the old blog except where it’s different.
I’ve moved to Word Press, which will make updates easier and hopefully more frequent. We’ll see. All the old content is gone for now but I’ll be manually pulling most of it back into the new site.
Who killed Jesus
Many years ago
Who is guilty of a crime so low
Why did He have to die What is the reason why
Who killed Jesus I would like to know
Was it Roman soldiers
With their tools of war
Driving nails thru hands that did no wrong
Mocking and abusing Crowning Him with thorns
All the evidence is very strong
Was it Pontius Pilate
He was governor
Trying to decide the case that day
Finding that the Savior Had no fault His own
Was he guilty when he turned away
Was it Hebrew children
Proud of who they were
Shouting crucify Him at their King
Trading their Messiah For a common thief
Turning down the kingdom He could bring
When I think of Jesus
And the way He died
How upon Him all my sin was laid
All the other people Fade away from view
It’s for me the sacrifice was made
I no longer wonder anymore
I have found what I’ve been searching for
My sin demanded Hell On Him the judgment fell
I am guilty Now it’s plain to see
That it was really me
— Mickey Holiday
Back when I had the free time to write programs for fun I developed a little e-mail sender called Qm (for Quick Mailer). This used to be hosted at pyric.org, but since I haven’t done anything with the application or domain in years I decided to let the domain die and move Qm to this site. I don’t expect to update the program further but it will be available for download here.