All posts in 2011


Cartwheels in the Cyr Wheel

Just working on learning. Progressing slowly, but getting a bit better because I have a few days off!
Circus/Cyr Wheel

Driveway Sign: Monkey Playground

I playfully call my house the “Monkey Playground”. Why? Why not! Well, okay, I’m sort of monkey like since I like climbing around on lots of things. A little known fact about me: my 2004... [read more]
Nature, Other Stuff

New pull up bar

Using the plasma cutter to make stuff… I wanted a new pull-up bar for my house. The old one looked tacky…but how can anything be tacky around your own house if you put it there?... [read more]

Plug In America

A few iPhone pictures of my car at Plug In America’s party from a few months ago. Hanging out in SF: Parked inside the winery on Treasure Island:
Electric Bug


Hugalopes! These things are awesome! They are basically plush lego toys that you can wear on your head as a hat. And, when you get tired of how it looks, change it up with some... [read more]
Other Stuff

Still trying to learn the cyr

I still have trouble with basic spinning/waltzing. I’m not really sure what I’m doing wrong. I’ll need to post up some videos of me failing and ask for advice on the internets. Here’s me doing... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

Photography: Pat and Paige

Pat and Paige Dec 2nd, 2011. The 418 Project. Santa Cruz, California.
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Photography

Photography: Girls and Cube

Girls and Cube Dec 2nd, 2011. Circus Artists: Paige and Kelly. The 418 Project. Santa Cruz, California.
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Photography

Photography: Niss Again

Niss Again Dec 2nd, 2011. Niss.
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Photography

Photography: Paige Handstand

Paige Handstand at the Love Potion Circus Show Dec 2nd, 2011. Paige.
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Photography

Photography: Niss

Niss Juggling at the Love Potion Circus Show Dec 2nd, 2011. Niss.
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Photography

Photography: Love Potion 2

Love Potion Circus Show – Cube Act Dec 2nd, 2011. Paige and Kelly.
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Photography

Photography: Love Potion

Love Potion Circus Show Dec 2nd, 2011. Paige and Kelly.
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Photography

Cube Hanger

I needed somewhere better t hang my cube when I wasn’t using it. So, I made a cube hanger! I used the plasma cutter to cut some pieces of 3/16’ish steel plate (from the scrap... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel, Machining


Lyra that I made. Cromoly steel, 1″ x (I forget the tubing thickness and should measure it for reference). I bent it with my hossfeld bender; the top turned out a little flat, darn it!... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel


So, that ad on the right side of my website…how much does it get me? Well, not much. In the years I’ve been running it, I’ve received one check for $100 (hey, that’s better than... [read more]

Roue Cyr Practice

I’m still working on learning the cyr wheel. I haven’t spent quite enough time to really get the hang of it, but I’m starting to get a better feel for the basic “spin”. Here’s a... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

New blog layout

I got tired of the old layout. It was a few years old: The new version has a graphic on top and a lighter gray themed layout:

Photography: Lost a Wheel?

Lost a Wheel? November, 2011. Oh where was this? Uni-something-town, Washington


This is a late post…but oh well! Well, late last winter I got a new fireplace. I did a design in sketch up and rendered it to get a good idea of what it would... [read more]
DIY Home Remodeling

Metal Coat Rack

What a better use for an old VW brake drum? A few in progress shots: Initial sketch and idea:
DIY Home Remodeling, Machining

Plasma Cutter

I got a new tool a few weeks ago. A plasma cutter! After doing some research, I went with a Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52. It is awesome! I also had to get a new air... [read more]
General, Machining

Plug Bug: Mileage and Range

So, how far can it go? Today I drove home from a Plug In America gala event in San Francisco. I maintained 55 mph on highway 101 and 85 — relatively flat highways. This is... [read more]
Electric Bug

Bug update: Wheel bearings!

The bug has about 8700 miles so far. I had to change the front right wheel bearing about 1000 miles ago. It started getting loose and making a lot of noise. When I took the... [read more]
Electric Bug

Unicycle Tour of San Francisco: John Foss

John Foss San Francisco, California. September 2011.
Photography, Unicycling

old poetry (part 3)

I’m not sure when I wrote this. Yes, I do make up words! ———————————————————————— wandering through a vast void of black, a small light appears to bring me back, turns from night to dawn to... [read more]

Recumbent at Burning Man

Rob Bowman got a cool picture of me on the recumbent unicycle. Thanks Rob!

old poetry (again)

Hey, this one even rhymed! 2/14/2004 Words come so softly from her lips, And fall upon my open ears, Captivating my curiosity while tranquilizing my fears. Sparkling blue eyes she uses to gaze, And see... [read more]
Other Stuff

old poetry

I’ve always been fascinated with poetry. I generally write poetry for specific people. Here’s some of my older work; you can deduce who it was for by the year and month (if you know me... [read more]

Unicycle Tour of San Francisco 2011 part 2

My socks, standing on the wheel looking down: In front of Lombert St: Good picture for Sept 11th (the day of the unicycle ride): “Ride the Lobster” unicycle socks on Nathan: The whole gang: Rob:... [read more]

Unicycle Tour of San Francisco 2011

There was a small group of riders that did this years Unicycle Tour of San Francisco. Gary organized the ride and produced some awesome jerseys: …and also some energy bars! (UTSF = Unicycle Tour San... [read more]

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