It has been almost a year since we have been tied to our homes due to COVID-19. Our infections are still high, people keep dying and some fools refuse to wear masks. I have kept in touch with friends and family during this past year and realized how difficult these last few months have been […]Read more "Quarantine vs Fitness Motivation"
It’s been a little over 8 months since COVID changed our lives. Here in New York City, we made great progress over the summer and our infection numbers were one of the lowest in the country. However, since the fall begun, the numbers in NYC and around the country have increased significantly. Why is that? […]Read more "COVID 8 Months and Counting"
At 6:00am this morning my Apple Watch alarm goes off. I find enough strength to get out of bed, put my watch on and prepare for my morning ride. After brushing my teeth, I head to the kitchen for some coffee. I add 20 grams of coffee beans to my digital scale and set my […]Read more "An Early and Humid Morning Ride"
One of the great benefits of living in Queens, the most diverse borough in NYC (and possibly the country), is the many places you can enjoy diverse food. Within a 5 mile parameter in my neighborhood, I can get any of the following: Chinese Mexican Dominican Colombian Peruvian Thai Italian Greek Japanese Korean Salvadorian Venezuelan […]Read more "Dining to survive"
Most of my bike rides have taken place in New York City. I live in Queens and I normally ride to Manhattan and the neighboring boroughs. It’s a workout that provides the mileage and workout I enjoy. There are times when I feel more adventurous, put my bike in the trunk of my car, and […]Read more "Getting Out of The City – A Cycling Adventure"
Last year I closed 11 out of the 12 monthly challenge rings for my Apple Watch. I wasn’t satisfied, so I vowed to close every ring this year. I was ready, I had a plan and it all came crashing down in March. It’s been 12 weeks since the the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world […]Read more "Apple Watch Monthly Challenges: 5 Month Report Card"
Working from home everyday for the last 8 weeks has really made me think about the significance of work. I knew that I was a creature of habit, we all are, but since COVID I had to change my daily routine and this has brought a new level of stress that I was not expecting. […]Read more "Home and work are dysfunctional roomates"
I remember the first time I held a camera in my hands. I was a young boy and the camera was quite big for my small hands. It didn’t matter to me because all I wanted to do was to take a picture. I remember placing my left eye on the viewfinder and taking a […]Read more "Exploring Macro Photography"
At first, it was a virus that was so far from us that all we can do is shake our heads and thank God that in America, we are safe. A few weeks later, we saw Europe starting to get infected and we kept a curious eye out. We read reports that this is beginning […]Read more "Hope in a pandemic"
You know what’s a rare sight in New York City streets these days? Empty roads. Yet, this is what I am seeing when I go out on a ride. Of course this is due to a large percentage of the population working from home due to the pandemic. Though I am doing my part in […]Read more "NYC Cycling During the Pandemic"
It has been almost three weeks since we’ve been confined to our homes due to the Corona virus pandemic. We work from home, we read at home, we Netflix and chill at home. Home is everything. To beat boredom we have tried many things. From streaming all our shows, to playing board games, drawing, writing […]Read more "Animal Crossing- The cure for quarantine boredom"
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. We are now physically separated from people in order to avoid infection and though this is the right thing to do it is a bit of a challenge. Cabin fever is real and staying home is… hard. There is also a new challenge that […]Read more "The Family That Works Together"
Over the last few weeks, life has changed tremendously for us humans. We have all been impacted by the pandemic of COVID-19, an unprecedented virus that threatens the lives of humans around the world. We have now been asked by our local governments to avoid crowds and human contact as soon as possible. Our offices […]Read more "A New Yorker’s Experience During This Pandemic"
I’ve been cycling for almost 4 years and I’ve always ran my bike with tubes inside the tires. When I purchased my bike, I got my first flat 2 months in. It had been a decade since I was on a bicycle, let alone change a tube, so it took me forever to replace. As […]Read more "Exploring Tubeless Cycling"
It’s officially the month of March and that can only mean one thing: Winter cycling is officially over! That’s right, the days of snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures are behind us. Coming soon are flowers booming, leaves growing on trees and more importantly, nicer weather to ride the bike. Technically, it’s still winter, as […]Read more "Good Bye, Winter!"
When I sit down to write in front of my iPad, the last thing I want to do is worry about any distractions or obstacles. This is why the iPad is such a perfect writing device. It’s just one big app (IA Writer is my favorite) and your brain speaking through your fingers. However, sometimes […]Read more "My Take on Keychron 2 Mechanical Keyboard"
I had a cycling accident in July of 2019. As I was commuting to work on a beautiful summer morning, I collided head on with another cyclist. It was an unfortunate accident…Read more "A Weight Off My Shoulder"
In my ever-growing quest to read more, I have enjoyed spending time with a good book with drink in hand while sitting in a comfortable recliner. However, said book is not a physical one. I have outgrown physical books and have gone all-in on reading on devices. iPad Reading Since I do most of my […]Read more "My Reading Device of Choice: Kindle Paperwhite"
I’ve had an Apple Watch since it launched in 2015. Apple’s first attempt at a smart watch was OK at best and though it wasn’t perfect, it set a path for the future of smart watches. I eventually upgraded to Generation 3 and a year later to my current version, the 4th generation Apple Watch. […]Read more "About Face!"
2019 was my best cycling year. I cycled a total of 2,518 miles. 1,726 were commuting miles. Since I started cycling to work, I have enjoyed my commute and have seen the many benefits from it. Today, I want to show you how much money I saved by cycling to work. Commute Miles Here’s a […]Read more "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned"
3 years ago, a conversation in a corporate elevator started my biking to work adventure.
6,000 miles later and still enjoying it.Read more "Cycling to work: How it all started"
After a month’s hiatus, I get back on the bike for my first workout of the year.Read more "My First Cycling Workout of 2020"
I spent a bit of time thinking about what books to read this year. I finalized my list with the following…Read more "Books I’m Reading in 2020"
Today, Twitter reminded me that it was my 11th year anniversary (twitterversary?). Do I have 11 more in me? Read on to find out…Read more "My 11 Year Twitter Anniversary: What I’ve Learned"
It’s a new year so this means that Apple will start sending out new monthly challenges. I hadn’t even stopped partying or hugging family and friends during the New Year festivities when I got my notification for January’s challenge.Read more "Apple Watch January 2020 Challenge"
I looked over some photos for 2019 and narrowed down my favorite 3 photos of the year (plus an honorable mention). Here we go:Read more "My Top 3 Photos of 2019"
The last decade gave us a glimpse of what technology can do to transform a culture. What will the next decade have in store for us?Read more "The Most Important Innovations of the Last Decade"
As of this writing, 2019 is almost a wrap, and it’s the perfect time to look back on my accomplishments on the bike. I had a goal of cycling 3,000 miles this year, and though this was a good year for cycling, I came up a bit short. There were some great moments and some […]Read more "My Year in Cycling: 2019"
I normally read a lot online. I spend a few hours a day reading The Athletic, The Player’s Tribune, and whatever interesting articles I find in my News app on the iPad. However, when it came to actual books, I did not read a full book from beginning to end during the first 8 months of the year. Unacceptable!Read more "Reading in 2019"
I take Apple Watch monthly challenges seriously. Here’s an inside look of my year in review for 2019.Read more "2019 Apple Watch Monthly Challenges"