Friday, July 31, 2009

#290 Other photographers

If you find yourself on this picture, why don't you contact us and we post the for sure cool picture that you took there.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

#289 Bike For Sale

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

#288 Wood chuck(ed)

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
-A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

That' clearly what happened here and that's all I can say.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

#277 Barton Hall Roof

Alien spacecraft dropped mistyrious white packages onto the Barton Hall roof. The investigation into what the contents are is ongoing but one suspicion is that the little green men got word of our economical crisis and started dropping food supplies.

Monday, July 27, 2009

#276 Yard Sale (2)

That's the crowd in front of our house last week. There must have been at least a thousand people checking out our mega yard sale.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

#275 Yard Sale - Buried Treasure - Coldplay Concert - Big Foot Caught on Tape!

Our neighbors and our other neighbors and our landlords did a mega yard sale event last week. Here is the poster our landlord (the best graffiti artist in town) made.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

#274 Flowers

No text today because we used up too many letter yesterday.

Friday, July 24, 2009

#273 Shawn Bicycles

I was looking for some shoes to go with my clipless pedals that my new bike came with (the plastic clip-on "normal" pedals couldn't quite cope with the force I put into the crankshaft when going up Buffalo Street). After discovering that Cayuga Ski and Cyclery (who had so far been my one-stop shop for all bike needs) had a dire selection of shoes with prices starting at $90 for some trecking/cycling shoe and $130 and up for nice bike shoes, I was a little fed up. But then my coworker and bike pro Mike (he was on the Cornell team!) recommended Shawn Bikes to me. Shawn Bikes is a bike shop from another world.

To get to Shawn (I suspect that's the owner's name) you go up Mount Pleasant Road until you can't see any houses any more and then turn left into a gravel road. There is no sign to point out that there is a bike store about half a mile down that gravel road behind the trees and the pond. And then you are at the bike shop that is house in the barn and partly the main house of what probably used to be a farm. It's full of bikes and bike stuff at very very reasonable prices. And he has no end of shoes. I walked away with some very nice ones for $60 - yay!

What was funny about our visit is, that despite having no advertising, no website and no signage to point anyone to the store that is only open Mo-Thu 6pm-9pm, there were plenty of customers around while we were there. Shawn seems to have bags of reputation as the best bike shop in town (despite being outside town).
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

#272 November @ Hangar Theatre

Last week we cycled over to Hangar Theatre in the evening to watch the play November. We had not been to Hangar Theatre before and weren't quite sure what to expect. First of all, we had no tickets and were unsure whether it might be sold out - it wasn't but it was still pretty full. Then we had no idea what calibre this theatre operates at - the actors were great and we really enjoyed it. The building is small (compared to the Royal Albert Hall that we are used to) and has seen better years but what does that matter if the people working there are nice and you can get brownies for $1 a piece during the break? People looked at us a little strange because we came on our bikes (everyone else seemed to be there by car). Our first venture into the Ithaca theatre scene was a good one. We'll try the State or maybe the Kitchen Theatre next. Stay tuned for our very unprofessional reviews of those!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

#271 Strawberry Fields...

.. forever.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

#270 Strawberries

We got the car all muddy when going to the self-pick then we had delicious strawberry cake (three of them) and then the fruit flies came. Now the season is over. See you next year, strawberries.

Monday, July 20, 2009

#269 Ye old bus

I just tried to find that link again that explains what the deal is with this strange looking bus. But I couldn't. So here's the gist: That's how back in the days when Ithaca was Holywood and had a big gun plant and a big car manufacturing plant (heck, that must have been very different times!), a tram style transport system looked like that was operating in Ithaca. Because someone had too much money they got a replica made that is now operating as a bus. It used to run on route 10 only but now it's going pretty much everywhere. Here the driver is having a nap near the Cornell Dairy Bar.

By the way, dudes and dudettes at TCAT: I think you wanted to get in touch with us about our route planning thingy. At least you said so a few months ago.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

#268 Cornell Rotten Plants

Apart from roboticists and geneticists Cornell is also home to plenty of people who enjoy working with various sorts of animals and plants. Hence, riding out past the Vet School you will find these greenhouses. But it seems like not even plant scientists can take care of their plants and thats why all the plants in there are dried out. Much like the ones on our balcony.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

#267 Outlook @ Cornell Plantations

Remember the water tower? This time from a little further away.

Friday, July 17, 2009

#266 Cuckoo's

Cuckoo's Nest. It's just a fake for decoration.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

#265 Newman Arboreum

And here is everything you need to know about the Newman Arboreum.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

#264 Ha-tschi

As one can easily see, we have been on a bike ride through the Cornell Plantations on an evening last week. It was news to us that there is a street that does a loop around the Newman Arboreum. When we were out there cross country skiing last winter, there was no street to see - just white.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

#263 Water Tower @ Cornell Plantation

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Monday, July 13, 2009

#262 Red Electrical Building

The Red Electrical Building @ Cornell Plantations. Nothing much red about it really...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

#261 Water fountian @ Ithaca Commons

Photo taken while eating a burrito from That Burrito Place. Yummy.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

#260 Waterfront Trail

The waterfront trail in Cass Park.

Friday, July 10, 2009

#259 Sunbrella

It's getting kinda hot in Ithaca.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

#258 Scaffolding

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

#257 Chilling in Cascadilla Gorge

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

#256 Henry Woodward Sacket

Monday, July 6, 2009

#255 The crowd

There are many good spot to watch the firewroks, one particular interesting one is N Cayuga Street, oppossite of Gimme Coffee. People were all over the street to get the best spot, so cars and busses had some trouble passing.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

#254 Fireworks

For July 4th, Ithaca is having fireworks on the 2nd of July from Ihaca college. However they state that this might be in danger, since few people donate to keep that tradition alive. Currently only 5% of the costs are covered by the donations. One reason for that could be, that donation boxes are only placed at Ithaca college, there is no paypal button on their website and no collection box downtown...
But we hpe that this tradition stays alive!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

#253 In the fields

Friday, July 3, 2009

#252 Red on Green

Thursday, July 2, 2009

#251 Flight to Varna

I know, unless you live in Varna, NY, this is probably not very funny. For the most part, Varna is a trailer park outside Ithaca and most definitely doesn't have its own airport. Self-evidently this flight out of Berlin Tegel (where this picture was taken) is to Varna, Bulgaria. I found it funny anyways.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

#250 Ithaca Carshare Birthday Band

This band was providing live music during the Ithaca Carshare birthday party last Thursday. They ask us to "friend" them on Myspace and Facebook but we forgot what they are called :( Does anyone know?
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