Julie is someone who was only in Laura and my life briefly but the one day I got to know her left a lasting impression on me. She was funny, passionate about what she was doing in life, and an extremely talented photographer. This past week Julie lost her life trying to save a member […]
Monthly Archives: June 2008
My brother-in-laws know just what to get me for my birthday. Beer! Cuvee Des Trolls
Happy Birthday! It looks as though the bottles are sitting on very clean porcelain. How’s that accomplished?
Wow, that’s really effective! I’ll have to mess around with that when I get a chance.
This past weekend Laura and I headed north to Duluth for the 32nd running of Grandma’s Marathon. It turned out to be a great weekend. My brother kindly let us use his apartment as he was out of town and my folks and Laura’s folks also joined us and camped just outside of town. Laura, […]
I finally said enough is enough and got myself a nice bike to commute to work on. With just a 17 mile round trip to work it only takes me 20 minutes longer to ride my bike than it does to drive. I still find that hard to believe. Am I content to just be […]
Just 17 miles…?!? makes my 3 mile round trip to the day job seem like a warm-up/walk in the park. Even though I don’t get much time in my bike commute(mostly just downtown) to wander off and reflect I do know what you mean about feeling energized when you arrive to work, especially on a -25F morning.
I want one.
Oooh, very nice. What transmission/tires?
Is that a speaker to the left of the radio on the handle bars? Did that come with the radio or was it separtate? I’ve been looking for something like that.
It doesn’t run anything to fancy. The drivetrain is primarily Shimano Tiagra. This is my first time using bar end shifters but I’m really starting to get into them. I swapped out the stock tires for a set of Kenda cross tires. They’re a 700x28c and only go up to about 80 psi which makes it a bit smoother ride. Not like I’m racing to work anyhow.
That’s actually something I pieced together. The radio is one of those Sony’s that you would normally strap to your arm for running and the speakers are something I found online.
I zip tied the two bases of the speaker together and then using velcro pump straps I attached them to the handlebar. I’m pretty surprised how well it actually works 🙂 Another pump strap to hold the radio to my stem and I can change stations easily while riding and the radio is loud enough to overtake wind noise.
cool. thanks for the tip — I need to rig something together like that for the Burley jogger . . . running is too hard without music, and kid + earbuds + cars = not a good idea.
Yep, totally. I used to have ear buds that I zip tied into my helmet but I could never get them loud enough to hear without putting them so close to my ear so I couldn’t hear what was going on around me.
I may look a bit goofy and when I roll up to stop signs with people waiting for the bus I do get some funny looks but eh I’m riding in style!
Laura’s work had a company outing to the Saint Paul Saint’s game last night. Laura’s coworkers and our friends Katie and Yola got the chance to go out on the field to take part in one of the many activities they do in between innings. I grabbed my camera and tagged along.
i don’t think i ever want to taste barbecue sauce again! thanks for taking the great photos, scott. you really captured the beauty of the evening.
Say, for those shots out on the field; Are you using a speedlight out there or is that just available light?
Didn’t bring a flash with me to the game. Just the 5D and a 17-40 f4. The stadium lights did a pretty good job for fill.
That audio is haunting, but also a great reminder of the laughter Julie had in her. We’ll miss you Julie.
This makes me miss her 🙁
Thank you for posting this, please could I have a copy?
Scott, the audio is powerful. She was here, and she existed… Thank you for pulling that together.
I can’t even begin to say how much this has been affecting me since finding out Julie passed away, and what’s bizarre is that I really didn’t know her that well, just the one day in Maple Grove. To hear her voice again is somehow calming to me and I think just reminds me that at any moment of any day even the most animated individuals can lose their life. Julie was and is an inspiration to a lot of people, and I know thinking of her will help me keep in perspective what’s most important in life while we struggle through the day-to-day: faith, family and friends, and a passion for all of these. Thank you, Julie, for touching me; you and your family are absolutely in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you Scott for giving us the sound of Julie. I’m her mom and this really means a lot to us.
Could we get a copy of the audio from you? I can’t seem to play it on the web anymore. Thank you.
Julie was my childhood friend. I just found out she died tonight. I am so sad. Thank you for letting me her voice once more.
Thanks for keeping this up Scott. I listened to Julie again today. This is a very kind thing for you to make available. Your comments and the photos that you provide are really special to us. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We miss her so.
BTW, I love your photos of the babies with the hats. Julie would have enjoyed your photos! She had a box of baby hats she left behind that we have used or given away over the years.
How wonderful to have this audio for the family to be reminded of her voice, and her passion. It is so obvious from these pictures that her life was surrounded by people with that same passion. What a gift for those who loved her.