Summer Commute, 2014

Last summer’s commute was done mostly by Metrolink commuter rail to Los Angeles Union Station. This summer, my primary commute was by folding bike to Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture:

Beijing Night Ride

Video of a night bike ride with a few friends.

Beijing is a beautiful city at night. Instead of casting a brown tinge on everything like it does during the day, the air pollution diffuses the bright city lights below. Traffic is slightly less overwhelming, and the range of spaces for bikes, from narrow hutongs to bike lanes on the widest highways, is fun to explore.

Route of a 30 mile ride through Beijing

Route of a 30 mile ride through Beijing (click for interactive map)

Bike Ride across Beijing

Folding bike at the Olympic Park

Folding bike at the Olympic Park

I spent last Saturday riding 32 miles across Beijing. A video of some of the highlights is below. Or, to see selected excerpts, click on the yellow icons on the map below.

Practice Landings at Laconia, NH

Enjoying a calm Saturday morning:

FIDAE – South American Airshow

Pictures from FIDAE 2014, an international air show in Santiago. Highlights included seeing a A-380 flying and maneuvering low, watching people pose with the Air Force pilots from Gringolandia, and chatting up private pilots from Chile and Argentina.

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Night Flying

Santiago Timelapse

Above is a timelapse compilation of Santiago I put together from my last trip there.

It doesn’t reach the aesthetic quality of one of my favorite parts of (the otherwise rather crass) movie, Que Pena tu Vida, below. But maybe it still gets across a small glimpse of Santiago’s beauty.
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Sunrise over the Andes

Three quick stop-motion sequences and a video from my arrival into Santiago one month ago: