Billy Dengel

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I found this little space heater idea while cruising the net. It's made with terracotta pots, metal nuts and bolts, and a a candle. I will have to try it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGgHvq4iLa4
7 years ago
There's a bunch of photos on the Facebook sites listed above.
This is a photo from an 18 mile ride we have that visits a local vineyard and winery. The owner takes us inside the cave cooled winery and we get to sample the goods. 🍷
7 years ago
An update from the original post.
Well here's what's been going on in Bicycle Friendly Campbellsville. Since I wrote the original post we have been doing a lot. It was a lot like creating a market for something. I started hosting group bike rides and posting videos and biking events on the facebook page for the cyclists in the town. I also got in touch the with tourism department and got them interested in the town hosting one of the biggest cycling events in the state (we get to host 2015's ride). I was invited to the local extension office to speak about cycling to the Healthy Living Coalition where we discuss health issues in the town. The mayor and everybody was there and we are now trying to become a certified "Trail Town" where local attractions are connected by bike trail and we can be connected to other cities by trail. We hosted a Triathlon this weekend and had a good turnout and will probably have another one next year.
To make a longer story shorter, by getting more people involved and interested, talking to the city officials about the economic benefits of trails (speaking their language =$$$), and delegating smaller tasks to trusted individuals it can happen. It's a long road, but it's lined with bikes
We now hold bi-weekly rides for beginning cyclist to teach them how to ride safely in traffic and you can definitely see an increase in cyclists on our streets.
Thanks for your input.
Billy Dengel
www.facebook.com/bicyclefriendlycampbellsville
www.facebook.com/campbellsvilletaylorcountytrailtown
7 years ago

Tom Haile wrote:paul wheaton here's a pic



Here's a pic of coffee grounds in a Ball jar filled with water. It's that simple then it sits in the frig. After a day I use a fine metal strainer to strain off a cup. I make sure to start another batch before I run out. Since I already use my frig there's no extra energy costs and it takes 1.5 minutes to make.

I was inspired to do a simple blog post on it. Cheap Simple Coffee Brewing.



I wonder if you could cut out something like a screen door or window screen and swap it out with the lid when wanting to strain it? Just put it down and screw on the rim. Or some variation of a screen and lid. That's what I would do.
8 years ago
I'm doing the same thing. Cucumbers in salt water with dill. I've added a grape leaf to keep them crispy, but I think I needed to add more salt. Im using a glass jar with one of those air-locks from a wine kit to keep air out. Would adding more salt 3-4 days after starting the fermentation process mess anything up? I used 2tbsp salt per liter of water.
8 years ago
I am currently trying to get my town to become more bicycle friendly. Riding more in town, created a facebook page (doing pretty well on that), talking to local business owners and just making my intentions known. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to work city councils into putting money into the community of cyclers/commuters by putting up "share the road" signs or bike lanes? Its a small podunk town in Kentucky about 5 square miles.
Also, what would the requirements be for roads to put bike lanes in?
Thanks,
Billy Dengel
http://www.facebook.com/BicycleFriendlyCampbellsville
8 years ago