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Incoming Transmission

While driving last week, I noticed something strange: a row of power poles had their transmission lines suspended from large pulleys. I’d not seen that before.

The power poles are only a short detour from my typical lunchtime bike ride so I went to investigate earlier this week. One of the workers said they are stringing transmission lines to a new substation. Once the lines are in place, they’ll lift the lines from the pulleys and attach them directly to the insulators.

Today, they had started that process.

Cool. :-)

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X Pole

This pole1 presides over a busy intersection. As I stood in the field by the pole, snapping pictures of the pole’s ID plate and then up at its hardware, I wondered what the people sitting in their cars were thinking. How long before I have to explain to a police officer that I think power poles are beautiful?


  1. Or as I like to call her, Pole 201 E#52
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Foggy Morning

You smell that? Do you smell that? Fog, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of fog in the morning.1

Condensation formed on my handlebars during this morning’s ride. Either that, or the fog was a lot thicker than I thought.

Regardless, the fog was dense enough to smell. Mmm… I love that. :-)


  1. Do I really need to cite the source of this “quote”?