Thursday, March 11, 2010

Google Maps For Cycling

Google today introduced maps for cycling.  In my trial use some of the routes are lacking but it will only get better with time with crowd sourcing feedback.  I have been using a Google Maps mashup to store and share bicycle routes for years.  I've tagged my routes on delicious here.

Here's the video that shows how it works.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Broad-winged Hawks Nesting in San Jose


Today I discovered that we have a hawk family nesting in the tall palm tree on our street.  It was quite a sight.  I took these pictures this morning.  I tried to identify them and as best as I can tell they are Broad-winged Hawks.

Can anyone verify?