Web-log archive: 2011

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2011-12-29

I secretly love having a fever...

...lying in bed shivering and insensible, fingers white and numb, beyond discomfort or pain, chasing psychedelic butterflies along the edge of consciousness. But then it...

2011-12-20

Fifteen years ago today

I miss that Real Grownups (like Johnny Carson!) took seriously a gentle man in a turtleneck who spoke about “star stuff.”I miss that science was...

2011-12-18

Never ask me what I think, Internet

TriMet asked what I think about their budget shortfall so I told ’em. Using their tool I balanced their budget with only a 25¢ fare...

2011-12-09

A short rant: let’s downsize roads

The ongoing fracas about the ongoing budget stupidity of the Columbia River Crossing prompted me to write an awesome little rant. As a comment on...

Road sign on Hwy 101 reading “slow”
2011-12-06

Fast and faster

Dave Moulton wants a bumper sticker: “I’m retired: Just go around me.” The whole thing is worth a read, it totally gets at the zen...

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2011-11-15

Beat that climb back

sufferfaces:Beat that Climb Back Just across the border from Washington, in Portland, at PIR, the Suffer Faces are on full display like this one full...

2011-11-14

Unintended Consequences

As I mentally drafted a typical (read: long) report for yesterday’s race, I realized that I was actually meditating on the unintended consequences of my...

2011-11-06

Barton

Race Report: Cross Crusade #7 (Barton Park)We’re finally getting some mud in our ’cross races. Barton was my favorite race last year. There were no...

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2011-10-28

Oregon Field Guide — Cyclocross

View this on OPB.org: the CCX segment starts around 19:00. Filmed last year at Barton near Estacada. You can catch a glimpse of Orion and...

2011-10-27

Vampire

So while I’m backing up my personal photos on a new computer, iPhoto is replaying my life in reverse chronological order, and all the good...

2011-10-25

Jake the Snake

Just heard back from Kona on the 2004 frame that snapped clean through at Rainier. Warranty expired in 2008. I can buy a "crash replacement"...

2011-10-18

I feel stupid, and contagious

So right now I’m listening to the excessive 4-disc reissue of NevermindNevermind is very much Of My Generation — I was just barely 20 when...

2011-10-14

Your first cyclocross race

My friend Thom posted a longish and helpful blog post called Cyclocross for Beginners. BikePortland contributor Tori Bortman has written several primers about cyclocross. I’m...

2011-10-12

Blind Date at the Dairy

Feeling good about tonight's Blind Date. I finished on the leader's lap and passed a mess of Cat C riders. Messy slippery chaotic 30min redline...

2011-10-10

Challengers

There happened a particular moment in my life, about a decade ago, so unlike my life before or since that it feels more like a...

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2011-09-26

Race Report: Battle at Barlow

Chris and I switched (downgraded?) to Master’s C. The Good: we are now racing against Guys Like Us (i.e. old men). The Bad: I don’t...

2011-09-13

Dreaming of Cowbells

Dreaming of cowbells. Literally: I had a dream last night with cowbells in it. Man oh man.

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2011-08-17

Golf to work

I like my commute so much I make it longer, and do it on the weekends

2011-08-03

Love Love Love

Yesterday I worked late and missed Orion’s bedtime. Jenny promised him I would spend some alone time with him this morning before work. I resented...

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2011-06-07

PIR Race Report 6/6/2011

A rather different week than previous outings. My family picked me up at the office early (before 5:00) so Orion could ride in the Kiddie...

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2011-05-10

PIR Race Report 5/9/2011

I started last night’s race in a highly unorthodox fashion. Without a watch, I had no idea when the start was coming and it snuck...

2011-05-03

PIR Ride Report 5/2/2011

The ride from my office (Old Town) to PIR (7mi) was a good warmup.The weather behaved itself. No rain, maybe 55°. We had mostly sun...

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2011-04-08

Four variables

My life is a rather simple zero-sum equation with four variables.I play with my family. I work. I ride or fix my bicycles. I sleep...

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Lincoln memorial
2011-03-19

The one hour DC Tour

I’ve visited the capital cities of at least nine foreign countries but it took me 40 years to visit my own. I feared that between...

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