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Feeling proud

Feeling proud

Okay, now that the Pacific Populaire times have been posted, I thought I'd take a few paragraphs to brag about the magnitude of my achievement, followed by a few sentences of proper humility.

And a big hello to my co-workers

And a big hello to my co-workers, who today will be listening to me blather on about weblogging as a new technology, and speculating on some departmental uses for blogging.

The fascinating thing about blogging is that like many great web-based ideas, the technology is not very complex (a blog-publishing system is, reductively, just a few scripts that automatically formats plain text into a pre-selected HTML format, and archive old posts). The magic of blogging is because it removes the boring scut-work and leaves the blogger only the task of writing the actual posts.

22:30 and all is well

Okay, so Alanis wanted to show that it was repressive to be taken aback by public nudity, and she demonstrated that by...not being naked.

C'mon, where's the courage of your convictions, eh?

Ah, I'm not going any further with that story.

Above Average

Above Average

Just a short note for now: I just finished the Pacific Populaire. Official Times should be available this evening, and my card is not quite reliable as to official times because of a delay in the start (which should be calculated into the start time), but it appears I did a sub-3-hour 100km ride.

Veni Vedi Flicki

Veni Vedi Flicki

So I met Claire for the EV ride Saturday morning, we got a good healthy warm-up going around UBC, and then I knocked her off the Pinarello. D'oh! Well, it wasn't quite as bad as that, but when the dust settled I dropped her off at a clinic for treatment of scrapes and owies, including one that went rather deep.

So, What's up?

So, What's up?

I dunno. I'm just plum fatigued right now, and I think it's because I've been busy. I'm never quite sure. But let's see:

Yesterday I got up at 4 to troubleshoot a network outage (thanks, Telus!) that killed The Lovely One's web tutoring session. Then I went to work. Came home, got dinner from a local Chinese restaurant (Carefree; it's okay, and they didn't poison us!), then it was shopping time. After the shopping, I wandered around for an hour or so, watched a bit of TV, and went to bed shortly after 11. That was it.

Some of you may have noticed...

Some of you may have noticed that my posting level has fallen off an awful lot lately.

That's because I suck.

BTW, hands up anyone here who would care if I spent an hour and set up an Atom feed for this thing. Feedback to the usual address, please. If I don't hear anything, I won't bother.

Uglier and uglier

Uglier and uglier

Was doing a bit of proactive mid-week restoration on the Pinarello to make it ready to ride. In the process it got new, extra-ugly bar tape on the right side, which barely matches the bike except for the purple fork.

Was planning to do some sprints on the ride home today, but I had no legs whatsoever. On the other hand, it was a glorious afternoon for a ride. Ironically, the morning had been so miserable I didn't even bring my light gear, and I was wildly overheating on the ride home, in too-heavy socks and way-too-heavy rain pants.

What a difference a day makes

What a difference a day makes

So yesterday I finished in the bunch in the race and was mad. Today, I finished in the bunch in a crit and felt great. What was the difference? Expectations, and a bit of work.

Aw Crap...

Aw Crap...

Saturday's race really demonstrated that I'm not as fast as I think I am.

After keeping with the pack all day on the nearly-flat course, on a day when the pack was going nowhere (one semi-serious breakaway, and a routinely slow pace), the sprint happened and I went backwards. My placement in the pack was excellent, I was ready for the sprint prep, and then I started pushing the pedals in preparation for the finishing sprint and...nothing. I ended up about 15th in a pack where points were given to the top 10.

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