Monday, January 30, 2006

Fun by all

I have an idea for (what I would think would be) a great game. You see, the main character is so powerful it's impossible to lose or die. Whatever happens doesn't matter, because he can do no wrong. It's a feel good game.

Fall into a river or lake? Congratulations! You get a new power: breathing under water!

Run in circles? Congratulations! You found the secret combination of moves to a secret destination!

Leave the controller and go take a nap? Congratulations! You didn't die! Proceed to the next level.

Instead of levels getting harder, they get easier. I think you get the point...

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Being careful

You have to be careful when riding a bike or motorcycle...

You a car you are surrounded by metal and glass - objects which obstruct the view of your reaction to bad driving. When riding a bicycle or a motorcycle, everyone has a plain view of your expressions. I commonly leave an intersection wondering if I actually shook my head or just wanted too.

Food is fun! (and messy)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Funny, not funny

Lets play:

This is funny. This is not funny.

Friday, January 20, 2006

He's not completely autonomous yet.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Almost big enough...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"I ride my bike to work; therefore, I am not a lazy person."

The quality of a commute in a car is characterized by little traffic.

The quality of a commute on a bicycle is characterized by lots of traffic.

There is a 1/2 mile stretch on 1st Ave of bumper to bumper cars I pass daily on my ride home. It's so much fun!!! When I'm on that stretch of road my legs don't get tired - it doesn't matter how hard I pedal.

If you're ever in town during rush hour, ask me to take you there.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Out of time

We finished in an incredibly slow 10.5 hours. In our defense, Isaac bonked twice and still finished - which makes him both a hero and psycho. My legs were sore for a bit, but mostly my left knee hurt (which means I need to adjust the bike a bit).

In general the weather was great, and most of the scenery was beautiful. Just in case you ever do this ride, beware of the 40 mile false flat with a headwind. My next endurance race is either the 300k Brevet or the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo - both in February. In either case, tomorrow I continue commuting and training!!

Friday, January 13, 2006

I'm a bit nervous

Tomorrow I'm participating in a brevet. It's essentially a 200km ride on a bicycle.

Wish me (and the rest of the OIM members attending) luck!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


There is a pointy object protruding from Kyle's lower front gum. More on this as it happens!

UPDATE: I can now officially confirm a tooth sighting. I can also confirm a cranky baby.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Sunglasses can help to protect your eyes from the ultraviolet rays given off by the sun. They are purely functional....honest.

Honk If You Are Polluting The Planet

I forgot to mention that I got a new computer at work last week. You can sure tell a difference when you jump from 400Mhz at 128MB of ram to 2.6Mhz at 1GB of ram.

While you are still in awe, check out this site, which is a list of bike slogans for shirts. It's about time OIM had a "To ride is human, to tour devine!"

Friday, January 06, 2006


Guess what the DHL man brought today?

You should be jealous!!!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Didn't see that coming

Kyle has been working out the bugs in the rolling over process for the last couple weeks.

I think he's decided that he likes sleeping on his side (although, this may be because he hasn't mastered moving his arm out of the way yet). In either case, this makes for a lot of moving around at night.

Tonight, Kyle rolled over face first into the crib wall. Needless to say he wasn't happy about it.