Thursday, January 31, 2008



*Expect pictures in a couple hours!


Just got back for the night (morning?). That makes three nights in a row that I've been in past midnight. Woo...

My birthday was good. I got cookies, and I'm going to see Velvet Revolver tomorrow!!

Assuming I get parental approval, I'm going to have an apartment next year! Yay no more weird asian guy in my room! (Most likely.)


"She is so much hotter than he is."

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Decide to ride this morning, and got a suprising four hours in. Good call on that one.

I'm about to go eat, do laundry, and go to studio yay!

"I walk by da' mirror, and I'm like 'daaaaaayng thats a big badonkadonk!'"
-Some black girl in the hall

Saturday, January 26, 2008

People must be stupid...

I saw a commercial just now claiming "your subconcious mind is trying to sabotage your life!" And using MINDMASTER you can learn to control your life by watching images that flash on your computer while you use it.

Now, I could go for being richer and smarter, I don't need to loose weight so much, but for some reason I don't feel that watching pictures on my computer has anything to do with any of that.

I wonder how many people really fall for this nonsense...

3 Hours of Ridin'

Somewhere between my room and outside the building, my tire went flat. I rode the 50 yards to where the ride was starting, and changed my tire.

Then we were riding and I saw one of those signs that says "Watch for ice on bridge," only I thought it said "Watch for bridge on road."

Then we went to El Chilito and I ate tacos.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Is Your Bike Fit for a College Campus?

Use this special K-To-The-J Bicycle Rating Chart to find out!!!

This Bicycle Rating Chart uses a points system to calculate how fit your bike is for a college campus, add your pints from each section, and be sure to record your total points so you can make sure you have the right bike!

Bike Frame:
Add 3 points if you ride a Mounatin Bike with dual suspension or Road Bike made before 2000
Add 2 points if you ride a Mountain Bike with no suspension, BMX Bike, or fixed gear Road Bike
Add 1 point if you ride a Mountain Bike with front shock only or Road Bike made after 2000

Add 2 points if the frame is covered in a material other than paint (ie. duct tape)
Add 1 point if some paint is missing

Subtract 2 points if your bike was not made in a Asian country
Add 1 point if you do not know what country your bike was made in

Bike Components:

Add 2 points if your seat is at the lowest possible height
Add 1 point if the nose of your seat is tilted up at more than 15 degrees

Subtract 1 point if your seat is within 5 degrees of being level with the ground Subtract 1 point if your seat is at a height which allows your legs to fully extend while seated

(Mountain Bikes and BMX Bikes)
Add 3 points if your handlebars do not have any type of grips.
Add 2 points if your handlebars have grips made of ductape, or a similar material

Subtract 1 point if your handlebars have standard grips

(Road Bikes)
Add 3 points if your handlebars have Mountain Bike style grips
Add 2 points if your handlebars do not have any type of grips or tape
Add 1 point if your handlebars have ductape or a similar material

Subtract 1 point if your handlebars have standard bar tape

Add 2 points if your tires have 15psi or less air in them
Add 1 additional point if you do not know how to check the air in you tires

Subtract 2 points if you know the differance between "wheel" and "tire"
Subtract 1 point if you can correctly identify either your "hub" or "skewer"

Add 1 point if you read the above and thought "skewer? Isn't that what you use for shishkabobs?"

Add 2 points if your chain has large amounts of rust
Add 1 point if your chain has small amounts of rust

Riding Your Bike:
Add 3 points if you drag your feet on the ground instead of using the bikes brakes
Add 3 points if you keep your bike in the easiest gear in the front and hardest in the back at all times
Add 2 points if, for road bikes, you always ride with your hands in the drops, or, for mountain bikes with bar ends, you always ride with your hands on them
Add 2 points if you can ride down curbs, assuming you remain seated while doing so
Add 1 point if you can ride with no hands, assuming you do so at all times when the ground is flat or slightly downhill

Subtract 2 points if you use any gearing other than the one described above
Subtract 2 points if you use any hand position aother than the ones described above
Subract 1 point if you have ever riden up a curb or down multiple stairs or steps


If your score was 15 points or higher, you are in great shape to ride your bike on a college campus! Get Riding! Or whatever you do with that... bike...

If your score was between 9 and 15 points, you could probably ride on a college campus, but some slight adjustments may be needed. Don't worry though, you don't need to make a trip to the bike shop, most things should work themselves out in time.

If your score was between 0 and 9, you have a long way to go before you are ready to ride on a college campus, but if you try a little more (or maybe less?), you may be able to reach that level in the near future.

If your score was less than 0, well,I'm sorry, but you may never be able to ride a bike on a college campus.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Well we were going to ride today, then saw the weather:

It was quite the rainy outside. But whats up with the high and low temperature being the same?!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Riding Today

I had planned on doing the UT ride to San Marcos and back, but when I woke up this morning and saw that it was still only 31 degrees outside, I decided I would be much happier if I went back to bed, and rode in the afternoon when it was warmer.

I made the right choice.

I left at about 2:15, and it was close to 50 degrees and sunny, actually quite pleasent. I planned on only riding for about 2-2.5 hours, but I kind of got a little lost out in the middle of nowhere east of austin. Not so bad that I didn't know how to get back or anything, but just enough that I somewhat knew where I was and was pretty easily able to figure out what roads I could take to get back without any backtracking. I got back, and was quite happy to see that I had actually gotten in three hours. Yay!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This is from Yesterday

I just wasn't feeling like posting last night...

Anyway, I got moved into the new studio. It is pretty much awesome:

You can't see it in the picture, but we even have a couch!!

Here is my work area:

Notice how I'm cool and managed to snag an extra desk.

This seems to pretty much sum up architecture school:

Oh! And once again, a RANDOM QUOTE OF THE DAY!!

(I was wearing some race shirt that clearly stated "mountain bike race" on it)

The guy making my BBQ sandwich at dinner: "You race mountain bikes, eh? I'm a motorcycle guy myself, but I have respect for anything with two wheels; motorcycles, bicycles, skateboards, surfboards... Only having two wheels is alot cooler than having four..."

Monday, January 14, 2008


I just finished completely revamping my schedule for this semester, and I must say, it works quite a bit better now.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Design 10:00-1:00, Astronomy 2:00-3:00

Tuesday, Thursday: Visual Communications 8:00-11:00, Architectural History 11:00-12:30, Band 2:00-3:00

Main reason this is better than before: even though Astronomy is M/W/F afternoon which was empty before, band is now T/Th afternoon instead of M/W/F night, which i wasn't so hot about.

Lunchtime, then astronomy, then I'ma gonna go ridin'!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


So, I was going to go mountain biking this afternoon, I have new chainrings, a new chain, I cleaned my bike, I was ready to go; then [person] calls me and says "hey want to get lunch?" I had just eaten and decided that hanging out with people was more important than going riding by myself for today, since it was just going to be a short easy ride anyway so we decided to go do something after [person] ate. That was two hours ago. Just now, I call [person] to see what was taking so long, and [person] was all like "oh, I have to go get something and go somewhere..." So, I could have still gone riding, and hung out with [person] which brings me to my point:




I'm pretty sure the roomate thinks I'm crazy now, but it sure is nice to have new chainrings.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


I got a new* copy of Guitar Hero 1 this morning, and lo and behold, it actually works! Score! I don't have to make anither journey to trade it again!

But I also spent about 3 hours today messing with me heart rate monitor software, because it doesn't work. Not quite as frustrating as the laptop forgetting it had speakers, but pretty close.

I got $113 for my books from last semester too! I was all excited because I had alot of money to buy stuff with, but as I was flipping through the real estate section in the newspaper looking for houses I could make the down payment on, I realized that the money came out of the federal aid account, and it should actually go to pay off intrest on said account. Dang.

Chris' dad ran over Chris' new bike, and says it isn't his fault... Tell him that I say "foo'! What 'cho problem is!? Don' make me come show you was' up, foo'! Best hurry up 'n bus' out 'cho bread fo' a new slab, yo!!"

Being Back

So yesterday when I got to campus, I started to drive in to unload my stuff, but some guy at the little entrance thing told me to turn around because I didn't have the right type of parking permit. I obeyed, then went to the other entrance without a gaurd and drove to the same place I had been trying to get to before.

Then I was dominating the downhill (read: playing Downhill Domination) and the AV cable foor my PS2 broke... So today I went to buy a new one, and happened across a used copy of Guitar Hero 1. I got back, hooked up the new cable, put the game in, and of course, I got the Guitar Hero disc that has a scratch on it and won't get past the loading screen. I guess I'm going back to try a different one tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Training Camp

Awesome; lots of riding; hills; etc.

Four days in Leakey (thats "Lake-e" not "Leak-e") made for some good rides, about 11 hours total... Could have been more, but that's still not too bad I suppose.

Umm yeah, I can't think of anything else to say really... Hmm... So todays ride ended with the best slight downhill with a tailwind for about 14 miles ever. Me and two others guys pacelined it at 30+ most of the way!

Yeah, that is about it for now. Classes start monday. And today is thursday! I feel happy for remembering that!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year


Umm, I go back to Austin on sunday for cycling team training camp. School starts a week after. I know what you're thinking - no, not on sunday. You know what I mean. Fast food hamburgers are gross.

Back on topic, I don't think I made any resolutions for this year. Does that mean I don't need to change and I'm perfect already? Awesome.