Monday, June 30, 2008

Awesome Physics Question of the Day

"If 10% of an iceburg is above the water, what percentage of it is below the water?"

Oh no, I better bust out my calculator and formula sheet!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

More from Awesome Physics

Last night my professor claimed to be the person that came up with the theory that "loud rock music can damage your hearing." He came up with this when he was either 19 or 22 - he couldn't remember for sure.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

This weekend could have gone better...

I think I figured out why I'm not riding so good right now though. It will be remedied soon.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

AT+T Crit

I got to Austin and proceeded to drive around for 45 minutes before I found a parking spot... Sweet.

Then I went and got my numbers (and the last 8 safety pins!) and out them on my jersey.

Then it started raining. Rather hard. Long story short, our race was delayed for 30 minutes.

I made it about half way through the race before getting pulled. I like to think that I could have done better with a dry course, but it's really hard to say, so whatever.

Read Chris' account of "Skateboard Guy".

Andrew was the top U23 finisher in the P1 race and won a jersey.

Click here too!

Tomorrow should go better and stuff.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Awesome Physics

My group was doing this experiment thing last night that involved this thing that spun in a circle with a weight that pulled on a spring... It tested the force of gravity or something.

Anyway, we were doing our thing when the professor came over and asked if we had calibrated the machine right. I told him we had, and (long story short) he started messing with it anyway and broke it. Awesome.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


5:30 - Wake up
5:45 - Wake up
5:50 - Load my car to go ride
6:00 - Starbucks
6:45 - Get to White Rock. Stupid construction means I have to park in some neighborhood instead of in a parking lot
7:00 - Group Takes off
7:45 - Finally get owned more than I can handle and fall off the back
8:00 - Finish riding

9:00 - Get home
9:15 - Wash car
9:45 - Clouds roll in
9:50 - Take a shower

10:00 - Do nothing

11:30 - Go to lunch
11:35 - Crazy rain commences
12:00 - Leave lunch

12:10 - Get home
12:11 - Discover power is out. Begin sitting on driveway since I have no way of getting into the house
12:30 - Willis calls, so I go to his house

2:30 - We go to Golden Chick. The lady tells me that since my punch card is full, I should come back for dinner.

5:00 - Head out to awesome physics class

I'm pretty sure the power is still out at my house too. But I would have no way of knowing, since I'm still in physics. That's right. I'm in class... typing my blog :0

Monday, June 16, 2008

Muy Caliente

Sundays race went better than saturdays. But thta still doesn't mean it was awesome super great or anything. Mainly because I am not at all used to riding in this heat. I plan on riding around 1:00 most days this week in attempt to fix that problem before the AT&T, which I may be attending.

Right now I'm about to go learn how to reglue the tires on my Zipps. This should be some good fun.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Bar Tape

I reccomend Arundel Gecko Grip Bar Tape. Because it feels cool. Also because the box has awesome instructions on it.

I discovered that it does not make you faster, however...

Ignore that last statemant, and go buy some. NOW!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

So I Lied...

There will eventually be video, but I have to re-figure out how to do all that nonsense again first... It will be worth it whenever it gets here!

In other news: community college summer classes are really boring. Who could have guessed. Just about the only entertaining thing is listening to the other people in the class answer questions - bringing me directly to the...


Professor - "So this equation doesn't contain our answer or any of the information we have. Was writing it a waste of time?"

Some girl - "No."

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Welcome to Bucketheadland

Yeah, that was ridiculous.

I'll upload some videos tomorrow.

Friday, June 6, 2008

More from Keith

Me: Check out the girl in that car Keith - she's right up your alley!

*Keith looks*

Keith: I would really like to be up her alley...

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Bump N Grind

Accomplishment 1: I actually finished this year, and didn't leave the park in an ambulance!!

Accomplishment 2: I finished the 34 miles in under three hours!

Accomplishment 3: I didn't get last!

The course is quite a bit of fun, but the 1200 feet of climbing per lap will really wear you down. Needless to say, I slept quite a bit of the way to *Somewhere*, Louisiana, where we are staying the night before finishing the drive in the morning.