Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bike Racks

Yep, pretty much.

This morning I realized classes start tomorrow...

Monday, August 25, 2008


The drive from Dallas to Austin isn't much fun the day after century.
Especially when the semis insist on doing this... At 10 below the speed limit:

(No, contrary to popular belief, the one on the left isn't even passing. He actually ended up letting the other guy in front...)

Though I must say I've always been a fan of Blue#1. You know that's a natural color:

Me and Jeff built some bike racks today. Pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


The Hotter'n Hell 100 was today. It went alright - would have been mucho better if I had shown up to the start on time, rather than a minute late...

I tried to catch the pack for about 10-15 minutes, but gave up and decided to make it a "time trial" and see how fast I could do the 100 miles by myself.
At about mile 25, I decided that was a really stupid idea too, and jumped in one of the fast rally packs that had a few people I knew in it.

At about mile 70, we caught up to the Cat 4s (I actually started in front of them, but they passed me after I stopped chasing. There is a picture somewhere that looks like I'm pulling the pack around, but it's actually them catching me.) Since the majority of the people in the pack I was in at this point were not racing, we couldn't pass them, but they did provide good entertainment (like, 3 crashes before the finish... Hey! Thats like a crash every 10 miles!) They didn't ride too terribly slow either, so it wasn't too bad.

Overall though, it wasn't a bad ride - I finished without having to stop, and I beat people - so, it technically qualifies as a success! Yay!


"Did you watch any of the olympic track racing? It was crazy when they would slam on the brakes and come to almost a complete stop!"

(During the crit) "I heard they're doing five thousand laps!"

Monday, August 18, 2008

Just Chillin'

It's kind of strange how little there is to do when I don't have class, or work, or furniture to build, or anything else to do.

Yesterday I went with a few people and did a four hour ride to pretty much Bastrop and back. Turns out we got nearly 70 miles in!
Then I went to Target to take back the coffee maker it turns out I didn't need to buy, and got a toaster insead. Chris and Joseph came with me to make a few purchases too. Let's just say I've never seen anyone else take quite so long to pick out which floor cleaner they want...

Then me and Joseph went back to his penthouse to chill and met one of his roomates. The guy is so hardcore from China that he has been in the US a total of less than a week!

Today I slept in and have yet to do anything really. Awesome.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Movin' In

Thursday I drove back down to Austin with the familia. Pictures can be found here.

Since then it's been building furniture, unpacking bags, buying more furniture, building it, unpacking more stuff... You get the idea.

I'm suprised how tiring moving in turned out to be. This morning I half-conciously decided to skip the ride I was supposed to go on (sorry Chris)to sleep in some.

But now I'm done with all that, and in dire need of doing something else. Like riding. Too bad the forecast says rain all day tomorrow... Oh well, I think it was worth it:

Looking in from the doorway

Sitting at my desk

Sitting on my couch/bed

Saturday, August 9, 2008


I got my new laptop a little while ago. It seems to be a bit larger than my old one.