Friday, September 26, 2008

Highlander pain a while back still messing me up for cross.

So i after the highlander which went great. I didn't bonk at all, did about 103 miles in 6 hrs 40 mins with 11000 feet of climbing. It was hard but fun. I'm pretty sure i could probably cut my time down by a half an hour if I was actually riding all out. Maybe next year.

Heres me:

then theres this guy:

This guy apparently thinks climbing a hill in aero is efficient.

Or this person:

Who thought riding on his back would allowing him to ascend faster since his feet were point in that direction.

Overall it was an interesting and fast ride.

Last weekend I also did my first cross race of the season. Placed 11th out of a field of 22. Not bad, was hoping for a top ten finish, but I finished on the lead lap. Tough thing is that its an open mens field, which makes me a clumped in with 1 and 2 riders. Hopefully this weekend will go better but ill be racing two races this weekend so lets see how that goes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Highlander this weekend and other stuff

I went to boston this weekend which was less then eventful as usual. I probably should have went to my alumni ultimate frisbee game. This could have been me!

Alas I went to Boston to see tom brady kill himself basically.

But this weekend should be fun and hard. 100 mile road ride, 11,000 feet of climbing and super amounts of pain in a bucket. I'm sure to be packing plenty of this:

But cross season starts soon!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google chrome

So far this browser is easily one of the fastest browsers I've ever used. I've dabbled in pretty much every browser since Netscape, and was always stuck between Safari and Firefox. I recently went back to Firefox after I found some plugins I thought would be worth me switching over from Safari was. Well I've been using Chrome on my PC at work and to be honest this thing is blazing fast. Totally crushes IE. Tabs pulling is great, the clean simple look is definitely appreciated. I found the home page with all the history a bit of a nuisance, since i didn't want someone to check out my browsing, but Google has put in an "incognito" mode which basically hides everything from someone snooping your work. Safari was easily for me, one of the fastest browsing experiences to date, but this browser, even when opening saved images and finding locations is insanely fast. Additionally the idea of having each, page, and tab work under its own conditions is great! Crash a tab, or page, instead of a whole browser add ton of stability. I can manage a little extra memory usage for stability, god knows how many times firefox, IE, and even safari have crashed, leaving me filling out all my creditcard info for something I wanted to order. All I can say is when does the Mac version come out, cause I really need this thing on my mac.

Cool links about chrome:

Google cloud

Lifehacker browser speeds

Google chrome vs. MIcrosoft IE


Blk13 alleycat. Was a good time. Only quam with the whole thing was the idea of a raffle. The more things you collected or the better placing you got let you get more raffle tickets towards a cannondale capo. Thats great and all but it kinda puts people off like myself who actually collect everything and race, when a random dude wins a bike that barely even did the race. To me thats kinda lame. But I'm not the organizer. Besides that I did have tons of fun. You can see me here winning the party.