Beyond Bad A…

Two weeks ago at the Vineman 70.3 I met the owner of Beyond Fabrication, a California based bike company that makes race wheels and some really nice carbon frames. We got along pretty well, and he agreed to let me ride a couple of his bikes. I just finished building…

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Today's Endurance Planet Podcast features yours truly. Yes it was early when I interviewed, and yes, public speaking will be on my schedule this fall. In other news, I'm taking a motorcycle safety course this week with my dad. It's pretty fun. I'm doing fine, but my dad is struggling…

Push-ups

I entered a push-up contest today at the National championships' award ceremony. The announcer called out numbers and everyone on stage had to do a push-up together. Now, seeing as how most of the Tri-types are tiny in the upper body, and I'm still packing the swimmer guns, I figured…

Iowa

I'm writing from the living room of JJ Bailey in Des Moines Iowa. JJ was 3rd last year at USAT Nationals, won the Florida 70.3 this year with a new course record, and (I just found out) he holds the course record for Lifetime Fitness (over past amateurs like Andy…

London 2012 Olympic Logo

The 2012 Olympic Logo was just released. I think the best description I've heard is that it looks like an "80's hangover". It looks like a Pink Panther video game on an 8-bit console. But these things always grow on us, right? Just look at Paul Allen's Experience Music Project.…

Fumes

School buses, dump trucks, SUVs and old cars are cramping my carbon neutral commute. A few years ago while I was in New York City, a ban was passed on smoking in places of work (i.e. restaurants, bars, clubs, law offices, and even health clubs). There was a huge uproar…

Favors

This morning I made myself blueberry oatmeal and cottage cheese pancakes (don't knock it till you try it), but I didn't put enough oil in the pan and they stuck and turned to scrambled pancakes (feel free to knock without trying). That was dumb #1, and the "dumb" just got…

Etiquette

The University of Washington career center held an etiquette dinner last night sponsored by several local companies who recruit on campus. I went and sat at a table sponsored by Weyerhaeuser. Growing up thinking that Weyerhaeuser was just the name a really big pool (the king country aquatic center) made…

Weather

I found this site called the Camelot Climate Index, which rates the weather in 158 US cities compared to the "ideal" weather described in King Aurthur. Note that Seattle is number 13 because it's never too hot or too cold, and because we only get 39 inches of rain each…
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