Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.
- Andrew Tanenbaum
What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.
The latest Danny MacAskill video... It's very clever in that it takes place, not in the usual exotic locale, but rather within the mind of a young Danny, apparently. Very well done, as usual. Loved the bit on the Twister game spinner.
PLesa excuse the tpyos.
Do you think his mom worried (or still worries) about when he'd ever grow up and try to get a real job instead of messing around on a bike?
This was fun to watch.
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"Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf
"I think it was King Benjamin who said 'you sorry ass shitbags who have no skills that the market values also have an obligation to have the attitude that if one day you do in fact win the PowerBall Lottery that you will then impart of your substance to those without.'"
This guy is 69 and had a time of 9:35 this year at Lotoja. Last year he rides over 12,000 miles despite battling prostrate cancer and a broken collarbone. It shows he grew up in Rexburg but I don't know him. Crazy stuff.
The missus doesn't know it yet, but she's going to be getting a Specialized Amira for her birthday. I ordered it on Tuesday, and it will be here either tomorrow or Wednesday. This in turn means that I get my Tarmac back.
CUF Ride 2014 anybody?
Awesomeness now has a name. Let me introduce myself.
Central or southern Utah are also intriguing to me. That scenery that ercoug recently posted looked amazing.
End of July should work. I have youth conference July 17-19. We need to sneak a family vacation in somewhere in july as well.
Perhaps the weekend of July 25-27?
"The spirit of contention is SO non-fabulous."
The week of July 25-August 3 is already booked for us, as we have secured multiple timeshare units at the same place (tough to do) for the family when we'll celebrate 40 years of unspeakable connubial bliss. Given that that period is best for bg, JIC and probably other CUF/CS ride stalwarts, I'll completely understand if we have to miss next year's big one. Other than that blackout period, however, we're currently available any time between June 1 and August 31.
The Amira came in Wednesday, and I went to pick it up (SHW was meeting me at the bike shop). As they wheeled it out, I saw what looked like a cosmetic scratch on the frame. But when I looked closer, there was a chunk of the carbon that had bashed, about the size of a pencil eraser, with a nasty scratch in the clear coat. It was on the side that the mechanic wouldn't have seen if he was working on the drivetrain, so maybe he missed it - I don't know - but the manager and I looked at it and then looked at the box. Clearly something had gone through the box with great force, and both of us - the manager and I - agreed that the bike needed to be sent back to Specialized. Not the bike shop's fault, although I'm surprised the mechanic didn't catch it. Trouble is, that was the only one left in the US, literally. Another batch wasn't scheduled to get produced until November.
So in the meantime SHW shows up, and just for kicks we put her on the flawed bike. She fits, but after some examining the shop manager wonders if she might not fight even better on a 58cm Tarmac or the equivalent Madone. (She had been riding my 58cm Tarmac, but was a bit stretched out, even with a shorter stem). Turns out the geometry had changed enough that the Tarmac was a better fit this time around. So she ordered that instead, and decided to swap out the bars with a narrower set. So far so good.
Today the bike came, and it's awesome. Much better than mine - internally routed cables, all good Ultegra components, 11 speed cassette, etc. She's going to try out the seat for a while before she gets a new one - it seems okay for now - but just as we were going to walk out the manager noticed some extra tension in the rear derailleur. Turns out one of the internal plastic cable guides was defective and needed to be replaced. Not a big deal - and, again, not the bike shop's fault - but it's going to cost us another day or three. Maddening. Thankfully it's supposed to be nasty rainy all weekend, so she wouldn't have been able to ride anyway.
Anyway, it's a much nicer bike than mine (this is the one, including color: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...-ultegra#specs). But I keep reminding her that I can still torch her on the road.
Awesomeness now has a name. Let me introduce myself.
Bummer about the mishaps with the bikes, but that is awesome that your wife's getting into it. But how tall is she??? A 58cm bike? I was riding a 59cm a few years ago, then dropped down to a 54cm and like the sizing a lot better. I was pretty stretched out on the old one.
More Martyn Ashton/Danny Macaskill ridiculousness.