Experiments in Framebuilding

So right now, I’m primarily focused on honing my skills with steel and getting my infrastructure in-place to allow me to ramp-up and build frames at home, in the basement, rather than paying rent or mooching (I enjoy my time at Josh’s place a great deal, but I also have a horrible guilt complex) space … Read more

A Very Busy Weekend

So I didn’t end up taking Friday completely off, as planned. I hopped in to the office and did four and a half hours of overtime, which I’m cool with. The extra money helps, what with that wedding coming up. So yeah. From there, I went home and killed time until Kate got off work. … Read more

Challenge #3

So I got asked the following questions by Christopher Hawley:

1) Your take on the Olympics, the venue, and whether bicycling is adequately represented in the official events

2) optimism/realism/cynicism/pessimism: where do you see yourself on this spectrum? Is there another position which you would prefer to find yourself?

3) perversity of the universe, and why it tends to a maximal value (possibly one of Niven’s Laws, but ICBA to check): any personal anecdotes or insights?

[Here’s a starting topic: Why are people who are most hard of hearing the most likely to unplug the phone ‘because its ringing would disturb my sleep’?]

Well, let’s go through these one at a time.

First, the Olympics and cycling’s place in it. The venue? I’m fine with the games being hosted in China. Sure, they’ve got some human rights issues that they need to work out, but as a whole, I’m fine with the games being hosted there. That said, however, I feel bad for any endurance athlete that has to compete in Beijing’s air pollution.

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