Archive for September, 2006

Getting stronger

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

“Cycling never gets any easier, you just get stronger”—Greg LeMond Since I started cycling almost six months ago, I’ve found that, physically, I improve in a series of plateaus. April was a long hard climb after 35 years between rides and being in typical shape for a sedentary middle-aged American male. Then in May, things […]

In the news, redux

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

A client emailed some work on Monday morning, adding, “Nice article in the paper”. Usually, this means an article about them, and I add a link on their site. Not finding any, I wrote back, “What article?” And that’s how I learned that on Sunday, I was in the local Daily Fishwrapper & Birdcage Liner. […]

Tour de Trails

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Today was the first really sunny day since August. Sure, we’ve had a peek or two here and there, sometimes even a whole hour at a time. But clouds, cold and rain have predominated all month. I was disappointed the other day at how quickly my tan has faded. My new schedule has also not […]

In the news!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

[Updated Sun 10 Sep. and Mon 11 Sep. See below.] The story went out on the wire today. Look for the column by Associated Press’ Peter Svensson titled, Ditch the car? Don’t laugh, it works for some creative commuters. It shipped with several photos. As near as I can determine, four of them are of […]

A second Labor Day entry

Monday, September 4th, 2006

After breakfast this morning a nap came on. This, after the three best nights of sleep I’ve had in weeks. It got me wondering, what’s up with this? Then it hit me. Last month was August. I’m always squirrely in August. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t focus, I’d sit around with my mind going a […]

Holiday assortment

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Hurricane Ernesto visted this weekend. It kept me off the street and trails for a day or two. Unfortunately, I spent the time on the interweb or napping, rather that getting these client PCs out of the apartment. Photo shoot Damn! The photographer from the Associated Press really showed up on Friday. AP credentials and […]