Silence on the Wire

Ξ July 17th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ code, Books, blife, Cycling, Site |

Sorry, I haven’t updated in ages.  Prepare yourself for some rambling.  I switched to Night Shift, then back to Day Shift.  Went on a couple road trips, read a book or two, etc.  Anyway, I’ve been porting Mode8 to SDL.   It was sad when I decided to do so, as I had to throw away the coolest, and most time consuming classes.  But actually the switch improved the over all structure.  I’ve also been watching a lot of races over at the Velodrome.  Good stuff.  The Tour de France is currently in the Pyrenees’s; Team Columbia has been doing well.  I wish both them and Garmin-Chipotle the best.  FF4ds comes out next week, and it looks fantastic.  DQ4ds comes out in two months and looks even better.  This years E3 has been disappointing, except perhaps for Mirrors Edge, and the FFXIII port to the Xbox 360

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Bike Routes

Ξ January 29th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Cycling |

I mapped out my two favorite routes for cycling on Google Earth. The Kittitas route is what I used to ride when I was a student at Central Washington University. It’s about 24 miles, and has a nice rolling profile. The only caveat of that ride was that there was almost no shade. Oh, and I was almost dispatched by some Rottweilers and Black labs.
The Redmond to Seattle route uses both the Sammamish River Trail, and Burke-Gillman trail. Really it’s just one trail, but changes names in Bothell. It used to be a rail line for timber before being converted.
The Ironhorse route was a leg of the Ironhorse Trail (aka John Wayne Trail), that I used to ride my Mountain Bike on. The trail extends from North Bend, to Spokane and used to be a railroad. It’s an unpaved trail, but has […]

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It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Trail

Ξ January 14th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Cycling |

I just got back from my first outdoor ride of the year. It’s one of those sunny weekends in January, where the nine months of cloudiness has given way, and the warm rays I hear they enjoy in California poke through and make Washington almost bearable. Along with the Sun comes a certain ‘phenomena ‘ on trails that I’ll call “clueless pedestrians”. A horde of indignant neophytes, if you will. These are people that tend to walk three or four abreast, have dogs on leashes that are wandering around the trail, and of course the unattended toddlers who define keeping a riding line something like a sinusoidal wave.
So when I started my ride from Marymoor Park blissfully unaware of what was in store, as I was as happy as could be. With all the training I’ve done indoors since November, my legs feel better than they ever have before. I […]

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