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Recent Biking

The big Spring cycling events approach! The Cottonwood 200 is Memorial Day weekend and Biking Across Kansas follows, starting on 08 June. Here's my dress rehearsal metric century.

My rides are recorded, of course, in excessive, modern, technical detail. See my Ride With GPS, Garmin Connect or Strava pages for more number-crunching from slightly different points-of-view. My photo gallery for BAK 2018 is available, with new ones to come. I have previous ride galleries and more, too. Finally, there are a few ride videos on my YouTube channel.


Recent Running

Being a glutton for punishment, I occasionally run, too. Not very well, but I do run. My Zwift indoor run training plan seems to be working, as my latest outdoor run netted a personal best! Like my rides, I record my runs in excessive, modern, technical detail (even when they're not already virtual). See Garmin Connect or Strava again.


Cricket Still Jacobs Tubbs

Genealogy

The genealogy sites are in the midst of a long-overdue update!

The Needham genealogy was last in December 2014. The web pages for all of the individuals in the family tree have been updated, as has the GEDCOM file. Overall site upgrades and styling updates are soon to come.

The Simmons family tree also received its long-promised update as of December 2014, though only the GEDCOM file has been changed so far. I'm having a technical problem with the web pages themselves which will get solved in due time.

I promise that I really am working on a comprehensive update to the genealogy site. I've designed a new look for the web pages, and I'm rewriting the program that automatically creates those pages. That's more tedious than complicated. Your patience will be soon rewarded.

Other Stuff, Rants & Raves

  • "It usually worked without fail. Mostly."
    - Ray Maker (aka, DC Rainmaker), Dec 2018
  • "I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything."
    - Charles Darwin, in an 1861 letter
  • "The bike is a terrible thing that drives you to make excessive efforts, inhuman efforts. It takes a racing cyclist to understand what it means to hurt yourself on a bike. Apart from that, everything else about cycling is wonderful..."
    - Jacques Anquetil, champion road rider

What I'm Reading

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey"

  • The Sports Gene, David Epstein, 2013
  • Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape, Paul Howard, 2008
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, Nick Bostrom, 2014

Last updated on Monday, 20-May-2019