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Recent Biking

It seems that the malady that must not be named is going to kill off all the big group rides this season. I'm on my own to get out and put in the miles. So far my many shorter indoor and outdoor sessions combined have me on track to get in as much time and mileage as usual. I do need to do some metric/imperial centuries sometime, though.

For those wanting to relive past group glory, I rode last Memorial Day weekend in the Cottonwood 200, then got to watch the leaders in part of the Dirty Kanza, then rode the week-long Bike Across Kansas.

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.

Recent Running

Being a glutton for punishment, I occasionally run, too. Not very well, but I do run. My Zwift indoor run training seems to be paying off in more consistent outdoor running (when I get around to actually doing it). The Zwift Triathlon Academy and the Zwift Race Series are keeping me honest.

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


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

  • A légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal.
    - Old Hungarian phrasebook entry
  • "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"

  • Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, Neal Stephenson, 2019
  • Artificial Condition (Murderbot Diaries), Martha Wells, 2018
  • Year's Best Science Fiction: 32nd Annual, Gardner Dozois, 2015

Last updated on Saturday, 04-Jul-2020