Friday, October 31, 2008

Boo! - Very Scary.... You Go First

Zombies... Yoga... Can anything be more scary? Oh yeah... two words... Sapta Again!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Busy Day

Holy Socks! Today's ride sucked, or to be more precise, blew. The wind was super nasty, 20 to 30 out of the north west with gusts to 45. I gave up 45 minutes in and turned for home. That part was easy. I'm dreading the ride into work tomorrow morning. Low of 29 with... flurries in the forecast. I may break the winter shoes out.

I was hoping that the snow would stay away until December. That said, I'm now over 8.4k miles for the year and should have a 1k miles for the month by the end of the month. 10k for the year is starting to look possible without being stupid.

I did get to the gym Saturday for the spin class. It was fun and not fun. I still seem to have lots of leg speed. I find that surprising since I haven't been working on it at all. The single speed must help keep it there. I also made the last of Evan's classes at Indigo. That makes eight days in a row for the yoga. Today's led class was fun. You've heard of hot yoga? Well... this was cold yoga. The heat in the building isn't working too well and my toes were cold pretty much throughout the class.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Hour or But Where's The Beer?

The Davenport School of Yoga had the first of it's Yoga Happy Hours yesterday. My daughter and I were among the crowd in the packed room. The instructor de jour, Johanna, was thrilled with numbers in the room. It was great to practice in that kind of energy filled room. There was a quite a mix of folks in the room. From people doing their first class, us folks in the middle, to other yoga teachers. The two best quotes from the class were at the end. One guy asked, "But when does happy hour start?" and the other was someone commenting on Kelly (one of the instructors taking the class), "I think you must be missing several bones". That was in relation to when we did Upavista Konasana (wide angle seated forward fold) and Badda Konasna (bound angle). Kelly had her head on the floor in both of them.

I am stoked for the Sunday, Led Ashtanga Primary Series class. I expect the room to be packed since the first round of the Intro class ended last week. I expect a number of folks to get their eyes opened. Or at least one...

Last Tuesday, a woman that has been taking the Intro class commented in Mark's Tuesday class at Indigo, "This class is much harder than that Sunday class will be". At that, Brian, Jill, Julia, Mark, Mike and myself all start laughing. Should be interesting .

Friday, October 17, 2008

You Got That Right

So... I'm on my way home yesterday. I am just getting ready to turn up one of the climbs on the commute route and I see this kid on a bmx bike. He says to me, "Great day for a ride! Isn't it?" I smile and reply, "Everyday is a great day to ride". He replies... "You got that right!"

I really have hope for the future with kids making statements like that.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Maybe You Can Win The Tour On Mineral Water

It seems that two more riders from the 2008 edition of the Tour de France have been found to have been doping. Leonardo Piepoli (Saunier Duval) and Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) both tested positive for CERA, an EPO variant. The UCI press release is up at VeloNews.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thank You Dr. Evil or I've Been Bailed Out

Wow... It seems that in the expanded version of the 700 Billion Dollar Bailout Bill, originally 3 pages and now +400 pages, was a good thing for cyclists. It seem that the long sought after
Bicycle Commuter Provision was slipped in. From the League of American Bicyclists Site:

After seven long years, the bicycle commuter tax provision has finally passed both the House and Senate as part of the financial bailout package. President Bush said that he would quickly sign the $700 billion bailout bill (Look for Section 211). Thanks to all of you around the country who have contacted your congressional leaders over the years, and also thanks to Congressman Blumenauer and Senator Wyden for their continued insistence on having this benefit provided to bicycling Americans. Keep checking back here as we work on the implementation process.

Now... I have to figure out how to cash in!