This year the CapTex Triathlon was another bundle of joy. I was 3rd after being given another poorly delivered penalty â€“ this time for a rule that does not appear in the official rules. On the bright side, the organizers of the race stepped it up from last year, and did a really great job […]
Thanks to everyone for the kind words on my last post. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll get through this, and somehow be better for it. At least I have some friends coming to town this week to take take my mind off fractures. I heard a rumor that on Sunday channel 7 news used a stock clip […]
Needless rules deeply disturb me on an intellectual level. I believe that rules and laws should serve a clear purpose. Our laws should protect the greater good of society, and not be in place to micromanage the ethics and behavior of individuals. For instance, I donâ€™t believe that driving without a seat belt endangers anyone […]
White Necks are the most dangerous people in the world. Everyone who has tried cycling knows the dangers of red necks on the road with their jacked up pickup trucks and tires that tower over you head. They try their best to scare the poop out of you when they come by on the highway, and will honk and yell things (i.e. â€œget off the roadâ€, â€œnice assâ€, or â€œWOOOOWEEEEâ€) out their open window. Luckily, those giant tires warn us from 5 kilometers away that theyâ€™re coming, and the drivers are actually paying such close attention to us that, while obnoxious, theyâ€™re far safer in their actions than the citified, wannabe civilized, overstressed, under-slept, all-organic idiots you find in any urban area of America. Iâ€™m referring to what I call â€œWhite Necksâ€. It includes the lawyers, doctors, soccer momâ€™s, and all types of business people who seem to think that their hurry gives them rights over the highway, and permission to risk the lives of everyone around them so they can get to their next appointment.