Archive for the 'Cycling' Category

Mini-epic

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

Real quick knitting content: worked a few more rows of the cable swatch for Son of Sweater Project (my second Aran) and a few more inches on the never-freaking-ending strap of the monk’s travel satchel. I’ll post a shot of the cable swatch once I’ve got a full repeat of each pattern done. So, today’s […]

I think it was dehydration

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

I think the dismal experience I had on Tuesday was a combination of under-nourishment and dehydration. I just did the same ride, and I feel far better than I did on Tuesday. Granted, a thunderstorm swept through San Antonio last night, so Spoon’s theory that I was suffering from allergies is still very valid. But […]

VROOM Put put *ptui*

Wednesday, August 18th, 2004

Real quick knitting update: I got a cable swatch cast on this weekend to try out the combinations I want for the new Aran. Looks like it might be a little too wide, but we’ll see. I also added a few more inches to the strap for the monk’s bag. So I did the half […]

The Accident

Monday, August 16th, 2004

So, yesterday I mentioned my cycling accident. Here’s the story of that accident, beginning with inspiration. And hopefully ending with persistance. Please forgive any editorial errors – I wrote this a while ago and have edited it a couple of times. I’m sure there are mistakes in here somewhere. There is a bike rally held […]

Kinda tired

Monday, August 16th, 2004

Normally when I’m up at 1:30 because of hypoglycemia, I get mad at myself for not managing my diabetes better. But not tonight. I think it’s perfectly understandable and I’m actually kind of proud of it. Because the reason that I had to get up and re-fuel is that my metabolism is running a little […]

Some Monday Morning Eye Candy For You

Monday, July 26th, 2004

On Sunday morning, Thomas ran his second triathlon. I’ve got some pics of him that I’ll post later on, but for right now, I wanted to share another pic I took. Knowing the readership of the blog, I figured some of you would appreciate this shot. I was checking out the posted swim times when […]

And they’re off

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004

Well, the Tour is under way over in France. This is going to be a great race. For those of you who have just recently emerged from a five-year coma, Lance Armstrong is the defending champion and is trying to claim a sixth Tour victory. Nobody’s ever done that. There is a handful of five-time […]

Learning more names

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

I was perusing the Vogue Knitting Book the other night looking for examples of non-rectangular graphs when I ran across a handy term: “symbolcraft”. Vogue uses that word to refer to what seems to be the most popular method of drawing knitting graphs (a method which I have not yet implemented in the cable grapher). […]

Hot, like a thousand suns

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

Well, I’m back at work, so I must not be dead yet. The ride up to Kerrville was an Oddyssey, except that I don’t think I visited the underworld during the ride. Also, I did not spend ten years as the love-slave to a hot nymph. Okay, maybe ‘Oddyssey’ is not quite the right word. […]

Impromptu Holiday

Saturday, May 29th, 2004

I never plan my holidays very well. I know they’re coming up, but I just don’t sit down and figure out a plan for what I want to do until the last moment. Case in point: it’s Memorial Day weekend. Months ago I had planned to drive out to Big Bend with some friends. Well, […]