Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Wild Style, Double Trouble, and Amphiteater

For all you old school breakers out there. I was just cutting this up on the 1200s and decided to share. This is a sample from the hip-hop classic film Wild Style. The beginning is Double trouble. The end is the finale of the movie. Enjoy.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

First Day

Back in February I set a weight loss goal for myself. I had gotten pretty darn fat and decided enough was enough. My goal then was 240 by my 33rd birthday which is October 1, 2007. I'm happy to say that I have come under that weight for the first time this morning, weighing in at 239.8! I feel great. I'm ready to set some new goals, this time not just in terms of scale weight but also body fat percentage. First, I think I'll see if I can maintain this weight for two weeks or whether this was just a fluke from not having eaten enough yesterday or being dehydrated. Once I get below 235 I'll know this is for real and it is safe to mark off my first goal and move on to my weight training program.


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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Chelsea v Team America

I'm going to check out a soccer match tonight at Stanford. It's EPL favorite Chelsea versus Mexican stars Team America. There are going to be some superstars on hand and it should be quite entertaining.

Stanford Daily

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Old La Honda

I decided today was the day to tackle Old La Honda. I had a nice rest/lunch at Robert's market in Woodside. Then, I took an easy time getting over to the start of the climb and digesting my lunch. I grabbed some water, a few walnuts and braced myself for the climb. When I made it about 1/4 way up I knew I had the legs/lungs to complete it.

I took a quick break at about the half way mark to catch my breath. I took another (involuntary) break at around 3/4 the way up with my front wheel got caught up in the curb debris and I tumbled off the bike. Oh well, no harm done. I think I averaged about 5 MPH on the way up and completed the climb in just under 45 minutes.

Reaching the top of Old La Honda was surreal. There was a heavy fog in the air and it was brutally cold. I wanted to enjoy the views from up there but there were none to be had. I ran into a couple fellow cyclists, bummed some water, and began the decent.

Here's the route from today:

40 Miles to Freedom Plus Old La Honda

My overall MPH was about 12.1 which is darn good considering all the climbing I did today. Overall, I'm really happy with my progress and the fact that I finally got to see Skyline.


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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Skiing, by PJ O'Rourke

Skiing consists of wearing $3,000 worth of clothes and equipment and driving 200 miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and drink.

- PJ O'Rourke

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