Thursday, December 31, 2009


Ronde van Vlaanderen 2010
Dear cyclist,

We have received your registration for the Tour of Flanders for cycle tourists and mountain bikers on 3 April 2010.

Participants from Belgium and Holland will receive their package by post, one week before the event.

All other participants, from outside Belgium and Holland, can pick up their number on the spot at the preregistration booth. One week before the event they will get their number by email. With this number they can pick up their tag at the preregistration booth.

We wish you all the best with your preparations!

See you on Saturday 3 April in Meerbeke at the finish!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

How Do I Add This To My Amazon Wishlist?

Oh Right, I'm Supposed To Update This Thing

So here we are with less than two weeks remaining in 2009, and still no Health Care Bill. I'm afraid I'm done with Obama. If it weren't for the fact that he's following the worst President in the history of our Nation, he'd look a lot worse than he does. He's escalating the ridiculous war in Afghanistan, he's caving on Health Care, and he's remarkably quiet on other areas that featured prominently in his campaign.

Being better than an idiot is not good enough, not when so many people worked their asses off to give Democrats the majority they needed to get shit done. Maybe I should keep hoping until I see what happens in Copenhagen, but I'm already pretty sure I'll be disappointed.

Did you realize we've been in Afghanistan longer than WWI and WWII combined?
We have now been fighting in Afghanistan longer than we did in World War I and World War II combined, yet Pentagon officials say the difficulties they face are as great as ever.

Did you know that there are more Independant Contractors (ie Blackwater) in Iraq and Afghanistan than there are US Troops?
In Afghanistan, it's more pronounced, though, Terry, because you have about 68,000 U.S. troops operating alongside a whopping 104,000 contractors. And with the recently announced surge in troops, that number's expect to grow at a one-to-one ratio with U.S. troops. So it's quite stunning, the number of contractors that are currently deployed on the U.S. government payroll.


Aside from all that, I've got just over two weeks until the first Early Bird Crit. There are a couple cross races left on the schedule, but we'll see whether I choose cross or crits.
It will be fun to do a crit with the power meter, should be very enlightening.