4 Jul 2001 gleblanc   » (Journeyer)

gman can't spell, but it's all good, because he's cool. 50km is a pretty decent bike ride, so good going Glynn. Get some higher SPF sunscreen... I'd go with 45 if you're applying it every hour. If it's really hot and you're sweating a lot, that can wash it off, so get the waterproof stuff too. <grin />

dyork enjoy Canada any where you like it! Enjoy SGML/XMLing. Are you biking again? What's the news?

jfleck is eating advocatos. The only good thing I have to say about them is that they help me remember how to spell advogato. :-) Not my fav food, but perhaps I've just not had them done well. I probably won't, until I get to going out a lot more, because my dad won't eat "Mexican food", which pretty much includes southwest stuff too. Oh well.

The style guide sounds awesome, I wish I had time to read it right away, but other things take priority. I'm not entirely sure why, but Advogato seems to be one of them.
DV is awesome. That's all there is to it. Apparently he's made some more speed improvements to libxslt. Processing time on DocBook: TDG has been cut -in half-. Truly amazing.

biking Tuesdays don't seem to be my day for biking. I don't think I mentioned this, but last week, a Volvo tried to cut me off at an intersection. I layed the bike down, and slid through the intersection, under the front of the volve. I lost one of the handlebar plugs, and got some pretty ugly road-rash on my hip, and a bruise.
Today, I had a hard ride to get to the track in time, and just barely made it. As we were coming into the straight-away near the end of the first lap, I crashed. I was fatigued from racing to get to the races in time, which didn't help any. I was drafting off of the two lead riders, and they hit the head-wind, slowing them down. I was still going along, and overlapped the tire of the guy in front of me by a couple of inches. I tried to slow down/get out of the way, but somehow wound up on the ground. I scraped up my knee, ankles, elbow, and chest. Not bad, but enough that they bled, and will look ugly. I also pulled some muscles in my shoulder, and that's gonna hurt tomorrow. The handlebar tape on my right handlebar is torn to shreads, so I'll need some new stuff. I also trashed my glove. They were really nice gloves... cloth backing, short fingers, good padding. The padding on the palm isn't really attached to the fingers anymore. So, a few repairs are in order, and probably a few days of rest off of the bike. I did bike home afterwards, nice and slow (well, I didn't work as hard as usual).
No more biking for me on Tuesday's for a while. I started a new paragraph here in order to write some more, but, uhm, I've forgotten what I wanted to write. Must be bedtime.

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