26 Jul 2001 gleblanc   » (Journeyer)


Just a couple of things... I made record time on my bike ride home on Monday. Well over 17 miles/hour on a ride where I normally only manage to do 16. Very fun ride. Tuesday I was riding to work, and managed to get a flat just about half way there. Of course, I had to do something -stupid-, and tear the valve stem out of my tube while re-inflating it. (I need to learn to loosen that bloody nut before reefing on that thing with the pump). It was looking to be a pretty average ride, so I'm not too disappointed.
I gave Mike the money for my new bike today, and he's going to bring it to the velo tomorrow. I'm soo stoked, this is a pretty sweet bike for me. This will only be the second new bike that I've ever purchased. The first one I paid for half of when I was about 10 (my parents paid the other half). We still have it, and it's my mom's bike now. Plus, this new one is -really- nice looking. It's not as good of a deal as the bikes that they sold through the track last year, but the bikes are a LOT nicer looking.
If you're in the Portland, Oregon area, you -really- should come out the the Alpenrose Velodrome. This weekend is likely to see some track records broken, and the race competiton should be intense. Marty Northstein, the 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist will be here, as well as the Canadian national champ, and a few other really fast dudes from around the world. I can't wait.

GNOME Packaging Project

I've finally gotten roaring on this again. I've had several people volunteer to hack on a perl script that I need written. garrison volunteered first, so he's got dibs on it. I wanted to catch him and ask when he's going to have time, so that I know if I should email these other people as well. I know Jim pretty well, so I'd prefer to leave things there, at least until I get to know these other folks. Plus, there's -plenty- more hacking, I just need somebody to bang out the structure, so that I can get people to volunteer to do things.

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