March 2007

quick review: gilles peterson @ five

Last night, BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson spun at a free gig at Five here in DC. He was supported by some local DJs, including Sam “The Man” Burns, one of the elder statesmen of DC’s house scene and part of the DJ Hut crew. I showed up early…

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trip report: part 7

One last report posting…. Day Seven: February 21 The day dawned early, and I tried to intercept Dominik before he left for work in the morning. I failed miserably, but that’s OK. Later in the morning, Pia (who was on her spring school holiday) took me CD shopping at the…

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trip report: part 6

I’ll try and wrap this up…. Day Six: February 20 Fat Tuesday in New Orleans is Fasching in Germany. And how did I start the morning? A little tired from the previous night’s outing, but not bad. I woke up relatively early, had breakfast, and went out with Doris and…

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workout log: 27 march 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Avenel, MD > Dupont Circle Distance: 31.6 miles (mildly hilly) Duration: 1:46 Weather: sunny, 80 degrees Avg HR: 157 (max 175) Type: aerobic Another impromptu ride with a PTTC buddy, Wolfgang. He’s a talented racer and former German national triathlon champion, so he’s…

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thumbs up to the dcpd

Given the generally unfriendly reception most DC residents give to their local constabulary, I figure it’s time to reflect on a positive aspect of their law enforcement duties. In particular, a DCPD officer enforced the double-yellow line on R Street NW last night as I was riding home, groceries in…

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a bit of monday nostalgia

I’m normally not a big fan of Disney cartoons – I’m more of a Warner Brothers type, really – but there are some shorts that remind me of my childhood and my favorite Disney animated shorts and books. I’d been thinking about this cartoon, “Susie – The Little Blue Coupe,”…

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workout log: 25 march 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Travilah/Shady Grove, MD > Dupont Circle Distance: 53.1 miles (moderately hilly) Duration: 3:04 Weather: sunny, 62 degrees Avg HR: 152 (max 171) Type: aerobic An afternoon ride, as I decided that sleep was good after a late night on Saturday. I got “lost”…

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trip report: part 5

More trip recap…. Day Five: February 19 I spent the morning skiing at Alpendorf and Wagrain. Hannes Schaller gave me a lift to the pistes, as he was teaching the Welsh teens yet again. I made a quick rush up to the Sonnenkogel so that I could enjoy my favorite…

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workout log: 20 march 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Avenel, MD > Dupont Circle Distance: 21.6 miles (mildly hilly) Duration: 1:16 Weather: sunny, 62 degrees Avg HR: 155 (max 179) Type: aerobic An impromptu ride with a couple of PTTC buddies. This was a good scouting ride for the PPTC “Downtown Breakaway”…

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