friday my:dc : traffic

If you live in DC, you know traffic. It's said that DC's traffic is among the top-5 worst in the United States. While I believe this (and am grateful that I don't have to do the "Beltway Ballet" every work day), I also see some of the beauty of the…

workout log: 28 february 2008

Activity: road cycling Location: Hains Point (laps) Distance: 17.7 miles Duration: 1:07 Weather: clear and cold with a north wind (pre-dawn), 19-21 degrees Avg HR: 135 (max 173) Type: aerobic Pre-dawn laps with Mike S. The sprints were good, but it took me a while to warm up. This is…

why obama keeps gaining momentum

Barack Obama keeps gaining in both state races and nationally because he's remarkably consistent in tone, poise, delivery and focus of message. At stump speeches, town hall meetings, debates and interviews, he's confident and consistent. It's a tone he's stuck with throughout the campaign, with some variations here and there,…

workout log: 24 february 2008

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Glen Echo > Bethesda > Dupont Circle Distance: 26.3 miles Duration: 1:33 Weather: sunny & calm, 41-44 degrees Avg HR: 132 (max 170) Type: aerobic A short loop of a ride on a Sunday afternoon. My first ride after my skiing trip to…

friday my:dc : the queue

This was the scene on Tuesday at my local polling place: a long queue to vote. And this was just the indoor portion, as the line snaked outside and down the block a stretch. It's a good sign that people are showing up to vote in the primaries. And I'm…

tour de france in tailspin

Today brings the unfortunate news that the Aumury Sport Organization has banned Astana from all of their 2008 events, including the Tour de France. So there will be no defending champion, as many of Discovery Channel Cycling's top riders moved to Astana during their off-season reorganization. Alberto Contador won't be…

huckabee is not an alien!

(That said, I didn't vote for him.) A transcript from IM this morning - it sums up the whole thing rather well. The Scene: me, riding my bike back home after a pre-dawn ride at Hains Point, about 6:55 am: I was coming up 22nd St., and it was closed…

vote today!

If you live in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, today is the day! Get out and vote in the "Potomac Primary!" I'll be casting my vote for Barack Obama. And if this is all weighing too heavily on you, here's something to watch: