The ride was scheduled to start at about 7:15, and this event was serious about being on time. Even at 6:30, there was a huge number of people heading towards the start. We took up at least six city blocks on a four-lane (maybe five-lane) road. The number of people there was just astounding. I’m . . . → Read More: Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred – The Ride
The Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred endurance ride was held this past weekend in Wichita Falls, TX. It’s billed as the largest one-day bicycling event in the world. I don’t know if that’s true, but it was more than twice the size of any other ride I’ve participated in. The Web site says that there were . . . → Read More: Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred – Before the ride
In early April I said that I was going to ride the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred this month. I started training, got distracted, and then started again seriously training in June. Today is August 26 and the ride is this Saturday. Tomorrow (Friday) I’m driving up to Wichita Falls where I’ll be camping overnight in . . . → Read More: Bicycling update
Writing a blog entry on an iPad is rather painful, but possible. I wouldn’t want to write more than a few lines this way, but it’s nice to have in a pinch.
Editing is possible using gestures to zoom. Still, it’s tedious. There seems to be some predictive text input, but I type faster than . . . → Read More: Testing an iPad
I updated to the newest version of WordPress, and it broke the old theme that I’d been using for the last three years. This is the default WordPress theme and will have to do until I get around to changing things.
I’ve read a lot over the years about long distance cycling. The book is Bicycling Magazine’s The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling. That book covers a whole lot of ground, not only information about training and equipment, but also a whole lot about aches and pains and things to consider. For example, there are sections . . . → Read More: What they don’t tell you
In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn, Huck and Jim hook up with a traveling group of actors who are, to be kind, less than honest. To me, the most memorable stunt they pulled is in a little Arkansas town where they advertised a show:
AT THE COURTHOUSE! for 3 nights only . . . → Read More: The Royal Nonesuch – almost