Monday, October 15, 2012
When I was a kid I spent a lot of my time staring at this image of Joseph Kittinger skydiving from the edge of space. There was something truly mind blowing about this image. I never saw any footage of the jump or heard anything about it anywhere else. I just had this photo... to stare at.
Fast forward thirty something years to yesterday when Felix Baumgartner did it live in HD for me and my 4 year old girl to watch.
We both watched with jaws dropped as Baumgartner reached 834 miles per god damn hour. My daughter was totally engaged, asking lots of questions and making some pretty keen observations (for a 4 year old). After he landed we exchanged high fives and fist bumps and danced around the kitchen yelling about how great science was.
To make it even cooler Joseph Kittinger was leading the ground crew. Buh BAM!
Having said all of that, my daughter and I wont be drinking a red bull any time soon.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
I'm doing the Sea Gull Century tomorrow and I've not prepared for this in the slightest. I've known about if for months and I ain't done sheeyit. I expect the suffering/fun ration to be quite high. Having said that there is one crucial step in my lack of preparation that I didn't overlook. The Bike.
Here's how I get my Bianchi EV3 Reparto Corse ready for a ass chaffing century. I slap on my big couch of a Brooks B-17.
Ah ain't skeerd.
(I'm a little scared)