Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rotating Sphere







Exercising his freedom to speak yell very loudly:



$9 bike

Bike Safety Manual

5 years

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

47.8 @ 19.5 max. 33.5

Mid to upper 80’s low East winds for a Homer Lake circumnavigation. Good to be back in the bunch during a busy summer work schedule. Combination of intense work schedule and heat have been a consistent ride killer for me.

Meanwhile, the boys don’t seem to have skipped a beat.


Team Captain America and Team Honey Badger unite for total RAAM dominatioon:




Just a little more, nope! Just a little more, nope! Just a little more, nope! and didn’t get dropped thanks to a few well timed lights.P8290800

Pretty sure it was a weedeater motor:


Campus bike racks emerging from the dark ages:





Got to help a buddy change out his coolant elbows on a 3.8, oh joy:


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival

Tickled by tropical storm Isaac’s showers, racers found a clean and much-loved course ready for a fast day of racing in the mid 80’s and light breezes. Novice and Clydes did 1 lap, Sport 2 and Expert 3.



From the start of the Expert class, Nick sprinted to the front and never relinquish the lead despite two broken spokes and one of the louder drivetrains in the bunch.

Sprint Start

Learning the camera loves red a little too much and to bring more water.



The shot chaser in me had my trusty second shooter drop me off on the north side of the route looking for the water crossing and air section. I went right when I should have gone left and wound up missing all those but finding plenty of challenging terrain to navigate.


Big thanks to my 2nd shooter with some key shots including this one of the Expert winner:

Expert Winner



Roughly 1k images shot between the two of us, distilled down to the best 281/1.99GB. From departure to finished post and upload: 14:20. Looking forward to seeing the work of the other photographers present.

If I don’t have Poison Ivy all over me I’ll be amazed, but worth it. Great venue, course, staff, racers and weather.

Lancestrong donations skyrocket

this happens:

Page Touring

Friday, August 24, 2012

Observing Puzzle

Friday Night Live!

Anne E. Clements:


Clarinet Jazz Revival:


Joe Asselin:


Paul Kotheimer:


The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra:



a few of the lunchtime bike saunter shots:


UIUC Stock Pavillion Dump and Run sale:

Dump and Run



saw this guy on my way home from work

Armstrong Era Tour d’ France chart


Leica lens production

flow of proteins inside a neuron

Lunchbag Art

rickshaws bring produce

Water Wigs