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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Race Reports
The last couple of days have been non-stop. Finished the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, traveled home, moved stuff out of our Davis apartment, and met with my PhD adviser.

So, USA PCC. On Saturday I attacked right from the gun. We got a gap, but were caught up the first climb. It was risky but I figured why not? Later I learned that Levi thought he knew why not and was heard muttering, "Have they seen the profile?"

At Utah he made fun of me for sitting in and now he comments on my attack. I'll spare Levi the actuarial ass kicking and just say, I had nothing to lose and a chance to gain.

Sunday, there was another climb at the start and it split the field into multiple pieces. That sucked, but after a lot of chasing it all came back together. Frank was 5th in the sprint.

At the airport, on the way home, I saw a bunch of people wearing USA PCC merchandise, that was cool. But as we approached the gate for Reno it got weird. Lots of dreadlocks, hula hoops and tie-dye, we were on the Burning Man plane.

Funny thing, I overheard these people planning to buy cheap bikes at Wal-Mart to ride for the week and then just toss them. Isn't that counter, counter culture?

Now it's off season time. What that means is I can experience Tahoe like everyone else, some other way than by bike.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011, 8:15 am
The bikes people take out to burning man and then ditch are collected by the young folks at http://www.renobikeproject.com/. They go out afterwards, collect them all, bring them back to Reno, fix them up and sell them for a very low price. It helps get more people cycling in Reno which is a good thing. Have fun at Tahoe.

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 9:33 am
Don't even get me started on burning man....#&^#!

Welcome home!

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:27 pm
yeah, it's been awhile, but i remembered this post when i saw this epic pic.

http://uptownalmanac.com/2011/09/burnin ... ike-bounty