Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I have a love/hate relationship with this beer. I found out the hard way you should only drink one bottle at a time (10.5% alc by vol). I'm still saying the tuna played a key roll in it taking me down though.
Monday, March 24, 2008
If I would have known this little tid bit of information Saturday I could have saved myself & Espencotter some time in the saddle. Since I didn't the 100k ride I had planned became a 188k(6:30 hours!). Yikes. Throw in over 10k' of climbing, running out of food, & water & the last 10k were a true nightmare. Needless to say Greg probably won't let me pick the routes anytime soon, or at least till the floods stop. I actually felt pretty good till that last 10k when the gas tank went to below zero. That's the longest ride I've done since breaking my collarbone. Its also the longest I've done in many moons since riding to the lake from my house is 8k shorter.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tomorrow with a little luck I'm going to paddle one of the crown jewels of Ozark Whitewater the Hailstones. I've been trying since I started boating to get on it & haven't done it yet.
The radar for the last two days has been freekish. It looks always the same. Just rain & more rain.
I forgot to mention that when I was coming home from Arkansas yesterday I passed by Busiek & the new walk over bridge was UNDER water!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Danielson with herniated disk
A crash in the first stage of the 2007 Vuelta a España is continuing to cause problems for Slipstream's Tom Danielson. He started suffering from some severe back pains in the Tour of California, and has since been diagnosed with "a herniated disk in the L5 S1 vertebrae".
"So now I am recovering and doing therapy to heal and build strong muscle to support the problem," he wrote on his website, tomdanielson.com. "The doctors are positive that if I avoid racing in March and continue building, I will be okay for the Tour of Georgia. So this only affects me by missing Paris-Nice, but should set me up well for the rest of the season!"
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I got an email with the New Geography being taught in schools.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
The "Booger Man " is the reason it was attached to Douglas County.
Back to Douglas County, it seems that after the Civil War on the outskirts of Ava, Missouri which was and is still is the county seat for Douglas county there was a sign posted that read as follows. "If your black don't let the sun set on your head or the Booger Man will get you. ". I learned this from a lifelong resident of Douglas county and I believe it to be the true origin in That county at least. He goes on to tell how the federal government some time later came and took the signs down. Of course He was adamant about the fact that it was over 140 years ago and attitudes where different back then. I also learned that others felt it had a more general application to any outsider after the Civil War. It was said that any suspicious activity by an outsider in the time after the civil War could result in the stranger simply disappearing. People would say "the booger man got him" .