Answering my own question 4

Answering my own question
(Updated with info on veteran racers) Sunday morning, I shouted this out into the void of Twitter: I wonder how many of the Cat 5s at Battenkill race multiple times/year or go on to upgrade to Cat 4 or 3? Or is it their only race? — ryank (@ryantkelly) April 6, 2014 And with the ...

Ten Years 2

Ten years ago today, I did my first road bike race – which I consider to be the first race I did, despite the two terrible mountain bike races I did in the fall of 2003. I missed out on the first ECCC weekend at Rutgers, so my first race was at Penn State. This ...

2013 BICYCLE RIDING SUMMARY! 3

Go figure, I rode my bike a bunch in 2013. This post is inherently conceited, and there’s not really anyway around that when writing a blog post talking about how much bicycle riding one did in a calendar year. Anyway. COMMUTING! One number that is interesting to me and, PERHAPS, interesting to other people: miles ...

Playlist – Ice Weasels 2013

Here’s the Spotify playlist from Ice Weasels. If the little embed player isn’t working, you can find it here on Spotify.

ANNOUNCING REPORT: Ice Weasels 2013 2

Yes, an announcing report. My absence from bike racing has been so long that I am now writing ANNOUNCING REPORTS. But, it’s about Ice Weasels, which is the greatest race ever so screw you. SO. My involvement with the race started on Thursday night, when Colin and I ran errands (which included returning the crappy ...

A stupid thing that Excel was doing and how I fixed it. 4

You probably don’t want to read this. But it’s here, on the off-chance that I forget how to fix it and some day stumble across the solution on my own blog. I use Excel all day, every day, 24/7, because that is how businesses run. Anyway, when I work from home it is real crashy. I ...

A thing about pooping at work. 3

At work there is a bathroom right off of the locker room. After I ride in, I go to the locker room with my things. I put my things in a locker, then I go to the bathroom and poop. The toilet is maybe ten feet from the locker room and the shower, where I ...

Roller movie: Pacific Rim 3

(There might be spoilers in here, though I tried to avoid it. But are you really concerned about spoilers for this movie? It’s friggin’ GIANT ROBOTS FIGHTING MONSTERS, this isn’t The Sixth Sense.) This isn’t going to be a movie review, just an alert that says “hey I watched this on the rollers and I didn’t ...

Tour de Awesome RECAP 1

DO YOU GUYS LIKE LOTS OF TEXT?????? OH MAN then this blog post is FOR YOU. Because I’ve had a busy 10 days.And I guess I’ll write about all of it in one blog post because screw you. STAGE 1A: The inaugural (and likely final, because oh man that was way too much awesome in ...

TOUR DE AWESOME preview/300 not on 100 2

Though “when it rains, it pours” may be a lame saying, it pretty well describes the eight days of awesome/exhaustion I will be enjoying shortly. Things always seem to work out so that all of my awesome stuff happens in one week, instead of over the course of several months. Oh well. IN FACT, I ...