Monthly Archives: December 2008

Stormy Nights in Hawai’i

Most people believe the weather in Hawai’i is perfect all the time. That’s an urban legend. In fact, it’s only perfect about 340 days a year. We do get occasional storm fronts and “cold fronts”. I put “cold fronts” in … Continue reading

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Update on RacerMom’s Daughter

The daughter of RacerMom (mentioned in an earlier post) finished in the top 5 in one of the Europa Cup races in St Moritz last weekend, the top US finisher. You go, girl. It’s great when somebody with whom you’ve … Continue reading

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Riding with Andy Hampsten

I had the unexpected pleasure yesterday of meeting, and riding with, cycling legend Andy Hampsten, the only American winner of the Giro d’Italia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Hampsten What a cool guy, a smart guy, a good conversationalist, and a fabulous ambassador for the … Continue reading

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Riding the Brewster Bus with RacerMom

I had a depressing conversation earlier this week with the mother of a member of the US Ski Team. I was riding the Brewster Bus from Chateau Lake Louise to Calgary Airport, and the 50-something lady in the seat in … Continue reading

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Homeland Security?

For starters, the name “Department of Homeland Security” is unbelievably lame. Sounds like an obscure “dirty tricks” bureau headquartered deep inside the Reichstag in 1941. Only a numbskull like George Bush could come up with such a dumb name. But … Continue reading

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Sweet Redemption, with a Dash of Revenge

Yesterday’s womens DH was, in a word, sweet redemption. My colleagues Peter and Tobias slightly reworked the RADAR graphic to make it a bit smaller and a bit easier to read at a glance, and it looks cooler than ever. … Continue reading

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