Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
“There is so much data on this that it’s unbelievable,” he said. “It’s just unequivocal that caffeine improves performance. It’s been shown in well-respected labs in multiple places around the world.”
"Caffeine increases the power output of muscles by releasing calcium that is stored in muscle. The effect can enable athletes to keep going longer or to go faster in the same length of time. Caffeine also affects the brain’s sensation of exhaustion, that feeling that it’s time to stop, you can’t go on any more. That may be one way it improves endurance."
"The performance improvement in controlled laboratory settings can be 20 to 25 percent, but in the real world, including all comers, the improvement may average about 5 percent, still significant if you want to get your best time or even win a race."
my boy clancy!
Clancy Rose Ultimate Barista
but when one of them stays, it's like that dream never has to end!
introducing steve OKC!
he likes women, marlboro 72's, superhappybikefun, trackstands, and being able to buy beer as a minor without an ID. he's just that bad ass!
we are 138. from steve clark on Vimeo.
he is super good at trackstands. donny hall got lots of footage of him for the raven feeders full length.
my favorite quotes (some of which are incomplete for the sake of humor:)
"There’s no way to tell who started this in Austin,” said Paul Hughes, a UT engineering student and cyclist. “Fixed gears go all the way back to Edison and shit."
"[Fixed-gear cyclists] showed me how it works, and I was like, ‘Wow, that’s crazy,’” said Leo Furmansky, an Austin resident and student at Austin Community College. “Being a BMX rider, it was always like, ‘Oh you’re doing tricks on a roadbike, that’s stupid,’ but I thought I should try it before I say anything. You can commute and get to places, and in between times when you’re not busy, you can do tricks.”
"A couple of days ago, there was a picture of Tom Mosher grinding down a ledge and people went apeshit in the BMX community,” Furmansky said. “They were like, ‘That’s stupid. You shouldn’t be doing that on a fixed-gear.’ It’s really BMXers’ excuse to talk crap on somebody. I used to be that person, too."
from the peanut gallery on Daily Texan (bonus points for this guy:)
"The cool kids are through stripping parts off of their bikes and are secretly fitting them with racks, lights, bags and multiple bottle cages. They've given up PBR for PBP (Paris-Brest-Paris) and now routinely go for rides of 19 to 20 hours at a time. Fear them, they are the Randonneurs and they are legion. Bon route!"
by the way, this pic of arak, which was on the front page, was taken immediately before he summersaulted off the front of his bike. he threw a bunch of other tricks down, but they decided to keep the one of him about to eat it.
"So first, I would like to say thanks to everyone who came out and raced on such a beautiful windy day!! We raised $106 dollars for YBP, and 479 cans of food for the Austin Food bank!!!!!!! Holy shit everyone!!! Thats a lot of food, for the food bank!
The race had 5 checkpoints. All the check points were at HEB. All racers had to purchase 2 cans of food at each HEB. Every extra can of food purchased, got 20 seconds knocked off of their time.
Congress and Oltorf
Riverside and Pleasent Valley
7th and Pleasent valley
41st and Redriver
2222 and Burnet
Now onto the race results
1st place: Cloyd, came in at 121.05 with cans, made his time 1:17.05
2nd place: Sterling, came in at 1:22.02 with cans, made his time 1:19.02
3rd place: Andrew, came in at 1:30.46 with cans mad his time 1:24.46
4th place: Ryan, (last years winner) came in at 1:29.02. Ryan had no extra cans of food, but did bring back a six pack of Modelo's.
5th place: Chris, came in at 1:31.54 with cans, made his time 1:30.54
6th place: Chris Lee, came in at 1:44.08 with cans, made his time 1:34.08
7th place: Ahlee, came in at 1:44.10 with cans, made his time 1:35.10"
thats right, folks. third place. again...
cloyd - first place
sterling - second place. super tough dude.
dancakes - third. meh. where's the lonestar?
thanks for the photos, jess.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
but some people take nice photos of our friends.
he's free again!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
old Ginger Man
new Ginger Man
definitely the best 'old man beer bar' in austin. can't wait to check out the new hotness!
and also, a brake hood molded arm cast?
awww! he called me a young up-and-comer! i like reading his race reports.
chris c's samson is in the background here
"People were fooling around with bikes in the street, which annoyed anyone trying to drive through. Some kid got impatient and drove by too quickly, forcing people to get out of the way, and a guy kicked his side mirror off in response. Ten minutes later the guy came back with his mom, who started yelling at the party for being loud and scary. The mirror-kicker took his dick out, poured a beer on it, and used it to flick dick-beer at her while she yelled."
way to go joel!
seen on atxbs!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Race organizers released a statement reporting "Armstrong suffered a fracture of the third medio of the right clavicle," after the rider underwent an X-ray at a hospital in the city of Valladolid (from VeloNews).
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Anyone who commutes on Guadalupe near campus knows that its been in need of some serious attention. Today I was happy to see the City of Austin finally recognized that. So it's not true that ALL my tax dollars go to funding Police Officers that write bogus tickets and hit cyclists with their cruisers.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009