children and currently 8 grandchildren is more than enough to
account for the name Pop, but where does Boston come from ?
trot to Boston.
Trot, trot to Lynn.
Trot, trot to
Way down in !
This little waif that hung
around our house a lot, started calling Linda "Boston."
I'll let you make up the details.
Being Put Out to Pasture
As of the first
of the year I will gradually be put out to pasture, I guess, not that I
was ever much of a race horse anyway. I will be going to
part-time at the churches I serve. I haven't yet decided if this
means that I am slipping into retirement or whether is means I
will just be running on a different track, but it will mean a
change of some kind. Maybe I should just become "a
consultant." I hope I get to ride my bike more.
Didn't Reach My Goal
Human Powered Speed Challenge was held Tuesday through Sunday
July 19. I did well in the sprint with a 31.933 mph, but not so
well in the one-hour with a 20.693 mph. There were 13 record
breaking performances and 8 new world records set. It is a very
nice track,and I sure can't use that as an excuse for a mediocre
performance. It was windy and a lot colder than I expected. I was
happy when it was over.
Setting a Goal for Next Months Race
Human Powered Speed Challenge will be held Friday July 17
through Sunday July 19. I will be competing, with the fastest
riders in the world, in a One-Hour time Trial, and a 200-meter
Top Speed event. I have discovered that age erodes your peak
power more than your endurance, so I will be mainly focused on
the One-Hour time Trial. The race will be held on a newly repaved
and flat 5 mile oval at the Ford Michigan Proving Grounds,
located about 45 minutes north of Detroit. Last year I did an
hour time trial at 20.2 mph, and that course had a hill in it. I
have done a little more than 25 miles in an hour with a faired
bicycle, but this summer I will be competing without any
fairings. I want to set a realistic goal, and am thinking that 22
miles should be about right. What do you think ?
doesn't want us to have any spectators, but if you want to come
I'll put you on my pit crew.
About this Kindle Business
I love it. At
first I was mainly downloading samples of books that I would see
referenced on C-Span or someplace. I'd check them out and them
read some of them. I ended up reading a lot more, and stuff that
I probably would not have bought and read. But this led me to
check out other books, many of them that were old and out of
print, but readily available as e-books. Currently, having my
interest piqued by reading "How the Scots Invented the
Modern World" I am reading several volumes from the Scottish
enlightenment. It is just a "google" and download to
find out if it is a worthy read. When I find out that I'm not
interested, I have little invested so that I don't experience any
discouraging frustration or disappointment. It's like living in a
library. The other day I was thinking that it was a long time
since I read any George MacDonald. Sixty seconds later, "Miracles
of Our Lord", and "Unspoken Sermons" were sitting
on the Kindle waiting for me to get to them.
If you are
thinking about joining the Kindle crowd and think you might like
to share purchased books, we can do this by sharing an account. I
am currently reading a small percentage of the best sellers. This
could save some money. Let me know if you are interested.
Decided to Go for a Kindle 2
Although I guess
I can hardly claim to be an early adopter, I think that maybe
Amazon has something here. Usually my interest in a book fades
before I can actually get a copy in my hands and so what I read
is always in the same old rut. With instant delivery and
reasonable cost, I am hoping that I end up reading a wider
variety of material and end up reading more. Perhaps some of this
is frustration with televsion and the invasion that it makes into
one's personal schedule. Maybe when pledge week is over, and
Congress goes into recess again, so that C-span has something
besides blah, blah blah; my interest will change.
and update you on the real effect after I have lived with this
thing. Meanwhile, let me know what you think I should read, and
if it is instantly downloadable, maybe I'll do it.
Well I Finally Got a Domain
competition heating up in the ISP department, you need to be
nimble to get that great deal. So I decided that I needed an
email address that wasn't tied to a service provider -- one that
I could expect to use for the rest of my life. I never liked
browser based email, so I went for a domain. Figuring out what to
call it, and have that be still available delayed me for awhile,
but I finally up and did it. Here it is.
Pop is the guy with the beard
that rides funny bikes. Above is his current steed. Below is the
bike on which he rode his fastest 100-mile-ride. You can research
his racing forays at the Wisconsin-Illinois
HPVers website . He races under the Human Power Race America
You can find information about his
recreational riding here.