Monday, November 17, 2014

Are our kids even related?

No explanation needed...


Thursday, November 13, 2014

MTB@SMPw/oSaddle

I went riding out at Shawnee Mission Park on Monday afternoon, trying to embrace some of the last vestiges of 60* + days.  Apparently laying off the bike for awhile isn't good for my riding skills.  Who knew!?!?

I was making my way around Red, which is rocky and mildly technical, like most of SMP, and crashed over-the-bars for some reason.  I think I was just tired.  No big deal, a little blood but pretty average for a good MTB ride.  I went a big further, and then crashed harder.  I didn't injure myself, but I managed to finish off my tired saddle that has slowly been dying for some time now.  End result:

Of course when I did that, I couldn't have been much further from the car, so I had to ride the rest of the way standing up.  That's tough, and even tougher when you not only use your saddle to sit, but to control the rear of your bike.  I stopped GPS recording my ride when that happened, but in hindsight I probably should have kept it going to see how far I rode on the way back.  Thankfully I found my way to the Mill Creek paved trail and was able to haul arse the rest of the way back, and got home just in time to get the kids from school.

I was sore for a few days after crashing and riding.  Getting old sucks, and is highly over-rated.

Friday, November 7, 2014

What?

I'm working here!

I've had a plethora of miraculous blog ideas come through my head in the last month or so.  The issue is that I have this blog locked down so sometimes when I'm trying to authenticate to write down some content, I fade out and lose interest.  I guess that's ADHD.

I've watched some funny videos, and I'd share them, but I think what I think is funny and what my two readers think is funny are wildly different things.

I will say this, working for the Federal Gov't kind of limits what I can post about.  I'll say this quickly then:

Voter turnout generally sucked: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/11/05/midterm-turnout-decreased-in-all-but-12-states

Re-election rates were astronomical (still pending final results), especially given what a low approval rating Congress has.  But that's nothing new: https://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/reelect.php

Apparently I'm not the only one interested by this phenomenon.  Perhaps the riddle has been explained: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/05/09/people-hate-congress-but-most-incumbents-get-re-elected-what-gives/

Maybe.

My theory rests firmly with "panem et circenses".