Today, a sad day for children and literacy advocates everywhere. Reading Rainbow, that glorious wonderful program hosted by LeVar Burton, will air its last episode. Thanks LeVar, and although I don't HAVE to take your word for it, I happily will.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
So some of us over at Hagens-Berman enjoy constructing our own fantasy cycling teams. For those who aren't familiar, fantasy sports are where you pick all your favorite contestants from all the existing teams to make your own imaginary super team. Your fantasy team competes against the other imaginary teams through a points system. If you're interested, head to Velofight.com -- a fantasy cycling website run by members of our team. Anyone can join, and there are real prizes for the winners!
Posted by Sam Johnson at Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Ok, so I'm not dead -- let's first get that out of the way. I know I haven't really blogged in two months, that I pretty much stopped without warning and left you shivering in the cold of my absence. How unfair! I don't know what to say. I suppose I suffered from what I'll call a "broad spectrum burnout," among which Blogging was one of the things that fell by the wayside. No matter -- things have settled down considerably, and my burnout daemons, while not completely vanquished, have at least been momentarily subdued.
I do plan on posting something about what exactly happened while I was "away," but not yet. For now I'll just give you a sneak peak at the last little chunk of my racing season (yes, it's still racing season believe it or not).
August 28th: track racing among the Cat 3's at the Marymoor velodrome. LOOK OUT CAT 3's!! YOU'RE IN FOR IT NOW.
August 29th: LWV circuit race #3. Last year, I had my ups and downs with the LWV circuit race series to be sure. I won the first race, won the second race, got disqualified from the second race, and then didn't do diddle in the third race. This year I'm not in the series at all at this point, so I'll be riding for my teammates. YES I'LL REMEMBER TO REGISTER THIS TIME, OK?
September 4th-7th: Green Mountain Stage Race. This 4-day stage race in the heart of the Green Mountains in Vermont is supposedly a heck of a good time. Adrian and I are the only Hagens cat 1's going, but there will be several other guys in the 2's race, as well as some other non-Hagens teammates. The race is hard, but should suit us well. I look forward to kicking-back after the stages with a bottle of beer, and my legs soaking in the river near our homestay cabin.
September 11th-13th: Univest Grand Prix. This is the last, and biggest race of the year, possibly the biggest race I'll have ever done. This thing is cool: it's a UCI race, so the field isn't just your average bunch of domestic pros, there are teams from around the world hunting UCI points. It will be on live national television on Universal sports. The race is composed of a TTT and a hard, long, road race, with an unattached crit. Here goes nothing.
September 14th-18th: Go backpacking in the high Eastern Sierra mountains to mark the close of my season. Boo yeah.
Ok. I gotta run. Thar she blows.
Oh, and lastly, I gotta say, I love KXCD. This comic is both really funny, and completely accurate.
Posted by Sam Johnson at Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
TESTING....TESTING.....DOES THIS THING STILL WORK??
EARTH TO GLIDER BISON -- DO YOU READ??
Hello blog land. As you know, here at Glider Bison we strive to provide the highest quality nonsense and kitsch on the internet, without interruption, year in and year out. We apologize for the unscheduled disruption in our content, and hope to be restoring our services shortly. We appreciate your patience.
OOGA BOOGA -- KROGG THINK BLOG DUMB ANYWAY!!!! DUMB LIKE MASTODON! OOGA BOOGA!!!!!!!!
Posted by Sam Johnson at Friday, August 21, 2009