Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Entirely too long

I've been bad, not blogging as often as I should. Perhaps a failed New Year's resolution already? Say it isn't so :-)

My beloved Pats lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs, to an inferior Denver team, as evidenced by the thrashing they took from Pittsburgh the next week. No way is Pittsburgh the best AFC team, they would have lost in the 1st round game except for the game ending injury to the Bengals QB. I'm not all that interested in the Superbowl, I'll probably watch, at least for the commercials. Who knows, it might be entertaining.

I got back onto the bike this last weekend, well, just Sunday. Saturday was rainy early and the hike and bike trails were under water in some sections. I decided it would be better to wait until Sunday (the bike is still nice and shiny, and I don't have the heart to get it messy yet). The bike computer worked well, nothing fell off :-), my total was just over 22 miles. I did three seperate rides, trying to get measurements of the some of the walks I have been doing before I could ride again. Unfortuneately, due to some fumble fingerness, I somehow turned off the trip odometer for part of the 3rd ride, so I'm not 100% sure of the distance. Next weekend, for sure, I will get a measurement. I've been considering a new helmet, the older one is not as well ventilated as contemporary ones, not really important right now, but it will become much worse as the temperature rises. I did wear the cycling gloves I got from REI, they definitely do help, although it's necessary to adjust your grip occasionally to overcome fatigue.

I've also found some more podcasts to listen to, about biking, I've not had the time since I downloaded them to listen to many, but I will!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Longhorns are National Champs!

In case you've been living on Mars (which come to think of it is BURNT ORANGE), the Texas Longhorns won the Rose Bowl claiming the National Championship. It was a very exciting game, with Texas coming from 12 points behind with about 5 minutes left to win the game in the last 20 seconds. I will admit when USC scored before that, to go ahead 38-26, it did look bleak. It was clear Texas could score again, but the question is could they hold USC and get the ball back a 2nd time. Since Texas had missed an extra point and FG earlier, they need a TD instead of FG to win the game. Texas' defense did hold USC on 4th down to get the back back with about 2 minutes left. It was the only possesion of the 2nd half that Texas was able to stop USC.

And just in case anyone forgot, the Longhorns are the reigning Baseball National Champions, an excellent year for the University of Texas.

The BCS games this year were all close (with the exception of the Fiesta Bowl), and the games were fun to watch.