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Cycling update and weekends

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

It’s been a while since I blogged. I didn’t intend to wait so long between posts, but I have been extra busy this week. I’ve still been mountain biking more than road biking.

Dave and I rode at Nebo Ridge again last Sunday. We were planning to ride at Valley Branch, but there seemed to be some kind of event going on there, so we went to Nebo instead. It was, once again, a pretty difficult ride, but it was also a blast. Things were a little more doable than the last time we rode there.

Field by Nebo Ridge trailhead
A field visible from the Nebo Ridge parking lot

Dave had borrowed a helmet-mounted video camera from a coworker of ours, which we tested. It’s a pretty cool little device, but we had it aimed too low and a bit to the right. We’ll have to make sure to double check the angle next time. We got some cool footage, although a lot of the detail on the fast-moving trail below us is pretty blurred, obscuring a lot of the obstacles. At one point, Dave goes around a corner to see some hikers, and they look extremely startled, grasping their chests and moving out of the way.

We also had some problems with the audio. I’m not going to be surprised or upset if we never get the audio working, though, I expected that to be problematic. I think there’s a clip with the mic on it, and clipping that to something might help. I might post a clip or two if I can edit them down to a good one.

Sarah and I spent the whole day in Indianapolis last Saturday. I took my mountain bike in for a free tune-up at Indy Cycle Specialist, and then we went out for breakfast and headed to the Indianapolis Zoo. It was really cool, they have a new exhibit where you can pet sharks. The sharks you can pet are small ones called dog sharks.

Petting a shark
Petting a shark

Jellyfish
Cool jellyfish exhibit near the sharks

We also fed the giraffes, which we also did last time we went there. Giraffes are Sarah’s favorite animal, so it’s imperative that we get to feed them while we’re at the zoo.

Feeding a giraffe
Not gross at all

We went to see the Indianapolis Indians play against the Charlotte Knights (minor league baseball) with my nephew, my sister, and my mom. It was a lot of fun, and the Indians won 9-5. They were ahead 9-2 until the last inning, when they put in a new pitcher who allowed some more runs. But I think that was the idea, I think he was a new pitcher who they wanted to let get some experience without worrying too much if a couple of runs got by.

Sarah and I also went swimming in our apartment complex’s pool on Sunday. Some neighborhood kids showed up, and I was playing around with a $2 underwater camera I got at Goodwill. It took some pretty cool photos.

Holding her nose
Hungjen, a girl in the neighborhood, holds her nose

Sarah
Sarah

Sarah is going to see her family after work today for the weekend, so I won’t have much to do. I’ve got a lot of biking planned, definitely mountain biking tonight, probably riding on the road tomorrow, and mountain biking Saturday and/or Sunday. It’ll be fun, but I’m really going to miss her.

One Response to “Cycling update and weekends”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Glad to see you finally posted something! My legs look hot in that underwater photo. Sorry I didn’t get very good ones of you. We’ll have to try again at some point. And I’m going to miss you too, Mr. Hamburger.

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