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Month: July 2010

Leaving San Diego

Leaving San Diego

Today we’re driving from San Diego to Boulder. The various mapping services give the drive time on the order of seventeen and a half hours. Most of our things have been picked up by the movers and we’re only carrying the things we need, can’t replace, or is alive. The movers were supposed to have come yesterday so we could leave yesterday, but there was armageddon traffic on I-5 so they delayed coming today. The apartment is empty and we’ve turned in our keys.

Not really how it looks in the middle of July, although it did drizzle this morning
Not really how it looks in the middle of July, although it did drizzle this morning

I’m sad to leave San Diego, it has been a very good place to live for seven years. I’m leaving behinds lots of friends and a place I’m used to living with weather I like. Boulder is an exciting new place with new friends to make. It has four seasons, which will be a new thing for both of us. I don’t know if we’ll ever live in San Diego again, but I do want to come back and see my old friends and go for a bike ride with them.

Goodbye!

Tour Pool 2010

Tour Pool 2010

I’ve posted the 2010 Tour Pool results page. I did absolutely no research for my team, and I’ll probably do just as well as all the other years I’ve participated. I have a few more sprinters than normal this time, so hopefully I’ll get some more bonus time than what I usually get, which is very little.

For this year I bought a pass so I can watch the Tour online, live or time shifted after the daily stage is over, for something like $30. I feel that this is entirely appropriate because it jibes with my issues with subscription television. There are several channels on Cable/Satellite that I would like to have (Comedy Central, old SciFi (not the SyFy it has turned into), Versus, Discovery…), but the large majority I can do without. The media companies make it impossible to pick and choose the channels in an a-la-carte fashion, so I choose to have no subscription TV at all. Paying for this specific event just once, rather than month over month, allows me to view what I want, where I want, and it saves me money.

Oh, and I think Contador will win this year, and Lance will be top five.