Tour Pool 2020

Tour de France

As I have since 2007, I am scorekeeping a Tour de France fantasy team pool. Please click here to see how poorly my "Team Florky" is doing as the tour progresses.

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Purging The Old Cycling Clothes

Old Cycling Clothes

Above is a collection of worn-out cycling shorts and jerseys that I am going to get rid of. All the shorts are worn out and uncomfortable. The jerseys have holes or are being held together with safety pins. Basically, I don't see myself wearing any of this ever again.

Judging by how long since I last purged my old cycling clothes, I will do this all over again in about 9 years.

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Tour de France Pool 2019

Tour de France

As I have since 2007, I am scorekeeping a Tour de France fantasy team pool. Please click here to see how poorly my "Team Florky" is doing as the tour progresses.

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My New MTB

Earlier this year I bought a 2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy C. This is my first full squish mountain bike, and it is awesome. The thing just floats over rocks and is much more forgiving than my old hard tail. It has 29" wheels, a 12 speed cogset, disc brakes, and a dropper post, all of which make the bike completely different from what I'm used to. Comparing times on Strava, I am faster on descents and any reasonably bumpy sections with this bike, which isn't exactly the point of getting a bike like this, but it is nice. There are trails I had stopped riding with my old hard tail because they were not fun that this bike makes fun. And that's the point.

Bike

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Tour de France 2018 Pool

Tour de France

As ever, please check this link to see how poorly my Tour de France pool team ("Team Florky") is doing. Maybe one of these days I'll actually try to put a team together that performs well.

But probably not.

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Tour Pool 2017

Tour de France

For the eleventh year, I am the scorekeeper for a Tour de France Pool. My team, "Team Florky," has already lost one of its better riders after the first stage. This year looks to be as poor a performance as usual, then, for my team.

See full results here.

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Tour Pool 2016

Tour de France

Here's the standings page for the 2016 edition of the Tour de France pool. Go Team Florky!

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Old Cycling Material

In the process of clearing out some old files, I came across these historical documents of the two collegiate cycling national championships I've helped organize. I have scanned them and uploaded them for your enjoyment.

  • 2007 Track Nationals Rider Manual – hosted by UCSD. The pink color is on the original and an artifact of a printing error. PDF File
  • 2003 Road Nationals Rider Manual – hosted by UC Berkeley. PDF File.
  • 2003 Road Nationals Logo – this awesome logo was made by my good friend Kristin Prentice. It still looks sharp!

2003 Road Poster

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Tour Pool 2015

Tour de France

My Tour Pool 2015 page is up! Check it out daily after each stage to see how terrible my team (Florky) is doing (as it does every year!).

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Homemade Bike Rack Mount

Below are some photos of the homemade parts I made for the truck that my old bike rack can interface with. I used pieces of shelf rail that hold the Yakima feet, and attach the whole stack to the rails on the side of the bed. This arrangement allows me to dis/mount the rack in a minute or so, which is how things have worked on previous vehicles with the rack, and I'm happy that it can work the same here. It's not the prettiest thing, and I suppose I could paint them black so they blend in better. Anyway, they were about $250 cheaper than the "official" Yakima system, so a little unsophistication is acceptable.

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Tour Pool 2014

Tour de France

My Tour Pool 2014 page is up! Check it out daily after each stage to see how terrible my team (Florky) is doing (as it does every year!).

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15 Minutes By Bicycle From Our Front Door

View

Unfortunately, this is now about 40 minutes away, but the above view isn't too shabby.

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Tour Pool 2012

Tour de France

Just a quick note: It's time again for the 2012 edition of the Tour de France pool hosted by Kris Wells. I am the scorekeeper, which I have been for several years.

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24 Minutes By Bicycle From Our Front Door

Bow Mountain Road

It's too bad the smell of fresh mountain air, cleaned by a recent rain/snowstorm, can't be captured and transmitted digitally.

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My Colorado Rides

Below is a kernel-density map showing where and how often I've ridden my bike around Boulder in the last year and a half. I've posted things like this before for my rides in California. The color map (the legend is in the bottom-left corner) indicates that anywhere there's a green dot, I've cycled through there at most a few times, and anything between blue and purple are my usual routes. There are a few red points mainly centered around where I live, which corresponds to places I've been through a few hundreds of times.

Looking at the map, I'm a bit surprised at the amount of exploring I've done out in the plains. I didn't realize I had done that much out there. I also want to note that most of the dead-end segments are due to geography - the roads end where the segments do.

Colorado Rides

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