Friday, July 24, 2009

Tour de France

Cristina and I have been watching The Tour de France all month. We started off watching the late night repeats, however as the race comes closer to an end I've found myself waking up early everyday to catch the final hour. I'll admit that right off the cuff cycling may not be the most exciting event if you're unfamiliar with it. While there are the obvious technical aspects and grueling passion of combat with cycling, The Tour de France is also a thing of beauty. The scenery in which they travel and the colors of the flying team jerseys and bikes make for constant awe inspiration. There's also plenty of drama between riders and teams.


This weekend will prove to be the most exciting, as it is the final two days of racing. If you have the chance I highly recommend watching this weekend's events- schedule here. And how often do you see a champion like Lance Armstrong make a comeback of this magnitude in any sport?!

Links to guides on the Tour de France for beginner's and semi-enthusiasts:

http://www.tdfblog.com/2003/07/beginners_guide.html

http://bicycling.suite101.com/article.cfm/beginners_guide_to_the_tour_de_france

http://www.itv.com/sport/tourdefrance/beginnersguide/default.html

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Music Mixxes

My new mix will be dropping sometime soon, I hope. Until then enjoy this gentle giant's latest and greatest. It's quite the feel good album and it will have you saying, "hey! I know that song" in no time.

Here's the master list to an amazing amount of great music mixes:

http://bigredrobot.blogspot.com/2008/12/2008-brr-mixxes-master-list.html

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind. Mankind -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today.We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution -- but from annihilation.We're fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:

"We will not go quietly into the night!

We will not vanish without a fight!

We're going to live on!

We're going to survive!"

Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!