Wednesday, July 30, 2008


A few quick posts.


Secondly... Pete and Jess are going to be parents soon! Good Luck Jess. I wish you a very very speedy delivery.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

July 29th, 2008

First off, tomorrow is my moms birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! She's getting an awesome surprise, but since she may read this blog before then, I can't post yet what it is.

Secondly, I found these awesome mountain biking trails last time I was in Houston. Okay, well awesome by Houston standards :) It's called Jack Brooks Park and it's off exit 15 (or 17) on HW45 near the dog track. I would say that the terrain difficulty is less than that of Walnut Creek, but there are many more man made obstacles, including several see-saws, wooden bridges and winding/banked wooden paths. It's all one-way single track, making it easy to achieve speed without fearing that you're about to hit someone. Online forums say it's about 7 miles long.

Also, check out this cute picture of Dante that a friend took for me. This was taken at the lake behind my office.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

It's been a while...

So It's been a while since I last posted. I kept meaning to write, but couldn't find the time. My latest project has been creating a rope rug out of my old climbing rope. I found a pattern online and gave it a try. The rug turned out really well, but a bit small. It only used about 30m of the rope, so i wrapped some of the extra rope around the outside to make it a little bigger. I'll probably use the last 20m or so to make another rug, but maybe just circular this time.

Dante has been doing well. He's made friends with Cooper, my friends 10 month old black lab. Which is nice, because they stick together at the dog park... for the most part. Both equally ignoring their masters. Maybe that's not such a good thing. Tug-of-war is their favorite game. And they both love the water.

Also, last night, was the Rapha Roller Races. This video is from Portland, but you get the idea. The races were held at Mellow Johnny's bike shop, which is Lance Armstrong's new shop here in Austin. Over all it was a good time.

My parents are coming down in three weeks, so stay tuned for pictures of the house. We'll be doing a lot of work on the yard and the garage area.