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Yes the trail is close, it's right behind your sign!
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Just got back from my trip to London and Paris. Here is the story Google put together from my photos.
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I am new to google so it may be just me. :)
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On Saturday I competed in my first real triathlon, XTERRA Camp Eagle. I started learning to swim about a year ago, and once I learned that there were off-road triathlons I set a goal to complete one this year.

My main goal was to finish the race which ended up being about a 1 mile open water swim, 11.5 mile mountain bike ride, and a 3.5 mile trail run. I ended up 21st out of 76 participants, and 9th out of 11 males age 30-34. My age group happened to be the fasted group which I guess means I need to train more for the next one.
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I found this hillarious until I realized that this guy swam 100m much faster than I can.  In my defense I've only been swimming for about a month now, but it seems I have a new 100m goal.
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Just sat down to eat at Davanti. Hopefully I'll be happy as well.
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I'm always fascinated by differences in thinking between transportation engineers and the illogical average human being. Over the years here in Austin TX they've added extra lanes in several places with no exit points that ultimately end and merge. Naturally during rush hour early-mergers cause the lane that doesn't end to move slower than if there was no extra lane at all. I've often considered this a failure of the transportation engineer for not realizing that people are stupid and don't drive like their logical computer models. Thus I find it refreshing to see that some states are at least trying to educate people on how to actually drive. Of course you only need to read some of the comments on the arstechnical article to realize that educating stupid people is no easy task.
Washington, Minnesota officially endorse a "safer, faster" merge. Does it work?
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I think we are in agreement here, but during rush hour the transportation engineers want both lanes to be equally full and for drivers to politely zipper merge causing both lanes to move at the same speed.  In this Utopian world you wouldn't be able to get in the fast lane and "cut in line" because they would both be going the same speed.

Instead during my morning commute often both lanes are close to full but the lane that dead-ends moves faster. The reason it moves faster is because 20% of the people in that faster lane merge into the slower lane before they reach the end thinking that they are being nice and polite.  In reality if they merge early and even a single car passes and merges in front of them they just hurt everyone behind them in the slow lane.  That isn't being polite.

If the roads aren't congested and cars are traveling at the speed limit then waiting to merge until the last second can be dangerous.
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I found the secret to winning your age group at XTERRA Bluebonnet today.  Pick a race with only four people in your age group, and then finish before they do.  In all seriousness It was good getting a win, but none of the guys who beat me at the last race showed up to this one.  We'll have to see how I do at the next few races.

The race today was a 800 meter swim (my GPS read 531m), 12 mile mountain bike, and 6K trail run.  I finished 1 out of 4 for 30-34, and 16 out 73 overall.
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Showing up is half the battle. A win is a win! Congrats!
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Yep, just as I thought. Looks like I need a new bike.
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Just as long as we don't end up with 26.
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On my way to the Linux Foundation's Enterprise End User Summit in NYC.
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The band geek in me finds this quite entertaining.
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Heading to San Diego but I'm off to a bad start. My first flight was canceled, the next one was delayed. After waiting in line for about 45 minutes because the computer systems were down I got put on a flight with another airline. And naturally I just realized I forgot the power adaptor for my laptop. At least I have my tablet, and I'm betting I can mooch some power from Robert K. at the conference.
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Ah but you made it! I enjoyed meeting you in person and discussing the gory details of futexes and other arcane IPC mechanisms ;-)
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