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Comment 30 Jul 2016

I traveled throughout Brazil for three weeks in 2003, mostly in rural and wild areas (leading an ecotour), but spent some time in big cities like Manaus, Cuiabá, and São Paulo. It's an absolutely beautiful country and look forward to returning, but I was shocked they were awarded an Olympics. There are too many health issues in developing countries in the tropics, in my opinion, to deal with large numbers of visitors with an international event like this. That said, though I haven't seen it happen yet, this could open more people's eyes to issues in places like that.

Comment 13 Jul 2016

How obstructed?

The answer is none. None more obstructed.

Comment 06 Jul 2016

My first spring there, I was sitting in a classroom with the freshly-sprouted leaves and singing warblers outside the window. I couldn't concentrate. Spring was my favorite time to be out in the woods. That's why I never went again. I still managed to graduate in four years. Did double full time my last year to get done.

Comment 06 Jul 2016

You were required to attend during spring to get student tickets. I only attended spring quarter during my first and last years, so only had season tickets once.

Comment 02 Jul 2016

..said my wife when she entered the kitchen


Comment 02 Jul 2016

In a sense, yes. I love being outdoors, period. Riding will be fun. I should bike more anyway as cross training. I spent a couple hundred bucks and most of the day yesterday upgrading stuff on my bike getting it ready to go. I'll be hitting up some places today that I haven't been to before.

I've had some right knee pain for awhile. An MRI showed edema in my patella (will fracture if I don't rest it), cracked cartilage behind the patella, and damage to the medial meniscus. Had to cancel the two races on my schedule. Not sure of my exact timeline for being back running again.

Comment 02 Jul 2016

After my coffee is ingested, I'm heading up to the San Gabriels to ride my own bike on some fire roads at 7,000 to 8,000 feet.

Comment 01 Jun 2016

As much as I loved living in Belize, I did miss seasons. Don't feel the same living in SoCal. As the man said, we have the best snow there is: the kind you drive to.

Comment 11 May 2016

As an ardent outdoorsman and someone who does biology for a living, I hate to say it: I agree with him and support what he's doing. It's pretty shocking where you find balloons at: everywhere. Miles and miles and miles from civilization in remote wilderness and they're hanging in pine trees, caught up in rock formations... the mylar ones cause electrical outages and forest fires. It's really something I think the university should just reconsider without going through a lawsuit. Is releasing balloons really THAT big of a deal as far as traditions are concerned?

Comment 10 May 2016

Just to update, I did walk the dog this afternoon. I didn't do the run workout as I'm still sore overall and my ankle still hurts. Managed to get over 10,000 steps by this evening according to my Garmin, which is my daily goal.

Comment 10 May 2016

Thanks! I really can't imagine it until I do it. Then, when I'm doing it, I often wonder why...

Comment 10 May 2016

That's my recovery routine right now: repeats between the couch and the IPA stash in the fridge.