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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Zabrieskie - Amgen Tour of Calfornia Rider Robbed in Utah

Zabriskie's home burglarized

While the Web-based cycling community was all a-Twitter over the recent theft and return of Lance Armstrong's time trial bike, another cyclist has suffered a bigger loss of personal property, but did not discover it until he returned from the recent Amgen Tour of California.
Salt Lake City Police have issued an appeal for the public's help in recovering items stolen in a burglary at the home of Garmin-Slipstream’s David Zabriskie.
According to police, the break-in occurred while Zabriskie was in California for the recent Amgen Tour.
Police also issued a partial list of items stolen and asked for help in their recovery, particularly if any turn up in local pawnshops or on eBay.
Among those items stolen from Zabriskie’s home are:
Black 2008 Subaru Outback, Utah plate A189NC
Black 2006 Toyota Scion, Utah plate 094VWM
Giro D Italia Race Medal (approx. 6" circumference)
Olympic Seiko watch
Beijing Olympic ring (silver) with initials "DZ" engraved ($4,000)
Olympic Time Trial Bike, plus 12 other bikes (combined value of $100,000)
Cervelo (black/red) bike frame - team issued ($5000)
Tag Heuer watch ($6,000)
Bose Speaker/Receiver System ($15,000)
Sony 52" flat screen TV ($4,000)
Two Mac Books and one Mac desktop, plus hard drive ($8,000)
A pair of Space legs, a recovery compression system for legs ($5,000)
7 Marvel sideshow statues ($11,000)

According to police, the Marvel sideshow statues are distinctive in that they stand two- to three feet tall and are very heavy. The stolen statues were of: "Hellboy" pistol figurine, "Ash"Army of Darkness, "Tomb Raider" Lara Croft, "The Punisher," "Alien," "Ironman" Limited Edition, and a "Gears of War" character.
Anyone with any information on this burglary or the location of the items is asked to call the Tips for Cash line at 799-INFO (4636). Please reference case #09-32767.
via VeloNews

Monday, February 23, 2009

To Bicycle is A choice - Will you Make It?

To explore more about bicycling there are many resources, some about the journey, others about the choice, each with it's own bits and pieces of information that put together can make something remarkable and assist in improving the transitional period, from escaping the car centered life and making it a bike centered life. In taking the steps in the right direction you make great progress, and grow beyond what you may of thought possible previously. As an avid cyclist myself and a person who has made that quality decision long ago it seems important to offer the information to the public at large, because in making the decision to make a change, each of us need someone to improve who we are and help us make the decisions necessary to make that all important change, so listed below are a series of resources I have found quite helpful in my own journey from the beginning until today, take a look at them and if something catchs your interest I will also list a Discussion forum that would give you an opportunity to expand the understanding;

And that of course is only a start there is more to come in the not to distant future so keep checking back, the objective in the coming days is to consolidate all this information in one place, a book perhaps or one site depending. Thanks for taking the time to read and explore the links, and take care, you are also welcome to contact me at friendfeed:

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    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    Recent Revisions - Dreams & Analysis

    As I understand and explore the world as we know it today, I realize it makes better sense to look inwardly to find the answers to who you are and to find the solutions that are so integal in the growth by Focusing Forward as each day passes one to the next.

    So as I realize this fact, and I explore the world as I know it today, I understand better now how things have changed for the better, and by keeping a dream journal on my dream sessions it can truly make quite the difference. as is made clear in the Dream Dictionary by Tony Rice and there is so much more reading to do about dreams and growth, and since I have begun this journey I am progressing day by day because it makes sense to me to progress, does it make sense to you?

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    Racism Today - Still Exists But at the Forefront

    With the election of Obama certainly racism, is still an issue, The difference is now it is on the forefront of our mind and the fear that has resided in each, is clear. Believed or not Racism is not ending it just took some steps towards progress.

    With that though the challenge seems to be that now that we have both a Mayor and a President of the United States of Diverse Descent, making it clear that it is improving yet with change comes thos who do not want to see the change, who still hold Prejudice even if Extreme.

    Still there are those, who feel that anything that is different on the outside even if the same blood flows through their veins we all breathe the same air. We all live and die regarddless of how it goes down. So the determining factor apparently for those who feel that anything that looks different on the outside must be bad and should be removed from existence. Of course just in that statement there is false information, a skewed view of existence that still resides in some based on their prior programming and the power of association.

    With all these changes perhaps that will also be improved but with anything it will take time, the hope is that in the generations to come such prejudice will be forgotten or with the Commander and Chief being of African Descent and a mayor who is the same. In that there will be hopefully clarified and there would be more acceptance of what was once thought to be so different.

    With this more accepted a wider range of view will become apparent and the acceptance more then it once was. Perhaps in that fact we shall see that things can improve and they will.

    And on such change, the dream of Martin Luther King is hoped & realized and improved upon. It is merely a matter of the start and the continuation. Four years and perhaps eight could be what will help such realization come about. What are your thoughts?

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    Setting Goals -- Do You?

    Through your life, do you take the time to set goals in place, for the weeke ahead for the month ahead? For that matter, what are your views on goal setting?

    Certainly many questions but it is because there are so many views that I wonder, each person has their own ideas about what goals are and if they are worthwhile to them. The fact of the matter is though they can be quite important in our life now and in the future.

    To improve the possibilties as they stand would you take the time to write them down now and in this moment?

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    Catching Up Post Obama Election

    Seems like it was a good matchup and Michelle Obama does seem to solid. What are your thoughts on this First Lady Elect?

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    Watching Oprah because it caught my attention that she is putting together quite a concert as the closing event of the day. Amazing Isn't It?

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    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    Observing the Excitement of Ubuntu 8.10

    As I look at and note how many people are escaping Microsoft or at least beginning the journey from something so widely held for so very long as the only Operating System because no other was pre installed. I realized that the reason Microsoft has held the market for so long is simply because they took the time to damn near insure that you were using the Microsoft O/s and I realized that so many people were trapped and made to believe that Microsoft O/s was the only way.

    Then things started to change, the open source movement began to gain momentum, the alternatives were becoming more and more stable, and the ease of the install was constantly improved. And now just this day Ubuntu, one of the more popular variations of Linux, released v8.10 and called it Intrepid Ibex that offered a new level of user customize-ability and ease of use.

    Not to mention this was all post Vista which in itself just made Microsoft all the more tart and annoying, with the lack of Drivers, the new interface a whole new experience. And then the Circus begin talking about how great Vista was and how everyone should have it. Today though consumers have hopefully become more educated in the alternatives such as Ubuntu and the other variations of what is Linux. A recent commercial for Mac made it pretty funny with the PC caricature hitting the buzzer or bell or whatever it was each time Vista was mentioned, course there was a preconceived bias as it was a Macintosh Commercial but it does hold true don't you think?

    The fact that Vista has been more trouble then most end users feel it is worth, more and more just stayed with XP or any of the earlier revisions of Windows. To add insult to injury, and to promote more people buying one of the most annoying Operating Systems, Vista, there was recent news of discontinuing support for XP to sell more Vista. Except for the fact that XP is far more stable, for some reason Vista is still being promoted. So removing support for XP and offering Vista as the only one that support will be offered for was supposed to do what? To speed conversion, I don't think so but that is one opinion. There could be many reasons why the removal of support for a stabler version of the Operating System was removed, any ideas why?

    All of this and there is talk of a Windows 7 being beta tested, in hopes of improving on this Vista annoyance that have become nearly a standard issue. Annoyances dot org has some great insight on Vista Issues, and a recent news article on Annoyances mentions that…y-now.aspx Microsoft finally admitted to the fact that Vista has it's problems. And yet more people have started using it or have they. My guess is most have stayed with Xp as it's stability is more difficult to match in comparison to Vista.

    The point being the time of Closed Source is gone the future seems to be inline with an open source world, what are your thoughts?

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    Saturday, August 30, 2008

    Realizing the Extent Of Censorship Today

    As I was writing an entry on Internet Censorship, twittering and pinging, I figured I would take some time to do a thorough search on how widespread censorship is in this day and age, surprisingly more then you may of thought...

    It's late more is coming soon, read more tomorrow, for now you can check out the state of Censorship within the forums @…/index.php share your views and I will add them to the continuation tomorrow. Takes a few minutes to register and your set. For Now I sleep, tomorrow I continue will you be reading?

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    New & Exciting Updates

    Brand new and further improved iDiscuss Forums @ And the story continues onward with additions of new entries @ &

    And that is only the beginning the objective is to do a complete redesign of the site and explore the possiblities beyond that moment, any suggestions?

    Great Readers

    More Information through writing