Registered for the Canberra Half Iron, booked a ride on Greyhound, and got a place to stay at a hostel in the suburb of Kingston. Taking the 6 AM bus on Saturday from Sydney Central Station. It is a three hour ride compared to about an hour plane ride, but taking the bus removes airport hassles and the hassle of disassembling and reassembling the bike. Registration and bike Check-In is Saturday afternoon. Prior day Check-In reduces the craziness of having everyone bringing and racking their bikes the morning of the race, but prior day “rego” can be a challenge for competitors traveling long distances. The course consists of a swim in the equivalent of what would be Lady Bird Lake in Austin, a flat and quick 3-loop bike course, and a 2-loop half marathon along a lake side park. Sunday after the race, I will rest and recover and Monday morning will get up and take a bike tour of Canberra before heading back to Sydney at 6 PM. My lifeguard manager, Renee, said she will be down there taking pictures on the course and maybe some will find their way here.
Because the lifecasting effort has come to a standstill, I have decided to take a step towards that eventual goal by beginning to lifestream. Lifestreaming is defined by wordspy as “An online record of a person’s daily activities, either via direct video feed or via aggregating the person’s online content such as blog posts, social network updates, and online photos.” I was turned on to lifestreaming by Colin Anawaty and here is an example of a developers lifestream. The plan is on integrating the lifestream into the blog via its own tab, but first I need to upgrade the versions of PHP and MySQL that the site is using. After the upgrade, I am thinking of using this plugin.
Header is the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.