Archive for July, 2008

Racing at the Velodrome

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Tonight I was out at the Velodrome in Blaine for a while, taking pictures of the bike races. Better shots from tonight can be seen at my bike photos web site.

Further Cutbacks Warranted?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Today’s NY Times reports that columnist Robert Novak “has a brain tumor and will stop writing and making television appearances, at least temporarily.” Earlier this week Novak struck a pedestrian while driving his Corvette in Washington, D.C. Novak drove for the better part of a block before becoming aware that he had hit someone with […]

Vocabulary Lesson

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Over the weekend, 1200 pounds of concrete fell from the underside of an overpass in St. Paul, landing on several vehicle traveling along 35E. This was thought to have been caused by the combination of age (the overpass was originally built in 1958), freeze-and-thaw cycles, and salt. The problem over the weekend was the combination […]

Capitol Classic Criterium

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Today I went down to the state capitol for the Capitol Classic criterium. I was there for the women’s cat 1/2/3 and the men’s 1/2. Better photos from today can be seen at my bike photos web site.

Velodrome

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

This morning I was up at the Velodrome in Blaine for part of the Masters State Championship Omnium. The schedule featured a series of events, but I was there only for the first one – the 200 Meter Time Trial (flying start). Better photos from today can be seen on my bike photos web site.

Where Did Bob Come From?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Yesterday I was perusing the Idaho Statesman (actual paper version while in Boise), and I noticed an obit for Belva Jane Faris. Having never been aware of anyone named Belva, I mentioned this to Pat. When Pat got to that section of the paper, she took the time to read the (quite extensive) obit and […]

Bike Racing in Idaho

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

This weekend Pat and I went out to Boise to watch my brother’s son, Chris Stuart, compete in a pair of bike races. Friday night he was in the Twilight Criterium in downtown Boise. This is a major race, in its 22nd year, and Toyota-United was there in force. Chris, racing for Team Bobs-Bicycles.com, was […]

Soccer

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

This morning I was again up in Blaine, photographing playoff soccer matches that were part of the USA Cup Weekend. I believe these were all semi-final games. I had a chance to shoot games that had teams from Northern Ireland, Brazil and Scotland. Better photos from today are on the web here.

Lifetime Fitness Triathlon

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

This morning I went over to Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis and photographed part of the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon. Better photos from today are on the web here.

Soccer

Friday, July 11th, 2008

This morning I went up to Blaine and photographed some soccer as part of the USA Cup Weekend. While the USA Cup will be held next week (Tuesday through Sunday), the USA Cup Weekend is going on now. It is a somewhat smaller event, with games being played today, tomorrow and Sunday. I figured out […]