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The Pain of Cycling

Climbing the Palo Alto (Page Mill) hills this morning around from 6-7AM, a slight rain started (California rain in September?!). I was about 1.5 miles away from the top (and getting really cold) when I decided to head back, concerned about the wet traction. On one of the very first corners heading down, my bike slipped out from me and I fell on my left side.

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Hunting for a Strava KOM (King of the Mountain)

I’m not a particularly strong rider, and I am a really (bottom 10% my first time going down from Old La Honda) poor descender. That’s why results like these feel really, really good. 42/4,383 all time on Strava! Admittedly, this isn’t a particularly difficult (-3 degrees) descent, and I don’t think this is a super […]

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Being Sad for Ivan Rabb Means We Should Celebrate the “One and Done”

A year ago, I said: As of today, according to DraftExpress (a reputable source on pre-NBA talent), Jaylen Brown would be the 4th pick (or is the 4th best prospect, however you want to read it) in this summer’s draft. Ivan Rabb is 14th. Both would be considered “lottery picks”, draft picks for teams that do not […]

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Sports Vietnam

Vietnamese (Olympics) Gold is Better Than Any Other Gold

“So proud! But the greatest happiness was that we won over China,” Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, a Vietnamese music show host based in the U.S. but popular in her homeland, wrote on Facebook.  From VNExpress Admittedly, shooting is not the sexiest sport. Shooting from 10M (32 feet) sounds even worse. However, once I watched the […]

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The Case for Entering the NBA Draft and Economic Opportunity Costs

Occasionally I hear Jim Barnett and Bob Fitzgerald, the Warriors’ TV announcers, talk about how players who stay in college for additional years do not lose much from doing so – that not only do such players get better and become more mature from the experience, they also end up making the same amount of money […]