Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Juggling Clubs

After a few years of working hard at juggling beanbags, I've finally become addicted to juggling clubs. It's much harder to practise indoors and there's a near-constant risk of seriously injuring one of my children. Now that I'm dropping less and learning some tricks, I'm really starting to like the clubs thing. And the kids are learning that my immediate vicinity is "the danger zone."

One day, I will learn to do this (or maybe not):

It's funny to watch Anthony Gatto do this in practice after seeing Cirque to Soleil, where a drumroll leads into a short run of maybe 14 catches of seven clubs like it's a huge deal for him.

Friday, July 18, 2008

IJA Juggling Festival Joggling Championships

Here's some footage from the 2008 Joggling Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Some great results from Perry and Anders. No one ever told me that joggling was an Olympic event in 1932. I need to go look that up.

Velomobile Advertising

Here it is: my first velomobile advertiser. I park the Mango in high-traffic areas of downtown Toronto, which makes it the perfect billboard. Thanks to home-business company, Yellow Brick Road Inc., for signing on as my first sponsor. I already have two other potential advertisers lined up, and more in the works.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Velomobiles are fast

Impressive speed on these Quest velomobiles. The winner of the 25K race, Ymte Sijbrandij, averaged just under 57 km/h. I've pushed the Mango up to 55 km/h on a flat, but that took some serious huffing and puffing.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Eric Gillis wins Olympic appeal

The Canadian track and field community is rejoicing as Nova Scotian 10,000m runner, Eric Gillis, won his appeal to represent Canada in Beijing. CBC.ca writer Paul Gains has been following the story, and filed this report shortly after the announcement. Go for it, Gillis.

Friday, July 11, 2008