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Posted on August 23 at 1:51 p.m.

Okay, so I'm a puritan. When I did that race some years ago, most swimmers were in speedos, no wetsuits. What gives? The water ain't that cold and I wonder if the fluid dynamics of those full suits outweighs the time it takes to get out of the thing during the swim/bike transition. A person either swims fast or they don't. Last I knew, they didn't allow wetsuits @ Ironman. Cmon' people, man up and ditch the wetsuits!

On The Race Is On

Posted on July 24 at 2:01 p.m.

The independent reporter on this matter should have done a little fact checking. While they may have gotten the financials correctly parroted, it would have been nice for the reporter to get the segment info correct. The central valley segment that would be first up would initiate in Merced and go south to Fresno.

On Costly Train to No Where

Posted on June 9 at 12:26 p.m.

Uh, since when is EDC an "agency"? A non-profit environmental advocacy entity for sure...but since when does this equate to agency status? Come on Indy, you can do better than that.

On Agencies Petition to Reduce Max Speed for Big Boats

Posted on January 21 at 1:20 p.m.

I guess everyone missed the recent and important legislation that Cong. Gallegly pushed through, and which will affect our daily lives. Don't get me wrong, I love animals. The legislation made it illegal to produce, sell and distribute "crush" videos...you know, the ones where baby animals are killed in a weird sexual fantasy that is all recorded for later vieweing. I only wish he could spend his time dealing with actual problems rather than the issues of a small population of sick and twisted people who hurt animals.

On Gallegly Safely Indoors

Posted on December 9 at 2:29 p.m.

If anyone is interested, THE place to learn about alignment adn biomechanics is the Restorative Exercise Institute in Ventura. Check out the web site @ restorativeexcercise.com.

On Top 10 Mistakes Athletes Make in Their Training Programs

Posted on November 26 at 3:33 p.m.

There was a great story about this issue on NPR about a week ago. One of the participants was an Israeli security officer who formerly directed security operations in the airport in Jerusalem. His opinion (and I agree) is that "profiling" has gotten a bad rap here in the US because we associate it simply with race. He went on to provide at least 6 examples of "profiling" (none of which included race) that identified 9 of the 19 September 11, 2001 hijackers, but as we know our security at that time was so inept as to be unable to even pull these guys out of the line for additional questioning or temporary detention. Sadly, we all know what happened that day. Anyhoo, why don't we hire some of those Israeli security professionals since they have been dealing with islamist extremists for a lot longer than us?? The operatives words being "Israeli security professionals". Unless and until we get the right people in charge of our airport security we will continue to bumble along with a significant portion of our population failing to question infringement on personal liberty and freedom. Moreover, the citizens of this country who think this is all okay, also probably thought Cheney's wiretapping extravaganza was hunky-dory too. Idiots.

On Is This Really Necessary?

Posted on November 22 at 3:59 p.m.

I hope the CCC holds firm on the agricultural grading issue but you should know that right now, the county has in place (in its current LCP) a PROHIBITION on cultivating in river bottoms. So what seems to be going on is that a CDP will now be allowed for this activity, and the PROHIBITION will vaporize. If you think I'm wrong check the current LCP and next time you are in an airplane above that area, or driving down toward the Santa Maria River mouth west of Guadalupe, take a look. You will see a whole lotta cultivation, grazing and private levees in the river bottom within the coastal zone; all being done with impunity..because its AG and AG is king. Existing PROHIBITIONS aren 't enforced and whether this is due to pressure from P&D management on staff to ignore violations of existing policy or pressure from electeds in unclear, but the existing policy is crystal clear.

On Coastal Commission Pushes Back

Posted on August 20 at 4:42 p.m.

To all the roadies out there. The other really bad spot in the county is at the sharp turn coming downhill from Hope Ranch to Hendrys beach- you know the one. I used to ride this route almost daily so I knew/know of the hazard. Years ago I was riding w/ a guy from the UCSB water polo team. He thought he would be a hero, and before I got a chance to warn him about the sharp curve and gravel down there, he took off at full speed. Needless to say, when I got there I didn't see him up ahead. Why? Because he had suffered a huge crash on the gravel and was over the side of the road with a broken arm. Did he sue the county? No, but his water polo coach was very pissed cuz he missed the season. Lesson: know where you are riding and SLOW DOWN if you don't know what is up ahead.

On Bella Vista Bicycle Crash Victim Files Claim

Posted on August 2 at 4:26 p.m.

Freiasaul-I venture to bet that if you shadowed these managers you would find them responding to lots of email, going for coffee around 10, lunch @ 11:30 and departing maybe around 530 all the while leaving the mess that is made for others to clean up.

Yougottabekidding-you are right on the money, so to speak. The indy reported some time ago that Mike Brown stands to make $97K per annum in retirement which starts this October. Thank the previous board (Brooks, Joni, Joe) and Mr. Brown himself for engineering a poison pill in his contract which the current board couldn't swallow, and so decided not to fire his fat A*$. Taking the poison would have cost more according to some, but we'll never really know now will we since these records aren't subject to PRA requests.

On How Much Are Our City Officials Paid?

Posted on July 23 at 4:21 p.m.

BH- good one! ROFL

On Target Strikes Out

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