So much for the quiet professional. The silence is deafening. http://t.co/cMz2HRc7Ta
— Doctrine Man (@Doctrine_Man) April 25, 2015
Sanchez confident in Gilbert for Liège-Bastogne-Liège: BMC rider considering retirement at the end of the season http://t.co/CloCo5qXSA
— Cyclingnews.com (@Cyclingnewsfeed) April 25, 2015
It'll be a sad day for cycling if Phillipe Gibert retires. Granted, the guy has to do what his body's telling him, but I like watching him ride.
Get ready to SEE FOREVER. Tickets to One World Observatory are on sale now. http://t.co/XifFkjBvSM pic.twitter.com/l8Iyb9EqyE
— OneWorldObservatory (@OneWorldNYC) April 8, 2015
I'd like to check this out, though maybe not on opening day. I never got to go up to Windows on the World, though I really wanted to. Unfortunately, I'd only been in town a month when the attacks happened.
The Economist explains: The parties’ spending plans http://t.co/vg0pwySZIT pic.twitter.com/Il8yRGiivU
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) April 25, 2015
Interesting election going on in Britain right now, which probably presages some of the fight we're looking forward to here in America as well. There's broad-based consensus on the need to get the budget under control in Britain--their current budget deficit is about 5% of GDP, which is high but not colossally high. However, the devil is always in the details, and that's true here.
From the article:
"[T]he biggest difference between Labour and the Tories is that the latter want an overall surplus—including investment spending—by 2019-20. That will require cuts to government departments of roughly equal size to those already made. By contrast, on today’s investment plans Labour could borrow £30 billion more than the Tories by 2019-20. That is a huge sum, equivalent to roughly a quarter of the entire NHS budget. Labour would not need to spend the cash on new investment; the leeway could be used to soften cuts to day-to-day spending."
The Tory/Liberal coalition has been in power for quite some time. I'm expecting Labour to make a comeback.
Events are marking #Gallipoli100 - one of bloodiest campaigns of WW1. Follow our coverage: http://t.co/f9gCHqDrE4 pic.twitter.com/8A8IF6sBPq
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 25, 2015
To balance being a triathlete & a dad,this dad makes sure his supporters are always with him #WTSCapeTown pic.twitter.com/ZlBG3aApSw
— Discovery (@Discovery_SA) April 25, 2015
Does he take them on training rides? As my kids have gotten older, it's gotten a little easier to sneak out of the house to ride or swim, but it's getting harder to plan actual races.
It's also very hard to justify the time investment of racing. After a lifetime of competition, it feels like a waste to spend a perfectly good weekend worrying about all the crap that racing involves just to get one more medal. There's a whole big world out there, and I feel like I'll miss seeing half of it with my kids if I'm always in the water or on the bike.
This is sad in a way. But it also feels a little like I'm finally growing up.
"I'd kick you in the vagina but I don't wanna lose my shoe."
— The Grumpy Cat (@TheGruumpyCat) April 25, 2015
Ahh... there's the Twitter I know and love.
You know what? I think I'm done here.
Enjoy your Saturday.