Friday, July 25, 2008

TDF month aka July

Not a lot has been going on lately. Been riding a lot, sucks cause its been like a million degrees everyday but it has done wonders for the tan lines haha. I guess school starts in 4 weeks, I am not sure what I think about that, I am kind of looking forward to it but also kind of scared about starting my last semester. 

The TDF is wrapping up this weekend. I am gonna go ahead and say that Cadel Evans will rip the yellows jersey off of Sastre in the TT by the 30k mark. You heard it here. I also think Vandevelde will win the TT. 

Well that's about it, I'll try and have something sweet for next time


Thursday, July 10, 2008


True love, Broad-headed Lizard style
My sidekick, taking a nap in the truck.
"when i grow up i wanna be a caterpillar" -Ralph Wigham
I just though this image was cool.


Sunday, July 06, 2008

Graduate Research on how this guys brain works?

Copyright © 2008 Edward Burress 

So I am applying to Graduate school, or will be soon. After a stint in Psychology at Lees McRae I have decided to go into a Biology program. It's sort of strange having to decide what to do research on, research that will last the next 6-7 years of my life haha. But it is also exciting at the same time. I want to go into animal behavior research, so maybe fish? I am not sure, but probably. They were the first vertebrates on our planet so surely they are interesting enough haha. In December I am going to Uruguay to collect some wild fish to use for my research next year when I start in a grad program. I have a particular destination of preference but I suppose I will withhold that until it is a done deal. I mainly want to research species recognition, mate selection, and maybe some genetic work on species boundaries. All with South American fishes,of the genera Geophagus and Gymnogeophagus. But, long run I am fairly settled on being a professor. The next step is the GRE so we'll see how that goes, and go from there.


Saturday, July 05, 2008

the new ride...

Well it isn't "new" per say, I've had the frameset since 2002 but its been my TT bike. I just switched all of my sram stuff off of my BMC onto the Giant. 15.8 lbs as pictured above, race ready. The crank bros quattros, aluminum bars and seat post are killing the weight but I am done with carbon bars and seat posts, so I'll live with it. It's still over a pound lighter than the BMC. 

This is pic is training style, rocking the powertap. I was pleasantly surprised that it still functions haha. 
It's weird being back on compact geometry but no complaints, ten times better ride than the BMC and I'm a fan of the "blacked out" look. 


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Not a whole lotta lotta update

Me and my hiking buddy chillin' on Roan Mountain. Not the best place for dogs to hike because there is no water and no shade. But luckily she is a baller and luckily I carried like 3 bottles of water for her haha. 

I've just been riding a bit, studying a bit, and doing a lot of nothing in between. I get to take the GRE soon how exciting is that? I can barely contain myself. 

Ohh and since I am a wanna-be biologist I should tell you to check out that Sorbus aucuparia behind us in the picture (the Mountain Ash). Til next time,