Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I built a bed for the back of the truck and went to Nevada. It was fun, but very cold. I would prefer a cabin so I could drive less and also get work done.

Tonopah. Not much.

Spencer's Hot Springs outside Austin, NV. Recommended.

Virginia City. Cute.

Update 2: 2016 Race Schedule

Another update: I was selected for neither Western States nor Hardrock. I am on the waitlist for Barkley. Spot #28, which is almost exactly on the bubble. I do not know what to think of that. The orienteering events are probably decent training, but I'm out of shape right now. Pull out and plan on next year, or train like crazy and hope the list turns over quickly? I don't really want to wait until the last minute and then pay for an expensive flight if things turn out well.

February 7: Orienteering in Sunol Regional Wilderness
February 27: Orienteering at Cal
March 18-20: Orienteering in Morgan Territory
April 1, Barkley Marathons (waitlist bubble!)
April 23, Zane Grey 50 (signed up)
June 4 or 18: Bone Tempest (Mt. Tam)
July 9, Capitol Reef 50/100 (100 held only if sufficient interest)
OR: Skyline Mountain 50 near Ogden, UT
August 6, Angeles Crest 100 (signed up)
August 20, Waldo 100K (lottery Feb 15-24)
September 17, Plain 100
September 24-25, Mogollon Monster
October 15, Euchre Bar Massacre

Maybe also, but unlikely:
More BAOC Orienteering Events
March 19, 4MPH Challenge
May 14, MeOw Marathons
US Skyrunning Tahoe-area 50K June 19
Idaho: two 100K and a 50M in June, July, and August

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Work, Fun

My team's prizes for open/reproducible social science got written up in New York magazine and The Atlantic, and we presented the awards today at our annual meeting.

And I'm seeing John Prine tomorrow night with friends, so life is pretty good.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Staying Local




Alameda Wine

Alameda Beer

Alameda Night

Craneway Pavillion

The tinfoil is the most important part

Linear Accelerator

The original LBL accelerator

Pt. Richmond is cute. Who knew?

Tall friend, large boat

Red Oak Victory

Funeral Warehouse?

Port of Oakland

West Oakland

Fun flat 50-mile ride with BH.