Monday, July 30, 2012

Issues of gender & sex

Check out the second part of this post. Apparently, in 2011, women who set world marathon or half marathon records while running in a race where men ran as well were stripped of the their achievements, but men who set a record in a mixed field were not. Can you believe that? Apparently, having men to pace you or something is considered an unfair advantage. Now, as someone who has witnessed just how far men will go to not get "girled", how is it that men get to retain their records? I suppose the argument is that record setting men are so far ahead that it doesn't matter, but I don't know, smells a bit like BS to me. I guess the most surprising thing is that this was last year and I didn't hear about it. Was I oblivious to running magazine covers? Or, did it just not matter that much to female runners and fans?

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Give this a read:
http://elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com/2012/07/olympics-gender-policing-of-females-by.html?m=1

Friday, July 27, 2012

Husker Olympians

Independent Study High School student to compete in Olympics | Announce | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My department, The Office of Online & Dstance Education,runs the independent study high school, a fully accredited and diploma based alternative to the traditional classroom.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Fourth of July Fun

I've mostly been riding solo and am finally getting a little fitness, so it was fun to roll out with the guys Wednesday morning for a holiday ride. It ended up being a party of eight and Kosark picked a great route for us. 

KB chillin as Rokke & McWilliams approach the bench.

Carbon comparisons. Specialized crew chiefs Jeff, Kosark and the Dixonator.

Nearly home. Of course, this is an appropriate beverage.

I'd forgotten how much fun it was to ride with these guys.

We did ~85 miles on the DeWitt Loop.