Back on the internet and in the Java world

Wow. After a month away from radio, tv, internet and other distractions in Costa Rica, we are back at home in cold and wet Victoria.
I had a few thousand blog posts in my google reader to catch up on and a well over a thousand emails, not to mention mundane stuff like washing clothes. All that is under control again. Now I just gotta take care of the photos from the trip and our non-functioning gallery on the site. Anyway. It was fun to listen to a couple of JavaPosse, GoogleDeveloper and lugradio podcast episodes in a row. Some really cool things like the release of NetBeans 6, SoyLatte and JBoss Seam 2.0 happened, while I was offline so there are definitely things to catch up to. Good thing we have a hackday coming up at work this Friday. I also have to embark on organising some more upcoming VIJUG events… it never gets boring for me.


Hucking at Mt. Tzouhalem

11999Man – I’m stoked! Today Manfred and I drove to Duncan/Mt. Tzouhalem for another mountain biking fun. After the ascent we found our first obstacles but then near the top it happend. There is a perfect obstacle with a drop around chest height and thanks to Manfreds Stinky I dared to drop it on the 3rd attempt. After that I was keen to do more drops and we found some more as you can see on the photos and tomorrow I go to Vancouver on the Northshore for another bike and drop session … ride on!


Salzkammergut Trophy

What a weekend! Everything started on friday when Rita, Martin, Harry and I left to go to Bad Goisern to participate in the MountainBike Race with our MUnicycles and to show some trials in 3 shows. For the lazy ones who just want to see some photos I uploaded some photos from Rita, Manfred and myself for the more interested ones …continue and read the whole story

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Lago di Garda – or how to decrease car-riding time …

Originally Pat, Toni and I wanted to ride the trails of Les2Alpes for 4 days but due to a delay we changed our plan and stayed at the Lago di Garda. After a short warm-up at the Monte Brione we were challenged by the endless turns of the Monte Stino and the steep’n’gravel descend of the Sentiro 112 – Dalco … After these 3 tours we opted for a relaxed shuttle day in Meran before we had to head back home …
Of course there a some photos and videostills for you made by Toni and me.


Fun in germany

A public holiday resulted in 4 days in Germany … Babsi, Gina, Carola, Michi, Christian and I enjoyed the awesome bikepark of Bischofsmais with the 4X, Northshores, Freeride and Dualslalom and the always funny wave in Plattling for some kayaking and boogieboarding session ….

And of course there are some photos waiting for you



Testride for the Salzkammergut Trophy

The Salzkammergut Trophy is a really famous bike marathon, but this year it’s also possible to participate on one wheel. Yesterday Babsi and I drove to Bad Goisern for a testride. The tour is 24,8km long and has 634m attitude … sadly only the first 300m uphill were rideable (up to Rehkogl) – then the road turned into a very steep gravel road. So I had to push my municycle until I reached the rideable part at the Kriesmoosalm. Afterwards a short, steep section needs some walking again but then we reached the highest point on the tour and the downhill began – most parts are forestroads but the landscape is just amazing. All together it’s a nice tour and the maximum time of 3.5hours is allright for muncyclists. It took us around 3,5h but we had a lot of photostops – a time under 3h is definitly no problem …

Hope to see you on the 14th of July – I will be there ;)

For some photos of the tour follow me … and for some facts for other municyclers who want to participate follow this link

Java One: First Recapture

So here I am at an airport yet again. This time in San Francisco waiting for my flight home. The Friday afternoon Java One sessions are still going on, but when leaving at lunch time you could already see that it is getting less busy.

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Java One: Collecting my thoughts after two days

Looking at the clock it is now basically day three of Java One 2007 – it is just after midnight Wednesday with all the Thursday sessions starting up in a few hours. Considering that I should really jump to bed and get a shut eye, but there are just too many things going through my head.

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