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Fun Time Chatting Sabbatical Research!

I thoroughly enjoyed giving the first Science Gang talk at my college yesterday.  Speaking about my research is a lot of fun for me.  My talk’s theme was friction, a topic that included not only my sabbatical research, but elements

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Talk on Monday the 19th

I will give a public lecture on Monday, 19 September at 4:30 pm here at Lynchburg College.  My talk will be the first Science Gang lecture of the current academic year.  It will be held in Hopwood Auditorium.  A flyer

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How fast could YOU swim Burj Khalifa?

Getting my family moved back to the US from England and preparing for a new semester at Lynchburg College have greatly reduced the amount of time that I’ve had available for watching the Rio Olympics.  I certainly won’t be able

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Back in the US!

I suppose this is the last of my sabbatical journal entries on this blog.  We are back in the US after my wonderful sabbatical year at the University of Sheffield.  The last week in Sheffield was a lot of fun.

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Greipel gets us under 1%!

André Greipel took the last stage of this year’s Tour de France.  His time and a comparison with our prediction are given below. Stage 21:  2h 43′ 08″ (actual), 2h 41′ 38″ (prediction), 01′ 30″ fast (-0.92% error) We’ll definitely

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Izagirre gets penultimate stage!

Jon Izagirre of Spain won this year’s final mountain stage.  Spain can celebrate its first Tour de France stage win this year!  Izagirre’s winning time and a comparison with our prediction is given below. Stage 20:  4h 06′ 45″ (actual),

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Bardet makes France proud!

Romain Bardet gave France its first stage win of this year’s Tour de France.  Below is Bardet’s time and a comparison with our prediction. Stage 19:  4h 14′ 08″ (actual), 4h 04′ 57″ (prediction), 09′ 11″ fast (-3.61% error) I’ll

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Has Froome locked it up?!?

Chris Froome showed why he’s a multiple Tour de France champion today.  He dominated the mountain time trial and makes me wonder if the Tour de France is over.  His winning time and a comparison with our prediction appear below.

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Zakarin dominates the Alps!

Russian Ilnur Zakarin won today’s arduous mountain stage with a time nearly a minute faster than anyone else.  This is Zakarin’s first Tour de France stage win.  Below is Zakarin’s winning time and a comparison with our prediction. Stage 17:

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Stage 17 Prediction

I’m busily getting items packed for our big move across the pond next week.  It hit me this afternoon that I’d not put our Stage 17 prediction online.  Well here it is: Stage 17:  5h 00′ 10″ (prediction) Cyclists will

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