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Sunday, May 26, 2002
  
Once again the Washington Post Book World section contains reviews of several interesting books, including a biography of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, a biography of Glenway Westcott, a book about the bawdy travels of ancient Romans, and an article about the poet Adam Zagajewski. I guess Shakey, the Neil Young biography didn't rate a review.

I mentioned the other day that I bought a very nice edition of stories by Paul Bowles published by Black Sparrow Press. The Post is reporting that those fine publications will be no more, now that Black Sparrow has been purchased by HarperCollins' Ecco imprint.

Tyler Hamilton finally kicked some butt in the Giro today, winning the time trial by a convincing margin of 31 seconds over the next fastest rider, placing him third in the overall classification. Now he needs to win a mountain tour over the next couple of days. He's only the third American to win a stage in the Giro, joining Andy Hampsten and Ron Keifel in that select group.

Had another long ride on the trail today, riding to Purcellville, a 60-mile round trip, averaging 16.7 m.p.h. I think I'm finally getting into good shape.


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