Thursday, February 4, 2010

Update your blog! Part II

Not that many people read my blog, but if you visited my blog yesterday, I apologize. You were on Tim C.'s blog, saw that I updated, then came here to see, finally, what I have been doing with my life for the last few months. I deceived you, you really didn't deserve it, so to make up for it here is my real post. The life of John Zaccone (over the past few months.):

Right now my life is inchoate. Haplessly I have a todo list a mile long and I cannot burgeon until it is finished. I've seen a bunch of my garrulous girlfriend, Irene, which has been great, and I also amalgamated with Reid my first weekend in MD. For those of you who don't know I started a job
in Batimore with Northrop Grumman as a Software Engineer at the end of Januray. The move has enervated me and left me impecunious. Waiting for my first paycheck is noisome and has caused me to act petulant. Riding has stopped and I have become quiescence. But let me descry that the career will not attenuate my riding. In fact, I aver that the job will engender my cycling career to improve with great efficacy.

If you did not understand that last paragraph you clearly will not do well on the GRE.

In other news I am dreaming about being back in school. I am signed up to take the GRE tomorrow (friday), which hopefully will still happen. (snow storm 2010) I want to get my masters in math, and teach at a community college.

I am NOT riding, unfortunately. Today I came to work early so I could leave at 3 to go ride for an hour. Luckily, Northrop lets employees work whatever hours they want during the day as long as its not too crazy. Getting to work is always a challange. One trip to the office consists of getting on and off 5 different freeways. I like to day-dream while I drive in the morning so usually that ends up with me missing one of my 5 exits. Hopefully that will improve.

Anyways I am going to NC State RR weekend, so i'll see you there if your going.



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mt Biking

Some of my friends think I have a bad taste for music. It all started freshman year driving to a race at around 6:00 AM in the team van. I was listening to "Barbie Girl" on my ipod. I was sitting in the back and noticed everybody slowly turn their droopy heads back at me. My headphones were up too loud. I don't know why I had it, I went for a week listening to it. Its catchy.. OK? But none the less, even though I listen to a lot of great music (that other people would call great too), the talk is true. I just downloaded a couple of Grove Coverage songs. Haven't heard of them? It's music you might hear at a roller rink.

In other news, I have officially entered my mountain biking phase. I borrowed a sick bike from Justin M., and he is letting me keep it so i can practice riding it.

I'm really afraid this is going to happen.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Today is my birthday. I am finally part of the fun.

It is illegal to buy alcohol after Midnight in Virginia. I went to Kroger last night at 11:50. They wouldn't sell to me. I walked out embarrassed and unsatisfied with a bag of sun chips and a loaf of bread.

New obsession - Weeds, watch it. Makes you want to deal drugs.

Going out tonight to the cellar and beyond. I'm thinking firehouse for dinner. Booyah.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


A lot has changed since I last posted. I moved back to Blacksburg, VA. I have a full-time internship with dish-network in Christiansburg. But I don't answer phones. Racing wise, I did the second rainy roanoke crit and got dropped. Mostly because I couldn't corner well after I few close calls with some back wheel slippage. I got tired of chasing back on after every turn, so I got dropped after about 15 minutes.

Today I finished up an omnium in TN/VA. There were only 12-13 guys in each race, which was kind of weird. In the RR, I started a break with one other 10 minutes in, and Timmy C. quickly bridged up. We worked together well putting in over 3 minutes on the field. I wasn't feeling well, and my pulls turned into no watts, so I opted to drop out of the break instead of sitting on after about 40 miles. Tim and the other guy, Jason, made it until the last lap before getting reeled in. I finished in the back of the pack, 11th.

The crit was supposed to be downtown, but they changed the course at the last second. So instead, we had a 1 km course with 4 u-turns. Living hell. Watching all the day's races before mine, I figure I should just be in the top 3 the entire time or I was going to get gapped out of the corners. I did that right from the gun, and by the end of the first lap I was off the front with one other. On the third lap I messed up a turn and crashed, mostly because I was trying to match the speed of my breakaway companion, who can corner like crazy. He went on to lap everybody, I jumped back into the race and finished in the field.

Congrats to Andrew Olson for winning the Category 1 Omnium. All in the TT.

This was all a test to see if I can type for work tomorrow.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Living at Home

I am in Michigan living with my parents over the summer. It was nice for about two days, then it started to feel a little bit like high school. I would move out, but I don't have a car. My mom is giving me a car for my last semester of college, or whenever I get a job, so I have to wait until then. Living at home does have its perks, however. Unlimited amounts of food at the house with a blank check to go get more at the grocery store. Lots of free time to ride and to work on personal blogosphere like websites that I will try to be done with by the end of the summer. Free transportation to races plus entry fees when my dad races with me and all the bike parts I can find in the house are fair game. (We have more than 17 bikes + parts in the house, so I never have to go to the bike store) All of this for doing some household chores and cooking dinner two nights a week is a pretty good deal.

Our family has a new dog, his name is Bear.

His nickname is the "automatic peeing machine." It is exactly what it sounds like. He spends most of his time in his cage, but when he comes out, better not touch him, because he'll pee all over you. He is only 9 months old, so hopefully he'll grow out of it.

Here's one of him licking my crotch.

In other news, we are camping this weekend on Lake Higgins, up near West Branch for this weekends race. It should be a lot of fun, hopefully not too much fun the night before the race, I want to do well.

Oh, and sorry for that last video, it was really stupid. But I got another one to make up for it.

Worst Video on YouTube