Peter “PK” Kaczmar, on a pre-race Saturday morning, in uniform, headset on, ready to race, with the ever present quicktie ready for use. (photo by Regis Lefebure). Transitions: Peter Kaczmar (1960-2015) On Sunday, August 22nd, 2015,  former Risi Competizione Chief Mechanic (more on that later) Peter “PK” Kaczmar died.  PK was living in Danville, Virginia—also the […]

Nightshift Sports: Sunday Olympic Essentials

The Olympics What to watch, the schedule, results, and the Rio Firehose. Last day necessities. Embed from Getty Images The Olympic Results: Who Won What  (Source: The Guardian) The Rio Firehose (Courtesy New York Times and others) Google Olympics Schedule (Courtesy Google) What To Watch Today (Courtesy Bloomberg) The Fine Print: Image courtesy of Getty Images, […]

Nightshift Sports: Wednesday Clickpak

The Olympics Deep Background Articles and posts of interest about the 2016 Rio Olympics.   Embed from Getty Images Ain’t That A Kick in The Head? Digitizing TaeKwonDo Scandal at the Olympics?  (Source: Bloomberg) Cheers: How Beer Cups Turned into the Ultimate Olympic Souvenir (Source: Bloomberg) Why is Under Armour’s Biggest Star Wearing Nike? (Source: Bloomberg)

Nightshift Sports Training: Swimming like an Olympian

The Olympics Embed from Getty Images They make it look so easy, the Olympic swimmers, but the strokes they lay down in the 50 meter pool are so much more refined than what most of us produce when we do a few laps for exercise. In a sport in which tenths and hundredths of a […]

Night Shift Sports: Tuesday Clickpak

The Olympics   Embed from Getty Images Articles and posts of interest about the 2016 Rio Olympics Modern Training (Source: Yahoo) A New Source of Funding for Olympic Athletes (Source:Bloomberg) Five Sports That Shouldn’t Be In The Olympics (Source: Investopedia) Disruption: TV Innovations at the Olympics (Source:          

Nightshift Sports: How to get to the Olympics

The Olympics  The Olympics have a way of making us ambitious and enthusiastic. Do you think you (or a family member or friend) would like to compete (and compete is the word, not just attend) in the Olympics? If so, NBC and the U.S. Olympic committee have made it easy for you with the Gold […]

Nightshift Activities: Photographing a Meteor Shower

Paying Attention   Embed from Getty Images This is the weekend for the annual Perseids Meteor shower–a spectacular, late night, light show, courtesy of nature. Expect the shower to start about 10PM and run until sunrise. While you’re out to view the shower, why not take a camera and see if you can’t capture some […]

Nightshift Sports Rio: Thursday Clickpak

The Olympics A clickpak of relevant and interesting articles about the Rio Olympics.   Hunting for the Gold Medal in Branding (Source: Bloomberg) The Sharpshooter Look at the Olympics (Source: Wired) Leslie Jones (of SNL) Goes To The Olympics (Source: NY Magazine) How Technology is Changing the way we Watch the Olympics (Source: Business Insider)