Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
i can hear tony singing it now. SF is quite the city and i wish i could go back tomorrow. so much to do and see there, and the riding is awesome. it has everything you could ask for. it's good to be back home though, i'm tired and still recuperating (caught a bad cold last monday on the long ride back from mt. tam.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
patrick and i celebrated a great ride the right way, with THE BEST italian food around. tulio's in walnut creek is pretty amazing (highly recommended by the rivendell guys). i went for the linguine with scallops, lots of bread and olive oil, and washed it down with a couple of morettis.
sarah's brother patrick accompanied me on my assault of mt. diablo. the last time i rode this climb was 10 years ago). this was his first time on this climb. he had just bought a used road bike a few days before and he was eager to test it out. he did pretty good... he looked like he was never in difficulty and basically flew up the climb. he stopped to wait for nina and i a few times, but if he hadn't, i'm guessing that at the pace he was flying he would've easily done the whole climb in under 55 minutes.
hey patrick, if you read this, i'm telling you that you must try the challenge in october. i know you'd do a great time.
Monday, April 14, 2008
hwy 1 you turn south and start heading back around and up the south side. i bonked shortly after this point and it made the last 10-15 miles of climbing back inland to mill valley on the other side the hardest i've ever done. it had been windy all day, but now it was getting pretty cold. my swobo arm and leg warmers were great, but i had just a cycling cap on my head. i should have brought a stocking cap too. out on this stretch of hwy you are pretty much alone, and that means no place to refuel or recuperate. atleast the views of the ocean helped me forget the pain in the legs.
on my way into san fran to start my b-day assault on mt. tamalpais ride, i met melissa on the bart. she works for clif bar and was on her way with some other company peeps to do some riding from south san fran to santa cruz and then make their way to sea otter. we chatted awhile and she convinced me to do the full mt. tam loop, which turned out to be an epic ride indeed. thanks melissa!