Archive for the 'Road Biking' Category

December 21st, 2009

We brought our road bikes just for this ride. We started from our rental house, which made me very happy. After pedaling for about 10 miles, we reached the bottom of the mountain. The climb was the longest – 25 miles – I had done, and for a while it did not seem that it would ever end. …more…

November 22nd, 2009

Highlights (aka bragging points):

Team Mud 'n Crud had lunch at Ed's Mudville Grill in Clayton, our turning around point on our out and back ride. Yummy!
This was my second century ride ever after Death Ride.
It was my first time riding up Mt Diablo. It was also my second time riding up Mt. Diablo. …more…

November 15th, 2009

SAG, acronym for Support and Gear in cycling.
It was Derek's idea to do this road ride. It's goes from Pleasanton Reginal Park through Pleasanton, climbs to the top of Mt. Diablo via the South Gate, drops down through the North Gate, traverses east, climbs up Morgan Territory (9 miles of gradual …more…

November 8th, 2009

When I cannot ride, I read about other people's rides. I had heard of Furnace Creek 508 from our ultra distance cycling friend Mike. Following is a description of this race on their office website:
Founded by John Marino in 1983 and known as "The Toughest 48 hours in Sport," it is the world's premier …more…

October 17th, 2009

I had always wanted to help out at Low Key Hillclimb Series and finally my chance arrived — on Week 3 in the 2009 series for Tunitas Creek climb. When I drove over, the sky was still a bit gray, but when the riders arrived at the Bike Hut on Tunitas where registrations took place, the weather …more…

October 10th, 2009

Note: I wrote this while watching a movie, so I was mainly rambling here. I found it so hard to read that I couldn't even go over it once to proof-read.
I rode Old La Honda with other Low Key climbers. My personal best on it so far (before today) is 21:50. That was on a Wednesday after work in May. …more…

July 25th, 2009

Just a short report on my participation in the 2009 Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge.
There were a few reasons I signed up for the ride:

Erik would be on call, so I had to "play by myself" (as in typical Ch-English),
Erik had done this ride and even had a T-shirt to show for it, so I want one too. …more…

July 11th, 2009

The short here-are-the-stats version:
It was 40 days ago, I found out, OMG, I Would Be Riding the Death Ride in 40 Days and I had not done a ride longer than 70!
During the five weeks leading up to DR, I did four training rides (I'm a weekend worrier) all in the Bay Area — a flat land:

A …more…

July 3rd, 2009

This beautiful bird was just sitting on a fence on Stage Road. Wish I had brought my camera, but I only had my phone. Bet you don't see that everyday.

Did the ride with Bryn, a friend at work. Later Jeanne and her brother Alan joined us from Woodside.  It was a beautiful day for such a ride.

June 27th, 2009

When we left La Honda at 8:20am, it was already at a very pleasant temperature. I knew then that it would be a hot day ahead of us.
West bound on Hwy 84 towards the ocean, we started our ride for the day. Half way down, three riders (one man and two women) passed us and we tagged on. …more…

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