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This site was created as a journal about adventure in the mountains, on the bike, in the ocean and enjoying the great outdoors. From time to time I will post these experiences so others may learn more about them and hopefully enjoy them as well.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to drop me a line to make suggestions!

2008-05-15

SF to Redwood on an I-Phone

Mile # 0330
Day # 019

Tonight I did a 39 mile jaunt home from work, on "bike to work" day. The route I took takes you along the ocean, to Skyline boulevard, then it usually connects to Canada road to Edgwood. BUT..... As it was getting late I decided to find a shortcut to avoid the reseviore that usually adds a few miles.

But in the action of the moment, I was afraid of getting lost in the hills, and thus I found a new application for the I-phone - finding a way home on your bike through the maze of roads in the hills. And it worked, thus justifying further my purchase of this essential device.

2008-05-11

New Bike Gear & A 6 Mile Climb

Mile #0291
Day #019

Today was the first day out on a bunch of new gear. Last night I changed the chain, and switched pedals to the Look Carbon Keo pedals, with new Sidi Genius 6.6 shoes.

All went pretty well, the new drive train shifts with authority, and the new pedals are great.

I was planning a ride to the ocean, but my legs fealt heavy as I topped out onto Skyline via Old La Honda (a 3.25 mile climb) so I headed over to King's Mountain Road (requiring another 3 + miles of climbing) and after the sprint to the home stretch the legs felt heavy and cramped.

Regardless 36 miles onto the log today.

2008-05-01

Mile #0255

Up to 255 miles for the year. Not riding as much as I would like to as I am way to busy. I need to change this soon.

Mile #0255

Up to 255 miles for the year. Not riding as much as I would like to as I am way to busy. I need to change this soon.