From the monthly archives:

June 2008

Riding from San Diego to Boston

June 27, 2008

Ok, I’m a spreadsheet guy. I admit it. And according to my cycling spreadsheet, I’ve ridden my bike 3,097 miles this year.  I’ve basically ridden my bike from San Diego to Boston. Wow. View Larger Map Here’s another one for you – so far this year, I’ve only driven my car 1,566 miles. So, I’ve […]

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40m: Kamikaze Squirrels!

June 26, 2008

Their sinister pact was hatched a long time before I came zooming down the SR-56 bike path. It was a beautiful, clear day and I was riding right into their ambush at 22.7mph.  After my century ride Tuesday, I was just out for a few recovery miles to the coast and back. But who can […]

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101m: One hundred miles for pie

June 25, 2008

I have a hard time making it to Julian.  I’ve been turned around by weather, I’ve mega-bonked on the way home and been just plain-old, “I don’t have the legs and wont try”.  In fact, the only time I’ve had a really enjoyable time getting to Julian and back was on a midweek ride with […]

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You decide – Cattle Guards

June 23, 2008

Which is better – crossing a cattle guard at 8mph while climbing or at 39.7mph on the descent? I think it’s best at slow speeds.  My bike gets all hobbly-wobbly, the tires feel only half-inflated and I worry about falling over and disappearing into the grate who’s bars now seems to be more than 2 […]

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44m: “If I don’t have good legs today…”

June 21, 2008

I told Dave on the drive out, “If I don’t have good legs today, I just don’t have good legs.” After spending the week in recovery mode (which makes me crazy), I was very much looking forward to testing myself on Palomar Mountain this morning.  We choose a short course that allows us to maximize […]

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