Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Biking - A little bit of Mount Tam + Tiburon

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for A little bit of Mount Tam + Tiburon

Time: 03:23:57
Distance: 76.80 km
Elevation Gain: 1,045 m

Today was one of those days.
I was on my way to climb mount tam when Pchhhhhh.... I got a flat. Once I had changed the tube, I started inflating it and realized that I had a big hole in the tire itself. I had to make a u-turn. I managed to ride back to Mike's Bike in Sausalito where I got two brand new tires.
I then went for an easier ride: Paradise Loop.

On my way back, I noticed a weird sound on my rear wheel as I was making my way through the *censured* tourists on the golden gate bridge. A spoke was broken...

The part is unfortunately out of stock and I will most likely have to wait a week before I can get it fixed.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Running - Christmas Run in SF

Time: 00:49:32
Distance: 9.99 km
Elevation Gain: 302 m

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Christmas Run in SF

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Biking - Climb up Page Mill

Time: 01:26:55
Distance: 33.35 km
Elevation Gain: 778 m

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Untitled

Hopefully I will not make this face after a climb like this in 6 months... I should be smiling, that was easy :)

Biking - Morning at Mount Tamalpais

Time: 02:56:17
Distance: 69.87 km
Elevation Gain: 1,215 m

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Mount Tam

Biking - Page Mill Climb

Time: 01:41:10
Distance: 33.39 km
Elevation Gain: 794 m

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Page Mill climb

Biking - Loop around my work

Time: 00:49:01
Distance: 24.91 km
Elevation Gain: 219 m
Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Portola Loop

Monday, December 21, 2009

I am in!

December 10th, 8am. I am in the Caltrain on my way to work when a friend of mine tells me about this event. I have no clue what this is. All I knew was that it was somewhere mountains and it was quite challenging. "It opens for registration at 9:30am and it is going to be sold out very quickly" he tells me.
"Great" I think "I will look it up and register once I know what this is about".

9am. I am about to check the route online and my manager enters my office. We talk and talk and talk for an hour. When he finally leaves, I remember my friend's words "It is going to be sold out very quickly". It is already 10am and I still have no idea what this race is really about. "What the heck" I think, "I will figure that out soon enough". Name, age, address, credit card number of course... A few minutes later, the final sentence arrives: you got a new email.

Hello Death Rider! Thank you for your registration for the 2010 Tour of the California Alps Death Ride.

It may be time for me to check out the website and see what this is. That's when I realize what I had got into.

Ok, that's what this is all about: 129miles and 15,000ft elevation. And then I remember a phrase my friend told me: "I did not make it to the end last time. I had to give up". That should have ring a bell I guess...

Anyhow, here I am, and here is my journey through my training to reach this goal. I will make it.