Sunday, March 28, 2010

First real Mountain Bike ride

A beautiful weather today for a nice Mountain Bike ride with Arbi in the portola valley on top of Page Mill. That was simply awesome!

Before a bike ride, nothing better than pasta and home made fried tenderloin turkey :)

Bike to work and Raclette

Big crows on this friday, 6:30am for a ride down to Palo Alto:

New personal record to get to bike all the way in 2h13:

To start the week end perfectly, a raclette, the best dish in the world.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Finaly some update. Still training still eating

Ok. I haven't been updated the blog but it does not mean I am not training anymore. A few things happened, I broke a spoke twice on my bike, got a brand new wheel for free thanks to Valencia Cyclery's great job.

Here are a few random rides I did, including multiple SF to Palo Alto: 6am, 39.9miles, 2:17:00 46.2miles, 2:42:00 12miles (broke a spoke midway), 42:53 43.2miles, 2:34:00 15.4miles, 47:12:00 (I used to do it in 49:00 before this whole training and I was not in my best shape this day. Yeah!!)

On the food front, here are some random notable dishes:
Home cut filets of sole.

Final result for the sole.

Home made pizzas

Friday, March 5, 2010

The training continues

Last week, we were on vacation in Honduras/Roatan. The idea was to go kitesurfing, but we ended up scubadiving. The Roatan Island is _not_ a kiteboarding place. Unaccessible beaches and most importantly unreliable and most of the time absent wind... Anyway, we are now back from vacation.

Before we left I biked to work from SF one more time. While we were riding on the bayshort in Palo Alto, we saw an electrical poll cut in half and firemen everywhere. We quickly learned that a small planed had crashed an hour earlier and created a 12h power outage in Palo Alto. No traffic light, traffic jam everywhere and... no power in our building, so we got a free day off.

This week, I must have biked a little over 200km. Two rides from SF to Palo Alto (2 x 70km), one indoor ride (my ghost beat me with 30s. I am still not over it) (~20km), and Palo Alto to San Mateo (35km). In addition to that, some leg strengthening. I can start feeling that I am progressing. 120 more days to go! Tomorrow, Das Butt class.