Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Ride

In a perfect world free of giant SUVs and other annoying vehicles - you would see me driving this car to the races and weekend outings. There are some great concepts in the world and I can only hope to see them in application during my lifetime.

2008 Road Season

This evening I rode down to the Design Center to meet a teammate who passed along the 2008 racing kit - it's finally in my hands. Tomorrow I plan on wearing the new kit on my evening ride to get accustomed to the fit and figure out what modifications might be needed. The sleeves are a bit tight on my bicep and this is strange since my arms are small. The bib shorts have a larger elastic band on the lower section of the leg which is supposed to compress the crucial areas of the leg during rides or races. This new kits brings motivation to lose a few pounds before any serious racing begins ;)

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Power Juice

Like cars need gas to drive... I need illy to ride on the weekends.

It's been a blessing and a pleasure to have an illy cafe across the street from my apartment. Some mornings it's hard to wake up and the smell of fresh espresso wakes the senses before a long day on the bike.

My weapon of choice?

Espresso doppio

The Gitana 13

The other day I stopped to take a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge on my morning ride and accidentally snapped a picture of a world record sail boat entering the Bay. I just returned from my morning ride before work and thought the sail boat made a nice picture under the bridge, so I took a few shots with my digital camera. Later I read in the SF Weekly about the sail boat which set the fastest time from New York to San Francisco.