My Purisma to Skeggs video is up for y’all to enjoy. So enjoy! Thanks to Jeremy and Ryan for being in my video, although it seemed like they didn’t want to be since they kept speeding up.
Our somewhat small lunch ride group braved the chilly air for a reverse jaunt to Day Road and back. My legs felt significantly better despite the cold temperatures. I needed a quick spin to get my mind off of work for a moment. Winter is definitely coming, but I’ve been spoiled with this California sun and unseasonably warm weather.
Today was supposed to be a recovery ride, but why is it so hard to stay in zone 1 like I’m supposed to? Can’t really complain, though. Getting to ride my bike at lunch time every day is pretty awesome.
Capped my holiday week with a monster ride with my friends Jeremy and Ryan. I took them on an epic ride through Purisma to Skeggs and back, a grueling 37 mile jaunt through the woods with over 8,000′ of climbing. It was nice to have company that would push my effort. I made the familiar mistake of not bringing any food or enough water, but I made it to the end, just barely. I also brought my GoPro, which died just 30 minutes into our ride, but I think I managed to get a good section of footage on the first descent of Purisma.
A quick spin around the city to burn off some turkey. On a whim I rode down the famous twisty turns of Lombard street, bombing up and down the steepest streets of San Francisco.
I got a great deal on an epic view from atop San Bruno Mountain this morning. I piloted my S-Works Roubaix to the top with some pretty tired legs. I spun easily, stopping occasionally to snap amazing photo after another.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I got out early in the morning to work up an appetite for this evening’s feast. I rode around the Headlands, diverting to a few new sections of dirt. The weather was absolutely perfect. It’s been a while since I rode the Headlands, having explored more of the Peninsula this past month. The trails feel so tame in comparison to Skeggs and Saratoga. I did struggle a bit getting to the top of Miwok. I hope my fitness isn’t lost. (more…)
What an incredible lunch ride today. Since a lot of people were out for the Thanksgiving holiday we had a great crew of folks and took advantage of the long lunch to do the Cañada loop. It hugs the south end of Harvey Bear park before cutting inwards towards Henry Coe, climbing through some gorgeous countryside and rolling hills. On our way back we collectively decided to do the first big climb one more time before going back. We rode over 42 miles with 2,000′ of climbing. The pace was brisk, and the company was excellent.
Had better legs going into today’s lunch ride. We were joined by none other than Ned Overend. He’s quite the regular at Specialized these days, flying in from Colorado for various meetings. It’s cool to ride with him at lunch, and incredible to see that he’s still got it. I managed to hang with Ned and the lead group, which got split apart on our jaunt to Day Road and back. I almost made it to the end. I’m not built like most guys at work, where they’re just able to hold sustained power on the flats. I’m more of a climber, but it’s hard to show when there aren’t that many climbs to be had. Great ride today, regardless.
My legs needed a break, having ridden every day in almost two weeks. I did a quick spin with Sean before I had to get back to work for a meeting.y legs needed a break, having ridden every day in almost two weeks. I did a quick spin with Sean before I had to get back to work for a meeting.