Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wed, Feb 27, 2008 - 14.84 mi [Cycling]

Wed, Feb 27, 2008 - 14.84 mi [Cycling]
14.84 mi in 01:00:30 hours at 14.72 mi/h on Specialized Sequoia Elite. [Cycling] The last few weeks have been hard for riding. It's been rainy a lot, as seen on the Tour of California telecasts, and it seems I've had meetings after school a lot lately. Today I had a meeting as well and didn't get on the bike until 4:30. It was a good ride however. On the way I out I fought the regular Silver Strand wind. On the way back another cyclist passed but I decided to get on his wheel. We were moving at a good clip until he got a flat. Solvang Half-Century is barely a week and a half away. Yikes!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

See you in Tucson!

It's official! As of last night I'm registered for the Tour of the Tucson Mountains on April 29. A 70 mile ride around the beautiful mountains in Tucson, AZ. I will have bib number 52, so if you see me out there, don't hesitate to say hello. I registered Molly for the 27 mile ride, or as she likes to call it, the Weeny Ride.

I was looking at last year's results and I'm thinking if I can average 14 mph, I'll be done in about 5 hours. This would also be a big increase from my El Tour de Tucson ride last November. Tucson Mountains will also be my longest ride ever by about 4 miles.

Hopefully, work and the weather will start cooperating and I'll put in more ass-on-saddle time.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sat, Feb 23, 2008 - 33.44 mi [Cycling]

Sat, Feb 23, 2008 - 33.44 mi [Cycling]
33.44 mi in 02:37:26 hours at 12.74 mi/h on Specialized Sequoia Elite. [Cycling] had a good ride today. I rode with Molly most of the way, then I put in a fast 10 miles in the middle. It was a new route today. I haven't mapped it on bikeley yet. Started at Bonita rode down the Sweetwater river path then towards the silver strand path. It was a bit late so I didn't go all the way to Coronado. Fighting a cold righ tnow too.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My 2008 Season

Well, as the Tour of California has gotten underway, I've made some decisions of what rides I'm participating in this year. Here is the schedule of events:

1. Solvang Half Century - March 9 (50 miles)
2. Tour of the Tucson Mountains - April 27 (70 miles)
3. Pedal to the Park bike ride - May 25 (25 miles)
4. Rosarito-Ensenada Fun Ride - September 27 (50 miles)
5. El Tour de Tucson - November 22 (80 or 109 miles)

I've been wanting to do the Solvang ride since I lived in the area back in the mid-90s. This is when I started riding too. It's a beautiful ride in a beautiful area. So much so that the Tour of California is holding a time trial around Solvang again this year. My goal is to do the Solvang Century next year.

The April ride is a recent decision. Originally the April ride was going to be the Spring version of the Rosarito-Ensenada Bike ride. But I decided to stretch a bit and go back to Arizona for the Tour of the Tucson Mountains. It's put on by Perimiter Bicycling, the same organization that puts on the Tour de Tucson.

The third ride I almost hesitate to list as an event, but it seems like fun. It's the Pedeal to the Park bike ride in San Diego. You can do a 10, 25 or 40 mile ride, ending at Petco Park and a Sunday Baseball Game. Fun Concept.

The last two rides I'm planning on are the same rides I did last year. Rosarito-Ensenada in the Fall and El Tour de Tucson in November. The big difference is that, at least at this point. I'm seriously thinking of doing the complete El Tour, 109 miles. Last year I did the 66 mile ride and wasn't too crazy about my results. This year I'm hoping to be better prepared and ready for the

So these are my markers for this year!