Today on my way down through Saratoga village after riding down hwy 9, a guy tried to hit me in the head with his side mirror. I was feeling unusually zen, and I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, so I simply rode up to his left window at the stoplight, smiled, and said:
"Hello, you're probably not aware how far your right mirror sticks out. Next time you pass a cyclist... read the whole blog post.
... but I'm going to ride my bike for 3 or 4 hours tomorrow anyway, darn it. I've been thinking about going up Mt. Hamilton or something, although it's more likely that I head up hwy 9 and contemplate rumble strips.
It's the board meeting tomorrow night and I just can't handle another 12 hour day. Besides, theoretically I should be fresh and ready to be insightful at a board meeting. It... read the whole blog post.
Well I returned to town from Spain all full of energy and I got a little over-zealous on all the projects I wanted to do this week. I've been working 12 hours today so far, and still have things on my list.
But it's all ok because I just received an email from a colleague that started "sweet Corinne" and went on to ask me things like "Have you gotten to bike around a lot? Any... read the whole blog post.
This morning on my ride in to work I smiled and said good morning to the woman sweeping the sidewalk on my street. To the bums just waking up along the trail. To the business man as I crossed the bridge over the Guadalupe River, and then to the woman walking across the crosswalk in front of me, looking uncomfortable in high heels.
Does this change their opinion of cyclists? I've always... read the whole blog post.
When people publish to the site, either in a news or blog post, or by commenting, it shows their username as the author. To avoid confusion I added a name field to the profile page which will override the username if it is filled out.
If you click on the My account link on the sidebar (you have to be logged in) it will take you to your profile. From there clicking on Edit and Personal... read the whole blog post.
Okay, so I realize that my report from the Tour de France is now a couple weeks overdue. Oops, sorry, these things happen on vacation. I was reminded that I’d never actually uploaded it when, earlier today, as I sat at a sidewalk café here in Girona, a couple of racers from Team Garmin-Chipotle rode by and settled at a nearby table. Too bad I didn’t have my bike with me, nor was I wearing my... read the whole blog post.
Okay, I admit the title is an untrue double entendre, especially since I'm not bored.
Today was my first day back from a 4-day camping trip with the in-laws at Fallen Leaf Lake without a bicycle or my daughter (she's in Nicaragua). To get some exercise, I went running 2 different days and did a "difficult to strenuous" hike to Cathedral Lake (apropos for Sunday). Anyone care to confirm... read the whole blog post.
Today I had a rough day. Sometimes it’s really difficult traveling alone in a country where your language skills are not sufficient to have a real quality conversation. I basically didn’t talk to anyone all day, and it felt pretty lonely.
After dinner I decided to get my bike out of the car and just roll around this Mediterranean beach town. Ah, how quickly riding a bike can cheer me up... read the whole blog post.
I have a new disease, it's called computeraholic, and it's all thanks to my friend A who gave me the Garmin. Maybe you've experienced this yourself--when you become simply obsessed with the numbers on that screen.
Example #1: Distance. Having decided to cycle 70 miles (35 out and back), I start becoming completely obsessed with my distance around mile 30. I simply don't want to pedal... read the whole blog post.
It actually had nothing to do with a car, and I don’t think you’ll guess what the scariest moment really was. Take a moment, think about it. Ready? Okay. I’d been cycling through the middle of nowhere, and I hadn’t actually seen a person, car, building, or anything for nearly 2 hours. The only living things around were the amazing hawks in evidence all over this area and the herds of goats... read the whole blog post.