31 May, 2010

A busy week...

It was a busy week with meetings or planning sessions every night which unfortunately meant zero training during the week. However, there is lots of news to report with the first being that we have been officially accepted for the Furnace Creek 508 and the check went out in the mail to cover entry fees on Thursday.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of riding with Nicholas and his best friend Spencer and we rode a new variation of the Iron Horse Trail leaving Pleasanton for San Ramon and then back. The boys both did great and logged just over 11 miles! I am still looking for an event that I can ride with them this summer (prefer less than 20 miles and mainly bike paths or low traffic routes), let me know if you have any ideas.

Sunday morning I headed out with the Cherry City Cyclists to ride Mines Road and climb Mt. Hamilton. The day was perfect and Cheryl Hopkins (the queen of SAG) did a fantastic job supporting a crew of hungry cyclists. Total miles covered on Sunday was about 96 (I turned the Garmin on late so it only showed 90) and about 7,600 ft of climbing. I had a great day on the bike and for those of you that are familiar with Hamilton, I covered the main climb (just past the bridge) in just over 48 mins for an AVG speed of 6 mph (in the Garmin link below it's Split 2). All the stats can be found here: Mt Hamilton

With the nice 3-day weekend I was able to wrap up some chores around the house on Monday and we took our lab Bruno for his first swim at Shadow Cliffs reservoir. With only two weeks till the Alta Alpina, I am anxiously awaiting to see how the weather fares as last year this same event had a fairly decent storm roll through that same weekend in June.
Enjoy the ride,

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