Saturday, April 26, 2008


And I just went out for a little short 5 or 6 mile ride to test out all this new power train. A whole Shimano new set-up. A few short hill climbs and racing around like that. pedal hard uphill, slide around the corner ... coast hard downhill. Uphill hard ... push, pedal, pedal. ... Coast. Jump in the car. Drive home ... Seriously bonk. Try to park.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bike Ride at Russian Ridge Open Space

5.33 miles
A loop that included the Bay Area Ridge Trail, the Hawk Trail, and the Ancient Oak Forest Trail.
Some singletrack and some old vehicular roads.
2 Burritos.

My wounds from last week are healing and my intelligence is developing a bit too. I managed to make an hour and a half ride without damaging any part of my body. I can feel the pleasant effects of a solid cardio workout, and I am thinking, oh yeah, endorfins mixed with the glisten of sweat and dirt, and fatigue, and that lactic acid burn; That feels great.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tomorrow's morning crash fest mountain bike ride will be at Russian Ridge OSP. I'll try to remember to take some pictures.

1953 Roadmaster Luxury Liner

I saw one of these today. I really did. See.

1953 AMF Roadmaster Luxury Liner. It was sweet.

I saw a few other things too.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Day of It

Ok, so I made this awesome dinner. Fresh Pacific Ling Cod and asparagus with Tator Tots and -- umm -- frozen corn. Then I worked on the Surly.

Before ...

After. Shimano Deore XL trigger shifters, Easton Bar, Ergon grips and some shorty bar ends. I adjusted the derailleurs and fiddled with every other whatnot.

Eco-Credits for sale

1 megawatt hour equals 859845.227859 nutritional calories. At 500 calories an hour, that eqauls 1719.690455718 hours of riding. I think that represents about 20000 miles of riding (at 12 miles an hour) ... which is about what I've probably done in my life. This is equal to 1 eco-credit. I think I should be able to sell this eco credit. If you'd like to buy it, please let me know and I'll tell you where to send the $9.95.

Oh wait. One megawatt hour equals 3412141.63313 BTU's. If I divide that by 125,000 (BTU's in a gallon of gas) I get around 27, or the amount of gas I buy in a week when I drive. If I always ride that means that about 1 eco-credit a week -- what I saved. Over 3 years (not including the rest of my life), that's about 150 credits. Times ~$10 = $1500. Not bad.

Feel free to start buying eco-credits.