Saturday, July 28, 2007

My new girlfriend

Her name is Tam.

She makes my heart race when I'm near her. She makes me hot even when the weather is cold.

Cheesy, yeah, but I had a slightly euphoric ride up to East Peak today and during the climb it occurred to me that I love Mt. Tam.

This morning I set out in 50 degree, foggy conditions and climbed up thru dense fog (falling off of trees, like rain) to 80 degree, sunny conditions...I couldn't even see SF from the top of Mt. Tam because the fog was so thick. Descending was great, as always. Then stopped at Crissy Field to watch a bit of the Big Air Wind Jam. Gotta love that.

I think I picked up a cold on the flight home from two less than stellar Superweek races. :-(

I've also had WAY too much caffeine today.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Tomorrow: Gilroy Garlic Festival

Monday, July 9, 2007

2-Week Blur

Not even sure where to start this post. Eric and James got in Monday night and left on Thursday morning. My parents got in Thursday afternoon thru Sunday night. Denny flew in that Monday night and left this morning...2 full weeks of friends and family in town and it was a ton of fun.

Eric/James Visit: (see previous post)
- Riding with Eric in the AM
- Meeting up with James in the PM to tour the city

Mom/Dad's and Aunt/Uncle's Visit: (see previous post)
- Neighborhoods
- Long drive up Highway 1
- Drive down Highway 1
- Napa

Denny's Visit:
- Neighborhoods
- Stinson Beach for the 4th...Denny and I with friend's Katie and Shana
- 4th Fireworks at Aquatic Pier
- Denny hit up Muir Woods, Sausalito, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, Ocean Beach, Haight-Ashbury over a couple days while I was at the office
- Alcatraz and Angel Island

Lots of beer, great wine and eating out. I haven't been on the bike in about 7lbs!!!! wow. **update...morning weigh in was better...only about 4ish gained.**

Time to get back to my normal routine...starting with the Tuesday night Sprints at Golden Gate Park tomorrow night. But for now, I'm going to enjoy some wine, watch a movie and completely crash out. Here are some pics from Denny's trip:

Stinson Beach on the 4th
Late lunch in Napa (Denny, Shana & yours truly)
Denny's new apartment

Ayala Cove at Angel Island (with my good friend, Mt. Tam, way off in the background)

I love my new city and that giant playground of mine just north of the bridge.