Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spooky Cross

It was awesome. My 2nd cyclocross race so far (on my mtb), put on by SoCalCross. There was even an organic vegan burger waiting for me from Green Truck on the Go.

future cyclocross star

Friday, July 10, 2009

10k Fun

Pure fun:

44 minutes, not bad for this old fart!

Some 22 yr old kid tried to pass me at the end, but I wasn't having it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rock It

Hadn't run in about a week.
Went out for a jog before work.
Ended up doing 3 miles in under 21 mins, so just under 7 minutes/mile pace.
Not bad for an old fart.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Longest Run Yet

Slowly becoming a long distance runner... It was wet and drizzling and I only had a few hours of sleep but I felt good. Started out slow then gradually picked up the pace on a nice trail nearby. Did 13.1 miles (half marathon) in just under 2 hours, then came home, got my boy and put him in the stroller and ran a few more, slowly. After a warm bath and some healthy food I felt surprisingly good, not very sore the next day either.

Big Fun

Like father like daughter (bike seats with kids):

Monday, May 11, 2009

8 hr mtb

My brother and I did a 2 man 8hr mtb relay race a few weekends ago near Idyllwild.

It was a blast! More here.

2nd half

Did my 2nd half marathon the other weekend with my brother Greg who works for Team DUKE. It was fun. That's me in the middle.

poison oak

My poison oak is finally almost gone. It has been 3 weeks. This was from a week and a half ago or so. No more riding in dense little wet canyons for me, this was horrible! Right in my "elbow pit", about 5 inches long.

Power Food

Homemade granola from The Thrive Diet:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Most Excellent

Saw this at our local Co-op tonight.

eggs - changed to Braggs (as in Braggs aminos)
milk - changed to soy milk
butter - changed to peanut butter
juice - left alone

Monday, March 2, 2009

25 cents

This is what it's all about! Now we're talkin'. 25 cents at a local thrift shop, YES.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tour of California Stage 8

Post helmet wearing "Tri-hawk" and chest hair in effect. Sorry about that.

90 gazillion dollars of carbon wheels, anyone? Wonder if anyone secretly uses Williams wheels instead, at least for training rides.

Brr, brr, brr. Looking south from the top. Interesting contrast: burnt trees from the recent fires, tons of snow from the 'massive' socal storms of late.

mmmmmm... hot dogs.

The stage was great. Freezing at the top of Mt Palomar. We rode up the "reverse" way, caught a glimpse of the climb at the top, went down the hill the pro's had just gone up, then saw them passing along at the bottom after they descended and wrapped around the mountain. Lots of fans with fancy or old or fancy AND old bikes. Spotted a Calfee bamboo bike amongst the crowd and a really old Mantis mtb and old Fat Chance mtb.

Lance wasn't too far behind Levi. This was right near the top.

Some thoughts:
  • A friend of a friend was in town from Victoria, Canada and noticed my OA shorts and knew a fair amt about the OA Victoria guys like Dave S, etc. The gospel is a spreadin'.
  • The top climbers seemed very, very small in person. Can't really "see" that on TV. While everyone was downing hot dogs, the 130 lb climbers came JAMMING by.
  • Supposedly there was a suicide that they found early in the morning part way up the hill that had been there for a few days. Yikes.
  • Starting about 20 mins before the riders arrived at our spot there must have been at least 50 motorcyles/cars jamming up the hill kicking up dust. Why? Do the riders hate all that smoke and exhaust or what?? Has anyone thought of minimizing the ridiculously huge motorcade? Or at least using a Prius? Bikes are 'green', but bike racing... hmmm. Speaking of sustainability, what is going to happen to all this carbon fiber in 50 years? or 10?
  • Cool to have Floyd Landis sitting behind us at dinner afterwards. Heard Bob Roll was a few tables away. Crazy that at this totally mainstream place they actually had two vegan options.
  • What's up with Herbalife (one of the race sponsors)? This nutritional label is pretty intense, check out that huge list of ingredients.
  • Thank you "random mountain bike guy with slicks" who tried to race me back to the parking area at the end. I really love it when some random guy follows way too closely and won't leave you alone. My revenge - let them pass, then sit right on their butt for a while and breathe down their neck up some climbs so they get a dose of their own medicine.
Hope it returns next year. Hope they figure out how to have a mountain top finish!

The fast guys up front:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I love this

Switzerland has a law against vegans serving in the military.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Funny Graffiti

Did a little jog this a.m. and saw this, not sure what they mean:

Any idea?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Training Buddy

Out for a 7 mile run, this guy was hanging out.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Earth-friendly architectural concepts

Now this is cool:

"Welcome to Rocky Mountain Institute. RMI is a non-profit organization created to foster the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. It has three areas of research and consulting (Energy & Resources Services, Integrated Design Practice, and Green Development Services), but the Institute also works on global security, economic renewal, and education.

RMI's main building reflects the Institute's mission. The building is both a home for our cofounder Amory Lovins and a workplace for some of the Institute's departments, but it also serves to demonstrate earth-friendly architectural concepts."