Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tour de Bonsall

Well this week I did well with Monday spin in the parking lot and Thursday got rained out but I managed to work hard in front of Sherlock Holmes on the telly.

Saturday we started off in Carlsbad and did a wonderful 58 mile ride up the Oceanside bike path and out to Bonsall. It was so green and pretty! Everyone did really well despite us getting a really good paceline out on the bike path and pushing ourselves hard.

We also seem to have managed to get on the Death Ride, so that will be fun. Well, it will be hard. I'd like to do it again and try and have fun this time, it was such a beautiful ride!

Friday, February 22, 2008


I've decided to keep track of my cycling adventures in a little blog. Not sure how much anyone will be interested in this, but its good for me to keep track of things.

So I've taken up with the ACE team again, thats 'Altitude, Climbing and Endurance'. We started off with a wake up saturday, doing a time trial up our most notorious climb, Torrey Pines hill. A 400ft climb in a mile or so. Then we did time trials round fiesta island. It was a real fun group and I can tell we're going to have some good times!

The following week we tackled the '5 faces' of Soledad Mountain. 800 ft climb in total but we didnt go all the way to sea level. I was doing so well, I decided to try via capri, which was a shame as I went through a bunch of nails and ended up with a flat tire!!

Week 2 25 miles 3200 ft climb

I also managed to meet up with team-mate paul and we did a spin class in the parking lot at work. It was nice to have company as I usually get bored really quickly at home on my own.