Tour of Napa Valley – 2007

Posted on August 19th, 2007 in Century Rides,Photos by lane2train

Napa GPS Route This is the third year in a row I’ve ridden the Tour of Napa.  It was my 18th century since January and 22nd long distance ride counting the four Doubles.  It was also my fastest century at 5 hrs/32 mins saddle time but I did cut it short by about four miles since I started at the hotel and ended at race central (The Yountville Veteran’s Home).

Mindmapping

Posted on August 17th, 2007 in Work-related by lane2train

Whenever I figure out what I’m going to write I’ll put something up here about my favorite new tool, MindManager.  Well, it’s not all that new to me since I’ve been using it for about six years.  But it’s the newest cool tool I use.  Check out the quick tour at MindJet’s Website. .

Tour de Max – 2007

Posted on August 12th, 2007 in Century Rides,Photos by lane2train

TdM GPS Route For the third year in a row I participated in this ride put on by Tom Yonker to honor his late wife, Max.  I added a few miles here and there to turn the 100K route into a 90+ miler for UMCA century credit.  The worst part of my addition was 4 miles of Highway 1 headwinds from Gazos Creek to Bean Hollow.  It was nice and cool throughout this ride unlike the killer heat the day before out on Mines Road.  This was my biggest weekend mileage with 113 on Saturday and 94 on Sunday. .

Reverse Mt Hamilton – 2007

Posted on August 11th, 2007 in Century Rides,Photos by lane2train

GPS-Route Joe and Nina led a group of ACTC riders from Milpitas up to Livermore and back via the back side of Mt Hamilton.  The climb up Sierra was tough as usual, the ride up Mines Road was a scorcher where Steve’s front derailleur broke, the stop at The Junction was refreshing, the climb up Mt Hamilton was grueling, and the descent from the Observatory was fast and furious as always.  A great day in the Bay Area. .

Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge – 2007

Posted on August 4th, 2007 in Century Rides,Photos by lane2train

GPS-Route For three years in a row I have ridden this truly challenging 100 miler with 11,000 feet of climbing.  This year I rode with Steve who I ended up chasing all day long due to his super climbing ability and fast downhill skill. . .