Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2008 TOC

A number of reasons for enjoying this sport: eye candy

Sunday, June 15, 2008

COUNTDOWN for DeathRide

Peninsula Century: June 14th

Rick and I met with some members of our DeathRide team for another endurance training. With input, we came up with a beautilful challenging ride. We started in Los Altos, climbed PageMill, thru Old La Honda, climbed Pescadero, Stage Rd, Losbitos Creek, Tunitus, Jefferson and return via Alameda. Our stats: 94 miles and 8900 feet. Highlights: we were never alone;each cyclist had a buddy. Then, we were unofficially on the Pescadero Stage Race. My inspiration: sucking the Morgan Stanley wheels as descending Haskins Road. It was amazzing speed. The male racers were friendlier than the ladies. We has had the pleasure of seeing Mike Cox as a referree on a motorcycle. Mike Cox is an awesome coach and TNT alumni. The Downside of the ride, KSue's wheel blew 3 miles from finish.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Additional Photos from Altitude Camp

Altitude Weekend, June 7-8, 08

Another grand weekend in the Sierra's. This time, I had the company of my fellow Deathride Endurance Teammates. Sat., we cycled the front/back side of Ebbit's. 55 miles and 6100 feet. My only complaint was nausea at the peak, 8790 feet elevation. I had the pleasure of riding with one of my triple crown teammates, Sara Burke. Sun., our team cycled the front side of Monitor and to Woodfords out/back: 44 miles and about 4100 feet of climbing. We had sunny weather temps of 70's. A number of us opted for the Creekside Lodging vs. the camp/tent scenario. What can I say: I can be a princess. Please enjoy the views of the Passes especially the back side of Hemit Valley and Pacific Grade.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Another blessed weekend in the Sierra's, May 31/June 1

Rick and I had the great opportunity to cycle with some of our TNT Endurance DeathRide teammates this past weekend. It was a first for some. Sat., we started the day climbing Carson. Then, Susie and Kim thought: lets do Blue Lake. I was told that this was a recovery route: wrong. My friends must have been TNT coaches in the past. It was a 12 mile climb but then, you had 12 mile descending: great road, minimal traffic and beautiful views. Sun., some of our commrades cycled Lake Tahoe and others chose to do the front side and/or the back side of Ebbits. The views were incredible. I know my friend Sue B was with me enjoying the views of mother nature at its best.

This coming weekend is Altitude camp with our entire Endurance Deathride team. More joyous times to come.

It is hard to believe only 39 days till the Big Event Day.