Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday was my weekly Lifecycel training ride.  It's hard to believe that I've been slacking so hard this year that it's already the end of February and the only rides of note I'm getting in are the CAT series.  Yikes!  I need to get my shit together.  It was very sunny yet pretty cold.  It warmed up a little in the afternoon but I was super happy I had on so many layers.  I'm starting to see the riders making some great progress and we're really happy about that.  It's been a fun season.

Here's everybody stretching:





















Peek and you can see Courtney:





We headed over to Fairfax for snack.  Here's the last couple of riders before they left"













I got home about three and got cleaned up and had some dinner.  I went to bed early.  It wasn't a lot of mileage, but it was a long day.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today51.4
Week to date86.4
Month to date376.2
Year to date765.5
To Goal7,234.5
Over (Under) plan(505.7)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(7,785.7)
Rolling Year7,442.1
Since Inception 10/1/0729,271.0

Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's been quite a week.  It was freezing cold all week which put a dent in my riding.  We were supposed to get snow on Friday and I was all excited about it--  like a five year old--  and I was so disappointed when it didn't pan out.  We had a couple of guests this weekend.  Mr. Chris and David were in Vegas for the weekend so we had Sofi and Tonisha which was lots of fun.  Here's how Mimi felt about two more dogs in the house:




Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, Feburary 20, 2011

It was raining on Saturday pretty much all day which is very unusual in San Francisco.  It was also very, very cold so we were pretty much stuck in the house all day.  Sadly, I made no attempt to attack the huge list of projects I have for home.  I can report that, thanks to Itunes, I am the proud owner of all four seasons of the Justice League cartoon.  I can also report that I'm enjoying them very much.

Sunday was cold and damp but reasonably sunny and I wasn't going to complain.  I headed over for my Lifecycle training ride and didn't get a whole lot of pics but I did take some while we were stretching:









The ride went very well.  People seem to be progressing pretty much like we hope they will and I wasn't done too late.  Mr. Poe made me dinner and we went to bed early.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today47.3
Week to date63.3
Month to date289.8
Year to date679.1
To Goal7,320.9
Over (Under) plan(438.7)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(7,829.7)
Rolling Year7,481.7
Since Inception 10/1/0729,184.6

Friday, February 18, 2011

The weather hasn't been our friend this week.  I rode in on Tuesday but took my bike home at lunch to avoid torrential rains that were supposed to stop.  I worked from home on Wednesday and took Muni to work on Thursday and then again on Friday.  Friday afternoon I went for a walk over lunch.  The dogs were at the groomers and I didn't have a reason to go home.  This pretty building is on Mission between 8th and 9th.  I love the terra cotta facade:



Such amazing detail:



Then I headed over to Valencia.  Food trucks have been slowly taking over the city.  They had this mini food court set up at McCoppin and Valencia:



I got my hair cut after work which takes forever and then I went home and went to bed.  I'm over this rain.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, Feburary 15, 2011

Tuesday I was able to pad my ride in a little which is fortunate because it's going to start pouring down rain in the afternoon and I'm planning on taking my bike home at lunch and coming back on Muni.  I headed off Corbett to Clayton to Ashbury to Frederick to Masonic to Haight to Baker to Fulton.  I stopped at Fulton and Scott for a pic of City Hall:



I continued on Fulton to Laguna to Golden Gate to Polk to O'Farrell to Powell to Post to Kearny.  This pretty building is at Kearny and Sacramento:



I continued on Kearny to Clay to Sansome.  This is the view looking towards Market from Sansome and Sacramento:



Me:



I continued on Sansome into work.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!  Mr. Poe wasn't gonna get home from work til late so I took the day off and made him dinner.  The weather was really crappy in the morning so I cooked and then went out in the afternoon.  I had kind of hoped I was gonna be able to go biking but the weather was awful all day.  But I had a lot of work to do around the house and I got all of that done which was nice.

For Valentine's day, I made Mr. Poe deviled eggs, crab cakes and macaroni and cheese with Italian sausage and carmelized onions and garlic.  Here's the macaroni and cheese in progress.

first I browned the sausage:



Then I drained the sausage and carmelized the onions and garlic in sausage drippings and butter:



Then the onions came out and I made a roux, added cream and spices and then cheese.  Finally I added back the sausage and then onions:



Then I mixed in the macaroni, put it in a baking dish and covered it with cheese and buttered breadcrumbs:



Once I had dinner all ready to go into the oven I got cleaned up and headed out.  It was wet but beautiful and spring is definitely in the air:



I headed down to Mr. Chris' house and got some pics from his balcony:







Sofi and Tonisha:



Tonisha gets bigger everytime I see her.  She's only 10 months and is gonna be enormous when she's fully grown:



Mr. Chris and I went out to lunch at Rincon Center and then I headed home.  The weather had gotten quite a bit worse as the day progressed:



I headed home and worked around the house for a while and waited for Mr. Poe to get home.  Then we had dinner and went to bed.  I had a fabulous day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday was my Lifecycle training ride.  We did a short Tiburon Loop and it went really well.  The weather was pretty crappy in the morning but it got really nice in the afternoon.  The riders moved a little faster than I thought they would and I was even done a little early!

Here's everybody stretching:









Here's Buz at the bridge on the way home.  You can see how the weather really perked up:



I got home and had a snack and got cleaned up.  Mr. Poe took me out to Barracuda to celebrate the anniversary of our 2004 wedding.  Then we went home and went to bed.  It was a long day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday was Different Spokes' monthly jersey ride.  I couldn't do the whole ride because I had a party in the afternoon so I only went as far as the end of the bike path in Mill Valley and then I turned around.  Here's everybody gathered at Peet's:

David and Thomas:



Jaime and Roger:



Jerome and James looking glam:



Ben and Michael:



I went back to the bridge through Fort Baker and got a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge from underneath:



Me:



I went home and got cleaned up and then we headed over to Nathan's birthday party which was lots of fun and even briefly evacuated when the fire alarm went off in one of the lower floors.  We had dinner at an Indonesian place with Mr. Chris and David and Alex and then we went home and went to bed.  It was a long day and I was beat.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today29.6
Week to date101.1
Month to date184.0
Year to date573.3
To Goal7,426.7
Over (Under) plan(369.2)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(7,768.2)
Rolling Year7,459.6
Since Inception 10/1/0729,078.8