Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday I was supposed to go riding but when I woke up that morning I knew that wasn't gonna happen.  I was a little hung over yes, but more importantly I'd been on my feet all day at the party Sunday and they were even aching when I was lying down.  Not happy.  I cancelled the ride, but I neglected to contact the rider who was supposed to meet us mid day which was a huge omission that I'm exceedingly sorry for.  Sorry again, Doug!  I moped around the house all day and rested up.

Tuesday I got it together and I went riding with David.  We headed out to King Mountain which is the ride we were supposed to do on Monday (sorry again, Doug!).  We started off with a ride down to Crystal Springs Lake.  Beautiful:



David:



Then we rode up 92 to Skyline.  I hadn't done that ride in a long time and it was totally worth it.  Gorgeous:







Me:



We rode over King Mountain and then made our way to Tunitas Creek.  Which is the most beautiful, most gorgeous, most romantic canyon I've ever seen.  It was a little tough on the bike because of the steep grade but it's highly recommended.  Check this shit out:







David:



We headed into Half Moon Bay and had lunch at Tres Amigos.  Which is fucking amazing.  I know when you've been biking a lot, food may seem more delicious than it is in real life, but both David and I were blown away by how fabulous their cookin' was.  Well done.  Then we headed up over 92 and back to Crystal Springs Canyon:





Then we made our way up the Peninsula and then down into Millbrae where we stopped at the foot of Millbrae to hang out at the pretty park that has such a great view of SFO.  First thing we saw:  a Lufthansa A380 which I'd never seen on the ground before.  Amazing:









Some more pics from the airport:















Me:



David:



Then we headed home.  I realized when I got home that I hadn't gotten pics of Mr. Poe's garden in quite a while so I took some:





He planted the Angel's Trumpet just for me and look how beautiful it is.  I'm a lucky man.



I headed home and got cleaned up and ready for dinner.  It was a gorgeous day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday we hosted a party for the CAT2 series I led all season.  I got up at 4AM(!) to get started on the ice cream I was making and then managed to crank out three pans of enchiladas, two cakes, beans, rice, a New Mexican black bean salad and an egg casserole.  Here's everything I out about an hour before the guests arrived.  The hot stuff hadn't gone into the oven yet:



I think we had about 40 or 50 people show.  We locked the dogs up in the study and Mimi barked the entire time.  Poor baby.  Ashley got to come out but Rufus was locked up for the whole party because he jumped on the first guest that showed and I didn't want any drama.  Wanderson came which was a special delight because he's one of my favoritest people:







Here's David and I'm totally not used to seeing him out of bike clothes:



Ben and Courtney dropped by after everybody had left.  That was nice because it gave us more time to talk to them.  Here they are modeling my Hello Kitty hat.  Ben's totally throwing some twink hustler realness:







Mr. Chris showed up as well with Sofi and Tonisha.  I was surprised to see that the dogs had any energy left but there was a lot of excitement followed by a nap.  Mr. Poe cleaned until 8.  I tried to help but I was totally beat.  After everybody left we got cleaned up and went to bed.  I was completely beat.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I worked from home on Thursday and Friday.  Saturday I led a Different Spokes ride out to Pescadero.  We started out int the Castro and headed down to the coast and then came down Skyline to Crystal Springs Reservoir.  Which was foggy and cold and miserable:



David and Gordon:



We headed down to Woodside and then headed up 84 before turning towards Pescadero:



We had lunch in Pesdcadero where I had a very delicious Burrito.  Then we headed out to the 1.  I stopped for some pics of pretty Pescadero marsh:





We headed north on the 1 and stopped for some pics of the new tunnel at Devil's Slide:





Me:



We headed back to San Francisco for dinner.  After dinner I started cooking for the CAT2 party we were having the next day.  I didn't get very far.  I was beat.



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I worked from home on Tuesday.  Wednesday I worked from home in the morning and then took the afternoon off for my CAT2 ride out to Marin Headlands and then reverse Tib Loop.  I had a couple of RSVP's and it looked like it was gonna be a good group.  And then the rider who'd been really rude to me on March 7th showed up and was acting all bizarre and crazy.  He started by asking all of the riders if they were 'poz' and if they were interested in the acupuncture services at his holistic medicine company.  It was so completely inappropriate.  I can't imagine there are any circumstances that I would be interested in any service offered by suck a fucking freakshow.  He was creepy and weird and all of the riders were really put off by him.  I had to sweep him, of course, so I made sure I was far enough behind him so that I wouldn't have to talk to him.  Here's hoping I won't run into him on the ride!

I got some pics from the headlands:





Me:









Here's the group.  The crazy freak took the pic:



Brent:



We headed down to Rodeo Beach and then stopped again.  I took some pics:









Then we headed to Tiburon for snack.  The problem rider thankfully turned around there so I had a great ride for the rest of the day.  My bike was making some strange noises so I stopped in at Mikes where one of their awesome techs did some work on my bike and fixed almost everything.   Not his fault bike adjustments can require a bit of finesse.  I headed back over the bridge and then headed over to Sports Basement in the Presidio to pick up some socks.  Then I headed home through the Marina.  This is the view looking at the Marina from Fillmore and Vallejo:



I headed home for dinner and went to bed.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today56.7
Week to date72.6
Month to date949.2
Year to date4,038.7
To Goal3,961.3
Over (Under) plan860.6
YTD Mileage vs Last Year841.0
Rolling Year6,313.5
Since Inception 10/1/0737,965.6