Monday, September 24, 2007

Welch Creek Road

Weekend plans with The Boyfriend to Lake Tahoe for the Tahoe Sierra century were cancelled due to inclement weather. Spent Sunday biking along Calavaras Road to investigate Welsh Creek Road which is one of the planned Low Key Hillclimbs. Guess what, I don't plan to do it.

Saw cows, skinny brown tarantulas, a few
wild turkeys and a few cyclists. A cow wandered
away from its pasture and decided to hang out in
the middle of the road and stare at cyclists
passing by. Weird, huh.

Then again, I thought about hanging out on the
side of the road to stare at the male cyclists
speeding by ....

Sunday, September 9, 2007

A Day at the Beach

Spent Sunday with a friend at a beach in Half Moon Bay. We wiggled our toes in the sand and walked along some cliffs.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Take me to the river

Delightful weather finally. I fired up the Hybrid and rode along the Guadalupe River trail.

Along the way, I came across a dozen or so construction workers with their Catapillars. I stopped to thank them for the work they are doing on the trail. I tried ever so hard to convince them to take me on a ride on a Catapillar to no avail. Sigh. Still, men in uniform, what more can I say.

Next, I came across a shirtless runner who looked remarkably like Mr. Big from Sex in the City. Sweet. Men not in uniform, a good thing, too.

I splashed through a wet and muddy part of the trail and had a ball. While I was on the upper trail, I saw cyclists on the lower. They waved to me. I waved back.

The trail is almost finished. This is the first time that I didn't have to get off the bike and walk through a rough unfinished section and I was able to loop back home as well. It was a blast. I finished by coming into downtown San Jose.

Tomorrow, another adventure I hope, perhaps on the coast.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hot Child in the City

Danger Will Robinson, Danger! 70+ plus librarians, myself included, on the loose in the city Friday for a workshop on next generation libraries. I'm taking the bullet train along with some colleagues to San Francisco. The workshop is being held at the swanky hi tech AT&T Executive Briefing Center. I am the designated photographer for the event. Side note. I love trains and train stations ever since I lived near the tracks by our house in Israel. I used to travel between Munich and Brussels by train while in college. I've also traveled by train in Kyoto, St. Louis, Paris, and Italy. I arrived in California by train from Chicago in 1989. Now, where I live, there just happens to be train tracks and every once in awhile on the way to work, I must stop for the train. Saturday I'm off for another day trip. Til then.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Heat is On

To escape the heat, The Boyfriend and I went to the Marin Headlands and Sausalito for a bike ride. He was climbing that road when I took the shot. We enjoyed the fog from afar.

I couldn't resist taking a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

I panicked on the descent that leads to Point Bonita Lighthouse and had to walk some of it. Too steep for me. Of course this afforded me the opportunity to meet three male cyclists who asked if they could be of service. Hmmm.... The Boyfriend is probably rolling his eyes and shaking his head.

Too hot to continue this blog entry. Til next time....