Let the Training Begin

Yee-Haw!! It is late January and the weather is perfect. Why not ride to work?

I can’t think of a good reason, so I started today. It turns out that the new job at xTime is just about 17 miles from home. The ride is through some of the best cycling anywhere. Woodside, Crystal Springs and Hillsborough. Lots of hills, not too much traffic, great views of the Santa Cruz mountains, San Francisco and the Bay. And for a change of pace I can ride along the Bayfront. What more could a Cycling Fool ask?

Gabi has been reading a very good book called “The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling” by (the late) Ed Burke and Ed Pavelka. The book has a lot of great information on all facets of long distance cycling, including training programs. Now we are all gung-ho to start training. One training program that looks good has you cycling four days a week, mixing in rest and other contitioning on the off days. I figure that if I ride hard to work twice a week and we ride together on weekends, that should do it.

On another note, I think my decision to ride to work has got Gabi itching to get a new bike. About noon today, she sends me an email about a hot deal on a Fuji Newest on eBay.

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