Tuesday, August 29, 2006

extreme road cycling has taken on a new meaning for me and a cohort. these pictures are to illustrate how dark the bike path had become after 7:30 p.m. the picture with the streetlight (one of the three that were on the 12-mile roundtrip path) is the marker for the start of our journey through the middle section of Sawyer Camp Trail, operated by the San Francisco Water Department & State Fish and Game Reserve. the trail skirts the San Andreas Lake and the Crystal Springs Reservoir. both bodies of water are a ten minute drive south of San Francisco but still on the peninsula, so are relatively close to the major population. the trail is the starting point to a vast array of back roads frequented by roadies that take to the peninsula. i don't recommend riding this trail, even though it is paved, at night without a light. we survived but took roughly 59 minutes to do the relatively flat loop. our only indication that we were still on the trail were the outline of the asphalt in the moonlight as well as the lane dividers painted white. not much to say about pedestrians during the night, as most have chosen the warmth of their homes to the chill of the trail. various wildlife were meandering about the trail like deer, racoons, & squirrels (luckily no mountain lions). though the trail provided dangers because of the low-light condition, the bodies of water were still a sight to see in the moonlight, giving a different glimpse of how this habitat "comes to life" without all the human traffic. i have done this trail before in the day but have a new perspective of how the smells, sights, & sounds come alive in the night. next time, i will bring a helmet light though...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

my weekend braids. while playing poker, one of the cousins braided my hair. i lost 17 dollars but got some pretty slick braids. what do you think?

Monday, August 21, 2006

gettin ready for the ride in Reno, Nevada. here's matt with his specialized allez comp with speedplay zero pedals. thanks to the guys at REI and the Reno Bicycle Police that gave us directions to the sweet bike route from Kietzke, through downtown, ending at Mayberry. rock on roadies!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

always good to be with old friends: Derick, Jamela, & Vince hanging out after Jamela's hula show in Marin. great show, full of emotion and history.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Shebest is the Best in 17th Vineman Triathlon

the man that got me back into cycling: thanks Bob

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

tres amigos galavanting around San Francisco...

Nicky, Aaron, & Vincenzo painting the Bay Area red...

chillin at Tribu: lilVince, Raffi, Steffi, & Siri.

pictures from Helms PG&E Powerhouse @ Shaver Lake, CA

learning about infrared is fun. (left to right) Armando, Curt, Angel, & Vince. Academy of Infrared Training, Portland, Oregon. Not in picture: Paula Bowie (Instructor).

Sunday, August 13, 2006

taking the summer off
ok, ok...so things have not been updated recently and more especially---no pictures of what has been going on in and around the house of water....this will eventually come to an end with my recent developed hate for statistics class....anyway, hope to see all of you soon, online...