Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rain and a long voting line at 7:30 am

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Mile 62

Pit stop at Paneras to refill...

Mile 49

Almost half way, I get taken down by a bee at 35 miles an hour. You
can see the play by play on Chris's blog mcsteeds.blogspot.com

Top of the first peak

To Palmdale or Glendale?

Crossing the canyon

Halfway up the climb

2nd flat, 28.02 miles in, base of the hill

Start of the climb

Last stop to refill water before the climb

First chain derailment, mile 9.15Aqpa

First flat of the ride, 8.01 miles in.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The most beautiful place I have ever been to on Earth.

I haven't had much time to update the blog this trip, but the upcoming flight should give me several hours to prepare stuff. We took a day to go visit Taroko National Forest in Haulien, along the eastern coast of Taiwan. It is a famous park where the river has cut the marble that has been thrust up from Plate Tectonics. The minerals in the water make it a deep turquoise which almost makes it not look real.

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The water was cool and refreshing, the air crisp, and the views breath taking. More will be available on the Picasa web album soon.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Photos from the Pit

We had lunch at Pitfire on Thursday and the guys were sitting at a table next to us made great subjects.  The guy on the left barely moved, although halfway through lunch he turned 90 degrees so his back was to us, although his expression never changed.

Sunset on Griffith Park ride.

A beautiful sunset to help keep me motivated on going up to the top on a saturday afternoon 21 mile bike ride around the Park.  This ride was 21.18 miles and climbed a total of 1660 feet.  Overall it took an hour and 43 minutes, but that includes all stops for pictures and red lights.  Not riding for three days made it harder on this ride, I wonder how hard it will be after my two week trip overseas...  I guess I'll find out how well the gym exercise bikes compare.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dirty Laundry

Just a crack of late afternoon sunlight was coming in through the window and hit our laundry basket. I never imagined using dirty underwear as a subject....

Saturday, July 26, 2008

In case you need one...

Take Sierra Highway down to Sylmar, at the top of the Pass next to the telephone pole and bags of dead animals.  Can't miss it.

It looks like  Sierra Highway is also being used as a dump, I saw at least 5 plastic trash bags with parts of dead animals poking out, along with toilets, boxes and other trash.  Beautiful....  And the aroma, Magnifique!