On Saturday I knew I a storm was coming later in the day, so I got my workout in before. I rode my bike to Harvey Bear County Park and went for a hike there. Looking back (Northwest) towards Morgan Hill on the way: Covid19 warning at the park. People seemed to be doing a … Continue reading Snuck in a hike at Harvey Bear Before the Storm
The current pandemic and responses to it have caused many people financial hardship, and I by no means want to minimize that, my heart goes out to them, as well as to those who have suffered from the virus. But others that are doing ok financially are unhappy about being stuck at home. There are … Continue reading Coping with Covid19 and “Lockdown”
As I'm sure has happened in many places, our County Public Health Department has urged "sheltering in place" beginning March 17. In response my cycling club has cancelled all rides until April 7th, at which point we'll reassess. That meant my ride on Tuesday was cancelled, which is what I had planned to turn into … Continue reading Solo Metric Century While "Sheltering in Place"
We are fortunate to have the world corporate headquarters of Specialized Bicycle Components here in Morgan Hill. They have a really nice museum you can drop in and see anytime, but it's even better to arrange a formal tour with them. We were guided by Bob Friedrich, one of their product managers, who was gracious, … Continue reading Tour of Specialized Headquarters
Recently another blogger, Manav Gaba, criticized my site, saying it was not credible in comparison to a site by professional dieticians in Canada. (that looks like an excellent site, by the way). Some of his criticism I found a bit unjust, for example he stated my posts on nutrition were not as well-referenced as theirs. … Continue reading Should Amateurs Blog About Nutrition?
I am about a week and a half away from doing a metric century. I was going to do a local one in April, the Tierra Bella, which is run by my bike club, but I am volunteering to staff an aid station at that one instead. I couldn't find another local one in the … Continue reading Home Stretch in Metric Century Training
I recently discussed Dr. Michael Greger's book How Not to Diet .The main message is that the science supports a whole food plant based as the most important step in successful weight loss and maintenance. But in addition, there were some relatively easy adjustments we can make to our eating habits that also support achieving … Continue reading Minor Tweaks For Health and Weight Loss
Back in early December I posted about "Getting Stricter About Sugar". That has gone pretty well, although the holidays did make it challenging. There always seemed to be a special dinner with dessert or a holiday party with treats out coming up. But Dr. Michael Greger in his book "How Not to Diet (which I … Continue reading Follow Up on Getting Stricter About Junk
My objective in my training for the past couple of months had been focusing on being ready for the Bay Area Senior Games time trial. This meant more relatively short but more intense training like longer intervals. It was going well, until I went to register for the time trial, which I thought was coming … Continue reading New Training Objective
I tore my rotator cuff falling on the trail down from Mt Umunhum last May and haven't been back since. When my meetup group announced they were going to climb it again I decided it was time to get "back on the Horse", plus I really like this hike. I had trail running shoes with … Continue reading Mt Umunhum- Back on the Horse