Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Ride to Monterey-Sand City-Lover's Point

This was my first long ride around here in Carmel/Monterey. I have always wanted to utilize all the bike paths around here. It is a very bike friendly area. Noone cut in front of me or zoomed my next to me. The only bad thing about biking around here are the BIG HILLS! Going to Monterey, I was just FLYING down to Monterey. It was a bit scary because there are a lot of tree stumps poking out of the cement. I probably hit my fastest speed in my life going down the hill parallel to HWY 1.

The overall ride was very scenic. The bike paths are right next to the bay. There are a bunch of tourists at some places, but they stuck to the side of the pathway. I plan to add a couple more miles next time I go out. I thought I would hit at least 30 miles. I will probably try to bike to REI or Walmart in Marina next time. ADIOS!


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Scenic Carmel

I arrived in Carmel today. Decided to take a short bike ride around the coast. SO MANY HILLS!


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Monday, May 25, 2009

First bike ride!

I went out this morning at 8:30AM because I was so excited to try my bike out. The ride to the waterfront is an easy ride. I wanted to explore a bit more. So I kept on going down sonoma blvd and got to the bridge. I just went over and took a pic at the end. Decided to go back home and tune up the bike a bit.


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Sunday, May 24, 2009


I picked up a bike today from a man in Pacifica. He was asking $550 but I managed to give the first offer for $500.

I went to his house and he had a couple nice bikes in his collection including a lightspeed and cerevelo. He was selling this beautiful 2003 Trek 1200 because his son did not catch on to cycling.
He changed a lot of stuff on the bike including:
- The top of the line Shimano Mountain biking XTR cables
- Specialized Body Comfort seat.
- Clipless pedals W/ Nike size 10 cycling shoes!
- Longer stem
He REALLY cleaned up the rear gears and took off the plastic protector. I really love the look.
It has Tiagra components all around which I was really looking forward to. The brakes do not have the Tiagra inscribed on them, but I am sure they are the original brakes.
I am loving the looks and feel of the bike. I am content with my purchase so far.