tour de france: holy $hit!

Work comes this morning that, while Alexandre Vinokourov's Astana-Würth team will be allowed to compete in the Tour de France (which starts tomorrow), Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso will not be allowed to race due to their names coming up in a major doping probe in Spain. Other riders are…

workout log: 28 june 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Bethesda, MD (Capital Crescent Trail) Distance: 15.9 miles (mostly flat with gradual hills) Duration: 0:56 Weather: hot and humid, 86 degrees Avg HR: 154 (max 171) Type: aerobic A quick evening jaunt to get the legs moving again. Last night's "Downtown Breakaway" was…

workout log: 25 june 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Aliso Viejo, CA > San Clemente, CA Distance: 54.2 miles (moderately hilly) Duration: 3:15 Weather: warm and breezy, 75 to 85 degrees Avg HR: 158 (max 181) Type: aerobic My California ride with Jeff, marathon runner extraordinaire and all-around great guy (tip 'o the hat to…

sploosh – burrow hydrated

We just returned from California (trip report to come soon). DC has been having record-setting rainfall in our absence. The leak in The Burrow's bedroom is essentially fixed - that's good. There's a new leak in the living room - that's bad. And I'm reminded that, even though I'm random…

san diego: beach & baseball

Had a lovely day in Sand Diego today. We spent a few hours at Coronado Beach. The sand was so soft on the feet, and the water was perfect. I body surfed a bit, and got some sun. We watched pelicans as they dive-bombed for fish, and as they flew…

san diego – aaaahhhh

It's lovely out here in San Diego. The flight from DCA to Orange County was uneventful. At our layover in Dallas, we saw the U.S. Soccer Team lose to Ghana, and thus see themselves eliminated from the World Cup. C'est la vie, I'm afraid. But they were fully outclassed by…

workout log: 20 june 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Avenel, MD > Rockville, MD Distance: 42.3 miles (moderately hilly) Duration: 2:18 Weather: hot and humid, 85 degrees Avg HR: 163 (max 187) Type: aerobic PPTC "Downtown Breakaway" ride, summer solstice edition. This is the longest route the Tuesday night ride will take,…

workout log: 18 June 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Avenel, MD Distance: 32.9 miles (moderately hilly) Duration: 1:57 Weather: hazy, hot and humid, 91 degrees Avg HR: 159 (max 184) Type: aerobic A hot mid-day ride that fit into a limited timeframe, following the usual "Downtown Breakaway" route (mainly due to the…

workout log: 16 june 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Hains Point Distance: 16.1 miles (flat) Duration: 0:57 Weather: sunny, 64 degrees Avg HR: 148 (max 160) Type: aerobic Taking a page out of Wil's playbook, I did an early morning ride. Unlike her, I wasn't up at 4:00 am - but I…
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