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2015/07/02 Biking up to Ridge Winery and Picchetti for picnic
π 2015-07-02 00:00 in Exercising
We hadn't done biking in a while, so we decided to fix that:





Then we went back down to Picchetti winery for a tasting and picnic:






Then, there were chicken walking around, so I grabbed one :)



2013/02/17 Biking through sunnyvale to the Bay, around Moffett, and back
π 2013-02-17 00:00 in Exercising
This was our first bike ride after Jennifer's ankle surgery last year. On the way, we went by the Sunnvyale Heritage Museum, which I had never heard of. Unfortunately, the museum isn't open very long, just 12 hours per week, but it was nice to see the displays showing when Santa Clara County was mostly farming land:








I wondered if someone abandonned their turtoises there, I wonder how they eat
I wondered if someone abandonned their turtoises there, I wonder how they eat


We then biked north to the bay:






It was a long bike ride for Jennifer who will need to rebuild her muscles, but she powered all the way through.

2012/07/07 Bay Ride Around Moffett back to Stevens Creek Trail
π 2012-07-07 00:00 in Exercising
Jennifer is getting ankle surgery soon, so we went for a nice bike ride around the bay. We went towards baylands through different trails, and I used a new trail I found that went around the Moffett runway, linking back to the Steven's Creek Trail we took home.

We saw many ducks and birds, a nice sunset, and got home a bit later than sunset :)








everything was great, except having the trail end at a fence, and supposedly being forced to backtrack a long distance to get to the other side of said fence...
everything was great, except having the trail end at a fence, and supposedly being forced to backtrack a long distance to get to the other side of said fence...




we were running a bit late, but got a nice sunset over shoreline
we were running a bit late, but got a nice sunset over shoreline


2012/02/18 Quick Bike Ride by Steven's Creek Trail
π 2012-02-18 00:00 in Exercising
We haven't been able to go exercising outside much due to Jennifer's ankle needing extra care until she can have surgery to fix her ligaments. That said, we've still gone biking a bit, which seems ok for her, so we took Steven's Creek trail to the Shoreline LAke to have a little lunch.


those duck birdies were all over
those duck birdies were all over

They have very strange half webbed feet with claws
They have very strange half webbed feet with claws


2011/06/19 Biking around to Los Gatos, Cupertino, and Rancho San Antonio
π 2011-06-19 00:00 in Exercising
Jennifer and I went biking to Sweet Peas Creperie in Los Gatos to have some Crepes :) On the way back, we went through Los Gatos Creek Trail, which was overrun by ducks :)




On the way back we stopped by the Park in Sunnyvale, and I was amused by the Pony ride:


The next day, we biked to Deer Hollow Farm, and I snapped this:


Nothing earth shattering, just a few random pictures :)

2011/05/12 Bike To Work Day
π 2011-05-12 00:00 in Exercising, Google
Although the weather has been unseasonably cool (never mind a good rain mid-May, which is more than rare here), I got my ass in gear (ha!) for bike to work day.
While I wasn't in great biking shape, and wasn't pushing that hard, I did the 8 miles (13km) in 29mn, which wasn't bad.

Google had a nice reception and swag for riders:



The ride home (uphill, and just after 1h of bootcamp where my legs were already tired), was more painful and took 38mn.

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2010/07/07 Body Fat Results
π 2010-07-07 00:00 in Exercising
Since I've lost some weight after my surgery, I figured I'd take a few readings.

Weight: 152lbs, body fat: 14% on my scale, 13.2% on the handheld (pinch testing said 16% but I'm confident the guy did it wrong).

2010/04/18 Bike Ride around Baylands, Palo Alto Airport, and the Duck Pond
π 2010-04-18 00:00 in Exercising
It had been a while since we went biking in that direction, so the beautiful sunday was a good excuse to go with out road bikes and go around the baylands.

There were lots of birds building nests.


I should I brought score cards to rate the takeoffs :)
I should I brought score cards to rate the takeoffs :)








2009/12/05 My Knee
π 2009-12-05 00:00 in Exercising
I ran a mere 4.8 miles today to go with Jennifer, and after getting home, the left of my left knee has been quite painful.

This is getting irritating, I pretty much can't jog more than a 5k without ruining one or two knees, it seems :(

2009/11/19 Turkey 5K
π 2009-11-19 00:00 in Exercising
We had a 5K run today. I was on the fence as to whether I should have done it since I haven't been running a lot recently, especially after having been sick, but my coworker went and that was enough incentive for me to go too so that I could hopefully stay ahead of him.

In the end, I did meet that goal, but my 5K time was about 24mn, which is bad compared to peak times of 22:18, but it's at least under the 25mn benchmark.


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