Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cycling in the deep south - south bay, that is

With no plans for the weekend and most of my thesis signed off, we decided to lolly gag today and go for a long ride. We drove down to Los Gatos to do a ride we haven't done in a long time. We rode down through the Coyote Valley (a little too quickly - WIND!). Then, we turned up in Morgan Hill and rode up to Chesboro reservoir. Then, we turned back in the wind and rode past Calero, through Almaden, up and over Kennedy and back to our car.

It was our first long, fallish ride, with a little crispness to the air. We went through the pumpkin patches on the way down. We saw a few red and orange trees (not enough) and smelled smoke in the air once. But, mostly we just got blown by the wind.

And, I got yet another reminder that I really need to eat more calories when doing these 'easy' rides. I'm defecting all the time, so I can't deficit so much on the bike. Today, the Powertap said I burned 1350 calories. I ate 350. Do'h. I was so bonksville at the end, it was all I could do to hold my head over the handlebars as we descended Kennedy. We piggied out at Willow Street after. Then, I came home and had a hot bath and promptly fell asleep in the tub. :)

5 comments:

Chris said...

Do you get a change of colors there?

chatterbox said...

chris - we haven't had much of a change of colors. It may still come, but we've had a strange fall. Last year, we had a pretty good change for our area.

velogirl said...

bonking in the tub is deadly.....be careful out there.

btw, I think you have a typo in your post. you said "defecting all the time" but I think you meant deficiting. unless you're really defecting.

CyclistRick said...

VG - I pointed out the 'defect' and I think the answer was something like she was defecting from me ;-)

Ms Chatterbox - yes, we need to keep you with a flow of calories .. just speak up sooner next time; we could'v stopped in Almaden to pick up something to tide you over. And nice to be able to ride together for a couple of months :-)

chatterbox said...

rick - no, my answer is that I was defecting from the land of fat people (the translation was that I didn't want to get out of bed to fix the typo!).

vg - yeah, got to watch the tub thing. Fortunately, the boy brought me some coffee, which kept me awake until I could move to the couch :)