Monday, May 11, 2009

Do the Test (part 2)

It's Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 14, 2009! Hooray!

However, I'm going to declare it Bike to Work Week and make my blog all about bike-related stuff this week. Oh, wait. I've already been doing that lately. Well...I guess it's intentional this week!

As an aside, I raced again last weekend - the Berkeley Hills Road Race. Actually I also raced last Tuesday in an informal Team Time Trial. Race reports to come in the next couple of days. Short story: I had SO much fun. Earlier today I got to thinking, and came to the realization that both Berkeley and Wente were races that I just sort of threw in there for fun. In other words, my training over the last several months has been incredibly non-specific and not periodized, nor did I taper for either race. So that said, I'm pretty damn proud of myself for how it's all worked out! There's a lot to learn and a lot of little things I need to do for my next races. Now that I know which direction I'm headed, it's time to buckle down, figure out my race schedule and throw down a plan!

Back to the subject here - Do the Test. Last March I posted an entry with this video:

If you haven't seen it yet, go on and check it out. It's cool!

But if you had already seen it, DID YOU KNOW THEY MADE MORE?!?

Yeah!! I still think the basketball one is my favorite, but these are kind of cool:

In the spirit of cycling, please remember to be aware. Whether you're cycling or driving - we all have to be incredibly aware of our surroundings.

Be safe out there. Wear a helmet. Use lights at night. Signal. Watch your car doors when you're opening them on a street. Look over your shoulder, not just into your car mirrors. Be aware!!


Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Good tips and words to live by. Seriously.

Maggs said...

You should move to Hawaii. It really is bike to work week here.

PunkRockRunner said...

Love these videos but the "bear" is my favorite. Really makes you think. Planing on riding to work twice a week and riding at lunch too (training for Death ride). Too bad they don't have a National Ride in Lieu of Work Day. I would be all over that.

Take care,


rocketpants said...

i like ron's suggestion of ride in liu of work...i could do that since riding to work would be more like a long ride for me :-(

Rainmaker said...

I'm so bummed that I can't do Bike to Work Day tomorrow in my home town cause I'm travelling. I even looked up to see if there was a BTW day going on in lovely Lincoln, NE tomorrow or today...and nuttin.

So, I biked to work yesterday instead at my first city I was in. I figured it counted...right?