Well,

I’m back to trying to get into shape again. Over the last year I’ve dropped 25 pounds. I went from 215 to 190. It’s amazing what going through a divorce can do. Just a wee bit of stress. 🙂

Anyhow, I’ve gained a few of those lost pounds back. I’m up to 194. So, it’s time to get my lazy butt working out. I’m still doing Yoga a few times a week, and doing a 2.5 mile walk most nights, but I decided that since I’m going to stay in the Monterey area for the near future, (I turned down a position at Lawrence Livermore National Labs two weeks ago), I might as well try and enjoy what brings all the tourists to the area.

 

One of my co-workers had a bike for sale, so I picked it up. Here is my new spiffy ride to work.

New Mountain Bike

New Mountain Bike

I must admit I ended up getting a gel seat and bicycle shorts. You wouldn’t believe how hard that seat is after a couple of 6 mile rides. And no, I did NOT get the clown looking spandex bicycle shorts. The ones I picked up look like normal shorts but have the clown spandex on the inside so they don’t show. I’m to darn old to be looking like that.

Here’s the route I normally take too and from work.

My daily ride to work

My daily ride to work

I start from home, go down through the Pacific Grove Golf Course, wander down Ocean Avenue to Lovers Point, get onto the bike trail and follow it past Cannery Row, past Fisherman’s Warf, along the beach and into the Eucalyptus trees in front of the Naval Postgraduate School, turn up the hill past Bi-Rite, with some of the best sandwiches in Monterey, past the Monterey Fairgrounds and to work.

A few of the views I see along the way.

The beach near PG Golf Course

The beach near PG Golf Course

Riding along the Golf Course

Riding along the Golf Course

Lovers Point Park

Lovers Point Park

Lovers Point

Lovers Point

Fisherman's Warf

Fisherman’s Warf

 

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