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Cowbells Baby!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I would like to thank all of you who so generously supported my first ever charity ride, the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure in Napa Valley. Special thanks goes out to my wife who helped me send the word out, took care of the logistics and planning.

After watching Pacquiao’s amazing fight with Hatton last night we arrived at Napa around 10pm. This morning as forecasted, the roads were pretty wet and there were some light rainshowers. I registered on time by 8:45am and kicked off the ride around 9:00am.

While it was slightly drizzling for the first 5 to 8 miles of the 25 mile route (this was my first time to ever ride under the rain), the weather actually turned out to be pretty good. I suspect that there would probably be more participants if it was not for the weather but I still experienced the camaraderie among fellow riders nonetheless. Temperature was much better than when I rode the same route two weeks ago under a heatwave. Today was actually enjoyable.

As I approached the finish line, I was quite overwhelmed by emotions as I heard a familiar clanging sound I first heard from the Tour of California earlier this year. But this time, it was those red Tour de Cure cowbells from friends and families cheering us on. That did it for me and that is why I sped away from the finish line crowd. Hahaha!

Needless to say, it was the perfect ending to a wonderful ride. We then went out to celebrate at a grill nearby.

Thank you very much!


Off to the Start Line
Off to the start line!

My Podium Girls! (I bring my own)
My Podium Girls

The Crew


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Ride Log

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Distance: 23.96mi
Time: 2:06:05
Av: 11.3 mph
Mx: 23.5 mph

HR Avg: 86%
HR Max: 99%
Tm in Zone: 0:12:20
Alameda Creek Trail

Distance: 23.95mi
Time: 1:59:39
Av: 12 mph
Mx: 23 mph

HR Avg: 87%
HR Max: 99%
Tm in Zone: 0:12:20
Alameda Creek Trail

Support Kyo in Tour de Cure!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Napa Valley in Spring, view from the Tour de Cure route

Napa Valley in Spring, view from the Tour de Cure route


This May 3rd, I will be participating in my first ever cycling event in the ADA’s Tour de Cure in Napa Valley, California.

Please support me and the ADA by making a secure online donation on this page. Your contributions will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.

Thank you very much!


Biking in Our “Backyard”

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Alameda Creek Trail

By backyard, I don’t mean that literally but The Alameda Creek Trail, a 12 mile stretch of paved path that’s part of the East Bay Park system is just a mile from our doorstep. It’s also connected to Coyote Hills Regional Park and adjacent to Don Edwards S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge. I brought our camera today to take some photos along my usual 14 mile biking route.

There are 65 parks in the East Bay Regional Park system covering 98,000 acres and 1,150 miles of trails.