Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dainese D-dry winter suit with Dainese Fulcrum boots

Dainese D-dry winter suit, originally uploaded by Speedy Chung.
So this is the first time I ever wear a full non-leather suit - it actually not as bad as I thought. All the leather jackets and suit that I have are for summer use. I do, in fact, have a very good under suit to regulate my body temperature; but it can only do so much, especially under high amount of air flow and wet weather during the ride. Hopefully D-dry system will be the answer - something that about to withstand wind and rain, offers protections, not too loose in cutting, and most important of all, it has to look good!

I got a new pair of all season boots too - the Dainese Fulcrum boots. It is not as nice looking as other top of the line racing boots; but for sure it is the most comfortable pair of boots I ever own. Full soft leather with protection and Gore-tex liner insider for water proofing, and fit really well with the Pro-dry pants (P Sherman Pro-Dry). The only concern is the pants is not as 'sticky' as leather.... Will post review later after the first ride - stay tunes!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Workday get-away - Pinehurst Road

I have been on Pinehurt many many times - I consider it is my 'extended backyard'. It is a B grad road - narrow, shady, and full of turns. It is not exactly a technical road; but most of the turns are blind curves and very tight, and rock and gravel always hide behind turns to surprise riders. It is still manageable for road bike - but I would stay away from it after a big storm... Regardless of road condition, a quick run on Pinehurst always put a big smile on my face =)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday solo run

Right above the lake!
Just to be fair - I took this photo at the exact same spot as my Streetfighter!
Hairpin turn at Lake Hennessy
Another angle...
Lunch at Gott's Roadside... Ahi Burger!!!
Sunday Lake Berryessa solo run, originally uploaded by Speedy Chung.
Did a very nice solo run today at Lake Berryessa and Lake Hennessy. Just like 3 weeks ago, the city was cold and windy (even rain this morning!); but once I hit the mountain and lake area somehow the sky just opened up - it was sunny and warm; and the rain and wind kept a lot of people away. See route here, and yeah, roads were pretty empty! =D

The only thing pull me back a bit was an accident - I ran into a accident scene. It wasn't pretty at all, and I really hope the rider made it through. This reminds me shit could happen any time to any of us...