Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012 Passat Performance - San Jose to San Francisco

After waking up way before my 5:15am alarm for an early day of meetings in SF, I decided to have some fun while driving up Hwy 85/101 on the way to the city.

Once on the freeway I pegged the cruise control at 60mph, hung out in the slow lane and satisfied the old raver in me by listening to the latest Above and Beyond trance podcast.  For my petrol-head friends, check out these car stats:

Average Speed = 54mph
Distance = 53 miles (door to door from my house to the parking garage in SOMA)
Miles per galloon = 61.0  (it was 62.1 when I got off the freeway)
# of raver flashbacks = lost count after the 4th...

Bummer is I got to the city before the office opened, so thanks Starbucks for the free wifi.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


This past summer has been quite interesting from several different perspectives.  I finally lost all the weight that work put on me over the past two years and I'm back to my race weight of 2009/2010.  Climbing the local hills is now so much more enjoyable when I'm not searching for that extra gear that's not available (due to being too heavy!).  I'm also excited to see where I land with my next job.  Circumstances gave me the freedom to walk away from my past employer and to explore what else was out there in the marketplace.  Thankfully I have a few options to choose from right now and it will be a tough choice as all of them have their respective benefits.

Lastly, I've realized that this blog has been neglected far too long.  It's time to buck up and get back to writing.  I find it a therapeutic form of expression and something I've missed doing.  Here's to my new-found diligence and future posts!