Monday Dec 05, 2011

Java Geek Bike Ride, Sao Paulo - JavaOne Latin America 2011

The City of Sao Paulo marks one lane exclusively for bikers (the pedal ones ;) on Sundays and national holidays. The 45 km route through the city is served by tons of volunteers providing directions and safety with the traffic in other lanes. The lanes are well marked and is a way to make to promote healthy lifestyle in the city. The ride is mostly flat with one small hill towards the end. Check out CicloFaixa for more details.


Fabiane Nardon and gang used this opportunity to arrange a Geek Bike Ride for the local community to meet JavaOne speakers in an informal setting. Our bike angels Fabiane, Claudio, and Fernando did a fabulous job of keeping the riders together. Claudio not only completed 4000 km on his bike yesterday but is also one of the best know agile speakers in Brazil. I had the opportunity to work with Fernando on the release of the largest local guide deployment in Brazil and he is a sharp guy. And everybody knows Fabiane, a Java Champion, Duke Choice Award winner, entrepreneur, java.net Tools Community Manager, and a lot more.

There were no technology discussions, just pure fun, laughter, and a great workout!

I shared a bunch of Odwalla bars with all the bikers and they were well appreciated. Check out the picture below for the riders getting powered by an Odwalla bar before the ride:



Check out the bike route:



And some pictures ...



Check out lot more pictures at:


Thank you bike angels Fabiane, Claudio, and Fernando for guiding us through the wonderful bike ride. JavaOne San Francisco 2011 had its first community run and now this fun bike ride. Lets see where it goes next :-)

Now, JavaOne Latin America starts tomorrow. There is tons of exciting content there and looking forward to lots of nerdgasms there!

Sunday Sep 13, 2009

Cross training for Runners using Biking

Biking is a great way to cross-train for runners, it helps endurance and builds strength. And it also gives much needed break to your legs and knees :)

Here is the route I covered this morning biking approx 18.5 miles in San Jose/Cupertino/Saratoga neighborhood:

Click on the map for more details.

And here is the elevation map:

And this had to end with a 3 mile run, on a treadmill though.

With a total of 329 miles covered this quarter, there is 60 more miles to go in the next couple of weeks to meet 400 miles goal.

How do you cross-train for running ?

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Sunday Sep 09, 2007

Biking on Big Basin Way

Another 30 mile weekend - 3.5 miles running on Saturday and 27 miles bike covering Big Basin Way.

The beginning of the Big Basin Way is 4 miles from my home and then it's a 7 mile steep climb (starting at 300 ft and ascending to 2632 ft) to Skyline Blvd. I tried biking all the way up few times before but my body did not cooperated. Today, I decided and did it with couple of short breaks. The next goal is to bike all the way up without any break :)

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