Moto GP was this past weekend at Laguna Seca. I was pretty excited to use my new 5d Mark II camera with its super-fast shutter and eager responsiveness. Above is the best picture I took. If you click on it and view the largest version, you can see a very intense vein in Rossi’s neck!…

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Last month I finally got around to do something I’ve been interested in for many years: skydiving. I went with my friend Maritza. We decided to go on a Saturday night, and Sunday morning we were traveling across the bay to Bay Area Skydiving. While we were signing up and getting ready, I was trying…

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So, naturally, because I wrote about having a lane all to myself, when I got there this morning every lane had two people in it. Some even had three. Go figure. I managed to suck it up and swim with two others. After about two or three go arounds we were spread out evenly and…

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I’ve been swimming at the YMCA in the Presidio since about November. I try to swim Monday, Wednesday and Friday, though I don’t make it if I’m sick or have to run an errand in the morning. I’ve been pretty consistent for the most part though. Around January and February the pool got packed for…

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This past weekend we went snowboarding and skiing up in Tahoe. Needless to say I am very sore now! Anyway, on the way there we stopped in Sacramento to visit our friends Mike & Meg (M&M). They’re at the half way point and they offered to watch Joe while we ski-boarded, so we spent Friday…

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Last night Steve and I went to the usual Tuesday night rolling sessions (see previous post). In the last couple of weeks I had practiced doing rolls with hand paddles and was able to do it pretty well, but once the regular paddle was in my hand I lost it all – two many things…

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So I have two very separate kayaking experiences to relay. I went sea kayaking and I’m learning how to roll a kayak for white water kayaking. Steve is teaching me how to roll, he’s taught about 30 people. On Tuesday nights we go out to Gunn High School in Palo Alto where they have 1.5…

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I went snowboarding for the second time over the weekend. Steve and I went to Kirkwood with our friend Ben and his brother, John. I was very nervous about it, considering the terrible head trauma I had last time. But I knew that if I didn’t try it soon, I may never try it again.…

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Steve and I went up to Lake Tahoe to go skiing and snowboarding this past weekend. Steve skis and I’ve never done either, so I decided to take snowboarding lessons. I was doing alright for most of the lesson until one of my last attempts. I was facing up the hill trying to stop, when…

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Today the marketing department took a little field trip to ride go karts and do some wine tasting. The go karts were a blast. They went up to 40 mph and we had to wear flame retardant suits and helmets. First we did some practice laps. I came in third for fastest lap time. Then,…

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