Hey there millions of followers,
Haven't written to you in a while... as all of you are, I'm sure, aware that I recently moved to Cali. Not just cali, Calabasas (pumpkins in spanish). Some of you may recognize this as the former home of Nick Lachay and Jessica Simpson, the site of one of Will Smith's 143 houses (google earth "big willie style" it is nuts), and the Kardashions. If you don't recognize this, you should probably read an US weekly or run away and never return.
This place is ridiculous. I haven't experienced bad weather yet. It has been between 60-85 since I got here. 85! in January. I ran onto the movie set yesterday, accidentally. They were filming a fake rain scene at an office building. It was midnight and no one else was out except me and the movie crew and a crane spewing water everywhere. Today I biked for 2 hours through the Santa Monica Mountains to the coast and back. It is a huge playground out here. The most beautiful place ever.
The BMC TT02 has been so sick so far. It has a rock solid bottom bracket and responds to every tap on the pedals by jumping forward. It has been the fastest adjustment to a new bike for me ever. It is made to ride. With this bike and the mountains, I have no one to blame but myself if I can't get fast. The terrain forced me today to put out three efforts of 15 minutes at 350+ watts. It was out of control. I was hacking and wheezing like a grandma sucking on an exhaust pipe.
In other news.... the obama party was today. Guess who spoke. Denzel, Tom Hanks, and........ KUMAR from harold and kumar go to white castle. Best pot movie ever, but I feel like making that movie should disqualify someone from speaking to thousands from the lincoln memorial. Maybe I'm old fashioned or maybe this is some of the change that Obama meant.
May all your transitions be as fast and smooth as mine has been to this new place.