October is a race month, I did couple of events around the country, including Xi'an employee day run on city wall, Chengdu E-Day run, and also one of the biggest marathon events, Beijing Marathon. My first half marathon, I did pretty good.
Finished 2011 Shimano Bikers’ Festival – Men’s EliteMTB race with my nice crew - 9 ActiveX’ers, ALLEN QIN, COLINLI, EDA ZHAO, WESLEY WANG, RUI ZHANG, BRUCE XU, WESLEY WANG, KAREN YANG, FOD SHADBAKHT and a friend. It was raining hard during the whole race, and court wasawesome except the climbing and slippery part. Unfortunately this was a verybad organized race, almost half of the participants didn't catch up the starttime due to all the race categories were ahead of time to play. Hopefully therace organizer could be more professional and respectful those participants whorode 1hr in the hard rain to join the race! But anyway, the team had a greatpost-race meal together, and it's always feeling great to stay with ActiveXteam.
On Sunday, 13 ActiveXers including friends and families, KAREN YANG (QA Lead, IS),FOD SHADBAKHT (English Trainer), EDA ZHAO (Config/Release Engineer, IT), CASH XU (Controller), WESLEY WANG (Software Engineer, ACR), BRUCE XU(QA, ActiveTrainer), TONY CHEN (QA, IS), COLIN LI(Associate Manager, IT), DYLAN HAI (Sys Administrator, IT), STEVEN LIU (Dev, Class) finished our first official bike race in Xi’an, 2011 UCC & ZOOM National Cycling Series, on the symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of Xi'an, the Xi'an City Wall. This is the first and very rare opportunity you can ride your own bike on the City Wall, but it was not that pleasant as you saw or you thought, because it was so bumpy!
The team finished the all the MTB categories safely, most of us rode 2 laps (27.4KM) and plus 4 finished a group ride. The speed winner in the team is Eda, who finished at 56’50’’. The distance winner is Dylan, who finished 4 laps totally. It was funny to have a day like this, we made some stupid mistakes, but we finished pretty awesome, as a team. Also thanks for ANSON ZHAO, JESSIE JI, LILY BU, SUSIE HOU, VERA MA AND JANE SHI’s volunteering and supporting at the start/finish line! They’re real pro photographers, bike mechanics, and logistics! Luckily I noticed we’re the only team with our own volunteers and supporters in the race!
It was my 6th hash run on last Sat, yesterday, starting from Dianzi 1st Rd, totally 5K run with 3 games mixed during the run. The running speed is a bit faster than previous ones, game looks fresh, and this time with a lot new faces get together. Fantastic!
It's been for a long time I haven't put on my soccer boots and gears to the field, though I've made mind for a while to kick a few goals, well, just right time, when the ex-XSoccer coach's leaving comes, I could find myself a reason to do so, and then it happened!
On Saturday morning, played 2 hrs at the QuJiang Pool Relic Park with Sayid, TonyC, Vincent, Behrman, Rocky, Neil, Shane and Locke, amazing crew and we really had a great time playing over there! Hope next game comes soon!
13 Xers, Colin Li (IT), Karen Yang (CRM), Eda Zhao (IT), Steven Xue (IT), Kelly Yang (IT), Jimmie Jiang (BA), Rui Zhang (Class), Jason Qu (IT), Wesley Wang (ACR), yesterday spent a great ride day to Dayu Valley from Xi'an High Tech Zone, totally 52.5 miles including 6 miles uphill and 5 miles downhill. Definitely an exhausting day spending 6 hours on bike, but all the fatigue disappeared when lying on the bed and recalling what have been challenged. It’s the first team ride this year and it was epic! The weather changed their original XLove ride plan, which was riding to the mountain and pick up the trash thrown by tourists, but it’s now on the team’s next ride schedule.