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Awesome Sunday morning ride to the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton - the Bay Area's highest point, 4,000ft above sea level. Three hours, 5,000ft of climbing, great views!

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Fantastic, John. Yesterday was a great day for a ride, too. Not that I did one. ;-)
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Chickens + yogurt = entertainment
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Tasty looking breakfast, envious of them chickens!
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The carrot harvest. Baby tomatoes for scale. B-- could try harder.
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ok, so I looked it up and the world record is over 19foot in Nottinghamshire...
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/record.html
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Once again, The Oatmeal surprises and informs...
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Living in the future!
You’ve probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familiar with the daily struggle that many people with diabetes face as they try to keep the...
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Give $1 to the nonprofit project 'Give Medicine to a Sick Child' and I will match your donation. https://onetoday.google.com/project?match=BADpyV3L
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Killers concert! Yes, we have raised the the average age here, but frankly, not by much...
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The joy of a DIY breakfast: home-grown tomatoes, basil, fresh eggs from our hens, enhanced with home-roasted Costa Rican coffee. I even hacked Linux onto my Chromebook at home!

Admittedly we don't have avocado trees nor a butter-churning operation, but it's only a matter of time.
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Glen and I thoroughly enjoyed the coffee you roasted for us...and what a high tech operation that is !!  Enjoy the rest of the summer with the family back
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Awesome day in Alpine County yesterday, taking on the notorious Death Ride. Five mountain passes, 16,000ft of climbing over 124 miles. 

For non-cyclists: this is like cycling from London to Birmingham while simultaneously riding up to the top of Mont Blanc... and down again. In a day. (OK, if you're American think LA to San Diego + Mt Whitney).

Something around 3,500 cyclists, with roads closed for the first four passes - what a treat! But what really made Death Ride an unforgettable event was the hundreds of volunteers. Alpine is the least populated county in California, but it seemed like the entire county turned out to feed, water and support the riders. The atmosphere was incredible. 

Data here: http://www.strava.com/activities/165170050
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+Kevin McLin that looks absolutely spectacular. I'd love to do it!
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Joined by wild turkeys on my morning ride in Los Altos Hills!
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One positive side-effect of the chronic lack of Sierra snowpack - the passes are pretty much all open already, kicking off Death Ride training with a vengeance. Here you can see no snow at all at Monitor Pass, and only a few feet at Ebbett's. Nice for biking, but it's going to be a long, dry summer...
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Yay! The land is bought! Now begins the hard work.
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Finance Director
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  • Google
    Finance Director, 2007 - present
  • Barclays plc
    Project Consultant, 2006 - 2007
  • Beyond Insight Limited
    Director, 2004 - 2007
  • RAC plc
    Director, 1997 - 2004
  • Boston Consulting Group
    Consultant, 1996 - 1997
  • Arthur Andersen
    Consultant, 1991 - 1995
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San Francisco Bay Area - London - Fontainebleau
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I've worked at Google since 2007, in finance. Moved to the Bay Area with my family in 2009. We're loving the California lifestyle!
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In a vain attempt to get a 'real' job, endured working in a bank for 18 months, until Google saved me. Everyone's allowed one career mistake, right?
Education
  • INSEAD
    MBA, 1995 - 1995
  • Jesus College, Oxford
    Chemistry, 1987 - 1991
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