Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

Lockdown 2021, Part Five

February 2021 Weather in Los Angeles continued to be abnormally dry during February, usually a rainy by our standards month, and so we kept up riding, including one with Theresa down to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  It is located next to the lighthouse of the same name, which was built in 1926 to aid […]

Lockdown 2021, Part Three

December 2020 – January 2021 Not long after our run out to the Donut Hole and Tio’s Tacos, Kim and Marty invited us to join them at their condo in Solana Beach and without hesitating we said yes.  And so, on Thursday the 14th we made the drive down, again a breeze with little or […]

October Weekends, Part Two

October 16 – 18,2020 Less than a week later we found ourselves driving up to Buellton on Friday for a weekend of bike riding with a group of our riding friends in Los Angeles.  Five of us (Heather, Deborah, Cathy, Joanna and myself) met up in the parking lot of Pea Soup Anderson’s Inn before […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Eight

September 9 – 20, 2020 Done with our doctor’s appointments late in the day on Thursday, we lit out for Solana Beach knowing we’d likely miss the dinner hour, so down around San Clemente we pulled off the freeway to eat at a Chik-Fil-A.  This is one of those conflicted calls to make as we […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Seven

September 9 – 20, 2020 With temperatures forecast for the day to push past the 100-degree mark, we met early at one of the trailheads for the River Mountains Loop Trail.  And as it turned out, it wasn’t nearly early enough.  We set out to do the 34.4-mile loop in the counter-clockwise direction, our choice […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Three

September 9 – 20, 2020 Our shopping stop was at Clark’s Market, which we’d checked out the day before after dinner.  We decided that for our meal that night we’d pick up some prepared dishes from the deli counter and eat in the apartment.  This is a big attractive supermarket, kind of a cross between […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part One

September 9 – 20 August blew by in a hurry, with lots of bike riding, a visit to Oakland to see Jessica, Kris and Gemma, and then a fun Labor Day when sister Bev, nephew Jed and his friend Shikerra came to see us at home.  We soon thereafter set out for another ten-day trip […]

On the Road Again 2020, Northern California Part Eight

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The next day, our last in town, we opted for what we hoped would be a less difficult ride, down to Angels Camp on Highway 4 and then back up Murphy’s Grade Road.  This would mostly be the case with a few small exceptions, starting with a rough descent […]

On the Road Again 2020, Northern California Part Seven

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The restaurant at the hotel gets good ratings so it was a simple decision to eat there our first night in town.  They had set up a large dining space on an adjacent patio and a grassy area in front of our room, which made for a nice environment […]

On the Road Again 2020, Northern California Part Four

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The next day we got to reap the benefit of having bailed a day early on camping at Richardson Grove in that it opened up a day for bike riding.  To figure out a route I turned to a resource cyclists use often, Ride with GPS, a social media […]