Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

Hot Springs 2021, Part Five

May 13 – 24, 2021 Our next day in Henderson would be a full one, starting with dropping off the BMW at the dealer to replace a burned-out driving light.  Leaving it until later in the day, we all made our way to one of the highlights of the weekend, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart. It […]

Buellton Bike Weekend Spring 2021, Part Two

We met Tony over at Ellen’s Pancake House again for breakfast and although the oatmeal the day before was really good (with plenty of raisins, brown sugar, and walnuts to mix in) I went for two slices of French Toast and Joanna attempted to finish the Monte Cristo, a special of the day.  Her sandwich […]

Buellton Bike Weekend Spring 2021, Part One

April 16 – 19 As the pandemic begins to subside (as of this writing both Joanna and I are fully vaccinated) we can begin to pursue a more aggressive travel agenda, one that will fill the second half of 2021 much as we did in 2019 after our move back to Los Angeles.  We did […]

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 […]