Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

West Coast Spring 2018 – Oakland, Part Two

June 14 – 17 After returning to the apartment, I cleaned up and then Kris, James and I drove up to Berkeley to visit one of our favorite breweries, Jupiter.  By a stroke of luck, we found on street parking directly behind the place and after entering, were seated outside on the back patio, the […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Oakland, Part One

June 14 – 17 How many times have we traversed I-5 through the Central Valley?  Too many to count; recalling those early days when no services were available except for a lone gas station or two until the first real restaurant appeared at the Harris Ranch.  We haven’t stopped there to eat in quite some […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Los Angeles

June 11 – 13 Our three nights in Los Angeles would follow a familiar pattern, visiting old haunts, seeing good friends, maybe a bike ride or two and best of all, an obligatory dinner at Paco’s.  And that is pretty much how it went, a lot of it old news to those who follow this […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Solana Beach

June 7 – 10 With a full day ahead of us and a four hour plus drive to Solana Beach, we took off mid-morning (along with Sharon and Doug) to miss most of the Las Vegas rush hour traffic.  It was an easy drive, stopping for our first visit of the trip at the In-N-Out […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Four

May 14 – 17 With some time to kill our last morning in Nashville, Joanna took her bike out for a ride on the nearby greenway (my knee was still in no condition to do so) while I read and worked on the blog.  After she returned and cleaned up, we drove to Post East […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – It Begins

May 14 – 17 Upon our return from Cycle North Carolina I prepared for my last few days of working on campus and on Wednesday went there to be one of the featured speakers at the retirement celebration of a valued co-worker and friend, Jim Kay.  He was one of our most important hires for […]

Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride

April 19 – 22 Upon my return to Charlotte from Montreal we began preparations for the Cycle North Carolina (CNC) Coastal Ride, which we hoped would be the kickoff of our cycling season, given the bad weather we’d had all winter and my having been working full time,.  This annual ride rotates between three North […]