Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

On the Road Again, Northern California Part One

July 23 – August 3 We would spend the summer of Covid-19 pretty much engaging in our normal activities such as reading, watching a bit of video and riding our bikes, for me averaging over 600 miles a month, four to five days a week, helping to stay fit and providing a productive outlet. Jessica, […]

Baby G

February 1 – 7 We drove back to Oakland on Saturday the 1st knowing that Jessica had already gone to the hospital to begin an induced delivery.  After arriving we dropped our luggage off at their apartment and made our way over to the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, a large complex south of UC […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part Three

October 18 – 27 We left Tombstone on a clear morning with blue skies that would follow us all day.  We decided not to stop in the downtown area (if you could call it that) to see the tourist street, multiple blocks of recreated late 1870’s cowboy town playing off the famous shoot out at […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part Two

October 18 – 27 We began the tour by meeting our fellow participants as they showed up later in the afternoon on Saturday, then formally convened at 4pm to meet our two Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) tour leaders, Sue Davendonis and Christi Horton.  We gathered in a circle behind the ever-present ACA trailer for a […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part One

October 18 – 27 We spent the next few days at home preparing for what would now be an extended period of time away, traveling for a little over a month to North Carolina, Egypt, and then Mexico.  But first we’d take off for over a week and  meet up with Adventure Cycling to participate […]

On the Road Again, Part Five

August 24 – September 6 We bade Jessica and Kris farewell Monday morning and hit the road for Yosemite on a now familiar route through the Central Valley onto Hwy. 120 and then uphill at Don Pedro Reservoir to the town of Priest. With over one hundred curves and hairpin turns, this stretch of the […]

On the Road Again, Part Three

August 24 – September 6 The drive up to Jalama Beach County Park took a little over an hour as we turned off Hwy 101 onto Hwy 1, then left on Jalama Road for the 14-mile drive into the park.  Later in our stay we’d ride our bikes almost the length of the road, but […]

On the Road Again, Part Two

August 24 – September 6 After a couple of doctor’s appointments on Monday (the curse of getting older) we took off on Hwy 101 for Santa Barbara.  A destination and turnaround point for countless bike rides, we’d spent quite a bit of time there while Jessica attended UCSB and looked forward to reconnecting with the […]

Back to the Future – L.A., Part Two

June 10 – TBD And so, for the next month or two we continued to straighten out the house, furnish missing items (drapes, carpets, etc.), ride our bikes and explore the changes in our neighborhood.  The first week of July found us preparing to celebrate the birthdays of Joanna, Bev, and Marty, dates signifying a […]

The Move, Part One

May 1 – June 10   We returned to Charlotte with the sale of the house and a move across the United States staring us in the face.  We were in better shape than many at this point in the process, having secured a solid offer ($5,000 over asking and no request to cover closing […]