Author Archives: velobum

Black Beauty

Before addressing the post topic, I have some numbers for you: Three surgical procedures in the past ten months that have taken me out of the saddle. That is two more than in my previous 61 years. Six weeks out … Continue reading

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Father/Daughter Dance

It’s been many a year since I went to a father/daughter dance, but a facsimile of one took place today. I am so grateful that my daughter invited me to come do something with her that I love doing – … Continue reading

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MTB Fort Ord & Snake’n’Shake at Pinnacles

Several people recommended mountain biking at the old Fort Ord army base near Monterey, so Christie and I packed up the bikes in my wagon and headed there for a mini-vacation. The area was used for military operations as far back … Continue reading

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Out of the Saddle – Miss Christie’s Birthday

She’s an active gal, she is. Nothing against a candlelight dinner at a French bistro, but she’d rather be blasting up any of the many central coast hills on a bike, kayaking at Morro Bay, or jogging her spaniel on … Continue reading

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(you belong) Among the Wildflowers

With apologies to Robert Frost and Tom Petty, today the Bailey Group opted for the road less traveled and headed out to Shell Creek to pedal among the wildflowers blooming after recent rains. I have not ridden out this way for probably … Continue reading

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Not Quite 17 Mile Drive

Miss Christie and I dropped the top on the old Sebring convertible, mounted the bike rack on the rear end and strapped our road bikes to it, then cruised north mostly on US101 to Monterey for a Wed/Thu/Fri mini-vacation. Normally … Continue reading

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New Tool

I’m all in favor of no-cost or low-cost fun. I always have a batch of DVDs and books checked out from the local library, and I take frequent advantage of the free music performances around town and out at the … Continue reading

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