Category Archives: Central Coast Wine Country

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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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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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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25 x 25

The rooftops were frosty but the sun was shining brightly, so Christie and I kitted up snugly (4 layers) and rolled out to Templeton park to meet some folks for a 9am ride start set up by Bill McBride, one … Continue reading

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Back In the Saddle

When I used to go backpacking in the high Sierra Nevada of California, carrying a load in a Kelty on my shoulders/hips, and another load on my feet with a pair of old-fashioned heavy leather & vibram boots, there was … Continue reading

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Out of the Saddle – Fiddlin’ and Cattle

Founder’s Day in Templeton CA, just a down home Main Street festival with Amber Cross and her Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Show along with her flannel collection, not to mention lots of historic vehicles, and an honest-to-goodness cattle drive. … Continue reading

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