Category Archives: family

RIP Mocha

Yeah, this blog is supposed to be about cycling, but I had a dog who deserves a post. Mocha came to us in late 2005 from Boxer Rescue LA, and she was already a few years old. Somebody had trained … Continue reading

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Arrived in Seattle on September 25 and had a nice sunny day to go for a ride. Lucky me. The downpour began shortly thereafter. According to Justin’s Seattle weather blog, there was a “mind-boggling 1.71-inch deluge on Saturday” and a … Continue reading

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Wet Wet Wet and Sunny Seattle

I drove from Weed Ca north on US-97 to Klamath Falls, Oregon, to spend the night. My intention was to drive to Crater Lake the next morning and ride around the lake. In the morning as I drove north toward … Continue reading

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A Momentary Lapse of Rainfall

A few years ago I traveled to Seattle at the end of September to join a four day bike tour in the San Juan Islands, and was rewarded with excellent early autumn weather. Sunny, dry, goldi-locky riding weather, with late … Continue reading

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Vaya con Dios, Papa

I had a good two weeks with Dad back in May. Even when I’d hear him pacing around in the middle of the night, talking to his late wife, he didn’t seem much worse than when I was visiting with … Continue reading

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Igor and the Barn Ride

Just returned from two weeks in Michigan taking care of dear old dad – chauffer, chef, shopper, sweeper, gofer, laundry wench, general companion. He’s 90 years old, and while the mind is willing, the body is busted. But it wasn’t … Continue reading

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fret bum

I’m a big fan of up close and personal live music. If I could play guitar as well as I can ride a bike, this blog would be called “fretbum” instead of “velobum”. I might be a hacker on the … Continue reading

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