Category Archives: oddities

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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Bici Bamboo

Back in the early 70’s I acquired a vinyl LP recording by a two-man band named “Bamboo.” The cover art was the two fellows standing amidst stalks of bamboo while wearing garb that was excessive even for the times. The … Continue reading

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Smog City Cycling

Back in high school, waaaayyyyy back, there was a guy in one of my classes who had this catch-all phrase for real-life stuff that happens outside of the make believe confines of the secondary school classroom. Generally bad stuff. He … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Cork

Most of the people I ride with know the story already, but we all encounter somebody new from time to time. If they are old hands at cycling they probably are familiar with the concept, but once in a while … Continue reading

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Road Show

When computers and GPS systems start driving our cars, I will likely take the opportunity to nap. The road vibrations will lull me to sleep and might induce vivid dreams, but I’ll also miss some interesting sights in the real … Continue reading

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Tubular, dude!

The first one happened just as we turned from West Channel Road onto PCH, heading north to Malibu. Tom Herman and I were at the back of the group and Tom said his front tire was soft. Sure enough, it … Continue reading

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The Digital Salute

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