Category Archives: Out of the Saddle

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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Just in Time for the Holidays…

…as imagined by Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, etc). Over the past few months, in addition to recovering from some internal surgery that kept me out of the saddle, I’ve had a wound on my forearm that simply would not … 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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Out of the Saddle – Big Sur Jade Festival

For the time being, I remain a non-cyclist due to the physical ailments mentioned in my last post, and the consequent surgical procedure which will keep me off my bike at least through October. Nonetheless, there are plenty of other … Continue reading

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Out of the Saddle – Wet Dog Smell & SUP

Bandit hates getting baths at home, always trying to jump out of the tub mid-suds, but he loves stinky ocean bathing, chasing sticks and balls thrown into the surf and rolling in the wet sand. He’s a smart boy but … Continue reading

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Out of the Saddle – Classic Corvairs

Driving into LA today I went directly to San Pedro for an afternoon open mic at The Corner Store. The weather people said rain-rain-rain, so I did not bother bringing a bike with me, just a guitar. Down the street … Continue reading

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