Category Archives: socializing

The Mystery of the Downtube Shifters

“What are those?” asked Heidi, pointing at the downtube of my bike frame as we were working up the motivation for starting the ride today. When we realized she wasn’t kidding, we all busted out laughing. It was the best … 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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Out of the Saddle – Piedras Blancas

Generally meaning… climbing out of the saddle or sprinting out of the saddle. Standing on the pedals and opening up that corpus to, hopefully, squeeze just a wee bit more ooomph for however long you can maintain it. Today, however, … Continue reading

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The Steve Hartt Ride

Steve Hartt was a friend of mine. Well, maybe he was an acquaintance who was so gregarious and talkative that he seemed like a friend. He and his wife came to my home a few times for parties, and I … Continue reading

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TdF TNNG & WRH on the 4th

Do you think Horner, Talansky and Van Garderen rode their bikes in 4th of July parades when they were kids? Here perhaps is The Next Next Generation of USA TdF racers rolling down Main Street in Templeton CA on the … Continue reading

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Back in the Day…

From time to time I wander through old photos squirreled away on my laptop. It’s a pleasant diversion, and that really is the key word – diversion. Mostly I’m doing it to avoid things I should be doing around the … Continue reading

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hot/medium/mild salsa

Memorial Day weekend of 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Great Western Bicycle Rally being held in Paso Robles, California. This rally quite possibly could be the reason why I live in the central coast wine country now. Let’s … Continue reading

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