Category Archives: Tour of California

Posts related to the Tour of California bike race.

A Week in the OTH Life

I count as perhaps the most significant accomplishment in my life being 50% responsible for the raising of a lovely, wise-arsy, tri-lingual daughter who also is a powerhouse drummer in a punk/pop band called “Nancy and the She-Dicks.” But let’s … Continue reading

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This Could Be the Last Time

For the cognoscenti, having carbone (really, look it up here ) extends beyond the synergistic whole of a beautiful bicycle down to individual components. Pages of rapture have been written about the aesthetically perfect bottle cage, bar tape with just … Continue reading

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NGDGU

Woohoo! May 23 – last day for ATOC and everybody on the team support staff seemed a bit more relaxed. I’ve been thinking that maybe the race should be renamed “Tour de Starbucks”, or at least sign them on as … Continue reading

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30 brown eggs

Saturday May 22, ToC ITT stage, downtown Los Angeles Headed down the mountain from Big Bear early, before breakfast even opened. Eric Greene drove the van/trailer rig because he is more experienced with it. Fine with me, I was not … Continue reading

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It goes to 11

Mike and I took the less-traveled route from Palmdale up to Big Bear, Pearblossom Highway then Cal 18 through Victorville and Lucerne Valley, and up the backside of Big Bear. Steep, but shorter than the frontside. It worked because we … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

There’s this song by Willie Nelson and Faron Young called “Three Days” of which I’ve only heard kd lang’s version. It’s one of those broken heart country songs with unconventionally indirect lyrics about three days the singer would prefer to … Continue reading

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Chickenhawk

Years ago, a buddy of mine who had been an LRRP in Vietnam, recommended a book to me called “Chickenhawk”, a narrative by Robert Mason about his experiences in Vietnam as a pilot flying UH1 “Huey” choppers ( Chickenhawk Wikipedia … Continue reading

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