Tag Archives: San Miguel

Black Beauty

Before addressing the post topic, I have some numbers for you: Three surgical procedures in the past ten months that have taken me out of the saddle. That is two more than in my previous 61 years. Six weeks out … Continue reading

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Mad as a March Hare?

It’s a British idiomatic phrase. Quite a few folks think I’m mildly mad for taking my road bike, with 23mm tires, on various dirt lanes nearby. Perhaps, but I’m retired, dammit, and I’ll do what I want, as long as … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Hog Canyon

On my first Thanksgiving Day in SLO north county, among the many things I give thanks for are Carol & Steve Fleury from Best Bike Zone setting up group rides like what we did today. From la villa pequeña of … Continue reading

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The Sting

No, not starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Just me, me, me and maybe a bee, perhaps a wasp. Have you ever been stung by an insect while riding? The first time this happened to me was in a race … Continue reading

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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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