CLC 2019 Ride 1: Tomales, Chileno Valley, and Petaluuuuma

March 14, 2019 The wife and I traveled to that tourist hotspot in Sonoma County known as Petaluma when we had a few days off. Why there? I have lots of rellies that live in Sonoma County, including lots of them in Petaluma, and we hadn’t seen them in a long time. Plus my sister … Continue reading "CLC 2019 Ride 1: Tomales, Chileno Valley, and Petaluuuuma"

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CLC 2019, #5: Slipping off the back of the pack

With the tread of G-2’s rear wheel fading into the distance, I’m starting to lose hope of breaking the tape on this spring’s challenge.  Still, I’m in it to win it so I’ll plug away, keeping my chance alive.  Maybe Doris will flatten or get waylaid by the midwest’s floodwaters and I can zip past … Continue reading "CLC 2019, #5: Slipping off the back of the pack"

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CLC 2019, #4: Saint Johns and Cathedral Park

I really HATE IT when I’m in a race and don’t realize it until my competitor zips past with a well-timed taunt.  Typically this happens with Rachael, who likes to sneak up from behind and then whiz by gleefully proclaiming “Race, I win!” So I’m understandably none too pleased when I read the comments on my … Continue reading "CLC 2019, #4: Saint Johns and Cathedral Park"

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Sonoma County was inundated by torrential downpour for days. Santa Rosa received the most rainfall in a single day going back all the way to the earliest records kept in the 1800s. Rivers, creeks, and waterways overflowed. Streets, roads, and highways flooded. Residents along the Russian River received mandatory evacuation orders. Hundreds of miles away … Continue reading "Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument"

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Spring in January? – Monthly Challenge Clouds

No, it is definitely not spring yet although it was a few degrees warmer today than yesterday. I somehow expected some spring-like vegetation in the Botanical Garden and since it was a bit warmer and there was no snow on the bike paths, Janos and I cycled there. This winter cycling is something new; last … Continue reading "Spring in January? – Monthly Challenge Clouds"

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Put your arms around me, baby, like a circle ’round the sun

Another pleasant January day in northern California. High cloud and filtered sunshine, with temperature close to 70° F in some places, but a chilly wind out of the north while pedaling. I drove down to Mill Valley, parked near the elementary school, and biked through Sausalito, across the bridge, and on the path along the … Continue reading "Put your arms around me, baby, like a circle ’round the sun"

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You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day

Picked up the Ogre from the shop where it underwent very minor surgery this morning. Took it for a spin to ensure everything hunky-dory. All is well under blue skies. PS to riders in Minnesota and Illinois: I’ve seen weather forecasts for your locales for the middle of next week. As your 300-lb Samoan attorney, … Continue reading "You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day"

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Monthly challenge. A bike and some clouds

After an almost cloudless week and stinking hot temperatures some clouds rolled in and the temperature plummeted…AAAhhhhh. This photo was taken outside our new hospital with my bike, public art work and some nice stratocumulus clouds, then some rain later. click here for my previous days ride with a link to my week long cycle … Continue reading "Monthly challenge. A bike and some clouds"

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A Day Late But Not A Dollar Short……Solstice Sunset

I was a little under the weather on the 21st so didn’t make it out. However, everyone under the sun was posting amazing sunset and sunrise photos on FB and other social media. As I sat on my couch last night…….I could see the color building from our window and decided I needed to get … Continue reading "A Day Late But Not A Dollar Short……Solstice Sunset"

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December’s challenge: a wall, a bike, and a mountain

So my first December submission flopped miserably, rejected by sharp-eyed Suzanne’s observation that an iron fence doesn’t fit the definition of a wall.  Let’s try again. This wall is maybe open to question too.  It sure looks wallish to me, but some my view it as merely a highway restraining barrier.  There are still a … Continue reading "December’s challenge: a wall, a bike, and a mountain"

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