Rocks and Other Stuff

We’ve been riding but nothing unusual or especially interesting… here are some photos from the month.

Crab season didn’t start until late this year…I need to get some soon!


I think you’ve met George before…..remember all the Georges that ride bikes? He’s bird man George. We usually see him on his way home on his bike as we are heading out. He is the general maintenance guy at the old Golden State Theater. Plus he rescues birds and socializes them with the public. Kids love and fear him.


We said Goodbye to some old friends this month. Uptown and GT. We had maxed out our space in the bike shed and something had to go. Uptown was pretty shot after a nearly full year of riding non stop and GT hadn’t been ridden in yrs – so we donated them to Goodwill. GT was a commuter from Jack’s working days.


Bird Rock……in Pebble Beach. Whoops that looks like my finger.


That large round “dead tree” is really a cell tower disguise.


More rocks……and some nice waves.


Another famous rock….oh , yes it’s the tree that’s famous.


We’ve been having amazing sunrise and sunsets. I was at a class the other night but am including it because I ride past here daily on Surly Girl.


We have a new lunch spot when we ride in Ft Ord. It’s the new VA Cemetery. It’s sunny. There are benches w/o poison oak and there are very nice big clean restrooms. Plus we get to know some guys and gals while we eat. There are Silver Star and Purple Heart heroes here.
Ok – that’s it. Take care  and love seeing all the rides!

Janet here of Jack and Janet in Seaside, CA. We just love to ride our bikes and share and read stories from other such afflicted souls.

12 response to "Rocks and Other Stuff"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 26, 2020

    The photos are interesting to me!
    Great shot of the cairn and breaking surf.

    Always appreciate seeing where other people ride, and the things they observe.

    Parting with a bicycle is a hard thing to do — why I have 6 I guess — nearly dumped the Huffy and the Flyer at one point, but glad now I didnt. Someone asked my neighbor: “Does he ride all those bikes?”
    Answer: Yes he does. 🙂

    Looking forward to more photos from out your way!

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 26, 2020

        I know, we have a 2 car garage that is a little crowded. 🙂

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: January 26, 2020

    Glad to see you guys are still in action. While I was in Death Valley, I was thinking the Troll would have enjoyed some of those rough roads. And the Ogre tells me Trolls love to eat dirt and rocks. 😉

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: January 27, 2020

    Looks like some very pleasant days and rides along the coast. Was that Uptown Bessie? What a good gal she was – she posed for a lot of pics, if my memory is correct (which it may not be – the West Nile screwed a few things up).

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: January 27, 2020

      Your memory is right on……she was a good little gal. I bought her used from a rental company here for $100!! Didn’t ride her much at first but then when I was having so much trouble with arm pain – she’s all I rode for about a yr. I hope she finds a happy home! So happy you seem to be on the mend!!

  4. By: gregblood Posted: January 27, 2020

    Wasn’t the dancing cyclist also named George?

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: January 27, 2020

      Yep….there’s three George’s! T-Shirt George skinny guy that never wears a jacket or anything but a short sleeve T-Shirt. Dancing George, who we haven’t seen a lot of lately hope he’s ok! And Bird Man George we think he’s in his 80’s always good to spot him on his bike. Do you have any regulars you see?

  5. By: gregblood Posted: January 27, 2020

    Yes, I hope Dancing George is still out there. And t-shirt George sounds great. It would be hard to be T-shirt Greg around here all year long.

    If I lived a little closer to inner-city Minneapolis I’m sure I’d see a lot more regulars. Here in MY Town, I don’t see so many of them. There was a guy from Hastings who actually followed my New Orleans to Lake Superior tour and I saw him cycling every so often afterward. More often, I’d see him JOGGING around town with no shirt and very short shorts and we’d stop to talk.

    His earlier stories about riding his bike as a teenager, with a crazy friend of his, from Hastings to Seattle was kind of an influence on me to do my own bike tour. He was a heavy drinker who preferred playing trivia games at bars to holding down a job. Quite a character. Haven’t seen him for a while.

  6. By: NancyG Posted: January 30, 2020

    “…nothing especially interesting.” All bike rides are interesting to me ;’-). And your photos prove it.

    Always a bit sad to retire and get rid of a bike that was such a good friend. Your Surly looks like it will take you on many many interesting jaunts.

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