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I use this section as an archive documenting things I’ve done in recent and not-so-recent years. In 2022 I made this my cycling journal, but if you page through, you’ll see posts that go all the way back to 2005. 

Ramblin in 6/8

Ramblin in 6/8

I watched a lot of NFL films back when I learned to love football. This song always stuck in my head.

125/3379

125/3379

A secondary goal this year was to ride more frequently. In the last week I clinched having an average of riding a full one-third of the days in 2022.

Old route, fresh path

Old route, fresh path

This will be nice when it's finished, a stretch of Doolittle between Swan and Langley - expanded bike path.

Wetter than I figured

Wetter than I figured

Did not see this coming, even though I'd been really paying attention to the weather for the past week. Wasn't raining at the house when I left, but by the time I got down the hill - and it felt too late to turn back - well, there you go. On the positive side, I rode...

The Taco is Back

The Taco is Back

Running smooth once more, the Tacoma is healthy again. Shout out to Luke at Piedmont Shell.

CS – SL Marina

CS – SL Marina

Happy to hear that the Cycle Sports Sunday morning rides will continue, even though the owner has sold the shop to Trek. Good community event, about 30 riders this time on a warm September day.

2 Day Mash Up

2 Day Mash Up

Is it heat? fatigue? laziness? No map, no video. I brought my bike to drop my truck off for a new catalytic on Tuesday, rode to work on Wednesday. 28.75 miles. See them for a limited time on Strava.

It’s Y3K!

It’s Y3K!

I knew I was going to ride a fair amount this year and set a goal of 3,000 miles. Curious to see how high I can push the total by year's end.

Los Osos CS

Los Osos CS

A gathering of about 20 cyclists met in Orinda to ride the 3 bears.

Easy like Sunday morning

Easy like Sunday morning

Impromptu Cyclesport group ride. Some new faces, some familiar, some who I had unknowingly ridden with before today.

The Chase

The Chase

Took a week off. Saw Anders fly past me on Fairmont, caught him on Walnut Rd in CV.

Grizzmo

Grizzmo

Summer morning, get out before the sun beats down too hard. Protect against UVs, right?

Ode to Link Wray

Ode to Link Wray

Someone mentioned "Rumble" to me today, and it propelled me home this afternoon. That and "Jack the Ripper"

Did a vehicle come…

Did a vehicle come…

This is the last in a series of rides that have themed titles. I posted a challenge on strava with the hope someone knows the origins of the theme - we shall see. Hit me up if you think you know.

Canyons and Valleys

Canyons and Valleys

Sunday morning solo ride on what turned out to be a glorious day. Started off foggy and cool, sun was breaking through by the time I got through CV.

Who U Gonna Call

Who U Gonna Call

Against my better instincts, I trusted that a) my questionable tube would hold air, and b) the valve on my spare wouldn't be faulty. ML to the rescue at 6:30 am.

Major Taylor Juneteenth

Major Taylor Juneteenth

Joined a big group of cyclists to celebrate what I believe is the newest federal holiday on a ride that toured Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, and to honor cycling pioneer Major Taylor. Happy Father's Day!

All Wheels Need Love

All Wheels Need Love

Took 4 wheels in for service, got 2 wheels back and forth in the mean time. Finally swapped out my front tire.

Getting There

Getting There

Made it to work, unknowingly took a shard of glass in my front tire, didn't know it was flat until it was time to ride home. Discovered I had a faulty replacement tube - the core of the presta valve didn't stay seated. Alas, all the bike shops were closed.