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I use this section as an archive documenting things I’ve done in recent and not-so-recent years.

Surf Tunes in My Ear

Surf Tunes in My Ear

I played a number of songs on the ride home. In my head, that is. Whitewater, Drinks on the Beach, Coral, The Coast, Gold. Maybe more.

Chill, Peeps

Chill, Peeps

Logical, leave an hour later in the morning and the weather is tolerable without ski gloves.

R4R 2022 02 19

R4R 2022 02 19

The Livermore to Danville segment is the real highlight, lightly travelled country roads through rolling hills on a spectacular day.

Work Loop 2022 02 18

Work Loop 2022 02 18

Working up to a long ride tomorrow and another on Presidents Day. Oh yeah, there was a Relive malfunction that kept me from posting a couple other rides, I'll be over 100 miles when the week concludes (I'm at 64).

Mid Day Grizz

Mid Day Grizz

It started out innocently enough, Mary Ann left her phone at home and I offered to deliver it to her work. 24 miles later, I'm back.

Commute 2022 01 31

Commute 2022 01 31

Flat tire on Edwards. Hit a small gravel patch whilst trying to avoid traffic. Oy.

R4R 2022 01 29

R4R 2022 01 29

First time riding Paradise Loop and the Richmond San Rafael Bridge

Pinehurst  Sunday Morning

Pinehurst Sunday Morning

Needed to get some hills since yesterday was pretty flat. Something funny must have happened with the GPS signal, check out the scribble at 0:16.

R4R Training Ride 2022 01 08

R4R Training Ride 2022 01 08

Today's ride was described as a "backbone" ride, meaning that several variations start at Orinda BART and travel regular and familiar roads.

R4R Training Ride 2022 01 2

R4R Training Ride 2022 01 2

I'm training for Ride 4 A Reason, a cycling event to raise funds for Oakland Public Schools. First training ride was a flat 35 mile course starting at Oakland Tech, following the Bay Trail to Point Richmond and back.

I’ve Played in Some Bands…

I’ve Played in Some Bands…

Since high school, I've played in a number of bands. Like many others, making music has been a continual source of satisfaction and expression for me. I can remember back to one particular day, gathering at Lyle's place (drummer) with about 6 guitar players and myself...

Baseball in Yokohama

Baseball in Yokohama

Final score: Yokohama DeNA Baystars 6, Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 After the game, players and coaches threw balls into the stands.

Hanshin Tigers! Fure fure fure fure!

Hanshin Tigers! Fure fure fure fure!

It was with much excitement and anticipation that I attended a baseball game at Koshien Stadium. With Natalie living for the time being in Japan, the opportunity to visit this amazing country also meant the opportunity to experience Japanese big league baseball. There...

Holiday Photo 2014

A little fun was had whilst taking our holiday photo Warning: This is what can actually happen when you're taking a holiday photo by yourself with the camera set to a timer. You can't really check on what others are doing while waiting for the shutter to click.

Baby Room

Baby Room

Back in 1979 my sister Shelley asked me to paint Nils' room.  Heck yeah, my parents' first grandchild and all. In turn, Nils and Sarah asked me to help paint their baby's room, the first great grand child.  This team effort included young Theo's help with birds, and...

Pennant Race

Pennant Race

I fess up, I've not added a post to this blog in almost a year, let's just say I had a few other things going on. I've also been encouraged (ahem) to be a little less public with my personal life. OK. However, my last post will bear resemblance to this one. As I...