I arrived in Santa Barbara today after Brian and I rode 43 miles from Buellton (where the film “Sideways” was filmed 🙂 ) We’re staying at Brian’s friends, Joe and Laurie Sullivan, for a couple of days. I’m excited to see Santa Barbara! One thing I haven’t written about during this trip, because I didn’t… Continue reading The Rest of the Story…and “Plan B”
My days have been filled, and as I recently cycled through Big Sur, there was little or no cell access. So it’s good to be writing tonight. I’m in Avila Beach, CA, sough of the lovely town of San Luis Obispo, home of California Polytechnic Institute. A friend of Brian Smallwood’s bought us a beautiful… Continue reading Quick update!
Joost (yoost) and Marion Linders, from The Netherlands, just make me smile. We crossed paths eight times between the Interurban Trail in Seattle and lunch in Mendocino, CA. When Murray and I met them in Seattle, I said, “You don’t have hills in The Netherlands!” “Yes, we do,” said Joost.”We have one.” 🙂 They are… Continue reading Joost and Marion
It was 14 months ago that I first said, “When I retire I’m going to ride my bike across the country.” I remember the first time I eliminated the “I’m thinking about” and said, “I’m going to…ride my bike across the country.” It committed me. It excited me- and scared me a bit. I leave… Continue reading Forgot to publish…:) Ten Days to Departure!
I arrived yesterday about 6 p.m. I had pushed hard, 142 miles in two days, to get here. I was motivated by the thought of the lovely home of Lisa and Bob Mayer in which to rest in SF, by a shower and washing machine, and by seeing friends Maryn Juergens (Steve and Peggy Sue’s daughter) and… Continue reading San Francisco!
So, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lie to us. Their every move and utterance is recorded, so it is beyond discussion. They lie. But they continue to run for President of the United States. If a doctor lied to us, the word would spread and s/he would have a hard time working in that community.… Continue reading Politicians as Liars
I can’t get the picture cropped successfully, but you’ll get the idea (and Mark Rakes will tell me how to fix the picture. 🙂 In August, Jenny Wayman and I were on our way back from Sandpoint and we passed a cyclist walking his bike along highway 95. In search of good cycling karma, we stopped… Continue reading And we meet again…
At least I was wrapped in a warm blanket. I got a sinus infection (somehow!) and have been camped in a Travelodge in Fort Bragg, CA since Tuesday afternoon. I haven’t written in a week. 😦 Other excuses for not writing: I didn’t have access to wi-fi, nor cell service to use my phone as… Continue reading Slight hiccup …
Tsunamis, tsunami evacuation routes, tsunami fears and tsunami stories, are alive on the west coast. Quite incredible to feel the power of our universe, learning that this town of Crescent City, CA, where I am today, was hit hard by a tsunami after the 1964 Alaskan earthquake and again in 2011, after the earthquake in Japan!… Continue reading Tsunamis and the West Coast