Monthly Archives: May 2009

definetly worth the ride…

Garmin data: view the stats and map or download to your GPS Ride photos (22): Malibu Cyn and Piuma Road I tweeted earlier that I wanted to try a new route and so I did. The ride starts at home … Continue reading

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A route to avoid

I’m not a complete idiot. Some pieces are missing. Whatever you do, DON’T follow this route (Garmin ride data and map). When I took off this morning I didn’t have a route in mind other than riding up Sepulveda pass … Continue reading

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What to do when you fall out of love?

If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door. — Paul Beatty What happened to the excitement about my beloved Scattante CFR? Where is the feeling of ‘I can’t wait to mount you again?’ Why don’t … Continue reading

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I think I am getting stronger

If at first you don’t succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried, OR, you could just try again! Quick link: Today’s ride statistic Quick link: Tuna Canyon images The invitation to join a ride up Mt. Baldy on June 7, … Continue reading

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Las Flores Canyon ride

One thing is for sure when you are unemployed – you have lots of time to cycle and think. There really is only so much one can do on a daily basis before you hit your head against the wall. … Continue reading

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Open season

A bicycle does get you there and more…. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive.  Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal.  And getting there is … Continue reading

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Excuse me, do you have another hill?

Jeff Bean of BikeCrave said it best: “One thing I enjoy about cycling is the near-zero tolerance for fakery. You either climb the mountain, or you go back and reach a fitness level that will power you up the mountain. … Continue reading

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