Category Archives: BIKING

TRAIN SLO to SAN DIEGO, ROLLER COASTERS AND FRIENDS

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                                                               ARLENE AND KIETH
KIETH WAS ONE OF MY FIRST EMPLOYEES OVER 30 YEARS AGO!

     The advice from cyclist was to skip riding through Los Angeles,    (Hell-A).  Then one bike shop owner said riding along Venice Beach was super cool. It was a tough choice, but the train won.  I was told the train went along parts of the coast that had no roads.  The train reminded me of the train from Barcelona to Colera, right along the beach, good choice.

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Driving from Portland to San Francisco to go finish the bike tour. (part I)

The injury is healing fine ( though somewhat painfully).  I’m taking a week to get to San Francisco and hopefully heal more before biking again.  First heading to Bend Oregon for 4 days.   But first brunch at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.  It’s snowing and my car won’t make it up the hill.  I must park and take the bus up.

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1 MILE FROM THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

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This has definitely been the micro brewed beer tour.  Lagunitas  brewery was a must visit for me in Petaluma.  I pinched the bus from Bodega Bay to Santa Rosa.  I called an old acquaintance (friend?) that I grew up with, in Sunnyvale.  I called him so I could come visit his winery.  He said he was too sick to see me, yet he wasn’t sick enough to go to work and meet with clients & interact with his coworkers.  He mentioned he read my blog when I biked across Europe, yet never posted a message to me?  The moral of the story? The rumors I heard 40 years ago were proven to be true. So Fuck You Bob F., I wouldn’t walk across the street to your funeral.
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BIKING HIGHWAY 1 ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST, LIVING THE DREAM

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I started riding on Highway 1 and just 10 miles from Fort Bragg I was run off the road
twice.  If your thinking of trying bike touring? “ALWAYS” use a mirror they’re lifesavers.  I stayed at Mackerricher State Park, quail visitors for breakfast and whale skeletons.  There is a 3 mile bike path to Fort Bragg.  A great little town, organic breakfast, fun shops, good cards and a super rock shop.  I got my shredded shirt repaired by Sew & Sew, which was just bought by 3 lovely ladies a week ago, so I suggested it should now be Sew & Sew & Sew.
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MEYERS FLAT IS WHERE IT’S AT: REDWOOD TREES & MARIJUANA

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Ryan was our trusty park ranger.  He worked 4 miles from Myers Flat and hadn’t seen the bumper sticker yet, yep I bought him one.  The saying was so true yesterday but not as much today, if you grow marijuana.   10 years ago marijuana grown here sold for $5,000 per pound, today it can be bought for $600 per pound on CraigsList.  The growers or ex-growers…..
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