Author Archives: Rich Freggiaro

Killing Time…

…with Killer Sudoku. Since this is a cycling blog, let me say that I discovered Killer Sudoku puzzles on a cycling vacation in France. On Sunday I would wander down to the bakery before they closed for the day, then head to the tabac to buy The Sunday Times. This London publication was the only […]

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They also serve…

…who only stand and wait at regroups. Roberta commented on my A, B, See? blog: Thanks for the ride review! Glad I didn’t show up. Knew that B ride was not for me. Though I know I could depend on you to return with me at my pace and even fix a flat for me . […]

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A, B, See?

Yesterday’s Club Ride bucked the recent trend of low turnout on Saturday. There were 12 of us. The Ride Schedule called for two start times, a B Group at 9:30 and the A Group at 10:00. Having two start times can be very useful. Riders who are slower (or less fast) can get a head […]

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Throw Away the Key…

We are in lock down mode again. This one is for a minimum of 3 weeks, through December 27. Merry Christmas! a. All gatherings with members of other households are prohibited in the Region except as expressly permitted herein.b. All individuals living in the Region shall stay home or at their place ofresidence except as […]

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A Silly Century

France is back in lockdown, and their rules are much stricter than even ours here in California. In fact, until last week they could not venture more than 1 kilometre from their residence except for one of the permitted reasons, which did not include riding your bike. And you have to carry an ‘attestation’ which […]

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Gavin’s Gathering Guidance

From the State of California: This guidance provides an updated plan for Californians to gather outside their household… Mandatory Requirements for All Gatherings All persons planning to host or participate in a private gathering, as defined above, must comply with the following requirements. Local health jurisdictions may be more restrictive than this guidance. Refer to […]

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Aging Has Some Perks…

This is not a political blog. I’m just going by the numbers. Until 2015 Diane and I had terrific health insurance at almost no cost. She retired from the City of Stockton and both she and I were covered under a very generous plan. That all ended with the bankruptcy. The retirees’ health benefits made […]

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The End of the Affair…

with cycling? Perhaps. The really discouraging year reached a new crescendo of misery over the last 3 weeks. It started with the possum. Luke the Dog does not like possums and possums don’t like Luke the Dog. Stoker tried to separate the two and got a small bite from the critter. Possums do not often […]

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Signs of the Times

This blog is not about politics. I make a big effort to keep it politically neutral. It is about interesting observations from my keen and perceptive eye. Recall I take a job in September and October ‘counting walnuts’. There are spreadsheets and databases involved, but that is the gist of what I do. There have […]

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A Flicker of Hope…

…or not. But they make me feel a bit better. Gerry, co-owner of 44|5, is a tour operator in France, but I’ve been on so many trips with him and have gotten to know him so well that I consider him a friend too. Since March, when France and the US were both in a […]

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