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Recon Ride…

Today’s ride was pointless..which was the point. I rode hills on Monday, a long and very windy loop around Comanche on Wednesday, and some intervals/segments on Friday. Today I could very reasonably stay off the bike and do yard work. Again. Stoker is always finding something for me to dig up or cut back. From […]

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28 and Counting…

No, that is not the number of weeks Stoker and I have been under house arrest. That would be 8, not 28. Cyclist is a UK based website https://www.cyclist.co.uk/. They have compiled a list of the Top 100 cycling climbs in the world. Since we are stuck at home instead travelling in France, enjoying cycling […]

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Sign of the Times

From the San Joaquin County Order: Now since exercise is also an ‘essential’ activity, a clever attorney should be able to argue that we can travel with our bikes wherever we want as long as we are doing it for the ‘essential activity’ of cycling exercise. I can see from following my Strava friends that […]

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If a Ride Is Not on Strava…

…did it actually happen? My Garmin Edge 1000 quit yesterday. The power switch broke and there is no way to turn it on or off. I used a small screwdriver to press the switch tab, and the Edge tried to boot up, but immediately shut off again. And when I tried to use the USB […]

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Getting Clipped

Stoker cuts my hair, what little there is of it. I keep it short, attempting to make a virtue of necessity. So she sets the trimmer as low as it will go and gives me a buzz cut. Stoker is not so fortunate. All the salons and barbershops are closed for the duration. The indeterminate […]

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The Best Laid Plans…

I doubt anyone is interested in my opinions regarding societal and governmental reactions to the Corona Virus situation. And since I only write for the entertainment of my readers (all 10 of them, if you count our dog Luke) you won’t find any rants here. I do think people might be interested in what Stoker […]

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Put not your trust…

… in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. Obligatory cycling content: I’m doing another flat ride from home today. Following all the rules. But I’m not happy about it. When I went to college I was rather naive. I thought I was going there to learn something. But […]

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The Gavin Game

The rules of The Gavin Game are simple. You take a glass and a bottle of your preferred libation and pour yourself a large ration. I use Cote du Rhone vin rouge, but you can choose your personal favorite. Then settle in front of the TV for the Governor’s daily briefing. Every time Gavin says […]

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Cycling in the Time of Corona

The world has changed a bit since my last post. Toilet paper has replaced gold as a store of value. Empty shelves at supermarkets and lines to enter Costco are the norm. All non-essential businesses and institutions are closed, which means no schools, department stores, movie theaters, restaurants, golf courses, churches or sporting events. All […]

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Katy and Me

I met Katy on a bike tour in Spain back in 2016. She is a much stronger climber than I am. But on the Rocacorba outside of Girona I made a big effort and stayed with her all the way up. I even got to the top about 10 seconds in front of her. That […]

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