Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lessons of randonneuring

The CA Central Coast Randonnee started Thursday, August 7, at 5:30am, and for me, it ended around 10 or 11pm that same day. I completed about 300K in 17 hours (more or less) and then drove the last 50 miles … Continue reading

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Hills and More Hills…YEAH!

You could not be blamed for thinking that my title is intended sarcastically, but really, it’s not.  I’m not fast on hills, but I don’t mind climbing.  There is something about climbing that is calming and meditative.  On the NJ … Continue reading

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Wheeling Matilda: A Review

I met Jim Fitzpatrick, author of Wheeling Matilda, at an international conference on cycling in Adelaide earlier this year. It became clear from listening to his presentation on the early uses of the bicycle as a form of transportation and … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to San Jose?

Google is incredibly optimistic in its estimate that it’s about a 7 1/2 hour drive from San Diego to San Jose.  Yeah, no, more like 9 hours.  Unless there is another San Jose 2 hours closer to San Diego? When we … Continue reading

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Pre-California Central Coast Randonnee

I promised myself that I would start writing more as soon as my sabbatical started.  Well, the only way I could trick myself into thinking I might be keeping that promise is to say that the sabbatical hasn’t properly started … Continue reading

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