Category Archives: Ride Reports 2014

The Day was Gray but, So?

I got a text message a few minutes before I was about to start driving to our start point in Milford, NJ.  “What’s the weather like there?  It’s pretty crappy here.”  “Yeah,” I replied, “not raining hard.  And it’s supposed … Continue reading

Posted in Ride Reports 2014 | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ride Reports 2014 | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Ride Reports 2014 | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ride Reports 2014 | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Ride Reports 2014 | Leave a comment

A Quote for Randonneurs

I’ve been reading Road to Valor, by Aili and Andres McConnon. It’s the story of Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali, who was not only an amazing and successful cyclist but who, during WWII,  also helped to save the lives of … Continue reading

Posted in Ride Reports 2014 | Leave a comment