Monthly Archives: August 2012

What was the mission?

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Funny, when setting out to accomplish anything in life one typically creates a plan. Said plan take into account various stages of the process including the final end goal or objective. Improvisation (which I happen to believe is strong American … Continue reading

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Beauty Everywhere

The burg of Pine Valley was a nice place to relax for a day. The mountain views were serene and the people friendly. Being a smallish community I was able to sample cuisine from three different establishments. In fact, I … Continue reading

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Making the turn!

After many weeks of being tied to the ocean I finally turned east. The last leg to San Diego was quite interesting. I had grown accustomed to riding adjacent to the water since Santa Monica, but it was the opportunity … Continue reading

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Keeping Pace

Yesterday I rode over 100 miles–first time I topped the century mark! It was a beautiful day as I rode along beaches and through large industrial areas. Passed by the Queen Mary in Long Beach and rode through the Orange … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

This past two days have been fun and bittersweet since I knew that I would soon be resuming my journey. We visited two museums — the Natural History Museum located on the campus of the University of Southern California; and … Continue reading

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Just a Tourist at Heart

Monique has a lengthy list of museums, shops and restaurants that is will be our roadmap for now. I already mentioned the Hollywood Museum. One must follow this up with a stroll down the fame ghetto that is Hollywood Boulevard. … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Country

While visiting this lovely city I have taken several interesting bike trips. The other day I mentioned the Los Angeles River–I failed to properly elaborate. This is really not your typical river. Nope, it is a concrete canal that channels … Continue reading

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LaLa Land

Well, I got to LA and I am hanging out with my daughter (Monique) and her beau (Alfredo–Fredo for short). They recently moved from a 3-bedroom “Animal House” situation to Shangri-la ( a duplex). It is fun to have the … Continue reading

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Hitting the proverbial wall!

It finally happened–I ran into an obstacle I could not not beat. Due to a large conference in Monterey thru Sunday there is no available lodging until next week down the coast. Of course, I am bummed but I cannot … Continue reading

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Recovery is not a dirty word!

I am so fortunate to have acquired some outstanding friends who having willingly allowed me to mooch! The past two days were an R&R event in Berkeley, CA at the home of Mark and Susan. I should point out they … Continue reading

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