Here is a link to Bill Bliss's story about his trip down Hwy I-5 in 1997.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
~ Sandy Vaurs
Bicycle riding can be many things. It can be very social where you ride for hours laughing and talking with your friends. It can also be very solitary and an opportunity to spend a lot of time with yourself and your thoughts. Maybe that is why partly I love it so much, I get a lot out of both these activities. Cycling has been something I have been thinking so much about since the death of Bill Bliss and with the death last August 4th of ACTC club member James Mills on a club ride. Is it worth it? Yes, I think despite the lurking danger, the threat of sudden death around the next bend, I think it is. But never forget to be careful out there.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Susie met me in San Francisco at the end of my Sierra to the Sea bicycle ride. She was visibly happy to see me and proud of my ride. I can't think of anything more wonderful to see than her smiling face.
Sadly we just learned yesterday of the death of Bill Bliss, another member of our bicycle club, while riding his bike. That is the second death of a member of our club while riding a bike in the last year. Bicycle riding in traffic is a clearly dangerous activity.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
I have returned from my bike tour!
Sierra to the Sea 2005 was a great bike tour. It was a bit cooler than past years and that was to the better. I had some great ride and saw many old friends and made new ones. I just returned yesterday so I have not yet processed a lot of the memories. On the last day many of the riders talked about their journeys. It impressed me that the experiences everybody shared were so different that at times they could have been talking about different trips. I guess life, and bicycle tours, is like that.
Kenneth has moved to his new home
Today I helped youngest son Ken move his bed and some of his belongings to his new place. Tonight is his first night in his own place. For me, for the first time since 1976, the nest is empty.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
I will be a short turn drop out
For the next nine days I will be off the Internet grid and off the power grid. I will be on a bicycle touring the middle of California. If you want more information I will be on the Sierra to the Sea. I am really looking forward to the adventure and will blog about it after I return.
Blog full disclosure statement
Every now and then I like to post a link to each of my six blogs. This link gives a more honest view of my Internet identity than does reading one or two of the blogs alone.
Friday, June 17, 2005
The final version of the July newsletter is posted [ download here, 1 MB PDF ]. It is done! It has the new calendar. No more edits will be allowed. The newsletter is finished and has gone to press!
Thursday, June 16, 2005
The second "alpha version [ definition here ]" of the newsletter is posted [ download here ]. It is the first 14 pages and may have missing content! It has the new calendar and the ride schedule. No edits have been applied to the ride schedule. More will be posted as it becomes available. The newsletter will be finished and will go to press tomorrow!
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Cost is limited to just your own expenses for food, any camping fees and the Amtrak ticket to Portland.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Whine and Dine Warriors:
Speaking only for the mellow ride! It looks like rain, the forecast is rain. But, so far, no rain. Here is the options as I see them:
- Wet pavement at start of ride - Cancels Ride!
- Threatening skies but dry pavement - We do an abbreviated "Bullwinkle Ride"
- No rain, clear skies - We go to Sanborn (Our first six of 2005)
Also don't forget the almost whine and dine "After Work Dirty Ride" mountain bike rides that Richard Holtermann is leading on Thursdays. If you like to do it in the dirt whine and dine style, these are great rides.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
We had fantastic riding weather today. It was about as good as it gets! It was a warm evening too. It was perfect for sitting outside and enjoying good friends, good food and good wine! This is indeed as good as it gets.