Coffeeneuring Challenge 2013

This is my first year participating in the Coffeeneuring Challenge. This time of year it’s far too easy for me to get overwhelmed by everything else that’s going on — the boy’s marching band season, the beginning of the FTC season, school, general fall-ness, etc. — and neglect riding. This is too bad, because getting […]

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First commute of the new year

Gather round, boys and girls, for today’s bicycle commuting lesson. I would like to teach you a small bit about chain maintenance. Typically one wipes the gunk off of their chain every now and again. You know, just get the grit and the grime off of there. Make sure it doesn’t wear more quickly than […]

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The Central Coast at 10mph or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Fletcher and I got back a few days ago from a bicycle tour down California’s central coast. We started in San Simeon and rode down to Ventura stopping in Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Buellton, El Capitan State Beach and Santa Barbara along the way — nearly 220 miles all told. It was a […]

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December Cycling and 2009 in review

December Miles: 85 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 51% 2009 Miles: 2,642 (Slightly cleaned up from November’s total) Percentage of 2009 Goal: 132% Well, the year ended with a bit of a cycling whimper. Between a cold and rain and travel I barely hit half of plan for December, but no matter: I beat my annual […]

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November Riding

November Miles: 276 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 166% 2009 Miles: 2,494 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 125% Wow, a bit late on this one. Not a lot to say about November. The weather was great for commuting for most of the month. No horrible travesties at work that kept me off the bike. I got to […]

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October Riding

October Miles: 202 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 121% 2009 Miles: 2,218 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 110% October is the riding month that Stephanie and I had been planning for all year. We had signed up for the Livestrong challenge in Austin, planning to do the 90 mile route through Texas hill country. While we didn’t […]

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Hike and Bike camp sites in California

View California Hike and Bike Parks in a larger map I have no idea what the state budget issues will do to this list, but as of September 19, 2009, this is what the California State Parks web site has to say about Hike & Bike camps.

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August Riding

August Miles: 161 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 96% 2009 Miles: 1,820 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 91% It had to happen some month, and I would have bet at the beginning of the year that it would have been August. I missed goal this month. By less than six miles, too. Which is pretty dissapointing. Thing […]

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July Riding

July Miles: 177 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 106% 2009 Miles: 1,659 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 83% I know it’s still July, but I’m not riding tomorrow, so whatever. August was the month that I worried about. It’s often damn hot for three or four weeks straight in August. I love riding, but I’m not commuting […]

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June Riding

June Miles: 173 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 103% 2009 Miles: 1,482 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 74% Slow going last month. I spent a little more than a week dealing with a cold and then a few days after that traveling. Add a few “hey, wear a tie” days at work to that, and I wind […]

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