Paul and I hatched a plan about a month ago to do an overnight bicycle camping trip. Paul arrived at my house shortly before 9:00 AM Saturday morning, raring to go. I was excited too. This was a test for equipment and practices. I have new camping equipment pared down to fit inside the velomobile. […]
The title for this ride is because the original plan was to take the train to San Jose, then ride from there. Later we decided that driving would shorten the trip almost two days. The challenge was to find a place to park the car, while we toured. I asked on the bicycle touring mailing […]
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Our plan was to ride four days with three overnight camps. Thursday, the first day, would be the toughest. We would ride from Poway to La Jolla Indian Reservation Campground. The distance is 40 miles, […]
Home to Santa Fe Station Wednesday April 3rd Mileage estimate: 25 miles from home
We wanted to make this a no car trip, so I started riding at 7:30 from my home in Poway and met Dennis about an hour later. We rode together through Kearney Mesa, Linda Vista, Old Town, then straight down Kettner […]
I started my ride by heading West to Fruita. It’s a pleasant little farming community which recently has gained a reputation almost equaling that of Moab as a mountain bike destination.
Bicycle Sculpture Fruita
I came upon this gentleman repairing a bicycle sculpture in the central park of Fruita. It’s made of tractor parts […]
I arrived in Grand Junction yesterday, and since I didn’t find a mirror in the bike shops I visited on the way down, I decided to go see what I can find. I didn’t realize that nearly everything is closed on Sunday here, especially bike shops.
Undeterred, I ride on.
19th Century Railroad cars
I decided to attempt to use Google Maps to create a path to Colorado. I’m going to visit my dad in Clifton. I thought it might be a chance to scout some routes, in case I want to ride this way by bicycle. I got a little, well maybe a lot, off track North and […]
Distance: 103 Miles Moving Time: 11 hours 29 minutes Max Speed: 36.5 MPH Moving Average: 9.0 MPH
This started out to be a ride from home to Palomar Mountain and back. I planned to make the first night camp at La Jolla Indian Reservation Campground then the next night I would stay at Fry […]
On my Bike Friday New World Traveler
Because the train ride from Solana Beach, California to Salem, Oregon was 31 hours, mostly sitting in coach, I decided that a good nights sleep and a chance to rejuvenate myself in Salem was preferable to trying to get to McMinville immediately, especially since I was arriving just […]