Regarding Biking

Friends, Family, Fortune

I had a busy weekend. It started with a mountain bike ride in the Pacific Palisades. I’ve got a couple of old friends that have started riding with me every week, and this weekend we were joined by an old buddy who moved to New Zealand a few years back. He only comes to town once every couple of years for a few days, and spends the majority of his time in meetings, so every minute with him is precious. And he loves outdoor sports. We dug...

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Ingress of life

A few weeks ago, I started playing a virtual reality game called “Ingress” on my Android phone. (It’s a Galaxy SIII, for those of you who are interested in such things, and yes, I love it). Ingress is a game by Google, a team king of the hill game, where you capture ‘portals’ and try to connect them together; these portals exist only in virtual space, and are located in the real world at interesting locations;...

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Happy New Year!

Well, you sweaties, it’s Christmas Eve Eve.  The year has, as it does every year at this time, come to a conclusion.  Though there are ways in which this year has not lived up to its full potential, in many ways – dare I say most ways – it is a very satisfying conclusion to a good year.  If you’ll be so kind as to indulge me, I’d like to point out some of the memorable points that made this year special to me....

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A new toy for a new hobby

A new toy for a new hobby

So as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve taken up mountain biking 2 or 3 times a month. The bike I’ve been using is a hybrid bike – not really made for the trails that I’m finding myself on. So I started looking around for a new bicycle, something I can rely on to do the work I want it to do on the trials. Right tools for the job, as they say. And here’s a nice shot of the bike I picked out – a KHS XC 104....

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Racing blindly down the mountain

So as many of you know I’m a biking enthusiast: I ride my bike to work (a 22 mile trip each way) on occasion, ride 30 or 40 miles on the weekends, etc.  I’ve been riding like this since I was 12 or 13; my Boy Scout troop did much more biking than hiking, and we capped it off every 5 years with a three week biking trip through Europe.  (Actually, they still do that… I’m just not active in the troop any more.) Anyway, a...

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