Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Week Full of Events

Santa Barbara county is burning, midway between where we lived in Lompoc, and Santa Barbara city. I hate that it’s burning but there’s nothing I can do from 400 mi. north except pray that it’s contained and snuffed out ASAP. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Week Full of Events

Another Club Ride

So this club ride, which I’ve done many Thursdays since 2006, is a love/hate affair. It’s a standard  Winters Loop, and for the first 4 years I did this ride, it was a total hammerfest. If you were new to … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Family, Fitness, Friends, NorCal, Strava, Tandem, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Sometimes There Are No Words

While we were fast asleep on the eve of the Ride the Bridges benefit  bicycle ride on Sunday the 15th, a ride to benefit the Northern California Special Olympics (we were riding the  55 km on the tandem), a horrible, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


I’m awake far too late. Beau, the elder Schipperke, the blond one, isn’t feeling well. I suspect he’s having another bout with pancreatitis, and I’m monitoring him as he lays by the open back door, the coolest spot in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment