So, let me ask you a question. Is it just me, or have you also noticed that many drivers pulling up to an intersection tend to look to their right, and then back to their left after they start to move into the intersection? I can’t find any definitive statistics about whether the driver’s side gets… Continue reading Wrong Way Looking: Remedial Driver’s Ed
2014 Vacation Report (Vol 1) – A cruise around Coronado
We recently returned from a vacation stay at Coronado, California (with an extended stopover at Las Vegas, but that’s another story for another time). This was our fourth visit to Coronado, and we seem to be getting better with practice. We stayed at the 1906 Lodge, a 17-room bed-and-breakfast named not for its address (which… Continue reading 2014 Vacation Report (Vol 1) – A cruise around Coronado
It’s not the miles, it’s the feet
Cycling in our new Texas Hill Country neighborhood is not like cycling around West Texas. For one thing, there are, you know, hills. For another, there are really steep hills. And a lot of uphills. Plus, there’s the climbing. I fired up MapMyRide yesterday in order to quantify exactly how much climbing was involved in… Continue reading It’s not the miles, it’s the feet
A Bike Ride at Horseshoe Bay
Lots going on lately. You’d think it would generate plenty of blog fodder, and you’d be right, but my next post may be entitled “10 Ways to Keep from Writing,” because I seem to have perfected the skill of literary silence. Anyway, let it not be said that I missed an entire calendar month, because… Continue reading A Bike Ride at Horseshoe Bay
Fall Fredericksburg Fandango
We’ve just returned from a long weekend in Fredericksburg, where we were able to do many of the things we like to do best, including bicycling, dancing, and eating. We stayed at a bed and breakfast on North Cherry Street, in a quiet neighborhood close to the western edge of town. It’s one of the… Continue reading Fall Fredericksburg Fandango
I put on my cycling shoes yesterday and, boy, was I surprised to look down and see this: Shocking, right? They just don’t make shoes like they used to. Where’s the pride of craftsmanship, the burning desire to create goods that stand the test of time? I mean, if a pair of cycling shoes will… Continue reading Shoe Blues
Recumbent Bicycles for Sale!
[Updated 8/16/13] It’s with greatly mixed emotions that I announce a clearance sale on the inventory of recumbent bicycles now inhabiting our garage. None of these bikes have been ridden in more than a year (and a couple of them have sat idle for about two years), and there’s no point other than maudlin sentimentality… Continue reading Recumbent Bicycles for Sale!
It’s a Tempestuous Day in the Neighborhood…
It’s a good day — and also a rare one — when bicyclists in West Texas can outsmart the wind.
Two Things: Venom / Dogma
We’re deep into the Christmas shopping season and some of you have been asking for gift hints. This post is for you. And by “you,” I mean, of course, Warren Buffet or The Sultan of Brunei. Hennessey Venom GT Forget 0-60. That’s soooo 1960s. Forget 0-100. That’s for wannabes. The new gold standard for vehicular… Continue reading Two Things: Venom / Dogma
This is the first in what I hope will be a periodic – if not regular – series in which I share, well, two things. Each pair may or may not have some relationship to each other; it’s possible that the only thing they have in common is that they happened to catch my eye… Continue reading Two Things