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June 7, 2011

On the road again

This week I'm climbing on my bicycle in San Francisco and pedaling…to Los Angeles. I’ve done it several times now. Each time, usually around the halfway point, Pismo Beach, I say to myself, “There’s gotta be an easier way to get down to LA.” And each time, I answer myself: “Yep. There are easier ways. But none as rewarding.”

August 4, 2009

Why I Ride

You can drive between San Francisco and Los Angeles in less than eight hours.  On a bicycle, it takes a week.  Not that long ago, if someone told me I’d willingly ride a bike on that 550-mile, seven-day trip, I would have called them crazy. Fact is, though, I’ve done it four times now and I plan to do it again.  Here’s why.