Monthly Archives: September 2009

Success on Mt. Whitney

On the last day of summer 2009 two friends (Lynn and Gary Clark) and I completed a day hike up on Mt. Whitney. It was a very long day, a 14h roundtrip with a pre-dawn start (7.5h up, 1h top, … Continue reading

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High Sierra

It feels good to be in the mountains again! Last night I slept at 9000ft to help acclimatization. Sleeping bag, no tent, fresh air, starry night, brilliant milkyway, colorful dawn and sunrise. The morning air up here is dry and … Continue reading

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Southern California

Southern California – sunny beaches, scenic bike paths, sun-tanned surfers and beach volleyballers, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Malibu, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach etc. All this and more in the last couple of days! Over the last couple … Continue reading

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Riding with (and for) Best Buddies

This weekend by chance I happened to cross path with an organized ride from Monterey down to Hearst Castle. It was Audi’s BestBuddies challenge, with 1000 riders tackling a variety of distances between 35km and 160km (!) along the hilly … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz, Monterey and the Pacific Coast

A long and eventful day brought me from San Francisco down to Santa Cruz. First I got stopped by a cop because I didn’t stop at a Stop sign – just rolled through gently on a downhill near the Golden … Continue reading

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