The devil that is Mt Diablo

Silvano and Stefano just before the broken spoke. Stefano giving me encouragement a mile before the summit. The final push up the 17% finish! Looking north toward San Pablo Bay from the summit. Hanging out with Jens Voigt after last years [...]

By | January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Riding in June-uary

Looking east with Cobb Mountain to the right A Rockpile Road telephone pole that has been converted to acorn storage by woodpeckers Rockpile Road as is crosses Lake Sonoma Levi titled his Strava ride in Annadel yesterday “June-uary.” Though we may have been teased [...]

By | January 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Looking forward to 2015 and taking a last glance at 2014

costumed Terra Cotta warriors parading on the Xi'an wall. On the Xi'an wall with l-r, Anthony Selivanoff, my son Chris, myself and Alexander Selivanoff. So the year of 2014 is nearly over. Was it a good or bad year for you? As I get older, the [...]

By | December 31st, 2014|0 Comments

Being happy in Whoville

A strange thing happened this morning. At 7:30, a bright glowing orb appeared on the horizon in the eastern sky. I am quite happy about that. I am in retail and I can tell you that after about two weeks of dreary December weather, people get their knickers in a [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Pedaling between the raindrops @ Lake Shasta

Now that we seem to be back to our normal winter weather pattern, instead of the barrage of doom that our skin would soon boil off, getting out on the bike is becoming more of a challenge. I still am waiting for my invite to join Zwift , more on [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Cycling amid the fall colors of Sonoma County

I had not planned on writing about the fall colors, until I made my monthly ride out to the Freestone Wildflower Bakery on Saturday. That is what happens here in Sonoma County. Sometimes the landscape just envelopes you and shouts “See, this is what I am talking about!” Reviewing the [...]

By | November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Bicycling and not being afraid of the dark

Today starts the workweek with the clocks rolled back. Most of us will get home in the darkness of the five o’clock hour wondering what do with our lives frustratingly so, since it is still warm outside. Do we go to the gym and box in our world with a [...]

By | November 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Saving the world from Lance Armstrong

Some interesting news out of Greenville, South Carolina occurred this past week. It is the home of George Hincapie, who was a Lance Armstrong loyalist during the U.S. Postal glory days long before the crash and burn. George, with his brother, owns and operates a successful cycling sportswear company and [...]

By | October 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Saying farewell to Michael Torckler

Michael and Rowan Torckler Remember Michael Torckler? If his name does not jog your memory, he was the victim of a violent crash on Pine Flat Road on June 29, 2012. If you still need help, read about it here. The relevance of this story is that the [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|0 Comments

A beautifully, painful fall Shasta County day

After riding in Levi’s Gran Fondo, I had not planned on riding another big ride for some time. That changed quickly last week when several family members and friends encouraged me to participate in the Shasta Wheelman Jamboree Century held this past Saturday in Palo Cedro, which is just east [...]

By | October 13th, 2014|0 Comments