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Bike to "Wherever" Day!
RouteArrows Owner Randall Here! Today would have been “bike to work day” but now that we’re in this “new reality” we have to do things a little differently. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition suggested that we all “bike to wherever” instead! I always work from home so “biking to work” just means going out for a ride and returning! So I decided to bike up what I call “Alpe d’ Wastez”, one of the summits in the old landfill-turned-park here in Mountain View. This spire towers over the Shoreline Park and Amphitheatre at a lofty 2,895 cm (about 95 ft!) The...
Another Time of the Signs
Near Pescadero, CA We just couldn't settle on one caption, so here's what we came up with... Thank you helpful sign, I would never have known how to avoid drowning otherwise.. Actually, I might enjoy drowning...in those deep blue skies! Thanks! You really saved my bacon! The highway sign crew really spelled it out for us didn’t they! I know that drowning is a bad thing, but what happens if I turn around when it’s not flooded? The sign committee obviously knows that tourists are often a few fries short of a happy meal. Is there a prize for not...
Time of the Signs
Welcome to the “Time of the Signs”! As event organizers and participants we frequently find ourselves out on the road, whether it’s scouting a new century route or going to an out of state bike tour or a marathon. We could be out on a lonely rural backroad, or coursing a busy urban thoroughfare, or in a quiet residential neighborhood. Every once in a while we come across a sign that really grabs our attention (which is what signs are designed to do), for being oddly unique or strange. They stand out from all the usual din; they catch our...
The Sequoia Century
I’d like to share this brief story about the inaugural Sequoia Century, maybe you'd like to give it a try too?! In early 1970, after I’d recently discovered the world of cycling, I was given a used Raleigh Record for my 13th birthday. I’d also saved up some of my paper route earnings so I could upgrade to a Campagnolo rear derailleur! March 1970. My first real bike! I rode that bike everywhere and I felt like a pro. I was free to explore the beautiful hills and valleys and the quiet roads to the west of the yet unborn...
Gold found on the 2016 Kings River Blossom Ride
Even with most weather prognostications pointing towards a “Rain-ageddon” for the weekend, the 2016 Kings River Blossom Ride, was absolutely wonderful! On Ennis Road, eastern Fresno, County, CA. Organized by the Reedley Lions Club, the 2016 event offered three routes; a 60 mile, a 40 mile and a 20 mile that explored the quiet agricultural back roads with acres of blossoms and up into the lush green oak and pine forested foothills northeast of Reedley. Under the “umbrella” of this event, I’d like to offer two points: the use of RouteArrows when rain is forecast, and more importantly, the benefit/rewards...
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