What a great test run weekend touring adventure! I was completely reminded of why I love touring.
I was loaded up and on the road by 8:30 a.m. and made it to Golden Gate Bridge by 11:15- a mere 45 minutes longer than anticipated. The foggy chilly start along the ocean did not help get my motor running for the major ass-kicking climb to get up and over the foothill mountain pass between Continue reading →
My beloved bike seat gets a little zesty facelift!
First things first, I feel the need to get everything I own (bike related) out and displayed so I can evaluate what I have and don’t have. Oh man, I think (I know) I have way too much for this trip. It is only a one night overnight. First off, I am reminded of how heavy locks are! Am I really going to bring my U-lock and cable? I got away without one for 4 months solo in Europe. Surely I can last a day. My tent is darn heavy too. Do I really need it for Continue reading →
The fine folks at Performance Bikes in San Mateo, CA no sooner souped up my bike and I was off…to Ohio that is. So my beloved GT mountain Bike has sat in Calfornia awaiting my return. Yesterday was our big day to reunite and give’er a rip up down, up, down, up, down, Montara Mountain. I opted to climb the beautiful hills above Pacifica in anticipation of my first Continue reading →
Very last minute, I decided to get my old touring bike I had in Cleveland to San Francisco. I totally underestimated what was involved with packing and shipping my bike as it’s been awhile. Here’s what I learned and recalled a bit too late. Continue reading →
The time has come! I am making my way back to San Francisco from Ohio, and I’m ready to pilot some adventure cycling trips to move along on the journey toward creating the Semester on Cycle program. Continue reading →
The Original Scratch-n-Sniff Variety Show is set to do another show on Thursday, April 18 at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco (see video below). The line up includes all new acts, and some new interactive Scratch-n-Sniff Contests and more fun prizes. Acts shall include a musical comedy performance, magic, dance, mind reading, juggling, comedy…and some most unusual sideshow bits.
The original Scratch-n-Sniff Variety Show’s debut performance was a bit of a dream come true for me! Almost 15 years ago, I saw a variety show in San Francisco that spurred my interest in creating one myself. While I had produced one back in my hometown in Ohio, the experience of creating one in San Francisco was a whole other level. Oh My Continue reading →
The Zestiest New Year’s Eve Party will be at Cafe Du Nord in SF! 7×7 Magazine listed the Howlin Rain & Vetiver Show at Café Du Nord as one of “The 15 Best Places to Pop Champagne This New Year’s Eve” in San Francisco. The San Francisco Live Indie Music Meetup Continue reading →