Stan’s Obligatory Blog


Griffith Park Ride

Filed under: — stan @ 5:14 pm

Rode to Griffith Park with the Covina club today. The ride started in Arcadia and went through Eagle Rock and Glendale to get to the park. Sadly, they didn’t go as fast as I would have liked. On the way back, they stopped at Foxy’s restaurant in Glendale. I skipped the stop and headed home, since it was already 10:30 by then, and I wanted to be home by noon. The route back was pretty much straight down Colorado Blvd all the way back to Pasadena. 44 miles.



Filed under: — stan @ 12:24 pm

Last night we heard a tremendous crack and crashing noise in the middle of the night. This morning, we woke up and found a big tree branch had fallen down on our driveway. We called the city, and they sent a crew out who turned it into mulch. Ah, the joys of suburban living…

tree branch tree branch


Toluca Lake

Filed under: — stan @ 8:29 pm

Rode with Foothill today. The Toluca Lake ride with a stop at Priscilla’s for a snack. Gene pushed the pace for part of the ride, and we were going pretty fast for a time. 41 miles.


Duarte and back

Filed under: — stan @ 8:28 pm

25 miles ride today. Did the Duarte-and-back loop, along with a side trip and stop at Macaroni Grill in Monrovia to buy some gift cards for Wayne and Nicole for watching our house when we go on vacation.


Weekend at Aunt Maggi’s House

Filed under: — stan @ 8:07 pm

Lucinda spent the night at Aunt Maggi’s house last night. They went to the pool, ran in a small race, and generally had fun.

Flat ride

Filed under: — stan @ 8:03 pm

Today’s ride was 36 miles of mostly-flat. We went east to Monrovia and then south to Temple City. Then west to San Gabriel and San Marino. Stopped at Il Fornaio in Old Town for a snack and then finished with the climb from past the Rose Bowl up to Altadena Drive. 36 miles.


Larchmont Village

Filed under: — stan @ 6:41 pm

We rode to Larchmont Village today. The route went down the arroyo and through Highland Park and Silver Lake. The stop was at Sam’s Bagels on Larchmont. On the way back, we rode over the Shakespeare Bridge and came back through Highland Park and South Pasadena. 41 miles total.


Short ride

Filed under: — stan @ 8:01 pm

Did a short ride today. 24 miles loop to Duarte and back. Came back up Highland Oaks/Grandview through Sierra Madre.

Another bad fan day…

Filed under: — stan @ 5:09 pm

The CPU fan has been making noise for a couple of weeks. Today the machine hung at about 15:00. When I tried to reboot it, it acted kind of flakey. The CPU heat sink was hot to the touch, and the fan was rattling. The BIOS reported the CPU was at 113F. So I went to Best Buy and got a new fan. Now it reports 105F and 5900RPM.

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