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A ride to Claremont

Filed under: — stan @ 7:21 pm

Today’s ride was out to Claremont for a bagel at 42nd St Bagels in the Claremont Village.

We had a good-sized group starting out, but it quickly split into a fast group and not-quite-as-fast group. We headed straight east, with a short jog north on the Santa Fe Dam bike path.

In Glendora, I noticed the historical marker for the Chance Building, so I had a quick look.

When we got to Claremont, we stopped at the bagel place and sat down. It was chilly sitting there, so we didn’t stay for too long. That was where we noticed the Verbal Building, so I figured that was worth a picture.

On the way back, we took Gladstone St most of the way. We had a headwind on the way back, but the 1% downgrade on Gladstone made up for it, and we still went very fast. Just before the street ended back at Santa Fe Dam was where I saw the odd bit of guerilla artwork on a street light box.

It was a pretty nice ride overall.

60 miles.


Focus on the positive

Filed under: — stan @ 12:52 am

There are times when one has to take stock and just try and remember that Things Aren’t All That Bad.

I’m dead, but if you’re reading this, you’re not, so take a moment to enjoy that happy fact.

Yes. I’m not dead yet. And that’s a Good Thing. But that’s about the best thing I can say at the moment.

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