Stan’s Obligatory Blog

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7/3/2004

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.

6/27/2004

Filed under: — stan @ 7:43 pm

Went riding again today. 41 miles to San Dimas and back. Stopped for a snack at Coffee Klatch. The new bike did well.

6/26/2004

Trying out the new bike

Filed under: — stan @ 7:45 pm

Took the new bike for a shakedown ride this afternoon. 25 miles to Duarte and back. Got a flat on the way back. The rim tape was slightly off-center, so two spoke holes were uncovered. Patched the hole and recentered the rim tape. The new Zefal pump was good. Got a good 80psi out of it pretty easily.

After I got home, I put the clipless pedals on the bike. Now that I’ve ridden it a bit, I’m ready to try them out.

6/20/2004

Bad Bike Day

Filed under: — stan @ 5:28 pm

Went riding again today. 39 miles. During the ride, I heard a new creak in my bike. So I had a look at it this evening, and I found a fatigue crack in the down tube. So, after 27 years, it’s the end of the line for my old Cuevas frame.

6/13/2004

Filed under: — stan @ 7:21 pm

Went riding again on the Foothill ‘moderate’ ride. We rode through South Pasadena and Highland Park to Griffith Park and a snack stop at Priscilla’s in Toluca Lake. On the way back, we stopped off to watch a race in Glendale. I made a point to go up the announcer and donate a $20 cash prime for the race we were watching. The route home went through La Canada. 43 miles.

bike racing picture


Riders sprint for the $20 prime I donated.

6/6/2004

Filed under: — stan @ 7:52 pm

Rode with the Foothill club today. We went south down through Arcadia and Temple City to the Rio Hondo bike path. We took south, coming back on San Gabriel and Del Mar through San Gabriel. We had a snack stop at Il Forniao in Old Town. For the last part, we went by the Rose Bowl and then up Arroyo to Altadena Drive. 40 miles.

5/23/2004

La Tuna Canyon

Filed under: — stan @ 8:25 pm

Today’s ride was “La Tuna Canyon East to West”. We went down Orange Grove and then past the Rose Bowl. Then up Salvia Canyon into La Cañada. Then we went down Hospital Hill and up Honolulu Ave to La Tuna Canyon. The day was cool and overcast, and it was sprinkling rain just a little bit. We went down the far side into Sunland, and then back on Glenoaks into Glendale. We stopped for a snack at Paradise Bakery. Coming home, we took Glenoaks and Colorado back into Pasadena.

42 miles.

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