Stan’s Obligatory Blog

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8/15/2004

Hollywood Hills

Filed under: — stan @ 8:35 pm

Today there was no official Sunday bike club ride, so the four of us who wanted to ride made our own. I made up a route that took us over to Hollywood, then up Nichols Canyon to Mulholland Drive. We took Mulholland down to Cahuenga Pass and then down into Burbank. Our snack stop was at Priscilla’s in Toluca Lake. Then straight home through Glendale and Eagle Rock. 49 miles.

8/14/2004

Tour de Curly

Filed under: — stan @ 8:21 pm

Today I went for a bike ride to see the sanitarium where Curly Howard died, as well as the cemetary where he is buried. Both are relatively close to our house. The sanitarium is an old building set back off the road, and it’s kind of hard to see. The cemetary seems a bit out of place, as it’s in the middle of the East L.A. barrio. Not the place one expects to find a Jewish cemetary. Still, it was an interesting little adventure, and it’s worth pausing for a moment to salute Curly, since he can still make us laugh over 50 years later. The bike ride was pretty nice, too. I did it early in the morning, so there wasn’t too much traffic. 29 miles.

 

8/8/2004

Flat ride

Filed under: — stan @ 8:05 pm

Rode with Foothill again today. It was Gene’s ‘Horizontal Bomp’ ride. Out to Monrovia, south to Temple City, and back through San Marino. The snack stop was at Il Fornaio. Then we went down past the Rose Bowl and up to Altadena Drive for the long downhill home. 38 miles.

8/7/2004

Short ride

Filed under: — stan @ 10:05 am

Did an early-morning ride today. Out to Duarte and back. Left the house at 06:25 and was back by 08:00. 25 miles.

8/1/2004

Short ride

Filed under: — stan @ 7:23 pm

Short ride early this morning. Duarte and back by the usual route. 25 miles.

7/31/2004

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.

7/18/2004

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.

7/17/2004

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.

7/11/2004

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.

7/4/2004

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.

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