What a weekend! It was what I needed after a week of rain and lots of work. As Mr. Rhodes has noted, despite a forecast that didn't seem that promising, we got two days of mostly decent weather (at least during the day, it rained pretty hard later on Saturday night.) After a pretty wet… Continue reading Weekend Recap: Three Speed Pub Crawl (Sat 1/25) and Palm Tree Ride (Sun 1/26)
Just a reminder that the Palm Tree Ride is tomorrow! We ride in rain and not rain, so be prepared. The premise, as always, is the same: A 7 to 10 mile casual bicycle ride (not a loop) explorin’ the palm trees around town. I also throw in some other exotics and evergreens, like eucalypts,… Continue reading Palm Tree Ride is TOMORROW, Sunday January 26!
Ah, the annual middle-of winter tradition returns for, what, its fifteenth year? Yes, I have been doing it since 2005, only skipping 2016 when I thought I was "burnt out" from it. The premise, as always, is the same: A 7 to 10 mile casual bicycle ride (not a loop) explorin’ the palm trees around… Continue reading Palm Tree Ride, Sunday January 26!
This past weekend was a double-header of events, my Three Speed Get-Together on Saturday followed by the Palm Tree Ride on Sunday. We had a good little turn-out of six folks for the Get-Together. Since we all mostly knew each other, the talk mostly diverged from three speeds. Ah well! It was a wet day… Continue reading Weekend Report: 1/19-20
Yes! The Palm Tree Ride is back! I did it for ten years straight (2005-2015), then took a few years off. I brought it back last year as a one-off, with the idea I'd revive it if I felt the urge. Well, I can't say it's going to go on forever, but I definitely want… Continue reading Palm Tree Ride, Sun 20 January
Yes, three years ago I said I was done with the Palm Tree Ride. After 10 years of doing it annually, I had "lost the passion", so to speak. I'm not one for perpetuating traditions "just because". But never say never again! I've decided to bring it back at least for 2018, mostly due to… Continue reading Palm Tree Ride returns! Sunday January 21st.
I think the 11th and final Palm Tree Ride can be best described with one word: wet. Oh sure, it rains in the winter here, we all know that. But typically it's that drizzly stuff or passing showers. Saturday was a day of full-on, never-going-to-let-up R-A-I-N, the type of rain you'll get soaked to the… Continue reading Ride Report: Palm Tree Ride, 17 Jan 2015
Hello all! I've been doing the annual Palm Tree Ride since 2005, longer than the blog itself has existed! Whoo! And the ten year mark is a good a time as ever to hang up the hat, so to speak. I'm not saying that I'll never do a palm-themed ride again (never say never), but… Continue reading The Eleventh and Final Palm Tree Ride, Saturday 17 January