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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


The annual Park St. Art & Wine Festival was this past weekend, complete with the Alameda Fire Dept. pancake breakfast fundraiser. The kids had a great time as you can see. Funny how events like the festival tend to drain my wallet...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pt. Reyes Bicycle Camping

We had a great weekend camping, though exhausting. The bicycle trail in is only about 2.3 miles- the miles are bigger for little wheels! Note the huge load on the bike trailer. We looked like the Clampetts going down the road, but it's a lot easier than hiking in with small children. I'll be finding sand in my shoes for the next month or so.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sweet Leisure

Power's out in my building. Can't work. Is there any way to take corporate America off the grid?

Monday, July 7, 2008


Always have an out. Last Thursday on my way out of the office for the holiday weekend I discovered I had a flat rear tire. A scew had punctured it somwhere on the way to work that morning, apparently. Bummer! I had replaced both tires only a few weeks before, following the big trip. Fortunately I had a plug kit and pump with me, so it only took about 45 minutes for me to plug & inflate it. This photo is the inside of the plug after I had the tire replaced. It looked pretty good & was holding air, but I've had a previous MC throw a plug out after riding on it for a while. There goes a couple hundred $$! At least John Brimberry at OTD Cycles of Oakland cut me a good price and had me in and out promptly. I like this shop!