Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Yea but, what about...

the teenager, the dog and the weight of the world" he said to his lovely bride of 16 years. With a half smile she simply replied, "then we'll pedal there". How is it that four little words can instantly change the amount of serotonin and dopamine splashing around in your brain? And with those wonderful shared words, I had us ready in 7 mins flat. Our journey will begin on the beloved Monterey Bay Regional Sanctuary Scenic Coastal Trail Access Steinbeck Fremont Network Historical Mission Camino Real Boogie and return via the Gabilan Range. The quick lesson here is to never overthink a half-baked idea when the spouse is in for a multi day pedal or was it to never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. Either way, life is way too short to start over thinking now.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

"Amazon Alexi Grewal- get me a 3 day weekend"

With the news of Amazon purchasing Whole Foods and utilizing the brick and mortar platform to launch a new food delivery system and mind blowing data mining program, we decided to bug out of town off the radar for a few days and get back to our roots tucked high up on the Sierra crest. Last week I mentioned that I've never purchased anything from Amazon and some folks just about had a breakdown. I asked them if you could buy a day off or purchase more time with family. We jokingly decided our mini trip would be co-sponsored by Amazon considering folks buy just about everything from them. Enjoy your outside time with friends and family this summer, it's free on Amazon (for now).

 Olive relying on her vball legs traversing the Fallen Leaf Boogie

     double auntie ice cream run

         Mama Wuleur scrambling on a Scrambler in between some lake time.

            Nephew Wuleur Luke Grenier literally off the couch for a 75 mile boogie around the lake. Dude never gets out of the saddle! It must be nice being 17 and have the lung capacity of a Hungarian H20 Polo player.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kucharik Wool - Made in California...

Kucharik has been making affordable long lasting wool jerseys for decades and they're made in California (not just "designed in California"). Mama Wuleur made me toss out my long sleeve last year and I was told I might want to think about replacing my short sleeve from the late 90's. I took possession of a beautiful royal blue top today and they fit and feel perfectly and they're only 59 bucks! I went with the full zip and will inevitably sew on a custom patch or two. For the record, the pockets are like a hobbit bag as they seem to magically expand to hold just about everything. Let's see if this one lasts almost 20 years and over 100,000 miles.

59 dollar wool happiness

this guy has kept me warm, cool, and happy for 20 years and counting

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jobst approved...

With some motivation and done correctly, you can vulcanize patches on top of patches. I rescued these guys from a small group ride this winter. Olive helped me successfully patch these double punctures. 


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Naturally, I'll say it's the wine...

If Peter Sichel could gracefully embrace the next generation of wine drinkers than I should be able to embrace millennial cyclists (I think). Thank you Peter for the lesson in generational acceptance. Baby still won't find me on social media and I'm not allowed to grow a beard until March of 2023.

For the record: Peter worked for the CIA as an operative in Europe and Honk Kong post WWII.