Author Archives: Riding Thru Bees

The Expensive T-Shirt

It’s six days until the triathlon (Chula Vista Challenge – Olympic distance).  Under the bright blue noon sky, I head out on my last tune-up run.  The plan — an easy 3 or 4 miles to keep my legs sharp. … Continue reading

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Another Epic Yosemite Hike

The 4:30 AM alarm gives me flashbacks to my endurance events.  Marathon, half-marathon, triathlon, century — they all begin with the early  morning alarm.  Yet, this morning is not mine alone.  This time, it’s a family day of hiking in … Continue reading

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Walleye is on the Menu

The last cold run of the season. Continue reading

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Another Kilroy?

Almost a year later, I return to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. (see my last visit – Finding Kilroy or a prior one – Rock and Rain DC).  The city is familiar to the point of being stale.  I know the subway … Continue reading

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Thankful for the Rain

All morning I’ve listened to the pattering of my keyboard caused by  my fingers furiously pounding out a proposal.  I’m at 23 pages and still going.  This is why the company pays me; writing proposals, creating miracles on Excel spreadsheets, and magically predicting … Continue reading

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Christmas, Coffee, and Experience

Yesterday, I was reminded of something I always heard, but never heeded.  When brewing coffee in a French Press, there are temperature and timing requirements. My first true exposure to coffee brewing was watching a friend carefully grind his beans, lovingly … Continue reading

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Will I Ever See It Again?

The metric century ride boasts one epic climb, an 800 foot beast to a beautiful hilltop vista with ocean views. As my riding partner and I approach the base of the hill, we become excited at the prospect of a … Continue reading

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