Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Riding up Twin Peaks

Riding up Twin Peaks with eastern and downtown San Francisco in the background.

Downtown San Francisco from atop Twin Peaks.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

SF Twilight Crit - mens and womens racing

Men's amateur racers.

Major crash and pile up.

Womens racing.

Women's cat 1 racers speeding past the grandstand on lap 5.

Womens pro racers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SF Giants beat Ariz. Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 9th

A nailbiter that came down to the final pitch to the final batter in the bottom of the 9th inning. Giants down 3-2 with 2 outs, 2 strikes. It seems to be over. And the pitch to Eugenio Velez ...Eugenio Velez's hit on the 0-2 pitch from Arizona's Brandon Lyon into the right-center-field gap drove in two runs and gave the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks today, completing a series sweep.

Monday, September 8, 2008

w/ Niece and Nephew

With nephew Jonathan, 13 years old.
With niece Jordan, 16 years old.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Giro de San Francisco - Labor Day Crit

Pro bike racers rode around a 1.25-mile loop in San Francisco's Levi's Plaza on Labor Day 2008.Cat 1 racers on turn #1.

Racer prep activity back in the pits.

Up the short hill the pack chases the leader.

Cat 1 racers whip around turn #2 during one of 55 laps around the 1.25-mile course.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Soap Art

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Behave! Rules at the fair

8 things you cannot do at the fair. Throwing of objects is not allowed. How do you win the bottle toss? or knock down the pins with a baseball? That's not right!

Security times two

For increased security, the San Mateo County Fair clones their security guards.


The big colorful slide. Weeeeee!

Up Your's Curious George!

It's great fun to shoot water up Curious George's um, hole? Hmm, I dunno what to make of this game of skill. Someone better call the Man in The Yellow Hat to come rescue poor Curious George.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Death Ride 2008

Jersey, Death Ride patch and check point stickers; one for every pass.

At the top of Ebbets Pass ... after hours of climbing in sweltering, 95-degree heat, then rain, and then hard marble-sized hail and painful cramps in my left shoulder, like a thick, steel blade was hanging in my upper back. Yes! Just two more mountain passes to climb. Will I make it? . . . Stay tuned.

Signs at HWY 89 outside South Lake Tahoe. Your last chance to turn back.

5:30am - Parked, unpacking the bikes, prepping for the day's ride.

The first climb. Almost to the top of Monitor Pass. Good pain. Great early morning views!

Top of Monitor Pass. First check point and rest station. Whew! One pass: 8,314 feet above sea level. Only four more to go.

Climbing up the back side of Monitor Pass -- in 95-degree heat -- the views across Topaz Valley. We started our second climb from way down there.

Reaching Monitor Pass again, completing the second pass. The sign says, "Monitor Pass, Elev 8,314 Ft.'

Speeding down the hill towards the Monitor Pass rest stop.

Rest stop near the foot of Ebbetts. Fuel and sunscreen stop before climbing pass #3, Ebbetts Pass. The weather was so beautiful. Little did I know the horror that lay ahead.

I stopped to take in the views and the scary-steep cliffs off Ebbetts Pass as earlier riders speed down on the descent.

The hard, wet, cold hail pummeled us :( Hey, nobody said anything about hail storms! I did not sign up for this.

Base camp for four days. Tony and I eating left-overs for dinner -- lots of carbs -- the night before the big ride.

Notice the smokey haze in the air from the wild fires that were burning in the valleys west and north of the mountains.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Saturday, May 31, 2008

Riding up Mt. Diablo

Passing 1,000 feet. No problem.

Passing 2,000 feet. Getting steep. But nice views.

Passing 3,000 feet. Almost to the top. Getting even steeper.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Stacy's art show

Art, wine and say "cheese"!