San Diego

Another beautiful day and nice ride to complete the 2006 Christmas trip. Last night we had an “awards” night where everyone had brought a T-shirt and presented these along with a brief award. Many of them were for riding partners … Continue reading →


Beautiful ride today with a mixture of flat country in the morning and pretty hills in the afternoon. Bright sun with not much wind. Left just after 8am. Calm cool temperatures and flat farm country roads. A few miles of … Continue reading →


Beautiful weather and an easy ride today. We even had tailwinds past the wind farm! Most mornings there is some talk of the alternate route for the day. This time that alternate route climbed up several thousand feet before dropping … Continue reading →

Palm Desert

A long slow ride today. After yesterdays weather, the group was sensitive to weather possibilities. Word was passed back: dry, warmer but might be windy. I decided to get going early. I was packing up at 5:30am, got a bite … Continue reading →

Warner Springs

Weather made for a tough ride today. We knew that a “quick front” was coming through, but it was still dry as breakfast started. Word passed quickly, “its raining”. People with tents pitched quickly dashed out to pack the tent … Continue reading →

Pine Valley

Christmas traditions are those things done year after year, with their own particular rituals and patterns. The San Diego Hosteling International bicycle trip fits that description well. I’m riding it for the third time this year, so it is fun … Continue reading →