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    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2015 edited
    On Genesee, approaching Balboa going north.

    Just had to have a few more parking spaces and a DZBL.

    Ran into these guys in Corvallis OR today.
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2015
    The Schwinn Lawyer:Ran into these guys in Corvallis OR today.
    I know exactly two people in Corvallis, OR - what are the chances that you would run into them, TSL?!
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2015
    Not sure where this is:

    What happens when there is a touch of wheels?

    Great photos and recap of Bike The Bay last weekend
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2015
    Card at Trader Joes ... Kind of looked like Hans
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2015 edited
    Saw this at Scripps Pier today:

    Anybody heard of this outfit before? I don't know why it would be parked at Scripps, unless La Jolla Shores Dr counts as an "ultimate bike climb." Also strange that anyone would leave two Pinarellos in the back of a truck, basically free for the taking...

    Here's their website:

    edit: They have a pretty cool listing of the top climbs in the US. Nate Harrison Grade is the highest rated in Southern California, at #15 in the US (ahead of Baldy).
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2015
    Pretty interesting method for rating climbs.

    The phone number on the web site points to an attorney's office in Santa Clara.
    Dumb place to park a Pinarello! Pretty f-in cool website thanks John. I wonder how long it will take me to knock-off the remaining 8 for the top 10 in Cali next year? New goals! Sigurd, this page was started by an attorneys office that really likes climbing and they started a bike club.
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2015
    Nice list. I've bagged a few of the California black diamonds. I had no idea. Should have done a selfie at the top.
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2015
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2015
    Bwahaha... ugggh! :(

    Along the same vein, just for fun in PB..... Ha!.
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2015

    I always find the shore birds, estuary birds / marsh birds to be interesting and attractive. They often just go about their business if you remain unobtrusive and non threatening.

    My favorites are the Great Blue Herons. They are graceful, majestic and can get really tall. While hiking around Lake Cuyamaca, I've seen them flying in from the Imperial Valley / Colorado River Delta, fly over the mountains and then glide down toward the coast. Wow.

    The north portion of Famosa Slough is clean, attractive and good sized. I knew it was there, but didn't realize the trail had been improved with benches and info panels. This time of year, the plants have that end of season hue of autumn color. Not the bright green of a verdant spring.

    I noticed the drain pipes at the far north end that run under the Highway-8 to the outlet on the the far side of the OB Bike Path. I don't know if ocean water from high tides can flow into the slough. There might be check valves on the pipe outlets. I think they work in one direction and only drain the slough if there is a lot of rain. That might mean the water in the slough is a brackish fresh water with little salt water component. Just guessing here.

    There are astronomical high tides this week with the full moon. These so called "King Tides" will reach up to 7.4 feet above mean low. That's pretty high. They occur from around 7 am to 10 am depending on the day. Early enough to observe and see the impacts. After the big high tide, comes the big low in the afternoon. Big wide sandy beaches, good for walking or riding your balloon tire beach cruiser. I might try to get out in the early morning to photo document some special areas. Just for drill.

    There will be some more King Tides with December's full moon and January's full moon. (The winter full moons are nearly at the zenith and so their pull is greater.)

    The weather service has issued warnings about minor coastal flooding. If there is any storm surge or big waves, the flooding will be greater.

    High Tides, El Niño And ‘The Blob’ In California
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Peggy Pico

    Port of San Diego, Scripps Institution continue studying climate change impact
    The Log
    By: Parimal M. Rohit
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2015
    Not much expected in the way of surf this week, so the king tides shouldn't be too destructive this year. According to the "Friends of Famosa Slough" there is tidal action within the slough, though dampened:
    Good information, thanks Shady.

    Look for all the usual suspects when it comes to urban flooding from King Tides.

    South Mission Beach
    PB Drive at Mission Blvd
    Barnett Ave by Pacific Highway
    Midway / Rosecrans
    Sunset Cliffs exit off of Ingraham Street

    I'm guessing areas in Coronado, south bay / IB
    as well a North County coastal by Del Mar / Cardiff / Encinitas
    Maybe even Carlsbad and O-side

    While hunting King Tides Thursday morning, I came across a few birds in the high water.
    This guy is just one of a few that were enjoying the unusual high tides in Rose Creek.

    I went back to the San Diego River and Famosa Slough in the afternoon to see what changes took place.
    Low tide for sure but a passing shower left a nice double rainbow over a flock of ducks.

    May all your birds be wild and free, singing songs of joy and peace.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2015
    Pacific Beach, low tide:

    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2015
    Salt Lake City:

    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2015 edited
    Yao Ming. He can call bikingbill or Sigurd "Shorty" without being ironic.

    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2015
    billd:Yao Ming. He can call bikingbill or Sigurd "Shorty" without being ironic.

    Nice Bike
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2015
    He needs to talk to Lennard Zinn.
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2016
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    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2016 edited
    BillD, I can't view those images, maybe because I don't have a Facebook account (and therefore am not logged into Facebook).
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2016
    Shady John: I can't view those images, maybe because I don't have a Facebook account (and there am not logged into Facebook).
    Seconded. Incredible as it may seem.
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2016
    Good Friday Moon for you Sigurd
    Evgeny Yorobe Photography
    Just a stunning pic of Soledad last night, among many others hes taken of our fair city.
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2016
    Shut Up Legs:Good Friday Moon for you Sigurd
    Evgeny Yorobe Photography
    Just a stunning pic of Soledad last night, among many others hes taken of our fair city.
    That's a great IG feed. Also check out alex.mgra on IG - artistic and imaginative nature (mostly) photos from San Diego (mostly).

    A young Jimi Hendrix on the left with his cousin Bob.
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2016
    Spotted this while walking along Clairemont Mesa Blvd. The guy was riding on the sidewalk against the flow of traffic on the road. Check out the crank:

    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2016
    My favorite way of traversing the 805 overpass on Clairemont Mesa is to ride on the sidewalk facing traffic. Going eastbound, I ride Conrad, then take the little walkway through the Motel 6 onto the sidewalk on Clairemont Mesa. Riding the sidewalk, especially on a mountain bike, gives me a clear view of the cars exiting and entering the freeway and I can cross the ramps with absolutely no drama. I ride the sidewalk out to Shawline, then take Convoy Court as far as I can before cutting back over to Clairemont Mesa.
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2016
    It was really more of a comment on the mountain/touring drive train on a racing frame with expensive deep aero wheels.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2016

    Logo on Google search page ~ fun!
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2016
    Genius improvised bike stand.

    Tour de Fat 2016 is a wrap!

    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2018 edited

    (plagiarized from Colville-Andersen @copenhagenize)