First of all, in the interest of full disclosure I must admit I stole the “Here and there” from a San Jose Mercury News sports writer. I can’t remember his name but I always liked how he bounced around with quick bullet points on many different subjects.
So, here’s some “bulletized” news about goings on up here in Markleeville, CA., the heart of the California Alps:
- New Members
Welcome Mary Ellen Riggs and Jeff Karotkin! Thank you for joining our merry band of troublemakers and we remind you to “ride with passion while honoring the sport of cycling.”
- A Week of Mountain Biking
Having had my road bike in the shop last week I was able to show my 29er (and myself) some love by doing a few mountain bike rides. I’ve got about 300 miles on Bullitt (as I’ve named that bike) and about 12,000 miles on Roscoe II (the name for my road bike). I spent the week in the forest, instead of riding around it and it was freakin’ awesome!
Here’s a couple more shots of the swallows dancing around and over one of the hot springs at Grover Hot Springs State Park. It’s an amazing place and this a.m., with the steam and the sunrise adding to the vibe, it was extremely chill. I like it…Extremely chill…You can use that if you want to, dude.
Okay, I’m done with the Spicoli impression. Onto the next bullet.
- Jerseys, Bibs and Windvests will be in soon
Four to six weeks was the timeline given to me by Castelli. We’re about 2/3 of the way there. Can’t wait to see the new schwag and I hope you feel the same way. By the time we get ’em in we’ll have a way for you to buy them right on this site. And the tees, too. Stay tuned and please tell your cycling and mountain biker buds and budettes too, k? Much appreciated. Just in case you forgot, here’s a few pix:
- New Signage in Town
My wife, Mom and I are members of the Markleeville Enhancement Club, which was instrumental in getting our two welcome signs recently refurbished. We held a little dedication ceremony last Saturday. Giving back, or giving to, is such a fantastic feeling.
Check out the shirt I’m wearing (I’m on the far right, kneeling). It’s kinda hard to see but it’s a CAC shirt and on my left chest is our tagline, “Let’s Kick Some Passes’ Asses!” Oh, and that wonderful woman in the tie-dye skirt is our Club Mother, (and my actual mother) January.
- A Short Video for Your Viewing Pleasure
I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself right now because I’m hanging out in the SF Bay Area as I write this post.
Just yesterday, I was in Diamond Valley, saying hi to ‘Shoe.
The mountains are calling! You coming?