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Highland Way

Randonneur Ride Report: Mt. Charlie Meander

I love riding around Santa Cruz, as most of the roads are new to me; I think 90% of today’s 63-mile ride was heretofore unexplored territory. While TBO’s more familiar with the area as he lived here for several years, much of it was new to him as well as he’s only now getting around to checking out the vicinity by bike.
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Nakalele Blowhole

back to maui

TBO & I headed back to Maui for a week to celebrate my 40th birthday! We stayed in Kihei once again and explored the west side of the island at the Nakalene Blowhole, Ohai Trail and the Olivine Pools; bodysurfed at Slaughter House Beach; petted a ton of cute baby goats at a farm; rode a crazy 202k and rode up Haleakala on my actual birthday. And we didn’t neglect our appetites and ate loads of delicious food at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, Star Noodle, Maui Brewing Company, Paia Fish Market and Hali’imaile General Store. I think Kauai’s next on our bucket list…

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jersey city jaunt

TBO & I had a wonderful weekend getaway in Jersey City / NYC with our dear friends Ben and Gerry. It flew by far too quickly as we walked, biked, indulged in tons of delicious food and drinks — and happily whiled away the days and nights with lots of laughter and conversation. I miss them already and someday, I hope we all live in the same hippie compound together…
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