Tuesday, August 31, 2010

R.I.P. Laurent Fignon

It has been announced that Laurent Fignon, winner of the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984, but perhaps best remembered for finishing second by eight seconds to Greg LeMond in 1989 in the closest ever edition in the race, has lost his battle with cancer. The 50-year-old, nicknamed the Professeur for his studious looks and glasses, who died at 1230 local time today, revealed he was suffering from cancer in his 2009 book, We Were Young and Carefree.

R.I.P. Bob Maitland

From John Crump of the CR list:

Bob Maitland. Rode for the Concorde CC, Solihull CC and as a pro for BSA. Hercules etc rode the Tour of Britian many times and also the TDF. At one time he was a mate and competitor. Passed on at age 86yrs in France a few days ago. John Crump OldbutstllatitBrit. Parker, Co USA

more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Maitland

Monday, August 23, 2010

cupertino to san carlos ride 8.22.10

what a beautiful day! i'm thinkin' the best weather so far this summer. made for a nice hard-as-i-could-go ride about 34 miles. started in cupertino then made it to foothill expy. and flew on the masi 3v to los altos for the vette show. those corvettes filled the entire length of main st. must've been every vette in the state was there - ok, maybe only 1/2 of them... after the show it was more hard cranking back on foothill heading north then left on alpine and right on portola valley rd. very nice riding and i notice the stone house is for sale again. wonder how much it is now? oh, listed for 2.3 - shoulda bought it 10 yrs. ago for 1 mil... continuing on i took mtn. home rd. to roberts mkt. since i was starving but didn't see anyone i knew to watch my bike while i got one of those long prosciutto sandwiches. saw reesie heading south on cañada rd. about a mile later but guess i didn't yell loud enough for her to notice - probably hard to hear anything when you're riding eleventy-seven mph. just about the 280 junction i ran into a couple young ladies and their dad selling lemonade at their stand - that was a life saver and got the masi and me the rest of the way home. thx masi and lemonade and a fantastic weather day!

'til next time, "Have a Nice Ride"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

local music in august

August 5: San Francisco Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Party w/Chuck Prophet, Mezzanine

August 8: KFOG Local Scene House Concert w/Jethro Jeremiah and HYIM, San Francisco

August 14-15: Outside Lands with Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir and more

August 20: DWDM @ Wente Vineyards w/Megan Slankard and Pine + Battery

August 21: KFOG Day @ Art & Soul Oakland w/Cake, The Bittersweets and more TBA

August 28: Napa Blues, Brews & BBQ w/Reckless In Vegas, Elliot Randall & The Deadmen, OONA

August 28: KFOG Local Scene House Concert w/Cyndi Harvell and The Family Crest, Oakland

September 4: DWDM Day of Discovery Festival w/Luce, The Ferocious Few, Heather Combs and more, Wente Vineyards

September 19: KFOG Local Scene House Concert w/Megan Slankard and Tiny Television, Saratoga