In LA for Ride for Ronette

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Last night I drove up to Camarillo CA with Don and Sue to meet up with Jimmy Mac (editor MTB Action), Andy Hampsten (Andy Hampsten) and Scott Nichol, (Ibis) to eat dinner before the Ride for Ronette today.

Yesterday I did more of a tourist ride around La Jolla, trying to get everything in my mind organized for the next few days. I had been trying to get a hold of Wayne Stetina from Shimano, but hadn’t heard back. Then I get this text from Wayne saying that he is in a hospital in Florida after a crazy bad crash. He has a collapsed lung, broken ribs, collarbone and a few other problems. I never remember Wayne getting too hurt while he raced. I guess if you spend enough time riding, eventually it catches up with you. Anyway, I hope he gets better quickly.

So, today we’re all doing a 80 mile ride through the canyons around here. I did it last year and it was great. I haven’t seen Roy Knickman since the Coor’s reunion and am looking forward to riding with him some tomorrow. Along with a ton of others.

Okay. The weather is crazy all over the country. Snowing on the East coast, now snowing in Kansas, and a Santa Ana here in Southern California. The wind was blowing over 60 mph around here some yesterday. Today it’s supposed to be calmer. Last year it was over 100 degrees in the canyons. Today not even 70. I guess it’s that time of the year. Okay. Better get going.

I have to mention Todd Wells result down in Costa Rica yesterday. Winning stage one by over 10 minutes. Should be an interesting few days for him I’d think.

I've seen this guy for the past few days parked at the top of La Jolla Shores. I don't have any idea the make of this.

There is no place in the world that has automobiles like Southern California. This photo is from La Jolla this morning. A Porsche, then Mercedes, then Land Rover and finally a Lexus. This was nothing special. I could have taken this photo at about any place down there.

Photo from riding up Mt. Soladad yesterday morning.

In Jimmy Mac's office. Sue, foreground, Scott Nicol right and Andy in the background.

4 thoughts on “In LA for Ride for Ronette

  1. Ted Lewandowski

    About the only car worth anything is the Porsche 4S Convertible (still when they were air-cooled) and the Range Rover Sport (not Land Rover as you identify it) – the Lexus is worthless and the ML is almost 10 years old on ghetto rims.
    The top vehicle looks like an Airstream that someone made into a custom motor home.

  2. seis_pendejos

    Damn Ted, you’re harsh. I seem remember back in the days of training camps at the OTC and Batavus you being more laid back.

    Best wishes to you and your family!

  3. Scott Dickson

    I remember while showing at the Long Beach bicycle trade show in the mid-1980s doing a pre-show morning ride along the coastal highway lined with car lots loaded with exotic sports cars. That was enough to convince me to take in a homeless cat to keep the Healey company. Although old and cranky, it still roars when stepped upon as it is a 1965 Jaguar XKE (E-Type).

  4. H Luce

    You’re looking at about $100,000 of Airstream motor home, at least. One of the people i know in St Louis has one, it’s parked here at the farm when it’s not on the back lot at Circus Flora


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