RAAM Team Start


I took my son on his very first train ride! We drove from Huntington Beach to the Irvine Train Station. We boarded in Irvine and de-boarded in Oceanside.

The train station is conveniently only blocks from the Oceanside Pier and subsequently the Race Across America start. His eyes lit up as the train approached the platform. He was so excited. It was really a great day.

I POSTED A VIDEO ON MY WEBSITE GO CHECK IT OUT HERE.

Giro Stage 21….


How many of you were in horror when watching this? The margin between Menchov and DiLuca was only 20 seconds before the beginning of the stage. It is amazing how fast the mechanic Menchov bested DiLuca in the TT and improved his margin of victory to 41 seconds to win his third grand tour. Menchov adds the Giro to his palmares which already includes the Vuelta victories in 2005 and 2007.

Irvine Ride of Silence Video


I’m happy to have done this ride. But I have mixed feelings. I’m disappointed in how little was known about this ride. By one account the turn-out was better at Irvine than it was when he attended the Long Beach and Fullerton versions in the previous years. I belong to Team Sho Air which has over 400 members and I believe there were only three members present, including Brandy and me.

On the other hand, the City of Irvine police department provide at least eight motorcycles and three cruises to escort us through our 9.7 mile Ride of Silence. I believe attendance was about 100 riders.

I have included a video below. Please make it a priority to attend this ride next year. In addition, if there are other activities that raise awareness for bicycle safety you should ATTEND and GET THE WORD OUT!!

HERE IS A VIDEO OF THE IRVINE RIDE OF SILENCE HELD ON MAY 20, 2009 SORRY NO GROOVY SOUNDTRACK THIS TIME. IT WAS A TIME OF REFLECTION. A BETTER QUALITY VIDEO CAN BE FOUND ON MY WEBSITE.