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Mini Touring, Day 3

Mini Touring, Day 3

Today's our big day on the bike. Remember, this mini tour is all about short distances between bike-friendly accommodations. Our destination is the retro Santa Maria Inn, 27 miles south. Winds have been strong the past few days. The tailwinds are…

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Why I Bailed On Portland

Why I bailed on Portland

I had my reasons, but may I start with why I moved to Portland in the first place? I had family there and I would move into the same high-rise apartment building downtown. That was a big plus. The MAX…

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Bye Santa Barbara

Bye Santa Barbara

It's our last morning; we will depart Santa Barbara at 2pm as we head for home. We've got time for a ride south along the coast; breakfast is our objective. Yeah, it's a beautiful off-road bike path, this Coast Route…

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Familiar Santa Barbara

Familiar Santa Barbara

Our favorite breakfast spot, Garrett's Old Fashion Restaurant, is just blocks from the Mission, so we have to pedal over and enjoy the views. Although it's our final stop on this 6-day getaway, there's no remorse. We've visited Santa Barbara…

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Santa Barbara’s Ed France

Santa Barbara’s Ed France

He's the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition — meet Ed France. Wouldn't Santa Barbara make a great bicycle friendly community? Of course, Ed feels this way, too, and we discuss the past, present and the future of…

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