There is only one sunrise and one sunset everyday and I want to see as many of them as I can in my lifetime. I will often get up early just to see what beauty the morning will bring and over time I have accumulated some awesome pictures of sunrises and sunsets. Here are a few of my favorites.
This is the bike Terri bought for me on our anniversary in 2008. I ride this Trek Madone 4.5 which has taken me over 1000’s miles locally and on countless Century rides from Solvang to Palm Springs. I love this bike and thank my wife for buying me this sweet ride.
My Trek Madone 4.5 Details
Colors: Onyx carbon/silver
Wheels and Tires
Hubs: Bontrager Race
Rims: Bontrager Race
Tires: 700 x 23c Bontrager Race Lite
Brakeset: Alloy Dual Pivot brakes, Shimano 105 STI levers
Shift Levers: Shimano 105 STI
Crankset: Shimano 105 Compact, 34/50 teeth
Rear Cogs: 10-speed, 11 – 25 teeth
Seatpost: Bontrager Carbon
Saddle: Bontrager Race
Handlebar: Bontrager Select VR OS
Handlebar Stem: Bontrager Select OS
Headset: Aheadset cartridge
Tod and I decided we wanted to climb Mt Whitney, the highest mountain in the Continental United States standing 14,508 feet above sea level. The distance is 11 miles each way with an elevation gain of over 6,100 feet. We had to get a permit to allow us to climb to the top of Mt Whitney, and there are a limited number for climbing the entire 22 mile trip in one day, and even fewer permits for camping to make the ascent easier. Continue reading 2014 Mt Whitney Climb
Tod and I started our trip on Friday, August 8th by visiting with my Aunt Marilyn & Uncle Glen in La Grange, CA. What a beautiful home they have and how nice it was to spend the evening with them.
On Saturday May 17th, 2014, I took a hike to the top of Mount Baldy. This trip took about 5 and half hours to get to an elevation of 10,064 feet. Here is a picture of me with the high desert, including Victorville, CA in the background. I wanted to get up early so I could come out of the wilderness before noon, but I did not get to the mountain until about 9:30am, which put me back home after 3pm. The name of the mountain is actually San Antonio, but is called Mount Baldy because of the barren top of the mountain. Continue reading Mount Baldy