Sunrise / Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset

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.

My Ride

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.

Detailed View

My Trek Madone 4.5 Details

Sizes: 60cm

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

2014 Mt Whitney Climb

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.  First Picture Continue reading 2014 Mt Whitney Climb

2014 Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley

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.

This trip had a number of highlights including a tent stay in Curry Village in Yosemite Valley which was the only place we could stay for the night on Saturday. Tent in Curry Village

Continue reading 2014 Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley

Mount Baldy

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. Start of the hike Continue reading Mount Baldy