Sunday, August 03, 2008

Dead Donuts

It was a dark and stormy Sunday morning.

Well, not stormy, and not so dark, but SOME headlights and streetlights were still on at six in the morning when I headed out, after consuming a measuring cup of Albertson's Bran Flakes.

I rode east for 1.5 hours (what's that in metric?), then I stopped, snapped this pic, then turned around and headed back.

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This is rather near Alpine Blvd. and Dunbar Lane. A good place to turn around, as it is the TOP of a hill.

Heading up (west-ish) the little (depending on how one is feeling!) grade on Olde Highway 80 after the Los Coches intersection, I came upon this HORRIBLE sight!!

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Some fiend dumped this poor Long John on the side of the road. So sad!

The waste, the waste.

It was covered in ants, so I was not tempted.

Here's something I ran across while researching donuts, the Brown Bobby. Never heard of it, but it looks good! I feel deprived that my mother did not have one of these machines. Although she DID have a waffle iron, for which I am grateful!

I stopped at that memorial I keep mentioning. I made note of the name, it is Ralph Simpson. The year of death is 2004. I can't find anything on the web, so the circumstances are a mystery to me.

Ride Stats

Consumed: One water bottle of water; one Albertson's Peanut Butter & Chocolate Granola Bar

Ride Distance: 33.22 miles (53.48 km)
Ride Time: 2 hours 34 minutes 2 seconds
Ride Avg. Speed: 12.94 mph (20.84 km/h)

Odometer(to date): 7,110 miles (11447.1 km)

1 comment:

Ledgehead said...

Great blog! I found you blog by trying a web search for my own. I ride as well and one thing I think I'll do in the future is bring a camera. Everything goes by so fast, sometimes I should stop and take a picture (smell the roses).
Keep it between the white lines!

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