Paula photos

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Bike rides
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2007-08-12 Tour de Max


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The Tour de Max, named after Max Yonker, supported the Lance Armstrong Foundation, with 25, 40, and 70 mile options. I rode with my friend Dave on the 70 mile ride, we started in Menlo Park and rode over the mountains to the coast and back.

5 files, last one added on Aug 13, 2007
Album viewed 74 times

2007-08-23 SF falafel ride


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Met up with some BikeForum friends for a riding tour of San Francisco, including a great falafel shop. Including my ride to and from the Millbrae BART station, I did about 40 miles.

5 files, last one added on Aug 24, 2007
Album viewed 62 times

2007-08-26 Tour d'Organics Santa Cruz


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This ride benefitted and visited local organic farms, with lots of vegan food at the rest stops. There were 40, 60, and 100 mile options, I met up with a few new friends to do the 60 mile (5300') ride.

19 files, last one added on Aug 27, 2007
Album viewed 77 times

2007-10-27 BF Mt Tam


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5 files, last one added on Oct 29, 2007
Album viewed 54 times

2007-10-13 BF Calaveras-Palomares


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Another BF group ride, this time on Calaveras and Palomares in the East Bay. 8 of us met up in Milpitas, and rode a loop through Sunol, Pleasanton, Castro Valley, and Fremont.

18 files, last one added on Oct 18, 2007
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2007-11-23 Berkeley hills


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6 files, last one added on Dec 03, 2007
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2008-03-02 Three Bears


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I organized a BF group ride, this time in the East Bay, incorporating part of the Grizzly Peak Century route. We started at the Pleasant Hill BART station, then took Alhambra Valley to Bear Creek Rd where we rode the Three Bears (Mama, Baby and Papa). We took rollers through El Sobrante, Pinole (where we stopped for lunch), Hercules, and Rodeo. We then rode by the refineries, one last tough hill, and then descended back through Martinez to Pleasant Hill.

8 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2008
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2008-03 BF Bow


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On the women's bike forum that I am on, we have a special traveling "Bow" that visits different members and shares their adventures, a la "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants". It was my turn to host Bow at the end of March / beginning of April, and I wanted her to experience my different bikes.
Friday: Commute from Foster City to Union City on the Birdy.
Saturday: Group ride on the Peninsula with the Orbea.
Sunday: North Bay / SF group ride with the Ducati.

72 files, last one added on Apr 07, 2008
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2008-04-12 BF Oddball ride


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36 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2008
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2008-07-06 BF Tandem-Wheelsucker Ride


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20 files, last one added on Jul 09, 2008
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2008-07-12 SF Folderfest


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2 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2008
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2008-08-22 Russian Ridge


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4 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2008
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2008-08-30 Mt Diablo


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1 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2008
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2008-09-01 Mt Hamilton


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5 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2008
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2008-09-02 Water Dog Park


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2 files, last one added on Sep 04, 2008
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2008-09-03 Mt Tam


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5 files, last one added on Sep 04, 2008
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2008-09-05 San Bruno Mountain


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10 files, last one added on Sep 05, 2008
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2008-12-27 Mt Diablo


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Alan arranged this small group ride for Henry, who had never been up Mt. Diablo before. We climbed and descended the south side. It was cold!

9 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2008
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2009-04-12 Easter Tunitas Creek ride


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3 files, last one added on Apr 13, 2009
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2009-04-19 Tunitas - Page Mill loop


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4 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2009
Album viewed 28 times

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Bikes
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2006 Cannondale Bad Boy


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Bought in 2006, stolen in 2008. It took me lots of miles up and down hills and served me well. I miss it.

9 files, last one added on Nov 24, 2007
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2007 Orbea Onix


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5 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2009
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2007 Torker Unicycle


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1 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
Album viewed 29 times

2007 Birdy Yellow


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10 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2009
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Packing the Birdy


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The Birdy can fit into an airline-legal suitcase, such as this 29" Samsonite Oyster, by removing the wheels, pedals, and seatpost. More instructions can be found at http://www.gaerlan.com/bikes/birdy/birdypk.htm

21 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2008
Album viewed 86 times

Bianchi project


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4 files, last one added on Oct 19, 2008
Album viewed 30 times

1995 Trek 950


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4 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2009
Album viewed 317 times

 

7 albums on 1 page(s)

Cats
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Cats 2015


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43 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2015
Album viewed 16 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

DogsWatson and Grover
Agility
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2002-09-21 Grover at Livermore


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Agility is a really fun sport for dogs and handlers. The handler (usually the owner) directs the dog to navigate an obstacle course in a particular order. The handler can walk the course in advance, but the dog never sees it in advance. The obstacles can include various types of jumps and tunnels, weave poles (like a slalom), teeters, dogwalk (like a balance beam), and more.

Grover did a nice job at this NADAC trial. I tried with Watson too, but she was having an off day, so no photos of her.

5 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2007
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2002-02 Watson at Morgan Hill


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This was our very first agility trial (AKC). I only entered Watson as Grover was not quite ready at that point. We had a lot of fun there. The photos were done by a professional, these are scanned prints.

2 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2007
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2002-10-20 Watson at Pleasanton


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I ran both Watson and Grover in this AKC trial. Watson earned her one and only "Q" here, I was very proud. Grover did well too, but no pictures of him unfortunately.

1 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2007
Album viewed 30 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Candids
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Watson


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Watson is a female whippet, born in 1998. I adopted her from an all-breed rescue group at 5 months old.

93 files, last one added on Nov 27, 2014
Album viewed 71 times

Grover


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Grover is a male whippet born in 1997. I adopted him through Whippet Rescue at 3 years old.

26 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2012
Album viewed 51 times

Group shots


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30 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2012
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Pet Camp


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10 files, last one added on Apr 17, 2008
Album viewed 32 times

4 albums on 1 page(s)

Lure coursing
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2002-08-18 Hollister ASFA trial


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Lure coursing is a sport which allows sighthounds to chase a "lure" as if it were a rabbit running across a field. Typically the lure is a piece of a plastic garbage bag that is dragged around a field on a line and pulleys, powered by a starter motor. Up to 3 dogs run at any given time, wearing different color jackets, and are judged on various criteria, including speed, agility, and ability to follow the lure. Of course the dogs are just out there to have fun.

3 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2007
Album viewed 26 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

Kenpo
Kenpo candids
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Friends at Kenpo


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2 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 29 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

Kenpo class
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Kenpo 1998


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1 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 118 times

Kenpo 2003


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4 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 33 times

Kenpo 2007


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1 files, last one added on Dec 03, 2007
Album viewed 45 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

WSDS (Women's Self-Defense Seminar)
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WSDS 2003


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4 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 31 times

WSDS 2005


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2 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 31 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Miscellaneous
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Microscopy


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14 files, last one added on Nov 09, 2009
Album viewed 91 times

Wildlife


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12 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2012
Album viewed 35 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Cars
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Dave's 1962 Ford Falcon


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10 files, last one added on Aug 04, 2009
Album viewed 49 times

Car repairs


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10 files, last one added on Nov 06, 2009
Album viewed 45 times

Car shows


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13 files, last one added on Nov 06, 2009
Album viewed 48 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Friends
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2007-12 DML MOB party


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3 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2007
Album viewed 36 times

2007-10 Dinner with Axon friends


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3 files, last one added on Apr 17, 2008
Album viewed 38 times

2008-02 Tahoe skiing


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2 files, last one added on Apr 17, 2008
Album viewed 30 times

DMF


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5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2013
Album viewed 27 times

2009-01 Jamie hospital


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2 files, last one added on Jan 20, 2009
Album viewed 30 times

2009-05 Party


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24 files, last one added on May 27, 2009
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2009-11-28 Loma Mar hike


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5 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2009
Album viewed 30 times

2009-11-15 Dan & Dave fishing


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6 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2009
Album viewed 39 times

2010-05 West Coast DIMBY


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24 files, last one added on Jun 07, 2010
Album viewed 44 times

2012-06-24 beach cleanup


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13 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2012
Album viewed 41 times

2012-10-14 Cider making


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8 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2012
Album viewed 30 times

 

11 albums on 1 page(s)

Music
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Violin


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8 files, last one added on Jan 10, 2009
Album viewed 33 times

Instruments


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2 files, last one added on Jan 10, 2009
Album viewed 27 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Places
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UC Office


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6 files, last one added on May 08, 2008
Album viewed 33 times

Cape Cod House


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30 files, last one added on May 26, 2008
Album viewed 52 times

Jamie's boat


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4 files, last one added on Oct 29, 2008
Album viewed 29 times

FC apartment


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4 files, last one added on Jan 09, 2009
Album viewed 29 times

House


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70 files, last one added on Sep 28, 2014
Album viewed 80 times

Loma Mar


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36 files, last one added on May 25, 2011
Album viewed 48 times

Santa Cruz mountains


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15 files, last one added on Sep 08, 2012
Album viewed 47 times

Home wildlife


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28 files, last one added on Sep 28, 2014
Album viewed 41 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Posting
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Avatars


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24 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2009
Album viewed 1867 times

For Sale


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22 files, last one added on Oct 24, 2013
Album viewed 39 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Motorcycle
Motorbike rides
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2007-09-23 DML North Bay


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We started with a ladies clinic at a nice open parking lot, then rode up to Marin to meet up with the rest of the group for a nice ride around the North Bay.

11 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 26 times

2007-08-18 Peninsula ride


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My friends Rachel and Dave and I had a nice ride down some of our favorite Peninsula roads.

4 files, last one added on Aug 20, 2007
Album viewed 28 times

2007-07-29 DML Peninsula ride


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Somehow I managed to organize a DML group ride on the Peninsula. I took a few pictures while we were waiting around at Alice's.

3 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2007
Album viewed 42 times

2007-07 Laguna Seca Moto GP


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My friend Darren and I rode down highway 1 to Laguna Seca to watch the Moto GP races.

11 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 34 times

2007-05-26 Kenpo biker gang


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Our kenpo club had a beach day down in Aptos, so the four bikers in the club got together to ride down there, our first time riding together. We stopped at Alice's and Four Corners on our way. It was a beautiful ride down, but we all had terrible fog as we rode back individually up highway 1.

8 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 28 times

2009-02-28 Ride with Jamie


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4 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2009
Album viewed 28 times

2009-10-24 Monster Women peninsula ride


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8 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2009
Album viewed 33 times

2010-01-16 XCountry trial run


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6 files, last one added on Jan 20, 2010
Album viewed 39 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Motorbikes
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2007 Ducati Monster 695


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A friend took some nice photos of me and my bike by the San Mateo bridge and the bay.

24 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2009
Album viewed 1509 times

2007-03 Suzuki GS500F


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My first motorcycle was an '04 Suzuki GS500F. I had it for about 7 months before selling it and buying my Monster.

12 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 33 times

2007-11 San Mateo motorcycle show


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2 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2007
Album viewed 31 times

1979 Kawasaki KZ400


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20 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2008
Album viewed 411 times

Peg Perego S4


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2 files, last one added on Jul 26, 2008
Album viewed 34 times

Friends


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22 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2012
Album viewed 42 times

Monster tank prop


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7 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2008
Album viewed 30 times

2006 Honda CRF 150F


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9 files, last one added on Jul 08, 2012
Album viewed 29 times

Dave's S4R


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AKA "Mudball"

17 files, last one added on Dec 08, 2008
Album viewed 43 times

Rental R1200GS


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3 files, last one added on Dec 08, 2008
Album viewed 28 times

Mudball


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28 files, last one added on Jun 10, 2009
Album viewed 48 times

Jamie's 620


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27 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2011
Album viewed 40 times

Botts Dot oops


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5 files, last one added on Oct 18, 2009
Album viewed 28 times

2007 BMW G650 XCountry


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7 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2012
Album viewed 37 times

2007 BMW G650 XChallenge


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17 files, last one added on Jun 10, 2012
Album viewed 49 times

XCountry 11-2013


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8 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2013
Album viewed 50 times

Gorram KTM


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10 files, last one added on Oct 10, 2014
Album viewed 19 times

 

17 albums on 1 page(s)

Trackdays
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2007-10 Thunderhill Keigwins Novice School


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16 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
Album viewed 49 times

2007-07 Thunderhill Track Day


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I had my first track day at Thunderhill with Zoom Zoom's women's group. I went from fairly nervous at the beginning of the day to reasonably confident by the end. I can see the change in the pictures (and my tires!) as well.

24 files, last one added on Jul 14, 2007
Album viewed 42 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Travel
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2012-02 SLO


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61 files, last one added on Mar 19, 2012
Album viewed 79 times

2012-12 SLO


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17 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2013
Album viewed 47 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

2001-2006 Holiday trips
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2001-09 Hungary


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8 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2007
Album viewed 36 times

2002-01 Thailand


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11 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2007
Album viewed 33 times

2005-06 China


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Beijing and Xian

16 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2007
Album viewed 54 times

2006-09 Hawaii


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9 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2007
Album viewed 36 times

4 albums on 1 page(s)

2005 Business trips
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2005-06 London


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This was my first time to London, as well as my first international business trip. We were there for a product launch, and managed to find a little free time afterwards as well.

8 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2007
Album viewed 30 times

2005-08 Osaka


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This was my first of many visits to Japan.

9 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2007
Album viewed 43 times

2005-09 Geneva


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10 files, last one added on Aug 29, 2007
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2005-10-11 World Imaging Tour


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Around the world in 30 days! This was my craziest business trip ever, and I hope to never do another one like it.

I was away from home for 30 days, and in that time visited Seattle, Chicago, Munich, Toulouse, London, Peterborough, Cambridge (UK), Reading, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris, London, New York, Newark, Boston, Cambridge (MA), Newark, DC, Tokyo, Kamakura, and Osaka. I only had three non-work, non-traveling days, Cambridge, Paris, and Kamakura.

24 files, last one added on Aug 29, 2007
Album viewed 43 times

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2006 Business trips
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2006-10 Asia tour


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This two-week trip started in Beijing, then onto Tokyo and Osaka, Seoul, and finally finished up in Singapore.

17 files, last one added on Oct 02, 2007
Album viewed 48 times

2006-04 Durham - Melbourne - Shanghai


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One of my craziest trips (3 weeks total), I started out in Durham (didn't take any pictures here). I had scheduled half a day in San Francisco to unpack, repack, do a customer demo and catch a flight to Melbourne. On the way I was told that I had to "stop by" Shanghai afterwards. This meant getting an emergency last-minute Chinese visa in less than one day. To top it off I had a sinus infection and laryngitis, but I still managed to get out and see the cities a bit.

8 files, last one added on Oct 02, 2007
Album viewed 31 times

2006-01 San Diego


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At this big meeting in San Diego, we had an afternoon off for fun, followed by a formal dinner party. My friend Jeff and I borrowed scooters from Jan and rode them around town. I managed to get mine up to 40 mph for a few minutes but then it overheated and stalled.

13 files, last one added on Oct 02, 2007
Album viewed 39 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

2007 Business trips
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2007-07 - Murnau and Munich


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I really enjoyed driving in Germany on my previous business trip, so I decided to try renting a motorcycle this time around! I reserved the smallest (shortest) one I could find, a BMW F650GS single-cylinder bike. It ended up being quite big for me, but still manageable. I had a lot of fun riding around the Alps on it, and even made some of my coworkers jealous....

8 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 27 times

2007-09 - Singapore, Netherlands, Paris, Zurich


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Another multi-continent business trip, I started with a week in Singapore, and took advantage of the nice weather for some fun on my first day there. I then flew to Amsterdam (via Heathrow) and took a train to Utrecht to spend the weekend with my friends Harmony (Canadian) and Ivo (Dutch), who had just moved there. From Utrecht it was off to Paris via the Thalys train from Rotterdam. After 2 days in Paris, we took moto taxis to CDG airport and flew back to Amsterdam, and then took 2 trains to get to a small town called Oss. 2 days in Oss, then it was back to the airport and off to Zurich (via Gatwick). After a day and a half in Zurich it was finally time to head back home (via DC - no direct legs this entire trip).

58 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2007
Album viewed 71 times

2007-06 - Sweden, Germany, Paris


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This midsummer trip took me to Sweden (Stockholm and Sodertalje), Germany (Penzberg and Munich), and Paris. I had a little bit of time to explore Stockholm and Uppsala while I was in Sweden, and ended up renting a canoe and paddling around the islands, and visiting one of the museums.

In Germany I got to drive on the Autobahn for the first time, in an Audi A4.

32 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007
Album viewed 42 times

2007-12 - DC and Boston


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3 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 27 times

4 albums on 1 page(s)

2007 Ireland solo bicycle tourMy bicycle vacation in Ireland
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July 1 - Galway to Ennis


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The first day of riding, I did 58 miles. This turned out to be one of the nicer days of the week, with one major downpour and several smaller drizzles, wind not too bad.

The night before, I had gotten my bike and maps. I met a couple from Omaha, Tim and Cathy, who were also starting out at the same time as me but headed for a different route.

The ride went well, I felt good enough to do some extra miles to stop off in Gort. Good thing as it was otherwise a long way between pubs and shops.

I soon got into the rhythm and spirit of riding. I found I didn't have any trouble riding on the left (I've driven on the left before) apart from U-turns (more about them later!) and occasionally looking behind me over the wrong shoulder. I enjoyed seeing all the animals as I went by, mostly farm animals such as cows, horses, sheep, and ducks. Many dogs came out and barked at me but they were all friendly.

Although Irish drivers tend to go quite fast, they were for the most part very considerate while passing. I quickly got into a pattern of signaling to them when it was safe to pass me as I had much better visibility than them, which they seemed to appreciate. However, on some of the narrowest single-lane roads I simply had to dismount and move off into the brush to let cars by. Fortunately on those roads the cars were far and few between.

13 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2007
Album viewed 38 times

July 2 - Ennis to Kilkee


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I rode 51 miles this day, with rain and head winds most of the way as I headed towards the coast. The rain kept me from taking more pictures. Most of the riding was again on nice quiet roads.

There were some challenges - I unfortunately got a bit lost towards the end (adding 10 miles to my route) and had to stop and ask for directions at an auto repair garage. Again the roads were quite rough, one of them had more potholes than solid ground, making me feel like I was playing hopscotch on it.

When I got to Kilkee I realized my legs were sunburnt. I couldn't believe it in such rainy weather, but it turns out the rain was washing away my sunscreen.

4 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2007
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July 3 - Kilkee to Loop Head and back


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I rode a light 43 miles today on a loop starting and ending in the resort town of Kilkee. This turned out to be one of the nicest days for weather, with less rain and even some sun and blue skies. I started feeling much more comfortable, both on the bike and with popping into pubs in the tiny little villages where everyone knows everything about one another.

I had headwinds most of the way to Loop Head (the tip of the peninsula), and tailwinds and crosswinds on the way back. At one point, I was riding back downhill with a tailwind pushing me on, when I came around a bend and suddenly a crosswind blew me to opposite side of the road. Luckily the roads weren't too busy there! I found that dealing with the winds was similar to on the motorcycle, keeping my upper body loose and countersteering to lean the bike into the wind helped tremendously.

In the morning at breakfast I briefly met a nice German couple, Heike and Wolfgang, from a town near Heidelberg. I later discovered they were also riding some of the same roads as me on their tandem bike.

On my way to Loop Head I was stopped by a tourist family (in 4 cars!) and asked where I rented my bike. When I answered "Galway", they couldn't believe it. They turned around and found a local place to rent bikes, and I later passed them struggling uphill against strong headwinds. As I was finishing up my snack at Loop Head, they finally managed to make their way up there, one by one. I offered to take a photo of all of them together, and then discovered that a couple of them also wanted to have their pictures taken with the crazy American girl!

6 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2007
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July 4 - Kilkee to Lisdoonvarna


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I rode 64 miles total, which was a combination of an inland route from Kilkee to the spa town of Lisdoonvarna via Lehinch, Ennistimon, and Kilfenora, and then out to the Cliffs of Moher and back to Lisdoonvarna. Unfortunately it was another very wet and windy day, with the uphill climbs to the cliffs especially challenging with headwinds and lots of traffic. Coming back downhill with tailwinds was much nicer, even though it was pouring by this time!

I had my only accident of the week this morning, luckily it was a very minor fall caused by a bad U-turn. I got much better at them through the week though!

Besides speaking more with Heike and Wolfgang, I also met a nice group of Canadian cyclists in our B&B in Lisdoonvarna while thawing myself out in front of the fire. Irving, Isabelle, Steve and Helsa thought I was a bit crazy for doing my tour on my own but I thought they were a bit crazy to be part of a group of 16. We all went out to dinner together at the Roadside Tavern, a nice pub in town that had some traditional music playing.

7 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2007
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July 5 - Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaghan and back


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This was the toughest riding day of the week, with rain and gale force headwinds for most of the way. Getting lost in the morning added on 12 miles for a total of 57 for the day. If the Irish weatherman is commenting on how bad the 60 kph winds are (bad enough to close down the ferries) they must be bad! I startled one farmer with my tongue in cheek "Lovely day" comment, to which he replied, "Well, it's a bit wet!"

At the caves I met a nice family, with the father from Humboldt, CA who has been living in Norway the last 8 years. He met his partner twice on a train in Europe, figured it was destiny, and moved to Norway to be with her and start a family. He now works as a set designer for the only soap opera in Norway.

I saw Heike and Wolfgang and the Canadians a couple of times on the road today. This was definitely the busiest of all my routes, I didn't see too many other bicycles the rest of the week. However I didn't see anyone else (besides cows) on the last extension I did, which included an exhausting 2.5 mile straight climb against the headwinds.

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July 6 - Lisdoonvarna to Galway


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I had much better weather today, with a mix of sun and rain and winds. Although my odometer finally quit in the rain, I think I rode about 62 miles. The final stretch from Oranmore to Galway on major thoroughfares at rush hour was pretty challenging!

On my way to Kinvarra, I met 3 young lads walking, they stopped me and asked directions to Ballyvaughn. I think they must have been pulling my leg, as it was miles away and they were headed in the wrong direction! One of them told me to stop by a particular pub in Kinvarra and ask for "Seals", but I didn't really trust him enough to do that.

One of the other boys called me a "loner" for riding on my own. I think he was a bit young to appreciate how nice it was not to argue with anyone about where and when and how far to ride. I certainly didn't want to get in a fight with myself! Furthermore, I felt that being a woman on my own made me more approachable, and I found it relatively easy this time to meet many new people and strike up conversations, so I actually found traveling this way to be more social than previous vacations.

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July 6/7 - Galway


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On Friday evening I walked with Heike and Wolfgang into town to find some dinner. The crowded paths in Galway turned out to be a bit of a culture shock after all the nice quiet villages and country roads! Afterwards we stopped by the greyhound track next door to where we were staying and watched their final race.

Saturday was a short day, with no rush to get anywhere, and probably the nicest weather we had all week with rain only in the morning. I actually hadn't planned to ride this day as I thought I would have to return my bike, but I was able to keep it to ride out to Moycullen, and then back along the coast for a total of about 26 miles.

In Moycullen I went for an hour-long horse ride with a guide, John, and an experienced horsewoman, Audrey, both locals, which made for a nice change. I had completely forgotten that there would be differences between English-style and Western-style riding, though! I was used to Western style, so this felt like going from a car with power steering to a completely manual car. We did some brisk trotting (with posting) for a good part of the ride, which would be unusual for an American trail ride. My horse, Brandy, was a bit stubborn, adding to the challenge.

On the ride back I had a nice chat with a local windsurfer, Eamonn, whose son is living in LA. I watched him head out as I ate my lunch. It's been nice on this trip to meet so many active people who try to live their lives as fully as possible.

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July 8 - London


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I spent an evening in London on the way home, as it was far more convenient for the flights.

After arriving too late to catch the Tour de France, and with the Wimbledon Men's Final well underway, I decided to go for a long walk around town. I spent a few hours wandering around, including Notting Hill, Hyde Park (one of my favorite spots in London), St. James's Park and Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Soho and Marylebone, ending up at one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants.

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2008-01 Pasadena


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We had our international sales meeting in Pasadena, with an "A-List" party theme. I decided that "trashy + handcuffs" could work for a few celebs, but ostensibly I went as Lindsay Lohan.

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2008-02 Hong Kong and Singapore


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In February, I spent a week in Hong Kong doing presentations and trainings, then over the weekend headed to Singapore and spent the next couple of days there for more meetings. I rented a road bike for the weekend and rode around Singapore and across the border to Malaysia. This was the first time that I have ridden a bicycle across an international border.

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2008-08 Lake Tahoe road trip


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Dave and I rode our Ducs up to South Lake Tahoe for a long weekend

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2009-07 Oregon


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Dave and I got married at SF City Hall on December 2.

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