Anyway, made a movie re our cycling ride up Mt. Diablo--where it seems like bikes own the world. Its in 3 parts and gradually all 3 parts will make it onto You Tube. I didn't want to break it up but either my laptop computer doesn't have enough memory (more memory on the way) or a good video card (non correctable) to prevent Windows Moviemaker from melting down when I reach the 8 minute mark.
Click on link below for movies. Happy New Year.
Part 1--to the Junction
Part 2--to the Summit
Part 3--to the Summit
PS--If you want to see the casual joy of cycling check out the film below. The crown jewel of my old bike club, the Delta Pedalers, is the casual bike ride John & Margot Coker have been leading for years. Both just find joy about everything cycling--John loves the gagets and thing incredibly unique and Margot sings away as she rides. Usually riding with John means bs'ing about politics, the legal system, philosophy, art and music....I think he should have been a radio talk show host instead of a law professor/attorney/ musician. (John once told me about a passage in an antiquated circumstantial Evidence book when Teddy Roosevelt took the stand and all hell broke loose, and John did the Roosevelt dialog from memory--later he gave me a written copy of the passage and every time I read it I can hear John's voice dramatically doing Teddy.) Anyway I started with them about 15 years ago on a hybrid bike with mountain bike baggy shorts and a cotton t-shirt and swore I would never wear lycra. It was John's enthusiasm during 20 mile rides that got me going.
John and Margot's Tour of East County