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John Clarke
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Awesome Sunday morning ride to the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton - the Bay Area's highest point, 4,000ft above sea level. Three hours, 5,000ft of climbing, great views!

http://www.strava.com/activities/222501702
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2014-11-24
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The joy of a DIY breakfast: home-grown tomatoes, basil, fresh eggs from our hens, enhanced with home-roasted Costa Rican coffee. I even hacked Linux onto my Chromebook at home!

Admittedly we don't have avocado trees nor a butter-churning operation, but it's only a matter of time.
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Chickens + yogurt = entertainment

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The carrot harvest. Baby tomatoes for scale. B-- could try harder.
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Awesome day in Alpine County yesterday, taking on the notorious Death Ride. Five mountain passes, 16,000ft of climbing over 124 miles. 

For non-cyclists: this is like cycling from London to Birmingham while simultaneously riding up to the top of Mont Blanc... and down again. In a day. (OK, if you're American think LA to San Diego + Mt Whitney).

Something around 3,500 cyclists, with roads closed for the first four passes - what a treat! But what really made Death Ride an unforgettable event was the hundreds of volunteers. Alpine is the least populated county in California, but it seemed like the entire county turned out to feed, water and support the riders. The atmosphere was incredible. 

Data here: http://www.strava.com/activities/165170050
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Death Ride 2014
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Joined by wild turkeys on my morning ride in Los Altos Hills!
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2014-06-30
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Once again, The Oatmeal surprises and informs...

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One positive side-effect of the chronic lack of Sierra snowpack - the passes are pretty much all open already, kicking off Death Ride training with a vengeance. Here you can see no snow at all at Monitor Pass, and only a few feet at Ebbett's. Nice for biking, but it's going to be a long, dry summer...
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Death Ride dry run, April 2014
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Living in the future!

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Give $1 to the nonprofit project 'Give Medicine to a Sick Child' and I will match your donation. https://onetoday.google.com/project?match=BADpyV3L
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