Off the beaten path

No one was available to join me on today’s ride, which provides a few benefits. Primarily, I have no time schedule and no one complains about the u-turns. Today I took the Night Train out and rode up I-5 to the 126 west which took me through places like Piru, Santa Paula and Saticoy. This video is the ride back from Like Piru to the Piru Motocross Park. It was totally unexpected to stumble upon the motocross park, but was entertaining to watch. Some of these guys got some big air. I posted some pictures if you want to check …

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Sometimes I Work

I am terrible about going to the bank. I know it causes bookkeeping issues so I decided to be a nice guy today and get rid of some of these checks. Day 29.

Gu Gu Sushi and Roll, Hermosa Beach

The first time I ever tried sushi was back in the early 70’s. Some new chain, whose name escapes me, had come to Southern California and my [now ex] wife and I decided to give it a shot. I was not impressed and never returned. Fast forward 30 years and I found myself in an industry whose members seemed to exist for sushi, so I was pretty much forced into developing a taste for it. I still would never consider ordering, and relied solely on others, as I did not have a clue what would be the best rolls. As …

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My Favorite Mexican Restaurant

There is absolutely no restaurant that I have been going to longer than Pancho’s Restaurant in Manhattan Beach. When I have out of town guests, Pancho’s is my “go to” place. I was kind of surprised when I saw that my girlfriend had named Pancho’s as her favorite restaurant on one of those Facebook quizzes, since she lives in another state and had only been there two or three times. The first time I went to Pancho’s was in 1971 or 1972. It was a small hole-in-the-wall joint with a Chinese decor. Apparently they had recently purchased the building and …

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