Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mine entrance

San Cristoban mine, Almaden Quicksilver Park. The mining of cinnabar in the Almaden area went on as late as the 1970s.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hot daze

What does one do on the hottest day of the year, in the middle of the day? Go for a mountain bike ride in Almaden Quicksilver park! There was some shade, but a good portion of the ride was exposed.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Sculpture by Mardi Storm, originally shown at 2002 Burning Man.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Drop bars

The latest incarnation -- yet again -- of my ancient Miyata Triplecross hybrid. A new Tange Passage headset allowed me to move the brake cable hanger and use a nitto road stem, which allowed me to run the drop bars.

Handling is typical of a touring bike. Not particularly exciting, but manageable.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cinnamon Roll

Actually a donut -- not really a cinnamon roll.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Funny looking dog

Saw this up near Saratoga Gap on Saturday.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tarragon Restaurant

Nice restaurant on Murphy Street.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Stevens Creek Trail Bridge opens!

After about a year of construction, the bridge on the Stevens Creek trail over Moffett Boulevard opened last weekend. The extension of the trail from El Camino down to Sleeper Avenue also opened at the same time.

I love the new bridge. I go over it to and from work every day.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Train hits car; motorist at fault.

Because the driver of the car is ALWAYS at fault.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Top of Highway 9

It was raining at the top of Highway 9 last Saturday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Raspberry Jelly

You can't tell from this picture what's inside. This could be a lemon jelly donut for all you know. That would be scandalous.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tesla vs Tikit

Tesla Roadster: seats 2; costs $110000; weighs 2700 lbs.; can't take it on the bus.

Bike Friday Tikit: seats 1; costs $1000; weighs 24 lbs.; can take it on the bus.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sidewall Cut

Time for a new tire.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Philippino Candy

A co-worker went to the Philippines and came back with candy.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I seems as though it's been a very mild spring. Summer is just around the corner!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Glazed Cruller

Haven't posted one of these in a while. Krispy Kreme crullers are cake donuts rather than raised, as is the convention at most other donut shops.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Palo Alto Bowl

League night is Wednesdays. I saw a flyer for a five-week beginner class for $50, after which you also get a ball bag and custom-drilled ball.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

SF Camera Works

Thursday, June 04, 2009


Atop Black Mountain in the Montebello Open Space Preserve.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Hoover Tower

Herbert Hoover was Stanford University's first student. This photo, which includes Hoover Tower, was taken from the Dish trail above Stanford. I think that the structure in the foreground is part of the Hetch Hetchy water delivery system of the San Francisco Water District.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Dish trail at Stanford. After nine years of living in the area I finally walked it. It's pretty popular. Nice views of the valley. Paved. 3.7 mile loop.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

Many interesting buildings are lit up at night in downtown Sacramento.