Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Minis come to the 101 Cafe

The 101 Cafe was excited to be The Cafe for BMW's release of the new Mini Convertible . Publishers, writers and photographers drove their new Mini Convertibles from the swanky beach Tower 23 Hotel in San Diego's PB. The minis followed the Historic Highway 101 through the seven communities(PB, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside) to cruise into the 101 Cafe.

It is very fitting that the 101 Cafe host so many automobile related activities since it was opened and named for the Historic Highway 101. Look forward to more cars cruising into the Cafe soon.

Friday, February 13, 2009

2009 Amgen Tour of California

The largest cycling event in America, the 2009 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding, recently expanded, 750-mile course from Sacramento to Escondido from February 14-22, 2009.
How exciting to be able to see the International event unfold here in San Diego North and finish in Escondido. It has become evident that we are becoming more bicycle savvy here in the Sunshine state. Oceanside has been designated as a 'Bicycle Friendly City' by the League of American Bicyclist and years ago initiated the Dasani Blue Bikes Program for their community members and guest. There are over 72 miles of class 2 bike lanes in the community and The Strand affords the opportunity to ride inches from the sand.
We salute Lance Armstrong for his return to cycling and his efforts with LIVESTRONG.COM

San Diego North Convention and Visitor Bureau has taken the lead in doing the local promotion for the event and has worked to provide accommodations for the thousands of participants, crews and spectators.

This promises to be a world-class event.
You may want to check out the 101 Cafe's contribution to cycling, our ten foot bicycle we use for a bike rack.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rain at the 101

So we don't get much rain here in Oceanside, CA along the Historic Highway 101 which can be good and bad. Good is the endless amount of sunny days we can enjoy outside, bad is the few days we have to put up with our fire season. It seems like the last few years we have been reminded about the threat of fires in our backcountry. Even that would not be so bad if we had not allowed people to build their homes in these inland areas that you would bet would burn.

I guess most of us realize we live in an area that can be volatile. We trade off these concerns for the absolute beauty of our coast, mountains and desert. I love to read the predictions in the media about our weather because it seems as if they cannot get much right. Just last week I read where we were not getting much rain this season, yet our current storm has come to us about the same time as we might expect our rainy season to begin. I'll be the first to admit we don't get a lot of precipitation, but when you live in a desert you might expect that.
There will be a visit by the Mini Cooper Company this month at the 101 Cafe to let the press preview new models. The prospects of hosting them with about forty writers/photographers is so cool. These little cars have rolled onto asphalt in 1959 and eventually were manufactured and sold by BMW in 2002. The Cafe will be a part of a cruise the cars will make from Tower 23 along the Historic Route of the 101 to the 101 Cafe. The Cafe will be closed to the general public from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM. You can Cruise by February 18Th and see all the cool Minis though.