Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2009 Race Across America Get Ready and GO!

It is and incredible feat to participate in the Race Across America. No matter what you do for the race it is a big commitment to either put on the race, crew for the riders or ride. Everyone deserves KUDOS. Today the elite men, women and some teams began their journey of three thousand miles to Annapolis. You will be able to follow them online. RAA teams will start Saturday at 2:00 pm. It should be a great day since the City has closed The Strand to cars for a bikes only day, its only fitting.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

2009 Graduation Oceanside

Every year we look to our local high schools graduation ceremony to mark two important aspects of our lives, one the beginning of summer and two a reminiscent look back at our own graduation so many years ago. I am proud to say I graduated from Oceanside High School in 1967.
Riding my bike along The Strand yesterday was a trip. I saw thousands of student, parents, family members and friends waiting for the graduation ceremony to begin at the Bandshell next to the Pier. Good times or bad graduating students will make their way into the world as they have for 103 years at Oceanside High School.
Good luck to them all.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

San Luis Rey River Trail Just About Connected to Beach

It is really good news for bicyclist that the entrance from Pacific Street to the San Luis Rey River Trail will be open Saturday the 13Th. It will make it easier to get to the trail from along the beach and harbor. There is more work to be done to the train under crossing, but that will be later and should done quickly.

The San Luis Rey River Trail affords a flat paved surface next to open water, trees and greenery for about seven miles. It is a well traveled path safe for riders of all ages.

Ride on.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer has Begun

There is an actual date given to the beginning of Summer, but I would argue that it really begins in your community when certain things begin to happen. In Oceanside, first the beach needs to fill with goers who are coming no matter what the weather, second all of the easy parking becomes sparse in the morning hours and third when I5 going South backs up by 11:00 AM in the morning. This last weekend combined all three of the necessary ingredients to announce the beginning of Summer 2009. We are ready for the increase of guest and look forward to another great Summer.
I forgot the great Rock Concert by 94.9 yesterday. It sold out within hours. The Bandshell at the Pier is a HOT venue again.