Category Archives: Roadtrip

R and R (Races and RVing)

We are signed up for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon next week.  If you’ve seen the highly acclaimed movie Sideways with Paul Giamatti, you’ll have a good idea of the towns, back roads and vineyards we will be running … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Half Marathon

The Austin Half Marathon is one brutal course.  Sunday, Valentines Day 2016, started at 5:15 a.m. with a quick trip to Starbucks for a caffeine jolt before we walked across the Congress Avenue Bridge for the 7 a.m. start.  That morning, … Continue reading

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2016 Austin Half Marathon, Redux

We’ve enjoyed the opportunities we’ve had to drive the RV to running, hiking and biking events, so here is one that is shaping up as a possibility.  We are signed up for a return to Central Texas for the Austin Half Marathon on February 14, 2016. … Continue reading

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Texas, West Coast, Texas, East Coast, Texas

It’s a geographical club sandwich. About 10 days ago, we headed to the Western Outpost to work a few days and collect the Conestoga to drive it back to Texas for the winter.  I’ve flown the TX-CA route so many times … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Park

Just this side of the San Andreas Fault, south of the SF exurb of Hollister (which, btw, is almost entirely devoid of fashionable teens on skateboards), is the lazy man’s Yosemite National Park, Pinnacles National Park.  This National Park received … Continue reading

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HalloWine, a Northern Sonoma 5K

The official start of our 12 week training for the Maui Half Marathon started with a Halloween Day run in Northern Sonoma county about 100 miles north of the Western Outpost.  It was a small race, with about 500 Half … Continue reading

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Hello Wine

We’re taking a quick RV trip into Sonoma this weekend to run the HalloWine 5K (it’s the last 3.1 miles of the HalloWine Half Marathon). Although this has the benefit of allowing S to get her training jumpstarted for the Maui Half Marathon, … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 4, Sierra Nevada to the Pacific

After grabbing Starbucks and another Calistoga carwash, we pointed to the Sprinter west toward the Sierra Nevada and started the climb from 4,000 feet to the Donner pass at 7,500 feet.  This was somewhat anti-climactic for us, having previously crossed … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 3, Great Salt Desert to the Sierra Nevada

Now the Donner Party had a hell of a time getting over the Wasatch, and once over it, they saw 80 miles of the Great Salt Desert. Back then, the salt formed a thin crust over the marsh and their … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 2, Rockies to the Wasatch

When we last left you, we were at 14,110 feet on Pikes Peak. After our uneventful ride back down to 6,400 feet on the Cog Railway, we loaded up the land yacht and headed up to Interstate 70, taking pains … Continue reading

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