Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
A spectacular quilt hanging in the banquet hall of the Cama Beach Cafe. I've spent a rainy weekend volunteering at the Center for Wooden Boats boathouse, sweeping floors, sorting and hanging life preservers and rowing around in circles in one of their historic row boats. I've really got to practice a lot more to correct my lopsided sculling.