Saturday, November 11, 2006

I Love Southern CA

I spent the day driving all over Ocean County and San Diego County for meetings today. I love this place. I have always loved this place. San Diego was my first experience with "palm trees," and it left an enduring impression. In hindsight, I have no idea why I ever returned to Minneapolis after my first trip to SD back in the early 90s--- when in fact I had absolutely nothing to lose by relocating. Of course, I have a true masochistic streak when it comes to climate, and post-college have move continually north, rather than south.

But then again, this is California, which is nothing remotely related to "reality." I cannot imagine living here. Despite the climate, this seems like a cruel environment to ride bikes.

1 comment:

Dan I. said...

In the late 80's, I went to SD to find a job. I rekindled my bike passion while I was there for a couple months. Alas, I ended up getting a job back home in Minnesota.

I've been back a few times since (my bro lives in Ocean Beach) and done some great riding, both road and mountain. SD is possibly the best urban area in the US to be a cyclist. Glorious weather and not near the smog and congestion of "SmelL-A"