Welcome to the new (late April 2016) home** of La Jolla Vélo and the 2nd Church of Cycling. Yes, the old bicycling links are missing, but over time I'll add back categorized pages of bicycling links that I think might be useful. I like riding and I like photographing bike races, so if you are looking for (free!) race photos like those from the 2016 20th Barrio Logan Grand Prix or the 2016 Vuelta a España, check out my blog. I'll post a link to race photos when I have a new batch to share.
In the meantime, this weebly-wobbly thing is a work in progress and a fresh template-wrangling exercise. During the transition, the primary chunk of cycling links from the "old" La Jolla Vélo home page has been moved here. Albums of old race photos can be found on flickr here.
Enjoy the ride!
*Credit to Father Kevin Linggi (high priest of San Diego's original Church of Cycling on Facebook & at ChurchofCycling.com) for first spreading the BETTER word on Sunday mornings for local worshippers. He also had some awesome cycling kits developed, which may now be collector's items. For those living outside the cycling world, "taking a pull" means getting to the front of a pack (peloton) of cyclists and being the rider—or one of the riders—who has to work hardest to push through the air. (On flat land, air resistance is the biggest physical force limiting our speed.) Those behind this leader may exert about 30% less energy to keep up, thanks to the draft caused by the initial rider(s). Sometimes it feels like a lot more than a 30% savings, especially in a big group.
**This site was made with great haste as my old server was expiring. Over time I'll rebuild just SOME of the original LJ Velo "content" on this Weebly platform, which might also [ultimately] allow a little more "social" interaction between you [the visitor] and me [the crusty old guy who doesn't want to waste TOO much time making web sites that won't have any visitors anyway] when I get the blog going. I noticed that—if I'm willing to pay for it—I can easily set up a store. So maybe, someday, I might take action on one of my cycling trinket/accessory ideas (coffee mugs? cycling kits? hymnals?) and try to sell something here.
***Who is Dan Goese? Nobody, but if you ride your road bike around coastal San Diego County you might recognize me. I'm the guy in the photo above, and in this selection of photos that Google has gathered of me (no nude shots yet!). I don't do much "social media" since my identity was stolen a few years ago, but I occasionally use Instagram just to help keep up with my family.