[conspire] OT: Edible Landscaping Tour, Tour de Peninsula

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jul 20 13:43:02 PDT 2012

Tomorrow, my clan will be off on an annual event that we always look
forward to:

  Dear Rick and  Deirdre,

  Food Grown in our Neighborhoods
  Edible Landscaping Tour

  Only two days until our Sixth Annual Edible Landscaping Tour. Visit 10
  local, organic vegetable gardens and get inspiration for your own!

  Saturday, July 21st    11:00 am - 4:00 pm  Inspiring and self-guided.

  * Visit ten beautiful suburban gardens
  * Meet creative & innovative gardeners
  * Get great ideas for your garden

  Check-in at Common Ground

  10:45 am - 3:00 pm   Saturday, July 21

  Registration: $35.00

One checks in at Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education
Center in Palo Alto, and gets a map to find the featured gardens at
various people houses in Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, and Menlo
Park -- and then you have all morning and afternoon to drive or bicycle
to them at your leisure and enjoy.  Some of the gardens have been
spectacular, e.g., Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy's in Mountain
View, and restauranteur Jesse McCool's in Palo Alto.


That's TOMORROW MORNING.  If interested, please join us.  (We have room
for one more in our car.)  No exercise involved, just walking around
beautiful, lush, showcase food gardens at people's houses.

Item the Second -- for the more athletic.

Tour de Peninsula bicycle ride
Sunday, August 5, departing from Coyote Point Park, San Mateo

This is another beloved annual event, set up in gentle mockery of the 
Tour de France.  In the Tour de Peninsula, nobody cares about your
completion time, and shortcutting is fondly encouraged as 'distance
conservation'.  Instead of a yellow jersey, there's a Dirty Shirt.

I will be riding one of the courses, but haven't made up my mind which
one.  They offer 20, 41, 56, and 63 mile options (and a 2-6 mile trail
ride entirely within Coyote Point Park for families/kids).


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