Oye Como Va?

I get up and stroll through the Panhandle park to the Central Cafe for my morning coffee and Bagel.

Early morning Panhandle

Early morning Panhandle

This is a really good place-crazy people, great coffee, great food.

This is a really good place-crazy people, great coffee, great food.

James and I then set out on the two KLRs. It is the best day that there has ever been er weather-wise and come to think it more or less every other wise. We have two objectives; to pay homage to the Tamalpais High School where Tupac went to school and to drive up the coast to Point Reyes to take a tramp.

One bike is the sensational, almost brand new, open-pipe monster and the other is the broken framed but faithful one. Both go like hell and we take turns.

We memorably storm across the Golden Gate. Check out this Oscar candidate for best Go Pro of riding over the Golden Gate.

http://youtu.be/BxM83diIBtk

We then terrorize Sausalito before heading off to Mill Valley to have breakfast.

http://youtu.be/0pEYu422YxY

Bacon and eggs, english muffin, lashings of coffee

Bacon and eggs, english muffin, lashings of coffee

Having laid Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh at the gates of Tamalpais High School we head off over Mount Tam to Stinson Beach.

Does not look too ghetto to me.

Does not look too ghetto to me.

Winding mountain road flanked by huge redwoods, through which the blue, blue sky is downdropping, to the accompaniment of raucous “Blappa, blappa,blappa, bang, bang!” of James’ custom exhaust system. Then up the coast to Point Reyes.

Sinuous rill

Sinuous rill

We look for mushrooms and birds.

Mushroom

Mushroom

Bird

Bird

We drive back down the coast with the sun going down over the ocean. We recross the bridge, zoom through town and home for a nice cup of tea. A truly glorious day.

Then music in the Plough and Stars

Then music in the Plough and Stars

Can you believe this? It was $4.50 when I left in 2008.

Can you believe this? It was $4.50 when I left in 2008.

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3 Responses to Oye Como Va?

  1. Mike Taylor says:

    Tito Puente. Nice homage.

  2. Yo
    Never heard of him before. I only got as far as Santana. Happy New Year to you and your mega family.

    • Mike Taylor says:

      Carlos’ cover version on Abraxas turned out to be Tito’s penson fund. Looking forward to following the further adventures of you and your lads in 2015. Feliz año nuevo.

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