California here I come…

Posted by on December 19th, 2007 at 12:55 pm

Home.

…right back where I started from.

In a few hours I board a plane with my girls for a holiday trip to California. We’re headed to my mom’s house in the quaint, northern Orange County city of Cypress.

My parent’s house, where I spent my formative years, is at the end of a cul-de-sac in a suburban subdivision. I haven’t been down there for two years so it will be interesting to return.

I’m looking forward to the trip and to seeing my mom, brothers, uncle, aunt, cousins, etc…

I plan to keep working and writing stories, but don’t be surprised if volume tapers off for the next few weeks. Thankfully, I’ve got a few people who I’m hoping can submit guest articles and track down news stories and photos if needed.

I also hope to get a taste of the burgeoning bike culture in neighboring Los Angeles. The Midnight Ridazz (several of whom I met on their recent visit to Portland) are going strong, and we’re meeting the guy who started a cool ride known as C.R.A.N.K. Mob.

Stay tuned for your regularly scheduled programming and some dispatches from the concrete jungle.

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Alison
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Alison

Have a safe and enjoyable trip, Jonathan. I would like to raise a glass to you. You are a wonderful gift to Portland. May the new year bring more fun bike events, improved safety on the roads, and more engaging dialogue among this readership.

Cheers to you!

Tom
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Tom

Jonathan. Thank you so much for all you\’ve done for our community this year. Enjoy your well-deserved vacation. See you next year.

bArbaroo
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bArbaroo

Enjoy your journey! Can\’t wait to hear news of LA bike culture.

wsbob
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wsbob

Sun…sun….sun…oh god. Definitely sounds like a good time. Best wishes!

KTesh
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KTesh

Have fun! Watch out for that Car Culture!

All The Best!

Matt Picio
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Safe journey, hope you get in some riding while you\’re there! Happy SolstiHanaKwanzMas!

chris
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chris

Thanks for the year Johnathan. And say \’hi\’ to my family while you\’re down there!

Steven J.
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Steven J.

Safe travels Jonathan, I rode right through there this summer on way to Tijuana.
that bike path from Sunset to Redondo rocks.

Thanks again for all the hard work you do.

rev
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whatever ya do, don\’t bring the whole fam to the Bike Porn show in LA on the 28th. Consenting adult bikers only please.

steph routh
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happy holidays, Jonathan! may all your 4-wheeled Californian adventures be a bike and a trailer, and may your palm tree be decked in glory. and homemade ornaments.

Ena
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Ena

You know I\’m a California girl myself, Jonathan.
All these dreary gray days are getting to me. Feel free to bring us back some sun.

Sioban and I have are becoming friends and it looks like we will be able to help each other.

I hope you have a great holiday and some good rides in the O.C. 🙂

Thanks again for all you do. Portland needs you.

William
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William

Welcome back to California, Jonathan.
Your work in Portland is world class. In fact,I learned of BikePortland in CyclingPlus, a UK magazine. We all look forward to your future efforts.
PS It rains in California too, (sometimes).
Enjoy your time in the Southland.
—-William
Sacramento Valley

Mike Lynch
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Enjoy a safe and fun trip south!

joeb
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joeb

Oh… I\’m having withdrawals already. bikeportland is quite the addiction.

Along with everybody else, I would like your Mom to know you are a hero in this town.

Happy Holidays Jonathan & Family

West Cougar
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West Cougar

Hey all,

Jonathan is too modest to mention it, but now would be a great time to hit the ole\’ tip jar.

Merry Christmas!

Dirt Monkey
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Dirt Monkey

I\’ll be down there a few days myself, in the ole\’ South Bay. I try to limit my time tho.

Vance
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I too would like to take advantage. Thanks, Mr. Maus, for the forum. I didn\’t realize you were from California. That\’s a little sarcasm. Happy holidays to you and yours. I hope the new year brings health to you and your family. I wish you the best of luck in keeping your blog running. My guess is that it is a tremendous amount of work. Although I don\’t find myself aligned with the politics, I am grateful none-the-less to have BikePortland.org as a gathering place. Even if that probably was never your intent.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Pete
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Pete

Thanks so much for all you do. Have a great time with family and don\’t worry about keeping up with the site we will survive…we will miss it but survive.

Happy Holidays

Mark Philip
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Mark Philip

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for this monumental work. BikePortland.org is just amazing network of people and community.

I relocated from Toronto in Canada to Carlsbad,CA. Business travel brings me to PDX at least once a month. I love the cycling culture in PDX. Do you know of any urban cycling groups in North County of San Diego area. I would really like to connect with more like-minded people about urban cycling.

Happy Holidays. Safe travel.

–Mark

Metal Cowboy
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Enjoy Jonathan – we\’r right behind you – heading down to Santa Cruz area for a very sandy and surf filled Christmas. Taking the bikes with us. ( Got the boys their very own high quality bikes – a Trek and a Gary Fisher.) Thanks for all you quality journalism. Keeping up the quality of this site is harder than it looks but you make it seem easy and fun.

See everyone in the New Year.

a.O
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a.O

Hope you have a great trip and a great X-mas, Jon. And the same goes for the rest of \’ya.

I\’m doing the Hail Mary, all the way down to Colima, Mexico. See you next year!

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
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Thanks everyone for the kind words and for your contributions to the tip jar. much appreciated.

I hope you all enjoy the holidays.

Todd B
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Todd B

Hi Jonathan,

Got your call too late to call back…my phone was broken. I hope your visit went well. – T