Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bikes, Kayaks, Sailboats And Your Own Two Feet

Biking 20 miles a day with my gorgeous partner of 14 years is an escape million miles away from the ordinary. This unspoiled stretch of seashore is divine perfection for kayaking, sailing, cycling and watching the tree leaves change color. The crisp New York air lures me out on the open road again and again to get away from myself. Natural beauty + freedom = epic times.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ebb And Flow

Waves and sand mingling together in love day after day, sifting through each other without cease. Waves rise through wide open spaces filled with boundless energy stretching into four directions all endless depths. In the evenings waves dissolve and in the morning they reappear transforming eastern currents into a field of mulberries. Waves and wind keep churning up: the sound ever so relaxing, filled with life and eternal light. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Head To Head Racing: Take Home Magic Of The Cup

And had you watched Ahab's face that night, you would have thought in him two different things were warring. While his one live leg made lively echoes along the deck, every stroke of his second limb sounded like a coffin tap. His rivals ship so swiftly sped like an arrow with eager glances shot through the air. Every sailor swore he saw that boat rise and fly not once but a second time again.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sail All Day. Party All Night.

September in San Francisco, when the great metropolis is so much hotter, so much noisier, so much more watered, so much more crowded, so much more disturbing and distracting in all respects that the emerald city becomes a blessed spot. Half-awake and half-asleep, this idle Sunday morning I meet up with my boarding school roommate who is visiting me from Toronto. 

After attending Ridley while his parents were in Saudi Arabia, Douglas went to Princeton for architecture and crew. Since then he has become a money manager–setting up his own hedge fund which he recently sold off for a mighty profit. In semi-retirement at age 42, he is our house guest for the next month and yes, driving my Porsche 911 and catching up on the marvels of the sea, wind, sails and carbon-fiber. Team Emirates-New Zealand is heavily favored at the America's Cup in San Francisco–two more wins away from owning the cup. Today, team USA got in one win and one loss. Americans are favored only when winds are really gusting as they were today. The Kiwis are favored if the winds are slightly milder. All makes for an exciting day along the glorious waterfront.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Class. Strength. Audacity: Pebble Concours

Believe in beliefs. Believe in principles. Believe in values. Believe that heritage is something to be proud of and lived up to. So believe in the never-ending search for a better way. That everything is a work in progress. And believe in the creation of something that will challenge the beliefs of all. Believe in the past. Believe in the now. Believe in what's next.

Mascots and badges as an art form have identified automobiles since the early 19th century. This automotive jewelry is aesthetically presented annually at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where once a year, 200 of the most prized collector cars from around the world roll onto the famed eighteenth fairway. Standouts receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy surrounded by hat-clad ladies in lace and gentlemen in seersucker and aviators. This year, the event showcased the Porsche 911 and Lamborghini at 50 and variety of significant racing and touring cars such as Aston Martin, Lincoln, Simplex, Dusenberg and French Motorcycles. Since its inception in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours has donated more than $20 Million to charitable organizations in the greater Monterey Peninsula including $1.2 Million raised in a few hours for the Monterey Hospital. Pebble Beach, see you again in November for the Big Sur Half Marathon.