Tommy’s bike ride from Samohi in 1987, revisited

  In an earlier post, I described a bike ride Tommy took as part of his PE class during the spring of his senior year in high school. At the time, he drew me a map of his planned route, which took him from the gym at Santa Monica High School north to Will Rogers […]

artifacts, documents, and the glow of the past

I’ve been going through some of my old letters, documents, and keepsakes of Tom, ¬†and found some artifacts/documents that relate to previous posts. These include a program from the Stairway of the Stars performance in 1981, in which Tommy performed a fiddle solo; also a hand-drawn map that Tom sent me showing the route of […]

map of tom’s trip to will rogers park

Here is a map of the final part of Tom’s bike ride to Will Rogers (see previous post). It shows Carlyle Ave., 26th Street and where it crosses San Vicente and then turns into Allenford, then Sunset Blvd., and finally Will Rogers Park. (Click on the map to enlarge it.)           […]

tom’s bike ride from samohi in 1987

Tom was an avid bike rider from an early age. At age 14 he owned a Miyata mountain bike, which he rode around town extensively, in the mountains, offroad, in the mud, and in places you wouldn’t think a bike could go. He not only rode bikes, but he fixed them, disassembled and reassembled them, […]