Archive for May, 2003

Loveride

May 01, 2003 View Comments by

Sunday morning at Glendale Harley-Davidson’s 19th LOVERIDE the crowd is so tightly packed we’re on a first-name basis. Twenty-four hours ago I took farm roads, not freeways, south from Monterey to Los Angeles. Most of these frontage roads were built over stagecoach runs profiling the land’s natural features. Conversely, hopping one of the major freeways […]

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City Portrait: Sydney, Australia

May 01, 2003 View Comments by

Some historyIn 1300, Marco Polo murkily described for Europeans a southern land later added to Renaissance maps as Terra Australis. It then took 316 years for the first European to step on Australian soil. Dirk Hartog sailed from Amsterdam and nailed a pewter plate to a pole when he landed on the western shore. The […]

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City Portrait: British Columbia

May 01, 2003 View Comments by

More British than Britain, Victoria also has quaintness in spades. Before BC’s confederation into Canada, Victoria was an important British naval base, and the English connection has stuck. Until immigration restrictions tightened, many Brits retired to its sleepy, leaf-laden suburbs. Of course, Canadians retire here, too, seeking respite from the harsh winters most of their […]

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