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La Jolla Rough Water Swim   Leave a comment

I touched down in San Diego last night. My destination. La Jolla Cove. I have so much history in this amazing town dating all the way back to 1988. This trip was a recon trip of sorts. I wanted to swim with the La Jolla Swim Club and meet the local open water swimmers to get the lay of the land….. er…. water. My buddy Sean and I are looking at doing the 3 mile Gatorman swim possibly next year. Well… I swam and then found out from a local this year’s swim was cancelled because there is bacterial contamination in La Jolla Cove. The tourists did not seem to mind. I kind of do. Dang.


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Posted July 30, 2016 by ejlindy in Uncategorized

A Return To Hollywood   Leave a comment

Recently, I made my way down to Burbank, CA to visit an old friend I had not seen in over a decade. I met him when I first landed in Hollywood in 1998. We both had big dreams of music business stardom. I had a great little 5 year run of fun then called it a day. He rocketed to the top and is now running Warner Brothers Records. Amazing. We took a trip down memory lane and saw Muse at the Mayan in Downtown L.A.

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Posted November 19, 2015 by ejlindy in CALIFORNIA

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Swimming With Sharks… I Mean Algae. The Toxic Algae Ironman!   Leave a comment

I just returned from Louisville, KY where I just completed my first Ironman! This was an unusual Ironman in that the swim was almost cancelled due to a toxic algae bloom in the Ohio River. Pretty crazy. For the last month of training, I had no idea if the thing was even going to go off. I continued my training and tried to stay mentally focused which was not easy. I flew to Louisville and still did not know if the swim would happen! Then… 24 hours before the race, they lifted the swim ban and the race was on. YES! 6 months of hard training would not be lost as well as thousands and thousands of dollars. Doing an Ironman is not a cheap endeavor either. The race went well although there were some rocky moments…  I swam over some iron bars in the river and witnessed a violent high-speed bicycle crash. The crash shook me up a bit but I rallied and enjoyed the rest of the race. The last 3 miles of the run were hard but the finish was amazing. The finish line is in downtown Louisville where there are thousands of people cheering and encouraging all the participants. I did gulp some river water but did not get sick. No toxic river water syndrome!! It was a fantastic experience for myself and my parents. Thank you Louisville for hosting an amazing event!

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Posted October 31, 2015 by ejlindy in travel

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Camping In A Sierra Snowstorm At 7,500 Feet   2 comments

We spent a few nights at June Lake in the Eastern Sierras of California. We anticipated a little snow and we were not disappointed. It was in the 20’s overnight and I got a bit cold at the 3 AM mark. I swear I had 7 layers on too and 3 pairs of pants. Hahaha. We hiked for 6 hours on SAT and I rode my bike on Sunday. It was magnificent.


Posted May 9, 2015 by ejlindy in CALIFORNIA, travel

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KONA Ironman! Well… Part Of It At Least   1 comment

Just returned from Hawaii and we were on the Big Island! I am doing an Ironman in Louisville, KY in October and I wanted to possibly do some training on the famed Kona Ironman course. I did it……. with my family’s help. Thank you mom and dad! I did the 2.4M ocean swim on one day and the 112 bike on another. The currents were a bit stronger than I anticipated but I felt good and the bike had some serious winds and heat. I am pretty sure the Big Island is my favorite island now. So many different ecosystems.

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Posted April 11, 2015 by ejlindy in travel

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Pyramid Peak Was Pretty Blustery   Leave a comment

Just returned from a day hike up to Pyramid Peak in the Desolation Wilderness of CA. My God the summit was so windy. 75 MPH winds. We had to stop just short of the summit due to winds and time constraints. Absolute blast though. It was an arduous 6 hr round trip hike with plenty of post holing. We only saw 3 people the whole time.


Posted March 16, 2015 by ejlindy in CALIFORNIA

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Manila to Palawan…..   1 comment

Just returned from an insane trip to the Philippines. My return journey was as follows:

Sat at Manila airport for 4 hours;
Flew to Guam…. sprinted thru customs (5 hours);
Flew from Guam to Tokyo (4 hours);
Had to transfer airports in Tokyo (5 hours);
Caught flight from Tokyo to SF (9 hours);
Then took BART to AMTRAK to UBER to home in SAC, CA (5 hours)

DUDE!!!!! I used every form of transport you can!

Total time – 32 hours;
Went thru customs in 3 different countries;
Total flight time: 17 hours


Posted March 3, 2015 by ejlindy in travel

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