Sort of about

Name: Seth Davidson

Height: 5’11” but everyone thinks I’m way taller than that. Actually, I’ve shrunk a couple of inches over the years.

Weight: 155lb (good day), 165lb (bad day)

Shoe size: 11

Glove size: XL

Hair: Blonde, red, brown, gray

Eyes: Hazel

Beard: Raggedy

Age: 57

Sign: Capricorn

Blood type: A+

Bikes: Only one. 2017 Giant TCX, FastForward aluminum rims, Rivet leather saddle, Zipp carbon aero bars, SRAM rival 11 speed, 11-32 cassette, 32-tooth 1x

Riding gear: Jeans/shorts, tennis shoes, SPY prescription sunglasses, Filson wool cruiser jacket when it’s cold, WEND chainwax tee when it isn’t

Why I ride: Fun, adventure, community, challenge, health

Why I write: Internal compulsion engine

Things about me that are odd: I speak German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French, and love to memorize Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” in Middle English. I will recite if requested.

#socmed: @sethdontour, IG. No other #socmed accounts

Phone: (424) 241-8118


Occupation: Lawyer, California State Bar Number 255744

Residence: Variable

Avocation: Bicycle rider

Areas of specialization: Riding, writing.

Copyright: All content except as otherwise noted, 2021.



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25 thoughts on “Sort of about”

  1. the mostly reverend grandpa kim

    after giving a cursory glance to your palmares, and noting the requisite mentions of dickson, sluggo, and marco, i noted the lack of mention of ragbrai.
    really? never? harumph.

  2. Hey Seth,
    I love your Wankmeister column. It took me a while to realise it was humour. Anyway, I’m also called Davidson and I also hear the calling of the wild, unbridled cycle. The only difference between us is, if you leave aside the profession, country (I’m in the UK), you’re undoubted fitness, age and probably far more expensive bike (mine’s a 2013 Trek 1.2), is, well nothing really.

  3. You are one funny f*&#ing writer. Love your f*&#ing work more than any other f*&#ing writer in the cycling world.

  4. Seth,

    I was riding north on PCH Sunday June 29th and saw a group of Big Orange riders pulled over by a LA county sheriff. Did they get cited for taking up a lane?

  5. Seth, good morning.

    You are doing gawd’s work, m’boy.

    PCH belongs to all Californian’s, all who bicycle it from around the world for that matter. And your work will “free” it for the multitudes.
    July 20 OCBC is supporting a memorial ride for Debra Deem and John Colvin, two who died at the hands of arrogant, careless motorists on a highway which Caltrans refuses to acknowledge belongs as much to cyclists as to cagers.

    FWIW, we sent a letter to LASD echoing LACBC’s alarm and calling for reform. By now they’ve heard from CABO and I suspect others around the state. It’s finally way bigger than one simple cite.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Pete van Nuys
    ED, OCBC

    PS your gmail addy bounced.

  6. Love your blog, bought your book and got into serious trouble from my youngest daughter for continuously snorting with laughter at some of your fabulous prose. Keep up the good work.

    As someone who has already been through this, wondered how/if you broke the news of your blog to your clubmates and fellow riders and how they reacted and react now? Did you tell them about it before you started writing?

    My blog’s determinedly low key and somewhat anonymised, but I’m assuming truth will out eventually and sometime, somewhere a club mate will stumble across it. Will I need to enter witness protection and buy a new identity when this happens?

    Kind regards


  7. Dude my old email is dead. Took me a while to figure out why I wasn’t getting my CitSB fix. New email is: jmarvincampbell(at)

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  9. Tiburon DelMar

    Wow, just spent some time reading through your Hired Guns posts and some links and am floored by the degree of backwards and primitive attitudes in this enclave!
    The rampant class-ism alone gave me the willies.
    Had no idea.

    I’m looking for a new home in a safe clean environment and explored PV as a possible site for me and my elderly mom because it’s so beautiful and quiet there, plus the idea of explore cycling the area would’ve been amazing. I’m Mexican-American and after reading through the posts and excerpts (esp. the appalling story of the beating of the liquor store owner and the support for the little assholes that did it) from HG 5 and the PVE racist covenant history in HG 4, a knot formed in my stomach.

    I suppose one way to turn this awful entrenched local-yokelism is to have more non-whites move in and start taking over parcels. Unfortunately, I will stay away from real estate in this peninsula.

    “Sundown Towns” Damn, never heard of, eye-opening!

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