From my doorstep in Belmont, a quiet hillside town about 25 miles south of San Francisco, it’s about three hours—a bit less if you put your mind and foot to it—to Fresno. I know because a couple of Fridays ago I made the drive there to interview Mike Fiore, the owner and founder of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month (look for that story in the July/August issue of Speed On The Water digital magazine).
Most folks I know don’t cherish that kind of solo car ride to the middle of agricultural nowhere on a 90-degree day, but for me, well, it’s a little bit of heaven. Why? Because it’s about the only time I can’t use my laptop to write, publish or answer email. So I turn to my iPhone and catch up on phone calls.