Kinda’ crazy to want to go off road after 3 days of rain. I’ve often done this at China Camp and had no problems. Hence, the different kinds of soil and it’s reaction to lots of water. Ya’ gotta let Wildcat dry out!
Not too bad here……
Had to stop here and clear the brakes.
green and blue
Take a closer look……
A solo ride today through wetlands up to the city for a quick snack and back home. Trying out my new multi-terrain tires from Bruce Gordon; Rock and Road.
new Rock and Road, 43mm
43mm fit fine
on my way home
We planned a couple nights with the T@G over New Year’s at New Brighton State Beach hoping for a break in the rain. We had beautiful weather, but it was cold (for a Californian); in the low 30º’s. A great campground on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. We set up camp, investigated a bit and then went to a nice restaurant in Capitola to celebrate the new year. New year’s day we hiked down to the beach, walked along the water’s edge a bit, and sat in the sun. I had a T-shirt on! Worst thing about winter camping is it gets dark so soon. So I was BBQing in the dark and we sat around a wonderful fire while we had dinner. Pictures prove we were there………..
sunrise at the campsite
Capitola at the tip
chillaxin’ on New Brighton Beach
dig hole, fall asleep
hiking back up to the campsite
sunset at our campsite
A few more of the details……..
Seatbag sitting on the Pletcher rack. I’ll be adding a rear light soon. Also in the works a Mark’s rack up front with a basket.
An American tradition, Thanksgiving, is an important holiday. Not because of it’s history, but because it’s good for us to stop and ponder the state of our lives. And at least once a year, I do stop, and think of how lucky I am and give thanks. Here’s a couple quick photos from my Thanksgiving day ride.
SF Bay Trail