Spring

Say it isn’t so. Officially Spring. Had a nice ride though.

SF Bay

SF Bay

SF Bay Trail

SF Bay Trail

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Slip and Slide

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……

the trail

the trail

Had to stop here and clear the brakes.

them hills

them hills

Uh huh.

new creek

new creek

green and blue

green and blue

Take a closer look……

intersection

intersection

Whew, asphalt!

almost home

almost home

 

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New Shoes

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.

wetlands

wetlands

new Rock and Roads

new Rock and Road, 43mm

43mm fit fine

43mm fit fine

snack stop

snack stop

on my way home

on my way home

beautiful day

beautiful day

roadside yellow

roadside yellow

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Shell Ridge

Today’s ride…….. EDIT: after thinking about this ride, I ordered up new tires for the Cheviot. Bruce Gordon’s Rock and Road. A multi-terrain tire, much wider, 43mm. I currently have 33mm, Grand Bois Cypress. I was doing some training for a long distance ride on my Hillborne, these were great, and when I built the Cheviot, I just transferred them over. But I’m into a multi-terrain bike, the Cheviot is fully capable and with these tires I’ll be riding over all the Berkely/Oakland dirt trails! untitled-2 untitled-5 untitled-4 untitled untitled-6 untitled-3 January 24, 2015_Shell Ridge _0636

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No More Trouble

Hope for the new year………

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New Year’s Day and Monterey Bay

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

sunrise at the campsite

Capitola at the tip

Capitola at the tip

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group campsite

chillaxin' on New Brighton Beach

chillaxin’ on New Brighton Beach

dig hole, fall asleep

dig hole, fall asleep

beautiful blonde

beautiful blonde

pelican

pelican

hiking back up to the campsite

hiking back up to the campsite

sunset at our campsite

sunset at our campsite

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For Pondero

 

non-drive side

non-drive side

A few more of the details……..

pedals

pedals

Carradice

Carradice

 

cockpit

cockpit

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.

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