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

 

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

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