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

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