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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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Cheviot

A cheviot is a a black faced Scottish sheep. It’s also my new bike from Rivendell. My daughter wanted a Sam Hillborne and I wanted a mixte, so we stripped my Hillborne, which my daughter built up to her liking. I then bought a Cheviot, the new luscious green and used my old components to build it up (though I did splurge on new Paul Racer brakes). Here’s some close-ups……..

nice water bottle cage

nice water bottle cage

beautiful lugs

beautiful lugs

headbadge

headbadge

fork crown

fork crown

"on your left"

“on your left”

centerpulls

centerpulls

only a Brooks

only a Brooks

cork grips, Shimano levers and Silver friction shifters

cork grips, Shimano levers and Silver friction shifters

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