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

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