My Races and Tours
Car Free Since 2002
23 March, 2010
I've been riding everyday since the weather has been sunny.
is a great place since it provides a refuge for thousands of birds, treats our sewage, and is networked with trails.
sweet marsh trails
In the last 24 hours my allergies have really kicked in! California poppies and "wild radish" flowers are now in full bloom. Where's my generic Claritin?
15 March, 2010
It's springtime in Briones Regional Park. Heather snapped this while hiking with the dogs.
13 March, 2010
Little River Beach
I didn't mind the chill in the air since it was mostly sunny today. I kept the pace above 18 mph so the ride was shorter.
25 miles in 1:32, top speed 34.6 mph. There is fresh snow in the hills above Arcata.
beach dunes w/Trinidad in background
11 March, 2010
Bike Park, etc
Plans are finalized for the
Lafayette Bike Park
(East Bay) and the final Environmental Impact Report
is being completed. I'd abandon my skatepark for a place like this.
It even has a
Google Maps' new
option is getting a lot of
I checked it for bike paths in the East Bay. It claims to include regional trails I use, but instead kept me on the streets. Often it went past beautiful parks that double as awesome shortcuts.
Eventually, when it has rider input, this feature could be a huge benefit for cyclists. Until then, don't Google bike routes! Get a local bike map or ask a cyclist.
A Cynical Cyclist Speaks Out: PC World
Google collaborated with
for this project.
League of American Bicyclists
reported the news during the National Bike Summit taking place in DC over the past three days.
Did I ever mention how I love my
The bike's ride is as clever and sharp as its name, Mono-cog, meaning 1-speed (gear=cog). Almost daily it sends me flying off jumps and home with the groceries.
1 gear; rugged, low maintenance, fun
North American Handmade Bikes
belt drive (not chain) internal gears, disc brakes, wood fenders
belt drive, bamboo
as captured by
07 March, 2010
I've been hitting the
a couple times a week. I take advantage of the rain since it clears out the skateboarders. Carving the pool is even more fun when there's water in it!
James Wilson's blog,
is showing me how to do all my exercises specific to MTB'ing. The
dumb-bell arm snatch
is my new favorite.
the world's tallest trees- Humboldt old growth
04 March, 2010
I got into the Arcata Community Forest this sunny afternoon. Surfing the mud is equally fun and messy.
NorCaL HS racing enters their
Over 40 schools and 500 students in the Bay Area.
, this one about Times Square.
Arcata Community Forest