My Races and Tours
Car Free Since 2002
27 January, 2011
and I rode to the
Sunny 60's in January, big views, wildlife, gotta love it!
picnic lunch at
Point Bonita Lighthouse
22 January, 2011
I did the up and over on
in superb sunny 60's weather.
I am impressed by the number of people on
Old Railroad Grade
This route to the top of Tam has been a popular attraction for 115 years
I like it better as a bike/hike trail!
18 January, 2011
White Hill Classes
Shout out to
White Hill MS
I first crossed paths with
riding with the
Mountain Bike Club.
Today I taught 225 minutes of bicycle thanks to his initiative.
Traffic Skills 101
I took the 3.5 hour
"Traffic Skills 101"
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
While waiting for the class to begin in Berkeley I found a
16 January, 2011
Bike + BART
Bike and BART. A powerful combination.
from Martinez down the
bikes on BART from
Transit Unlimited Wiki
Hop on the ferry? Being Sunday, I didn't want to wait till mid-day.
I didn't have to wait. I just
rode the 20 miles
Add on a round-trip to
for a 30 mile day.
Transportation meets Exercise.
Feds Push Active Transportation
"Active Transportation" San Jose Parks
lassoed 90 bikes for our Rodeos!
inmates graciously keep and repair our fleet.
The numerous extras are headed for donation to the youth.
Thanks to donors and volunteers!
15 January, 2011
13 January, 2011
I've been riding north on
Bike Route 28
over Mission Pass.
Approaching from Sleepy Hollow, short steep climbs (20%) can be daunting.
A paved shortcut for bikes!
This path is a great way to avoid the busy streets of downtown San Rafael.
12 January, 2011
and I rode
Annadel State Park
in Santa Rosa.
It was rockier than I remembered.
The first trail was named "Cobblestone".
these were the small "
is a special park. It can feel like mountainous back-counrty.
10 January, 2011
Elephant Seals @ Pt. Reyes
is home to birthing elephant seals this time of year.
We watched the drama of hundreds of
a beach packed with nursing mothers
For a few months life is on the beach for these huge seals.
Fights between males are common for breeding rights.
Fights between females are common for beach real estate.
a bull male moves to defend his harem...
...from this male intruder
It is a
noisy affair with grunts and monkey sounds
08 January, 2011
Heather and I rode up and over Tam today. It was cold and foggy.
eating a snack on the ascent
At one point the fog and clouds parted to beam down glorious rays of sunshine. It is nice to get at least one epic view since the ride is littered with them on a clear day.
04 January, 2011
Pirates Cove with SF in background
03 January, 2011
After teaching my classes (fun!), Heather and I rode to
Unfortunately, near HWY 101 you must ride with traffic.
A few key detours can keep your ride
as car-free as possible (map)
The best shortcut is east of the Strawberry pedestrian highway overpass.
The crosswalk leads to a scenic and car-free path
behind the gas station
Once you hit bike path relax and enjoy the views.
01 January, 2011
Happy New Year!
To start the new year right we hiked from