30 June, 2011

Tamarancho

Its been 2 months since I last tackled Tamarancho.

The rocky single-track is always a challenge.

Tamarancho

29 June, 2011

Ring Mountain

I pushed my bike to the top of Ring Mountain just to ride down.

27 June, 2011

Potrero Meadows

Up to the top of Tam and down through Potrero Meadows to Lake Lagunitas.

Mt. Tam 2,500 ft


Potrero Meadows

26 June, 2011

24 June, 2011

Tanner Rides

After coasting down a grassy hill a few times, Tanner was riding w/out training wheels!

23 June, 2011

Mill Valley, Orange

My bro and I rode to Mill Valley. After riding off a couple curbs his handlebars were loose.
I didn't have an allen wrench so the Whole Foods bike station came to the rescue!

Tools, pump, and a stand!

Later in the day I did some wrenching to get my new 29er running smooth.

Giant wheels and Giants' colors.

22 June, 2011

Ridgecrest

I converted my commuter bike into a road bike for the summer.

To test out the changes I spun out through Bolinas-Fairfax Rd to Ridgecrest Blvd.

Ridgecrest Blvd

High above the foggy ocean, the scenes resemble flying in an airplane over clouds.

After the Pan Toll Station that fog made for a chilly descent into Tam Valley.

Pan Toll Station

Approximately 36 miles in 2.5 hours. Google map.

20 June, 2011

Not in the Bike Lane



NYPD is facing a class-action lawsuit for writing bogus tickets to cyclists.

19 June, 2011

Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl has worked in Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, and London.

Here are some of his great insights on "cities for people."

A city street designed for people that accommodates cars, not the other way around.

16 June, 2011

Monocog

A lock is a deterrent, all locks can be broken (some easier than others).

My favorite bike theft video .

Here's a tribute to my Redline Monocog that was stolen today.



McLedoFX

John McLeod from McLeodFX has volunteered to rebuild our rodeo!

Sparks and sawdust flew as the props and the trailer underwent major renovation.

13 June, 2011

Coast View Trail

School is no longer in session which means summer for me.

As I climbed up Tam I wondered when my last ride was.
The body said it was too long ago.

From the south side of Tam I flew down the ridge towards the ocean.

Coast View Trail with HWY 1 below

Coast View near the coast

12 June, 2011

Patch: SF Loop

This Sunday Ride takes you on a San Francisco loop via the Larkspur Ferry.

Read the full story on the Larkspur-Corte Madera Patch.

Gwinn Win

Aaron Gwinn had a fantastic run in Austria today that ended in another victory.

Despite the amazing times from defending champions Greg Minaar and Gee Atherton, Gwinn managed an unbelievable shake-up of the top 3 this year.

Replay at Freecaster (Gwin@156 min)

11 June, 2011

SF

To celebrate my bro's B-day we went to SF.

After a ferry ride filled with Giants fans, we rode home along the bay.

It was quite windy today which made crossing Golden Gate Bridge extra exciting.


Happy Birthday!

07 June, 2011

Bahia Vista Gets Bikes

Coach Wayne and I are as excited as the kids!

40 students at Bahia Vista Elementary just got new bikes.

Playworks with support from SalesForce.com assembled and distributed the bikes.

bikes emerge from boxes

Marin Safe Routes was there to help and run a rodeo for the kids after-school.

giving the bikes a final check

highway patrol and local reporters attended as well

Check out the story and photos from the Main Independent Journal.

04 June, 2011

Gwin Win

California native Aaron Gwin won the first World Cup downhill race of the season.
The US has waited 12 years for an international downhill win.

Winning form in South Africa.

Tomorrow he defends his lead at legendary Fort William, Scotland.
Watch for free at www.mtbworldcup.com/dhi

03 June, 2011

02 June, 2011

Manor, Ring Mountain

Manor Elementary had a rodeo today and it was super fun, thanks awesome staff!

Manor's packed bike racks on a rainy day.

Later in the day I biked through the marshes to a hike on Ring Mountain.

My brother Paul is visiting Marin and accompanied me.

Paul and a view of the city

Project for Public Space

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking joined Project for Public Spaces.

01 June, 2011

Nature

We plan bike rides, mother nature has other plans. Rain? Really?

I was reading that Copenhagen bicycle blog. It featured a story on former mayor of Bogota Enrique Penalosa. He commented that wildlife is sometimes provided safe places to cross roads while humans often lack these facilities.

Vehicular roads are dangerous to animals, enter wildlife crossings.