30 March, 2013

Hoo Koo E Koo

Hoo Koo E Koo on another gorgeous spring day.

29 March, 2013

Earth Day Marin

Join me at Earth Day Marin April 21st.  I'll be speaking at 11!


27 March, 2013

Corte Madera Ridge

Out the door and back in 30 minutes, a quick loop on my hill.

24 March, 2013

Corte Madera Summit

Heather and I did a loop around our hill on a beautiful spring Sunday.

Blithedale Ridge rollers

21 March, 2013

Old Springs

Got in a spin to the headlands and Old Springs Trail.

Spring Time

20 March, 2013

Advocacy

I love my job life.

Hall Middle getting their bike on.

Old Mill Elementary bike rodeo.

At the Corte Madera Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee we're making the streets safer, healthier, and bikier.


BPAC already fixed this bumpy bike path.
Pedal on citizens, pedal on.

17 March, 2013

Corte Madera Summit

This loop under an hour features some grinding climbs for the single-speed and rewarding views of nature up close and the city in the distance.

capturing a hummingbird with my cell phone is tough

happy nasturtium next to said bird

16 March, 2013

Rodeo Beach

In 'N Out + beach = happiness

14 March, 2013

Tamarancho, Pine Mtn

It's been too long since I tackled the skinny tough trails of Tamarancho.

I get entranced by ocean views and forget the pleasing dark aroma of the pine woods.

roots rocks and a few bridges

I've been getting a little too "Strava'd" but it's really fun to compete against hundreds online.

Tamarancho flow trail sneak peak: not open yet!

I continued up Pine Mountain and set my fastest time coming down its rocky slopes.

staying off the brakes requires a lot of concentration

12 March, 2013

Hoo Koo E Koo

I got in a Hoo Koo E Koo trail loop in the warm Tuesday afternoon sun.


My GPS tracking hasn't been working the two past rides :-(

10 March, 2013

Sunday Streets

The Embarcadero was open to people for the first Sunday Streets of 2013!

city ahoy


It was a beautiful day and the waterfront is always a great place to cruise.



09 March, 2013

Corte Madera Summit

Got in another new loop on my hill.  Steep but fun.  No GPS.

07 March, 2013

AAA Alternative

The American Automobile Association continues to lobby against alternative transportation.

AAA offers bike service, they replace your bike with a car.

The Better World Club offers to match AAA prices without lobbying against bicycles.

On a happier note, Arizmendi Bakery offered me a bike discount today!

03 March, 2013

Corte Madera Summit

I did a new loop on our hill, I love riding out the door and onto dirt in a few minutes.  

Warner Canyon

Lots of happy people out today enjoying a sunny Sunday in our backyard.

nasturtiums are one of my favorites, edible too!

Corte Madera on the bay


02 March, 2013

Advocacy

I got pulled over by two police officers on foot along the Corte Madera Creek bike path.  They suggested that riding with 2 bikes was suspicious of bike theft and asked for identification.  

While I cooperated and thanked them for their interests in preventing bike theft, riding with 2 bikes is not a crime and hardly unusual in places where people bike frequently for transportation.  It's easier than it looks. 

facial hair, two bikes, clearly stolen

Seriously? A bike is the worst get-away vehicle for a bike thief...

one of those days when everybody seems to hate you...

Keeping with the theme, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee has stated publicly that bikers should pay road taxes and are responsible for air pollution.  Wrong on both counts.

One  of the many reasons why bikers don't need to be taxed is that anyone who pays general taxes already pays for the roads.  Car taxes cover only half the price, yet cars do nearly all the damage.

business as usual in both our Washingtons

01 March, 2013

Ring Mountain

Today I used the over-crossing that connects Coleman Elementary to the rest of San Rafael.

these highways divide as much as they connect

After work I got out for an hour on the rocky hills of Ring Mountain.

vista south

vista north

I always keep an eye out for bike art at the schools!