Randonneur Ride Report: A Perfect Day for a Populaire

Ever wonder what possesses randonnerds to pedal miles on end through long days and nights? Mesmerized by our classically styled steel bikes, wool jerseys and flashy neon hi-vis clothing? Then you should check out a populaire to learn more about this crazy sport. It’s a great way to dip your toes into long-distance riding with its (relatively short) introductory distance of 115k (71 miles).Continue Reading

Pittsburg to Sacramento: A Day Along the Delta

The Bearded One and I were planning on heading to Santa Cruz yesterday to join a posse of friends for a big mountain biking party, but unfortunately TBO had contracted some mysterious stomach ailment that plagued him during the night. After struggling through hours of nausea and cramps, he managed to feel somewhat human again by the early afternoon. A flat, leisurely ride sounded like the perfect antidote to his malaise, so we scanned a map of the Bay Area for a new destination for the day. TBO had biked to Pioneer several weekends ago and loved the section where he passed through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region, so we set out from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station for a one-way trip towards the capital.Continue Reading