Here are the stats: 19,500 ft. of climbing. 373 miles. 40 hours. And one newbie randonnerd and her bicycle.
Our fearless ride leader for today, May Woo, led 13 folks of the Ride-On crew from San Francisco to Tunitas Creek and back to the city today for a total of 90 miles and 7,000ft. of climbing!
Today I had the pleasure of finishing my first "permanent": The Tour of Five Bakeries!
My first 400k is done and done!
Manny and his magical Rivendell led us on another dirty Diablo ride with the Ride-On crew!
Our plan for today was to ride from SF-Pescadero-SF — led by our intrepid friend May Woo — but alas, the rainy weather put a kibosh on our 90-mile journey. So we decided to high tail it back to the East Bay for a 63-mile jaunt from Castro Valley-Palomares-Sunol-Danville-Oakland. Several of us debuted our brand-spanking new Ride-On jerseys, which are a snazzy hot pink homage to the Bridgestone Bicycles logo. Thanks to Bridget, Daniel, Jorge, Laura, Martin, May, Pamela and The Bearded One for a great day!
This evening I received an email from Marc Caswell, Program Manager of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, in regards to a Noe Valley resident who was in possession of what she believed to be a stolen bicycle.
Our epic (mis)adventures on the 360K from Davis to SF.
We "accidentally" rode 101 miles on Friday night, then went for a mind-blowing mixed-terrain ride on Sunday!
Yesterday I finished the longest -- and hardest -- ride I've ever done to date.
Throughout the course of my life, I've been fortunate to have had the companionship of many wonderful dogs.
With the Russian River 300k rapidly approaching in early March, last weekend would be one of the few opportunities left to put in some hard miles. I scanned a map of the Bay Area to see where I hadn't ridden before -- I get bored with pedaling the same routes over and over again pretty quickly -- and spotted Mt. Umunhum in the South Bay.