I’ve ridden with the “Boyz on the Hoods” crew during brevets and campouts, but this was the first time I tagged along for one of their mixed terrain adventures.25 or so of us — on CX, MTB, rando and all manner of bikes in between — met up at the CalTrain station in Mountain View before heading up into the hills. The trails weren’t too technical, although there were some spots where I had to walk as there were a few steep pitches — and I’m still a wuss when it comes to rocks and roots…haha! (Someday I’ll get some better dirt skills…) The views were glorious and I’d say 99% of the route was new to me — so it was awesome to explore some new terrain. Then we finished our 49-mile half-loop at Alpine Inn for burgers and beers. Thanks to Brian and BOTH for plotting the course and to everyone who came along for a great day!