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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. Read More

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Dear Mt. Umunhum, We’ll Get You Next Time

With the Russian River 300k rapidly approaching in early March, this past weekend was one of the few remaining opportunities I had 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. Read More