Some of our dirt-lovin’ cycling comrades from the North Bay and the city expressed interest in getting a tour of the fine mixed terrain that’s available in our lovely East Bay hills — so we were happy to oblige!
Going on a mixed terrain “Manny Ride” means a couple of things…Continue Reading
Pudu, TBO, Ulrika and myself headed out today for a 67-mile pre-4th of July adventure that spanned Sweeney Ridge, McNee Ranch State Park (aka “Planet of the Apes”), Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, Wave Crest Open Space and Purisima Creek. I think it’s my favorite mixed terrain route that I’ve ridden to date! Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
This is the final ride in our exploration of parks near Crockett and Martinez (you can see the other two journeys here and here.) TBO and I always inadvertently use the steepest access points to the ridge — so there was definitely some hike-and-bike action today — but it’s worth it to see the breathtaking views of the green hillsides, Mt. Diablo and the Carquinez Strait. Then we took an easy post-ride jaunt along the new George Miller bike path, which TBO hadn’t ridden yet (he missed its former incarnation when the pavement was painted with graffiti and cracked and worn from the weather.)