Here are the stats: 19,500 ft. of climbing. 373 miles. 40 hours. And one newbie randonnerd and her bicycle.
Today I had the pleasure of finishing my first "permanent": The Tour of Five Bakeries!
My first 400k is done and done!
Our epic (mis)adventures on the 360K from Davis to SF.
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.
Just as we were making our way through the Mission on 23rd and Harrison tonight, we encountered a thief attempting to steal a bicycle.
The Pt. Reyes Lighthouse 200k was my longest ride within a 24-hour period to date, and I'll do one more next month (2 Rock/Valley Ford) before tackling the Russian River 300k in March.
Today was the last opportunity to do a big ride in preparation of the Pt. Reyes 200k, so I chose Mr. Morgan Meets Diablo.
There's a section of the I-580, just before you cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, where cyclists can ride along the shoulder of the highway. I've always wondered why anyone would brave this busy little stretch of road, so I did a little research and found out that you can pedal to Pt. Molate.
The Bearded One and I took a fun week-long holiday mountain bike trip just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.