Today’s rad “Meet Your Maker” ride was hosted by Petaluma-based White Industries, a renowned company that produces hubs, cogs and many other shiny bicycle components right in their own shop. (I’m fortunate enough to own one of their beautiful road hubs and a set of their sturdy platform pedals.)
I’d briefly met Dennis Stone, the recently departed owner of Stone’s Cyclery in Alameda, only one time several years ago. Continue Reading
Our friend Ann generously invited us to stay at her Dartmouth alumni association’s cabin near Mary Lake, so TBO and I hit the road with the Shibas and spent a gorgeous weekend in the Lake Tahoe area.Continue Reading
Instead of doing the usual SFR Cloverdale Double Brevet Weekend (where you choose between riding a 300/200k or 200/200k combo) — TBO and I opted to tag along with Pudu (and his one-armed stuffed monkey sidekick), Kimber and John Guzik for a mellow, beer-infused ride with lots of stops at fine breweries.Continue Reading
Seattle-based bag company Swift Industries organized a worldwide “Summer Solstice Campout” this weekend, aka #swiftcampout, that inspired folks to get together for some fun outdoors adventures on the longest day of the year. Jenny, Sean and Manny (employees and fans of Rivendell Bicycle Works) secured a scenic spot at Lake Chabot for 50 friends. Emily led a mellow “not-Manny” ride, while Manny plotted a route that followed his weekly “Taco Tuesday” trails. TBO and I couldn’t stick around as our Iko’s under the weather at the moment — but we had fun on our 30-mile mixed terrain jaunt in the East Bay Hills and hanging out with folks for a few hours afterwards!