I use this section as an archive documenting things I’ve done in recent and not-so-recent years. In 2022 I made this my cycling journal, but if you page through, you’ll see posts that go all the way back to 2005.
Sunday morning solo ride on what turned out to be a glorious day. Started off foggy and cool, sun was breaking through by the time I got through CV.
Buy the right tool and keep it in your bag. Lesson learned.
Against my better instincts, I trusted that a) my questionable tube would hold air, and b) the valve on my spare wouldn't be faulty. ML to the rescue at 6:30 am.
Spoken like a true weather-spoiled bay arean, I'm close to my overheat temp.
Joined a big group of cyclists to celebrate what I believe is the newest federal holiday on a ride that toured Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, and to honor cycling pioneer Major Taylor. Happy Father's Day!
Took 4 wheels in for service, got 2 wheels back and forth in the mean time. Finally swapped out my front tire.
New tube holds air, pleasant ride home on a Thursday afternoon.
Made it to work, unknowingly took a shard of glass in my front tire, didn't know it was flat until it was time to ride home. Discovered I had a faulty replacement tube - the core of the presta valve didn't stay seated. Alas, all the bike shops were closed.
When a Joe Jackson song is stuck in your head...
In the middle of a warm spell, the time to get out is around 6am.
Lost a mile by not turning on the Garmin at the start, so I added a couple miles at the end to round things out.
Connected with the Hansen kids, coffee and donut propelled me up Redwood! Plus, good to have brakes again!
We should ride while the air is still decent, cause you know it won't stay this way
It can't be just me - I left the house at quarter to six and enjoyed a cool, uncrowded commute today, then a moderately warm but pleasant ride home.
While visiting relatives in Salinas, I managed to get a ride starting from the Salad Bowl of America, across to Fort Ord, up to Marina Beach and back.
Nice Saturday morning spin from the hills to the bay, and back home through the canyon. Stretches of bliss.
What should have been a single day's ride was slightly interrupted.
Should've been a little over 22 miles, but I neglected to start my Garmin when I took off after work. So there's a straight line segment marking the distance "as the crow flies."
Hard to beat a spring morning on the Tunnel Road loop 🙂
Today was officially Bike to Work Day, my ride made it 4 days in a row.
That's the number of rides and total mileage year to date.
I rode to work super early in order to make it to San Jose by 6:30am. What was I thinking? Answer to trivia: The Kiel Canal, which connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea, runs for roughly 60 miles in GERMANY.
The answer to today's question will be in the next ride's post. The Kiel Canal, which connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea, runs for roughly 60 miles in what country?
A single commute stretched over two days.
Connected with Tom for the Oakland portion, Anders on the Castro Valley side.
Weekday commute. Left a bit later than usual to a) let it warm up a tad, and b) let the school crowds subside for a less busy route down Williams Ave.
Revisiting part of last Saturday's route, then back from Moraga via Pinehurst.
First ride of the week after Saturday's century. Still a bit tender around the saddle (ya know, without being crude...)
Well, the big day was this past Saturday. I was one of 300+ riders to participate in Ride 4 a Reason, a cycling event to benefit Oakland and Alameda public schools. I rode the event once before in 2018. In 2019 I had surgery in January that kept me off a...
Last ride before the main event this weekend. An easy loop on familiar trails near work.
Just a little ride with ML and Drew to get the blood flowing in the lowest mileage week of the year.
80 miles from Orinda to Livermore and back. Headwinds be damned.
I really wanted to document this ride, although I'd done it a couple times before. It's more or less a route that traces the outer edge of the city, into North Oakland, down to the estuary on my way in to work, then San Leandro to Castro Valley and home via Redwood....
Peaceful for the first 13 miles, less so as I rode into town. All good.
Ramping up to the ride on April 23, today's 75 mile route was a solid challenge.
Saw one other bike, maybe 3 cars between Skyline in Oakland and the golf course in Castro Valley. Remarkable commute today.