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I use this section as an archive documenting things I’ve done in recent and not-so-recent years.

Get Up Offa That Thing

Get Up Offa That Thing

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.

Up and Over

Up and Over

Revisiting part of last Saturday's route, then back from Moraga via Pinehurst.

Get Up and Go!

Get Up and Go!

First ride of the week after Saturday's century. Still a bit tender around the saddle (ya know, without being crude...)

Ride 4AReason 2022

Ride 4AReason 2022

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...

Casual Lunch Ride

Casual Lunch Ride

Last ride before the main event this weekend. An easy loop on familiar trails near work.

Evening Tunnel Loop

Evening Tunnel Loop

Just a little ride with ML and Drew to get the blood flowing in the lowest mileage week of the year.

Cmon, Technology!

Cmon, Technology!

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....

R4R 2022 04 02

R4R 2022 04 02

Ramping up to the ride on April 23, today's 75 mile route was a solid challenge.

Redwood Solitude

Redwood Solitude

Saw one other bike, maybe 3 cars between Skyline in Oakland and the golf course in Castro Valley. Remarkable commute today.

As Intended…

As Intended…

I set out to mostly retrace the route I flatted on last week. Made a few subtle variations to keep things fresh.

R4R 2022 03 26 Diablo

R4R 2022 03 26 Diablo

Honestly, I was intimidated by the thought of this ride. Having driven the route to the entrance gate on New Year's Day, the road was stacked with auto and bicycle traffic. It didn't look fun. I was mistaken.

A Ride Interrupted

A Ride Interrupted

Awesome commute in the morning. Very pleasant afternoon ride on the way home with my friend Anders. Picked up a puncture in the Chabot Campgrounds parking lot, lo and behold, my spare tube had a seriously defective valve. Eric Laber to the rescue in the Rocco Taco....

Average Speed Calculator

This Speed Distance Time Calculator pops up in a new window. I was curious one day and realized how difficult it is for me to figure it out in my head. Courtesy of Calculator Soup

Tower Climbing

Tower Climbing

I have a far fewer freelance clients these days, but one recently hired me to document work they performed at the top of the Transamerica Building, truly a San Francisco icon. The opportunity allowed me to not only climb to the top, but also to fly a drone in the...

R4R 2022 03 12

R4R 2022 03 12

This post is kind of a mess, Garmin lost battery power at about 50 miles.

STAY ALERT!

STAY ALERT!

All I can say is there are a lot of bad drivers out there. Be alert, be aware of your surroundings, and be conspicuous.

Monday Commute

Monday Commute

The steeper section of Redwood is not the same dreaded b**** it used to be 🙂

Weather Yo

Weather Yo

I was determined to ride today. My plan was to go early - the weather forecast yesterday was for clear skies in the morning, but lo and behold, I was greeted by a light rain when I stepped outside to leave. A better description might be a very heavy mist. I was going...