I use this section as an archive documenting things I’ve done in recent and not-so-recent years.
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.
I set out to mostly retrace the route I flatted on last week. Made a few subtle variations to keep things fresh.
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.
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....
Trying to make up for miles missed last week (hello, passerby)
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
First commute with the Garmin 130 Plus.
Couple of last rides with the old Garmin. Part 1 Part 2
First ride home after daylight savings time change.
Ride to work after the rain had fallen.
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...
This post is kind of a mess, Garmin lost battery power at about 50 miles.
All I can say is there are a lot of bad drivers out there. Be alert, be aware of your surroundings, and be conspicuous.
Midweek spin to work and back.
The steeper section of Redwood is not the same dreaded b**** it used to be 🙂
Brought a former co-worker along, cool weather=good for climbing.
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...
A 2fer of sorts - the ride to work, the ride home. Morning: Afternoon: