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Ginger Jui

Ginger is a human-powered adventurer based in Oakland, California.
Ginger Jui has written 113 posts for Flaming Bike

DIY: Roll-Top Framebag

Retrofitting a roll-top after my framebag’s zipper went bust. Continue reading

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Dirty Overnight: Black Diamond Mines

Who but an elementary school teacher would convince a buncha hooligans to ride their bikes on dirt and sleep under the stars? Gathering packs of forty or fifty bikecampers, Adam Moss’ adventure rides are legend. This spring the word went around. We’re heading to Black Diamond Mines, a steep and hilly reserve of cow pasture and remnant oak woodland … Continue reading

On Reading Mountains

Have you ever read something so tough, so intense, so true, that you had to shout? I just finished The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd. The tension of it uncorked my throat and I threw out a coarse yell, both frustrated and elated. Shepherd writes of the Cairngorm mountains in north west Scotland. She wrote the book in … Continue reading

Always Talk to Strangers: The Boxer

The sun’s throwing that hazy afternoon, postcard skyline up around Lake Merritt as I bike into the Lakeview branch of the Oakland Public library. There’s some grown-ass white folk snogging on the front steps. She’s blonde, he’s bald. Continue reading

Bike Village: Tai O

Located on Hong Kong’s rural Lantau Island, Tai O is a flagging fishing village with — surprise — a healthy bike culture. Continue reading

Hot Springs and Gravel Roads: Panoche Hills Weekend

Hot springs and gravel roads? Sounds like an ideal spot for a weekend bike, camp and soak. Come have a look now before the view turns into a parking lot for solar panels. Continue reading

Ghost Rider of the Trans North

Doug Williams rode the Trans North, a 400 mile backcountry mountain bike race from Reno to Mendocino, in three and a half days. They called him the Ghost Rider because no one knew where he was until he showed up at a gas station in the lead pack. Continue reading

The Long Way: Russian River Redwoods Back to the Bay

If you’re meandering, the Russian River lies 100 miles north of San Francisco — an ambitious but not uncomfortable distance for taking the long way home.
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Oaktown BBQ Bike Tour

Twelve hungry cyclists, four platters of ribs, one Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

How To: Teach A Cyclist to Sail

May I introduce Kismet, a 24ft Seafarer sailboat parked in the Berkeley Marina. Continue reading

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