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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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Sea Roads: Tomales Bay Bike and Kayak Overnight

A moonless night in late-summer is the best time to find bioluminescence in Tomales Bay. A bike and a kayak will get you there. Continue reading

Post-Thanksgiving Bike Epic

On a timeout just a couple running yards away from finishing my Master’s Thesis, I dashed off to ride Sonoma County back roads by moonlight. Continue reading

Independence Day Ride Around the Bay!

With legs strong&fresh off bike tour, I circumnavigated the San Francisco Bay on the Fourth of July! Our route clocked out  somewhere between 170-180miles over 14hrs. Continue reading

Beer Can Stove Update: Oatmeal!

I field tested — or rather, macgyvered — my way through breakfast at the famed German Tourist Club in the Marin Headlands! Continue reading

I met Scott Duffy the ER Doctor and MY FRIENDS SAVED MY ASS

Our adventure began at Katie’s house in the Mission. I have next to no memory of any of this, because 12 hrs later, I’ll be on my way to the ER with a dented helmet and amnesia. Ride with me as I ask the question, What the hell happened? Continue reading

Golden Gateway to Adventure

This Sunday, the Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th anniversary with a fête and fireworks. To help celebrate, I dug through the Flaming Bike Blog archives for bicycle adventures that began by crossing this gateway to the north. Continue reading

Mt. Vision Quest

What better subject of a vision quest than the Mt. Vision Ceanothus? The type locality for Ceanothus gloriosus var. porrectus (the Mt. Vision Ceanothus) hails from the “summit of Pierce Point Hill,” at the tip of the Pt. Reyes Peninsula. Armed with a road bike and a handful of notes scrawled from the herbarium database, I embarked on a botanical quest north. Continue reading

Get Steamy at Steep Ravine Hot Springs

Fancy a hot soak after your spin around Marin? Try the hidden hot springs at this wave-washed cove, located just north of San Francisco along coast Hwy 1. During minus tides, a rocky pool at Steep Ravine fills with a salty, sulfury elixir … and long haired locals getting their hot spring fix. Most locals … Continue reading

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