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Postcard: Fogbound in Marin

Off-pavement riding through fog in the coastal headlands of Marin. Continue reading

Bikewhacking Across California

Cycling north from Southern California back to the Bay Area, I couldn’t make up my mind. Dirt or road? Continue reading

Monroe Truck Trail: Riding Singletrack On Home Turf

Within days of coming home, I was dreaming of dirt. Of shredding familiar canyons, portaging the streams and picking poison oak out of my butt. I unloaded my bike, put in a load of laundry, and headed for the hills. Continue reading

Offroad to Puerto Vallarta

¨”You know it´s all mountains that way, right?” Peter said. I replied, “Yup.” Continue reading

The Spoke International Cycle Touring Team

Domestically, we´re known as the Hole in a Head Gang, but abroad, we are: The Spoke International Cycle Touring Team! World ambassadors for (y)our favorite North Oakland bike shop, The Spoke Cyclery! Mid-January, we took our trademark ear to ear grins for a ride around the central northern highlands of Mexico. The team met up … Continue reading

You will be the first woman to bike from Batopilas to Urique

The road to Batopilas from Creel used to be “la ruta de aventura.” The descent to the floor of Batopilas Canyon from 2000 meters in Creel is legendary. But when I checked in at Tres Amigos adventure tours, I was told that the road was under construction. It was being paved, and while it had … 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

Forgive me bike-gods for I have sinned.

It’s been three months and one concussion since I’ve gone mountain biking. Continue reading

Bike-fishing the Sierra Vistas Scenic Byway

Pack your fishing pole! A four day weekend cycle tour along the Sierra Vistas Scenic Byways blew me away with sweeping Sierra views, pristine trout streams, and just the right amount of dirt biking adventure. Continue reading

Bikes, Beers and Bavarian Hospitality at the German Tourist Club

With a collection of beers on tap, the German Tourist Club is the preferred destination for thirsty Marin Headlands hikers. It is also fast becoming my favorite weekend bike-camping destination. Continue reading

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