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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

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Riding Home for New Year’s Eve — Part III, Conclusion

Continued from Part II. Conclusion Three weeks later, I’m recovering from ankle tendonitis and feeling very removed from the adventurer who found exhilaration, wonder, and the generosity of strangers on the road. Who endured fatigue and self-doubt on dark lonely highways. Yet, I can recover each day in sparkling detail. I can’t say that about … Continue reading

Riding Home for New Year’s Eve — Part II

Continued from Part I. Last spring, a friend rode from San Francisco to Bakersfield in less than a day. Chatting over chicken pot pies two days later, he said he was looking for his breaking point and mused, with a quiet sort of delight, that he didn’t hit it. Infected by this madness, I’ve been … Continue reading

Riding Home for New Year’s Eve — Part I

A couple days after Christmas, I went on my usual bike ride in the East Bay Hills and reflected on 2011. There was as glaring gap in the year’s activitides — I had forgone an epic bike tour! With four days left in the year, it was decided — I was going to load up … Continue reading

First Century Ever

I completed Bike-About Feat #1 with an extra cherry on top. Due to a wrong turn that put an extra 12 miles onto my journey, I ended up riding 99.5 miles that day. I’m rounding up for a square 100 miles — my first ever! The ride took me around the eastern flank of Mt. … Continue reading

Bike-about

I am being called to a bike-about. A soul searching wander in the wilderness. I first conceived this route in a naive spirit of adventure, amidst summer fieldwork in Los Padres and Angeles National Forests. Albeit bordering major metropolitan areas, these public lands remain remote and wild. I imagined a route linking the Amtrak Depot … Continue reading

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