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New Idria Superfun(d) Tour

Mercury or asbestos, why pick a poison when you can have both? Continue reading

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Sierra Backroads to Quincy

Ninety miles is practically next door when you’re in the mountains, right? Continue reading

Traversing the Santa Lucias on South Coast Road

Spring is a phenomenal time to explore the mountains of California’s Central Coast. This 90 mile route combines pavement riding with an ocean view fire road for a spectacular two day tour. 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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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

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

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

Perros Peligroso

The yellow cur hit me with 90 pounds of fang. I fell on my ass and scrabbled backwards. The dog flew at me again but was choked back, chained to the bar of the cabana. I had ridden to the pleasant little beach of Tecolote, at the tip of the La Paz peninsula, after a … Continue reading

The Shittiest Stealth Camp Ever

Stealth camping in Baja California is gloriously easy. The towns are few and interspersed by dirt tracks leading off into the bush. Still, during the short pedaling days of winter, I always end up looking for camp at dark. This has led to some pretty raw bivouacs: under the airport flight path in Cabo, in … Continue reading

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