This weekend we had a rare treat, as Rob himself came to ride with us in lieu of doing the usual Sunday Rob’s Ride. The special occasion was the inauguration of Tom’s Rob-ish Ride, a mixed road and dirt ride inspired by Rob’s long-standing tradition. Rob brought up a crew from Santa Cruz, and we threw in a whole bunch of locals to make it 12 people and 14 wheels. He declared it to be “awesome,” thereby qualifying it for use of the Rob’s Ride name (per Rob’s publicist, Ken). I may make a few tweaks based on feedback from the first ride, but it turned out to be really enjoyable, except for when George took a bad fall and went to the emergency room for stitches in his knee–not that that stopped him from finishing the ride!
So the East Bay now has its own named 20ish-mile mixed road and dirt route for big wheels. Let me know if you’re interested in another go at it!