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Mountain unicyclist on rocky trail ducking under an overhanging tree limb

It was a good roll

We had a beautiful day for riding up at Rockville. Spent way too much time sessioning Manzanita Trail (as always), had fun on Upper Tilley, and then headed over to the quarry to play around before heading home. I was wearing my California MUni Weekend t-shirt from 2003, which was probably the first time I’d ridden Rockville. And in all that time I’d never taken a serious injury on the uni. It was a good roll, but my luck ran out.

Choose Your Own Adventure MUni at China Camp

Dragon, Chris and I went over to China Camp for what’s usually mostly a fitness ride. But we went all the way up to the missile platforms, where Dragon won Best Biff (he’d already won First Blood) but also nailed a really gnarly chute (with spectators!) Then for various reasons we all wound up taking different routes down.

California MUni Weekend training series

California MUni Weekend is up in Bishop this year (September 17-20) and it includes a climb to White Mountain Peak (14,252′) so it’s time to get training. I’ll be running a training series with rides every weekend until then.

Mountain unicyclist near the top of rocky, dry section of trail.

Two-sporter at Napa Skyline

We got a beautiful weekend up in Napa at Skyline Wilderness Park, pretty perfect temps for summer in the wine country. As the world has re-opened, the trails have gotten less busy, so we had plenty of space to mess around in the rock gardens and such.

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