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Wine Country MUni non-weekend

Upper-crust schools in California get "ski week" off in February, which meant that Chris had some time on his hands. We decided to take a mid-week break up in the wine country, trying a new trail near Calistoga (Oat Hill Mine Road), possibly its first unicycle descent. After camping at Napa Bothe, we headed over the ridge to ride our standard loop in Annadel.

Party in Rockville

We had our biggest ride in a long time this weekend, with a dozen people coming from places as far away as Santa Cruz and Auburn. It was a beautiful day, cool and crisp, and we did a ton of sessioning.

Berkeley MUni

I happened to run into Owen with his MUni on campus a couple weeks ago, and this weekend we got together to do a ride in Berkeley. I got to show him some of the trails near campus, and he got to show me how a trials guy rides MUni.

Ed Pratt’s Grand Départ

We sometimes ride on roads, but not like Ed Pratt. He's been on the road, solo, unsupported, for over two years, starting at his home in southwestern England, and intending to travel around the world in an unbroken line. He's just arrived in the States, and set off from Fort Point to cross the final continent of his trip.

Napa Skyline two-sporter

Napa Skyline Wilderness Park recently re-opened after sustaining fire damage this autumn, so we had to head up for a two-sport day.

Family MUni #2

The second installment of our Family MUni series was a lot of fun. We got great MUni weather, and ran into probably 70 or 80 kids from the high school teams.

Family MUni

I'm planning to start up a regular "Family MUni" series: an occasional ride designed for kids and newer riders, paced so that parents or friends can hike along, and less strenuous and technical than our normal rides.

Whipsnaking

DAvid couldn't make Sunday's ride, but a bunch of us have flexible schedules these days, so we put together a Berkeley ride on Wednesday. It was good MUni weather, a little windy when we started out but once it calmed down it was beautiful. We climbed all the way up to get the views, and had a bunch of fun playing on the obstacles on the way down, with DAvid pushing us (well, at least Josh and Kevin) to try some really big stuff. 

They don’t grow on trees, you know

Ostensibly inspired by a visit from our friend DAvid (turned out he couldn't make this ride), we headed down to Soquel Demo for a celebration of Braille Trail. We had a good crew, with Bevan pushing Chris and the rest of us to do more trials, and an appearance by Ricardo (it's been too long!)

Exploring Skeggs

Exploring Skeggs

We’d heard a rumor (from Chris) that there were some good loops in El Corte de Madeira (Skeggs Point) on the Peninsula. The verdict on Skeggs is that there is some really fun technical stuff, and a lot of smooth singletrack.