Posts by tom

Loving the East Bay

Loving the East Bay

In a recurring theme this spring, we were scheduled to go to Annadel but the trails there are too messed...

Who needs the West Bay?

Who needs the West Bay?

We had been scheduled to go to Camp Tamarancho, but the trails there close in the wet. So on a...

Just say no to Crack

Just say no to Crack

We were scheduled to go down to Soquel Demo, but there are no roads left in Santa Cruz, so we...

Celebrating the end of the drought

Celebrating the end of the drought

The California snowpack is at a 22-year high, the reservoirs are full, and we got to celebrate with a beautifully...

China Camp on the Lunar New Year

China Camp on the Lunar New Year

I hadn’t planned it this way, but we were scheduled to ride in China Camp on the day of the...

Caution to the wind

Caution to the wind

One of my principles in organizing rides is to never cancel the ride based on a weather forecast. (For that...

It’s a start

It’s a start

We got our training series going with a reasonably mellow ride up in Joaquin Miller. No major biffing (Best Biff...

MUni with Ben

MUni with Ben

Ben Soja, one of the top MUni downhillers in the world, was visiting Santa Cruz for a conference, so Corbin...

Bringing Josh to Endor

Bringing Josh to Endor

Shockingly, Josh had never been to Tamarancho with us. We finally rectified that oversight in early November. All three of...

First-ever uni ride to Treasure Island

First-ever uni ride to Treasure Island

I can’t verify it, but I think it’s safe to assume that no one had ever ridden a unicycle to...