MUni

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.

Braking it in

I've been working on adding a brake to my 24" (Pittsburgh), and Dragon and I took it out on its first big Joaquin Miller ride. It's not totally dialed in but it's definitely promising.

A hot one in Soquel Demo

It was super-hot this weekend, so we decided to go to a place with "Forest" in the name. It was still pretty hot in Soquel Demo. Great two-sport day!

Pop-up ride

Might as well take advantage of the long days while we can; a few of us did a pop-up ride after work on a beautiful evening. We were taking it easy, and I think officially we didn't even have a biff between us.

Two sports, finally

It had been months and months since I was able to organize a legit two-sport day. School does that do you. So we made an expedition out to Napa Skyline Wilderness Park, home of California MUni Weekend 2013.

Moab day 3

For our last day we went for a quick crank out to Moab Rim and Behind the Rocks. Dragon took Best Biff into a pool, and we had great fun on Sand Hill, which was a little more rideable than usual because of the extra dampness.

Moab day 2

Because the roads were wet and muddy it wasn't possible to shuttle all the way up to Upper Porcupine Singletrack like we did the last few times we'd been here. But it was still epic. Beautiful place, awesome riding, Hard to beat as a MUni trail, anywhere in the world.