east bay

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. 

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.

City of Rocks

Rockville always lives up to its literal name. The rocks were all a little pointier than usual, but the good thing about rocks is they don't wash away, so most of the trails were still in great shape for riding. If you like rocks, which we do.

Doubling up

We're just a couple weeks from Moab, so it's time to test our recovery abilities. After yesterday's epic, we had a mellow ride in Joaquin Miller with some of the kids from our youth program, including Zeke on his awesome 16" uni. A few hikers joined us, and we ran into Yu up there, and George missing a wheel.

All hail

All hail

Redirecting from Tamarancho on a day with unsettled weather, we got hail, rain, and sun with a beautiful double loop...

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...

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...

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...