31 July, 2011

Khi's Cruiser

Khi's Cannondale cruiser is the most recent addition to my MTB to cruiser series.

ultra wide bars with matching grips

Today I took a ride with my brother on his converted cruiser.

the good stuff, Mill Valley bike path on a Saturday

Why hunch over those bars when you can sit upright?

29 July, 2011

Car and Driver

The American Highway is broken and broke, Car and Driver Magazine.

A future beyond traffic gridlock, Bill Ford TED Talk.

Bill Ford (great-grandson of Henry Ford) works at Ford Motor Company.
"The day will come when the notion of car ownership becomes antiquated. If you live in a city, you don't need to own a car" Bill Ford.

28 July, 2011

Mt Tam

Today I introduced my brother to mountain biking on Mt. Tam.

climbing Tam: Sausalito and foggy SF

27 July, 2011

Patch: McInnis Park

My Patch column expanding. Look for at it at a Marin Patch near you!

This week we visit McInnis Park and Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District.

marshes along the bay

25 July, 2011


After stopping by the office I put in a lap at Tamarancho.

Tamarancho is rocky

24 July, 2011

Raquel Nelson

UPDATE: Raquel Nelson has been released and offered a retrial!

Perhaps you heard about the Atlanta mother who was hit trying to cross the street?

One of her children died and now she is sentenced to 3 years in jail.

The driver (convicted of 2 previous hit-and-runs, legally blind in one eye, was drinking w/meds) received only 6 months in jail.

No crosswalk to be found at the crime scene.

Sign a petition to release the grieving mother here.

21 July, 2011


After riding laps around the local park the young'ins wanted to venture somewhere new.

We rode to Diablo Valley College on the Canal Trail.

frog ponds at DVC

18 July, 2011


Heather and I did some hiking in Yosemite.
My favorite part was sneaking up on the yellow-bellied marmots at Ostrander Lake.

Many more pictures at Heather's Blog.

15 July, 2011

Merced River

Today I rode up the Merced River instead of down.

12 July, 2011

Merced River

The vacation continues...

rocky fun on the trail

10 July, 2011

Patch: Tam and Potrero Meadows

In this Sunday Ride we visit the top of Tam and Potrero Meadows.

Visit Patch for the story.

07 July, 2011

Lake Tahoe

Summer vacation has begun! Heather and I are staying a few days with her Aunt Karin and Ray in Auburn. Today we did some bike riding at Lake Tahoe.

historical society currently featuring bikes

Besides famous mountain biking trails Tahoe has bike paths as well.

Scenic bike path from Squaw Valley to Lake Tahoe

03 July, 2011

Gwinn Win

Aaron Gwinn wins for the third time this year and there have only been four races!!!

Gwinn representing the US with a 4th of July shout-out.

Will he continue his domination next week in New York?

Gwinn approaching the finish.

Monte Saint Anne World Cup Downhill 2011.

01 July, 2011

Tiburon, Corte Madera

I couldn't think of a better way to kick-off the holiday weekend than a bike ride with the whole cycling family. First we rode the bike path to Tiburon.

Downtown Tiburon

6 bikes in the truck at Blackie's Pasture

After a quick stop at our apartment we headed to the parks and marshes of nearby Corte Madera. It was super fun and these kids wouldn't stop riding!