Yesterday my roommate Claire and I braved the summer San Francisco rain to hit the Marin Headlands for a campout.I was able to secure a last minute reservation at Haypress campground in the Marin Headlands, a location I’d never been to.Through the tunnel on the way to the Visitor’s Center to pick up our permit.She seems to be enjoying herself despite the weather.Claire borrowed a very nice Bridgestone MB2 modified by Aaron G for his girlfriend Mary. I outfitted the bike for this trip with the ol’ “Bag strapped to the bars” and my Carousel Design Works seatbag. Her jacket is my back up rain shell (glad I have spare stuff!)
What bike camping trip would be complete without a gigantic ice cream cone?or getting assaulted while riding through a pack of geese!Fully Loaded
Tennessee Valley Road on our way to camp.Almost there!
Claire was in the French equivalent of girl scouts for 10 years growing up, so had no problem figuring out the tent.Just a minor peg adjustment!She’s much better than me at holding still for an 8 second exposure.ISO 100, 50 seconds, f/1.7Real coffee with breakfast via MSR Mugmate, the best solution I’ve found besides instant coffee.
On our way back through Sausalito we stopped for coffee, and I saw this bike in an otherwise empty storefront. Renovo makes bicycle frames in Portland, Oregon from wood, and weatherproofs them inside and out so that they will last a very long time. They are opening a storefront on the main drag in Sausalito according to their website. This appears to be one of their touring models. Their website has some interesting information, but I’m undecided so far.
This was another great trip! Does anybody else have a good story about their first bicycle camping trip?