This week I headed out once again for a bicycle adventure. This was a long ride on the dirt with lots of climbing and rough trails. Before we get to that, some pics from this week.
I can definitely see the resemblance!I went out for a beverage with a friend of mine, and came back to see this note attached to the bell of my bicycle.Thanks Eli!The enormously talented Jeremy D’Antonio shows me his patented “reverse palm grip” technique for holding up the workbench.Jeremy and Brad demonstrating the most efficient way to count the number of gears on a wheel.
And now, on to the campin’ pics!
Jorge on his new bike, to be showcased soon. He brought the proper sports equipment for our campout! I believe that’s an Aerobie Pro.Sweaty on Mt. Tam, overlooking Mill Valley, Angel Island, the Marin Headlands, and San Francisco.West Ridgecrest Road near Mt. Tamalpais.Bolinas Ridge Trail, probably my favorite part of the trip. Rocky, rooty, and ruts galore!Oh yeah, puddles too. Our destination was Samuel P. Taylor state park.Near Sam P (as us regulars call it) is a swimmin’ hole called the Ink Wells. Here Jorge demonstrates his excellent rope swingin’ technique.perfect release point!We also met a very cool dog named Max, who climbed up on the rocks, dropped his ball in to the water, and jumped in after it.The only shoes necessary for warm weather adventurin.Two Rohloff bikes locked up at the swimming hole.Because we took the very long and roundabout way to camp, the nearby store was closed by the time we arrived. Jorge had the brilliant idea to order in a large pizza from the local pie joint.Pretty much the best tasting pizza ever, even though it was totally cheating. For the record, I had plenty of food but nevertheless ate half of the pizza so Jorge didn’t feel like a total glutton.
I should also mention that we met Danny Gutierrez from engage coffee at Sam P, as well as Aaron Glick (Surly Troll review coming soon!) and Eric Gustafson, a really cool guy I met at the shop several months back, who just participated in the Dirty Kanza 200 Gravel Grinder race in Kansas. I’m sure we’ll be doing more trips with him soon, so stay tuned for more on that.
Until next time, keep pushing the pedals!