Even Failure Can Be Bliss

It was a warm 91 degrees when I got out of the car, but I was still itching to get started on my 2,000 foot climb up Lusardi Road. In order to be happy, I personally need to frequently get out and move across a map under my own power, ideally in a natural setting. […]

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Riding in the Forbidden Zone

Perhaps the title for this post is a bit overblown, but I thought it sounded better than “Today’s Bike Ride”, and if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that anytime you do anything outdoorsy or moderately adventurous, exaggerations always make things sound more epic. I remember while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, one of […]

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Back to Horsethief

I always expected to return to Horsethief road sooner. We had a good ride out this road over a year ago, and I meant to get out there again and push a little further relatively soon after our first trip.  Unfortunately, I just haven’t made it back. It’s a great road for hauling a kid […]

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Boulder Creek Road Bike Ride

Our last backroads-biking trip was back in December. After our last attempt was a success (after so many failed attempts), I expected to get back out pretty quickly — but then the holidays hit, we started doing a lot of running in preparation of Jeannie’s half-marathon, and we just generally got busy, so we haven’t […]

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Success on Horsethief Road

After quite a few failed attempts, we finally found a great road to ride our bikes out towing our 15 month-old in his own private chariot.  It’s got a great surface — not too bumpy for the little guy, has no traffic, thanks to the gate at the top, and while there are some good […]

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Another Unsuccessful Bike Ride

We moved last weekend.  It was pretty unexpected, and a super-quick move, and we’re still working on unpacking boxes and organizing our stuff.  We had the long Thanksgiving weekend that I actually had bigger plans for before we were informed that we needed to move — maybe a trip up to the Sierras or out […]

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Mt. Laguna Bike Ride

We got off to a bit of a slow start today, so we only did a six mile bike ride, but it was nearly perfect for those six miles!  It was a lightly travelled back-road on Mt. Laguna with a good surface, and it had some good climbing involved — not so much that I couldn’t […]

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Will Ride for Pie

Enough with the concrete already. We need dirt, and trees, and hills to ride up and down. And pie. Yes, dirt, trees, hills, and pie! Brilliant! Well, almost. Our bike rides have mostly been on city multiuse paths. Nice, paved, level paths for easy bike riding. The goal however has been to get our bikes […]

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