Going to See the Bay Model

The Bay Model is a fully functional representation of San Francisco Bay.  Scientists in the 1940s and 1950s were looking for ways to understand the ecosystem around the bay.  Since computer technology was not near as advanced then as it is today, scientists had an alternate solution.  They built a to scale model of San... Continue Reading →

Up to San Francisco!

Wow, it's hard to believe a year has gone by. The Death Valley ride generally marks the closing of the riding season for the fair weather riders in California. The climate here is such that one can write a motorcycle from the Bay Area all year long. The destinations will differ by the season but... Continue Reading →

Good Night San Francisco!

Earlier in the week I was up in the city taking photos of the Bay Bridge at sunrise. People were talking about this so-called quote "super moon" this weekend.  I heard through the web that there would be great photo opportunities at the Golden Gate Bridge.  While websites like Meetup and Facebook are great to... Continue Reading →

Good Morning San Francisco!

A friend of mine, Matt, took a photo of the Bay Bridge and posted it on Facebook. I was very much intriuged by the photo and wanted to try my own to see if I could capture the same sort of sentiment.  I had another "get up at the crack of dawn" to capture the... Continue Reading →

No Poppies

I was headed out to Arastradero park to see if I could find some poppies.  I've seen them by the freeway a number of times this spring in good color.  The park usually has some good flowers to photograph this time of year. I had the afternoon free, so I figured it was a good... Continue Reading →

East Bay Fun

Inertia is a very powerful thing. Because I am used to the Santa Cruz Mountains and love the ocean, I very rarely ride out in the East Bay. On top of that, I've never really been particularly fond of Mount Hamilton nor Sierra Road. Mount Hamilton is a slow technical ride. The road quality isn't... Continue Reading →

Santa Cruz Scrub

This was pretty much the perfect weekend to ride. It's been a fairly mild winter overall, but even so when a day pops up with clear skies and temperatures near the 70s it's time to ride! John came down from Sacramento and was interested in running some of the local roads up in the redwood... Continue Reading →

Happy Halloween from Mountain View

A number of years ago a roommate of mine stumbled up on a homeowner in the area that liked Halloween to a completely new level! Brent Ross, a local in Mountain View, stages a Halloween display that is pretty awesome. The display is fully mechanized and scripted. It fully covers his front yard and while... Continue Reading →

Backroads Boggie in the Bay

A good friend of mine was in town and was looking to do a little riding around the bay as he's often here on business and has never been riding out here. I didn't know much in the way of bike rental in this area other than Dubbelju and EagleRider. Rob however found something a... Continue Reading →

Dawn Patrol (44 miles)

I’ve sort of fallen into doing a number of rides based on solar events. Most of the summer it is moon rides. Now that it’s winter and the sunrise is late in the morning I’m starting to do sunrise rides. Personally the sunrise is one of those things I never tire of. Getting up early... Continue Reading →

The 20 year ride

Day 1: 191 miles I got an invite to go on a ride with some of my co workers. It turns out that this ride has been going on for about the last 20 years as the Memorial Day lap around northern California. This year they decided to move it out a week. I am... Continue Reading →

Pigeon Point and Linux

I had one of those "I've got a few hours to play with" on Sat and decided to take the bike out for a short ride along the coast... Like most folks have said, it was a great weekend to be out. Unlike the newbie ride of a week ago, the weather was perfect. Clear... Continue Reading →

Borrowed Time

One of the things I really enjoy about this time of year is that now is what summer should be. Fall has only two kinds of days: days that were meant to be in summer and days that should be in winter. This weekend was such the summer day. Highs between 75 and 80 with... Continue Reading →

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