Ebbetts is Redeemed!

The Hope Valley usually turns a bit later than areas further south.  I'm guessing that's due to the lower elevation of the area.  We lagged a bit getting out of the hotel as the breakfast was slammed with people and they were short staffed.  Ah well, the outsides were warming up anyway. US-395 is a... Continue Reading →

Did we just meet, Sonora?

Sometimes you make plans on paper months before that sound great. I was going to be four days in Death Valley, three days at home, and then back on the road for this fall colors ride. Simple, right? What I didn't realize is how full the weekend at Death Valley was going to be and... Continue Reading →

Finally: Fall Color

Today was the last day on the road.  Doug was headed up to Quincy for an extra day of riding.  I was thinking of doing the same but rain was forecasted and if I was honest, the office was calling me back. Riding with people is fun, but it's hard to take your time exploring... Continue Reading →

Over to Bishop

I didn't want to have to drive all the way back to San Jose to get my tire fixed. I knew of a few places in the city which I hadn't been to nor did I'd know if they would be open on Saturday. KC Engineering came to mind and City Cycle came to me... Continue Reading →

The King’s Return

Morning called for me about 7:30 and everyone was up at 8:15. Steve was ready to go well before the rest of us! But as 8:30 rolled around we were ready to rock! Since dinner was a bit harder to prepare that I thought and the store had less food than I thought we just... Continue Reading →

The Canyon Fit for a King!

Riding for me falls in one of three camps: solo adventures, random wanderings with a few people, or full on organized trips. This time it was the latter. I was fortunate to have a great group.  Rather than ride from motel to motel this time we went camping!  I learned a lot through the process... Continue Reading →

Deep into Yosemite National Park!

It's hard to believe a year has passed since the last trip. The ride is an interesting mix of people from both Northern and Southern California. It seems that the Northern California group is much smaller than last year. It's just ZZ and I. Usually we stay on the west side of the Sierras like... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Hill, Sorta

I'd had the Daffodil Hill run on the calendar since March 17th, then the 24th, then the 31st. Finally April 1st was showing some promise. The skies were supposed to be clear, even though some rain was coming through the day before. Sunday morning came and it was COLD (for April). The weather at Daffodil... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Run Forrest Run! (203 Miles)

I was looking forward to today. I had a few new roads to add to the repertoire and anything had to be better than yesterday. Breakfast was at Cheryl's which was next door to the Kernville Inn. Cheryl's Diner (C is average. No grade inflation here): Category Score Comments Seating B Easy with the breakfast... Continue Reading →

Camping: Has it been that long?

I'm continually amazed at how fast time passes these days. Since camp was canceled this year I'd not had a long stint out in the woods, particularly out in Kings Canyon. A good friend of mine had just bought homself a new truck and was looking for an excuse to take it out in the... Continue Reading →

Bridgeport 2011 (620 miles)

I wasn't planning on going to Bridgeport this year as I'd been doing some traveling recently on the bike and decided that I could have used a weekend at home. About a week before I took a small night ride in the hills. A few friends there asked me if I was going to Bridgeport... 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 →

Riding Bliss

I almost never get out early when I travel on the bike. I tend to be a night owl but I was determined to get out early on the ride today. I got to bed at a somewhat reasonable hour, but 6:45 comes early. The bed at motel 6 was not that great, so getting... Continue Reading →

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