Playing quarters with the President…

So President Obama, Professor Gates, and Sergeant Crowley got together for some brews (interesting that all present have titles). Their beer choices were a wee bit pitiful. I would have liked to see one of them order something a bit more, well, more – like an Arrogant Bastard or at least a nice IPA. All […]

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What’s been in the stand…

One of my favorite sayings is “those who know don’t say and those who say don’t know.” That saying has retained its original feeling, but has been paraphrased from the original by Lao-Tzu, a 6th century B.C. philosopher, considered the father of Taoism. The original goes more like: Those who have knowledge don’t predict, those […]

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Dirty Delta…

Went for a quick ride Sunday morning on the fixed gear road bike (note, this is a fixed gear road bike and not a fixie). Coming back, I hit the Cross Marin Trail and it’s dirt section. I like riding the dirt section on my road bike. Riding dirt roads and paths on a road […]

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A: No…

Q: If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Evidence: This tree fell and I didn’t hear it. Check that off one of life’s mysteries. Time to rest easy now. (What’s playing: The Stanley Brothers Gathering Flowers for the Master’s Bouquet)

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What’s in the stand…

This really nice Breezer Panorama tandem (it might be one of a kind) stopped by recently on a ride. I noticed the rear brake didn’t have enough spring tension to keep the cable taut whilst the brake was not on. While the owner was at lunch, I did a quick brake job and got the […]

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Bill’s Trail will have to wait…

As I had previously written about different user groups sharing the trail, it seems that there are some groups who still just don’t want to share. Bill’s Trail, a 4 mile single-track that climbs up to Mt. Barnabe was slated to be open on every other day to bikes. However, at the threat of a […]

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Monday mixed-terrain…

It’s funny when you look at a potential ride on a map and you see that it’s not that long compared to other road loops by its physical presence on the map. Then you get out and what you thought you could crank out in a couple of hours, turns quickly into three. And so […]

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Got legs…

If you think you got legs enough, there is a challenge coming up soon that could suit you and your legs. Carlos is throwing his annual La Ruta Loca Randonee 200k mixed terrain ride on July 11. The route will cover many dirt and paved roads through Marin County. The basic route is: We start […]

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What’s in the stand…

Been a while since I had a “What’s In The Stand” post, so I thought I’d make it extra tasty. This Steve Potts CCR (Cross Country Racer) is owned by my friend Noah. It was the first vintage bike he bought many years ago. So many years ago, that the bike probably wasn’t considered vintage […]

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