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Humbled [Updated 10/10, 10/16]

Monday, October 9th, 2017 by tony

Staring at the cube on top of Mt. Umunhum as a teenager I wondered what it would take to be able to cycle all the way to the top. In the 1970s Mt. Umunhum was under the aegis of the US Air Force and the road to the summit was strictly off-limits. In those days […]

East Bay Road Closure Update: Palomares Now Open!

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by tony

As we approach the next rainy season some of the road destruction due to this past winter’s rains has finally been repaired and roads are reopening. As mentioned in a couple of weeks ago we got a nice present when Calaveras Road reopened rather unexpectedly. I thought that one was slated for the “might never […]

Fall Social: Ride, Dish & Dine on Sunday, October 1!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by tony

Well into its second decade the annual Fall Social at former President Phil Bokovoy’s Berkeley digs is our second longest Club tradition/ride/event. The only regular club event that is older in origin is the Club Picnic although it has changed venue multiple times whereas the Fall Social has always been at Phil’s. Long gone are […]

Ride Recap: Contra Costa Ramble to Clayton

Sunday, September 17th, 2017 by tony

Those incessant East Bay heat waves took a break this week and we got a nice breather on Derek Liecty’s ride to Clayton. It was temperate and got only into the low-80s by early afternoon. That allowed the eight of us to enjoy a pleasant, slow ramble along the Iron Horse and the Contra Costa […]

Pfeiffer Bridge Opening Delayed: Still Time to Bike Big Sur!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by tony

This past winter’s road destruction has taught us that construction and repair timelines–if they exist at all–are truly works of fiction. Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge was previously scheduled to open late September but has now been pushed back “several weeks” into October according to the Monterey County Monthly. What that means is you have even more […]

Orinda Pool Party Recap

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 by tony

We finally had an Orinda Pool Party that had heat in spades. Although SF denizens may think Contra Costa is a solar furnace  all summer, it is actually quite temperate most of the time. But during heat waves it can become blast oven uncomfortable. Every year Roger and I hope for at least some heat […]

East Bay Road Update – August [Updated 9/5]

Monday, August 28th, 2017 by tony

News has been quiet on the various East Bay/Contra Costa road closures. But there have been some updates. Palomares Road: “Alameda County Public Works Agency is extending the closure of Palomares Road to all traffic between Palo Verde Road, Castro Valley, and Niles Canyon Road, Fremont, through September 22, 2017. Crews have completed the slide repair, removed […]

SMART Start, Finally!

Monday, August 21st, 2017 by tony

This Friday, August 25, the Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit  or SMART train will finally commence services. After a lengthy delay SMART received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration for its Positive Train Control system, which is designed to prevent accidents. There will be an opening ceremony at the downtown Santa Rosa SMART station at […]

August East Bay Road Update

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 by tony

It’s well into summer, it hasn’t rained in months, and you’re thinking, “All those closed roads in the East Bay should be open by now!” Unfortunately that is not the case and for some roads, if the end is in sight the counties are being very mum and not willing to announce an expected completion […]

Ride Recap: Year Of The Cock—Finger Licking Good!

Monday, July 31st, 2017 by tony

The Year Of The Cock Ride managed to combine pain and pleasure in the best way possible. Our C-paced ride ended up being a D-pace, which at my age is a hard thing to do. Neville from England, a mere whippersnapper, likes to go fast and he showed it. We were climbing at a 10+ […]