Archive for the 'Ride rumors' Category

Hell Froze Over: Mt. Umunhum to Open-Finally!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by tony

Wow. Believe it or not, the road up Mt. Umunhum is actually going to be open to the public on Saturday, September 16. This has been so long in coming that I thought it was never going to happen in my lifetime. Mt. Umumhum is the site of the old Air Force radar tower, the […]

Ride Recap: West Sonoma County

Monday, July 17th, 2017 by tony

Well, you missed a really hot one yesterday. By the time we rolled back to John and Randy’s house at 2 p.m. it was over 100 degrees. Riding up their long gravel driveway with the heat pulsating off the ground, I felt like my head was going to explode. My legs had already exploded a […]

Big Sur Beckons Cyclists [updated 2x]

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by tony

Much of the Big Sur coastline on Highway One is closed…to automobiles but not cyclists! Highway One is shut from the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, which is just south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, down to about Limekiln State Park, a distance of about 23 miles one way. The north end is closed due to […]

Work Arounds For East Bay Road Closures

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by tony

The worst of this year’s record setting rainfall seems to be over and we can now all look forward to the day when the numerous road closures in the East Bay, Sonoma, Marin, and Santa Cruz Mountains will be reopened. As you know the East Bay has several critical road closure—Alhambra Valley Road, Redwood Road, […]

Bay Bridge Bike Path To Open Weekdays On May 5

Friday, April 14th, 2017 by tony

Although the Alex Zuckerman Path on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge has been partially open for over three years—making it literally a bridge to nowhere—the final short segment to Treasure Island was opened only this past fall and then only on weekends. The reason for the weekday closure was Caltrans’s concern that the […]

An Island In The Sun: Apple Blossom Recap

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by tony

Luck was with us this past Sunday for the Sebastopol Apple Blossom ride. Only the previous day we got an unexpected drenching, casting a pall over the prospect the Apple Blossom and making me wonder if I would have to post another last-minute cancelation. Unlike Saturday’s Cinderella participants, who got bombed for most of the […]

Will It Never End? Skyline Blvd. Closed [addendum]

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by tony

Ray Hosler reports that over on the Midpeninsula, Skyline Boulevard at Castle Rock State Park is closed due to an immense slip that wiped out the entire road. You can see the incredible pic here. For most Spokers this section of Skyline is way out of their regular riding territory. But if you’re planning to […]

Palomares Update

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by tony

Palomares Road was closed today—the fourth time this season—in order to clear it of debris, stabilize the hillside, and presumably to restore the road to its pre-mudslide condition. Palomares is not expected to reopen before May 5. More info is here. As you already know, Redwood Road near Castro Valley is also closed. If you […]

What Is A Social “A” Ride?

Friday, March 31st, 2017 by tony

Roger and I have been leading so-called Social “A” rides for almost two years. We felt the club was running on a steady diet of B+ rides, which often were quite a bit faster than B pace, and really didn’t have much to offer cyclists who would like to go perhaps a bit slower. Since […]

Road Closure Tidbits

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 by tony

Palomares Road has finally been reopened by Alameda County. The slides have been mostly cleared but there is one section that has only one lane open. Details about Palomares as well as other East Bay roads can be found here. Morgan Territory Road is open today but it is only temporary. You can read the […]