As some of you know, I’ve been taking night classes for my MBA at Santa Clara university. This year I decided to take a “Global Perspectives” course in order to help graduate early in June 2020, and I decided to make the most of it and go early and travel for a week first! Since … Continue reading Cycling Catalonia
Experiencing Ride the Rim at Crater Lake! 33 miles, 3,585 feet in elevation gain, unlimited fun.
I stumbled upon this route one day while looking for good Los Gatos rides and cobbled together a few suggested rides with Google maps to come up with this ride. This lovely ride is not for beginners, it traverses about 28.4 miles and goes along the Los Alamitos Creek Trail, wrapping around the back of … Continue reading Almaden Quicksilver Road Bike Loop – 28.4 Miles
A bike ride among vineyards and lazy float on the Russian River.
In an effort to both embrace more of the things I love to do - and meet more people out there in the real world, on a whim I signed up for CampoVelo in Napa/Calistoga. The event, put on by Clif Bar, promised to be a weekend of adventure, excellent food and wine … and … Continue reading CampoVelo
Only the most amazing camping weekend ever with like-minded adventurers.
I just adore Pescadero, this quaint little fishing town just south of Santa Cruz is filled with charming activities and stunning backroads. Last weekend I tried a new 31 mile bike loop here recommended by a 7X7 article, and it was just as lovely as the article alleged. After picking up a lovely coffee at … Continue reading Perfect Pescadero Bike Loop
This ride is best timed in the spring to see the reservoirs at peak levels and encounter maximum wildlife, but is beautiful at any time of the year. This 18.8 mile loop is a lovely training ride with rolling hills (only 731 ft. elevation gain), gorgeous scenery and wineries - should you care for a … Continue reading Morgan Hill Reservoir Ride
Biking Hawk Hill is pretty much a right of passage for any cyclist who has ever lived in or near San Francisco. The scenery can’t be beat. Views of San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Pacific are all along this stunning ride. The bad news: you’ll climb about 500 feet in approximately a mile and half. … Continue reading Hawk Hill