half moon bay + tunitas creek s29o

There are something like 30 photos here, but that's about as low as I could get it.

our ride out of the city was wet and foggy, but the wind was at our back and we made great time. we got off at the Colma BART and headed for hwy 1.

camp at halfmoon bay state beach

drizzle and mist the entire night

we shared the tree with some nice folks touring the west coast

riding out of halfmoon via trails on day 2. we headed south on hwy 1 for tunitas creek road (which we'd miss and add a good mountain and 6 miles to the ride by the time we turned around)

seals were riding the waves out there

(surfing seal)

the fog burned off, opening up some magnificent views along the highway on the way to tunitas.

tunitas creek winds up through countryside like you see here below the range. then it turns into a switchback-laden wonderland of redwoods, very little traffic.

redwoods mandate vertical framing, tunitas creek is a good grind too at about 9 miles of climbing 2000 feet. surprisingly, the redwoods were far more overwhelming and we'd put this up there for best road yet traveled--at the least, no cars.

switchback on the descent down kings mountain road.

nearing the bottom of the descent into the east side of the penninsula, and a quick break along a reservoir on the way back north to the Millbrae BART

not bad for an overnighter!


a song

music comes quickly lately. this is moog, monome with modular filter, singing bowl.

kites are fun

dozens of bicycle boulevards exist in berkeley, we took this one to the bridge over the interstate that connects pedestrian and bicycle traffic to the bay marina and the kite festival.

once you see an octopile "you will never forget it," according to the flyer.

we prefer the song "kites are fun" by the free design.

stereolab kite, bayside

on the way back, we stopped by the telegraph festival where east bay bicycle coalition was doing bicycle valet work. we joined, since they do wonderful work around here (as you can see above)--true bicycle friendliness abounds.


redwood park loop

we rode from berkeley up spruce to grizzly, over above the campus and down through redwood. saw several other rivendell riders, got fairly lost for awhile too--mainly this was a scouting attempt for some s24o action in the future out there. 35 miles and 3300 feet too, if you trust map my ride where we found the loop. definitely a road ride.

we'll be back soon for a s24o and some fire trails now that we have the access route. better pictures then (all the recent riding wore out the battery faster than we charge it so there are two shots from the cell phone, so it goes-at least documented.).

above campus

skyline and inside the redwood park (the descent from the top of the peaks to the park holds astonishing climate zone variety)

this one has pesto crust,hummus, heirloom tomatoes steeped in balsamic and garlic, and ricotta cheese.


more firetrails

took the quickbeam on a good distance offroad ride in tilden, the setup is fast strong stable in the dirt--i love it. the extra leverage of the bar makes getting up hills much easier (even when there's a few thousand feet of them). emily rode with onto nimitz and headed the other way to make a more road-oriented loop. we got home around the same time, which is nice.

the golden gate is off in the distance


bullmouse bars and shell ridge,



tilden park explorations

30ish miles of them, mostly fireroads.

nearing the summit of *forgot the name* at about 1900 feet, above the fog.

fog rolled over the hill from the city all day, and the winds that pushed it nearly pushed us over several times.

we came upon a lake in wildcat canyon, too. we're pretty happy about all the miles of trails yet unexplored in our park down the street.