climbed tam via old railroad grade, the beginning of a carfree ride thanks to trails and sunset road closures across all roads in the park.
the fog was gorgeous
looking back from whence we came.
dinner at west point
we pushed on for the summit, and climbed to the saddle between east and west peaks by trail
west peak radar dome, 2574 ft.
ridgecrest road|rode without lights
moving down bolinas ridge at night. stopped after much enjoyment around 4am and made camp.
3 hours later, woke up to a wolf spider sleeping next to me and broke camp
why i use fenders
high performance footwear, looking good alex
Shortly hereafter my 3rd freewheel of the past year imploded, sealing the deal for my migration to cassettes. IRD is junk--this time the smallest chainring (which is the threaded lockring) snapped in two under load. This let all my cogs spill sideways and fail to engage the splines. i fixed it by finding a combo with a perfect chainline and carefully rethreaded the lockcog (no sideways strain to pop that cog off), but this combined with two! chain breaks (only 500ish miles on this chain, too) forced me to use the granny gear up front. I rode home with a 24x26 and the amazing towing work of alex. Literally--sam p. taylor to larkspur ferry. He pulled me. We meet up with a great group of women (on a ladies' ride to sam p taylor), hit up a swimming hole, and then found the ferry.
alex recreates the disappointment at the ferry building