Hills circuit finally complete

Today I finally did the circuit ride through the western hills that I’ve been eyeing for ages now. It turned out to be harder than expected, largely because the ~2km of Redwood Gulch Road in the middle is insanely steep, the entire way. I walked that entire bit… I was already tired from just getting… Read more

Back to the hills

On Saturday I went for a ride up towards the reservoir in the hills west of here. I was interested to see how difficult it would be, to gauge my relative fitness since riding up there last time I was here. I was fairly pleasantly surprised – I rode the entire way from home to… Read more

Sausalito ride

Late last week people (mainly interns) started organising themselves for the weekend, and one of the ideas that came up and caught my attention was a proposed bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and up to Muir Woods, which is apparently quite spectacular. So, at 11am on Saturday, which was way too early for… Read more

Flat tire replaced

I took the wheel of my bike – thankfully it’s the front wheel, so that took all of three seconds – and wandered down to the bike shop to have them look at it. I’m sure I must have had numerous flat tires in my life, but I can’t really remember any – aside from… Read more

Bike fixed and broken again

Thursday before last I finally got my bike back. No fault of theirs – it was probably fixed weeks ago – I just hadn’t been able to get to the bike store during their open hours. Anyway, they’d even managed to find a hanger for the derailer, so that was fixed as well. Cool. :)… Read more

The bike’s in the shop

The other day when I was riding to work I was fiddling with the gears, trying out different riding patterns, and discovered that I couldn’t change into the highest gear on the back – the derailer wasn’t aligned properly. While I was fiddling I discovered that if I press to hard when changing the front… Read more

Stevens Creek Park Ride

So today I went for a ride, given how nice the weather was, up to Stevens Creek Park. I had intended on doing the circuit up along the reservoir and back down, coming back down into the valley at the bottom, near Saratoga… but I got distracted half way and decided to check out the… Read more