Bike Ride: Santa Cruz Mountains via Bean Creek, Mtn. Charlie, and Soquel-San Jose

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in Cycling, Ride Report | No Comments

This ride includes one of the most fun descents I’ve done, Soquel-San Jose Road. I rode this on Sunday Sept. 6, which may end up being the hottest day of the year throughout the Bay Area. Fortunately, I got going at 7:45am, and was done with the hardest climbing by 9:15. I would have finished […]

Weekend Ride: Chileno Valley and Marshall-Petaluma Road

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Cycling, Ride Report | No Comments

Seeking to escape the smoke last weekend, I drove out to Helen Putnam Park near Petaluma. Sadly/humorously, there were two other parties there talking to each other—both from Oakland, seeking to escape the terrible smoke. Being a new parent means I have limited ride time these days. When I negotiated a few hours earlier this month, […]