Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Saratoga Gap

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The perks of living in San Francisco and working Cupertino continue to unfold. The amount of quality riding within twenty minutes drive is astounding, and we are often lucky enough to hit it at quite the most beautiful time of day. This one, Saratoga Gap, […]

Tahoe Summer

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I had a last-minute invite from Maartin & Marieke to join them with their brother Kees in a cabin up in the woods. Just the job to escape the city. A great day of hiking, more than a few beers and hilarious laughter, and the […]

Downieville

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Go too quickly, and you might miss this crucial right-hander

Downieville lives in mountain biking folklore as home to some of the best riding on the West Coast. Site of the famous Downieville Classic bike race, it’s the spiritual centre of ‘all-mountain riding’; combining cross-country and downhill disciplines into one. Booking at the last possible […]

Santa Cruise

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Endless singletrack in California

I had the pleasure of Sam swinging by for a week of mountain biking and food. Some awesome days in the saddle, hitting up trails in Marin, the Peninsula, and then a fine finale riding out of Santa Cruise, and up to see the Amgen […]

Some Recent Rides

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I am pleased to say I am making use of the bikes I brought from Taiwan. Highlights this month are without doubt my pilgrimage to Mt. Tam – spiritual home of mountain biking – and getting a ride in before work. Not just a standard […]

Pacifica – San Pedro Old Road

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First ride for my Santa Cruz Blur LT in California today! We took the opportunity of a day off work (Thanksgiving) to head out into the hills. This ride is a solid lung-buster climb, followed by amazing views (sadly not for us though) and a […]

First Mountain Bike Ride in San Francisco

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Within about 72 hours of landing, I already had my first riding date arranged with Marc Walliser from the office … I have yet to receive my own bike, so he was kind enough to lend me a very nice Rocky Mountain for the task. […]

Final Graveyard Ride

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I have had some of the best days of my 20s up in the hills around Taipei – the days spent up there┬árooted in my memory. That’s why I was so delighted that, after six years of pestering, Ken finally decided to come up to […]

Nenggao Mountain Biking – The Return

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We did it!

Nenggao has been the ‘nemesis’ ride for the group for the last two years, attempts thwarted by typhoons and bad weather on two attempts: last year we even made it about a third of the way in before we had to turn around and high-tail […]

Tonghou Trail – Wulai to Yilan by Mountain Bike

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Fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and Yilan Plain from the summit. On other days.

It has long been a goal to ride from Wulai, in the mountains near Taipei, to Yilan on the coast. There have been rumours of such a trail, reporting varying levels of condition. The internet is making searching for this kind of thing much easier […]