July 27th, 2012

mudworm ~  We both took Friday off. Almost went to Tahoe (I have a killer two-day itinerary), but decided to be lazy. Glad to be a guide on his Skeggs Everything Hall of Fame Induction ride. I can do this ride without a map now, although I’m a little SE’ed out, at least for now. […]

July 21st, 2012

mudworm ~ rode 27.3mi and climbed 6,532ft on Skeggs Everything. Incomplete track due to accidental second sampling. July 21, 2012 with a Garmin Edge 305   mudworm ~   Oh darn, I must have played with the “smart recording” vs “every second”, and left it at “every second” at one point. We were even talking about […]

November 25th, 2010

Despite having issue with the name — Tallboy — that’s the Santa Cruz 29er, Erik pulled the trigger.  Finally!!! His search lasted for more than a year. I’m not talking about half hearted search. He was reading about 29er’s almost every night!  So, I was more than relieved when he brought the Tallboy home (yeah, […]

November 14th, 2010

Last time I wrote about their heroic attempt, a gigantic ride in itself. I guess they learned from their experience, and November 13, 2010 went down as the day when Henry Coe first saw any human being (or, superman?) measured 100 miles of its trails in one day on a two wheel vehicle that is […]

October 2nd, 2010

I did it! Here is the proof: A few days ago after our last weekend’s ride, Skyline35/Charlie brought up this Everything Skeggs (aka All of Skeggs) ride, conceived by Biking Brazilian. I tried, but couldn’t get the idea out of my mind even though that meant I had to say to Erik that I would […]

September 26th, 2010

Not many people would go “Hmmm… that sounds like a great idea” when they hear my proposal: Descender’s Delight ride (~20 miles) Replenish at the car … Perimeter ride clockwise: Sierra Morena, Whole Steam Donkey, Blue Blossom or Spring Board, Lawrence, V Mill, S+N Leaves, ECdM) (est. ~14 mi) Replenish at the car, and if […]

September 19th, 2010

Following conversation took place this Sunday morning. E: Okay, I’m going in to work now. What are you going to do? M: I don’t know. *pout* E: Go for a ride or hike. Something. Anything. Just make sure you get out. Otherwise, I’ll sleep at work and won’t come home. M: Haha, you can’t handle […]

September 18th, 2010

I really don’t have anything to complain about. Last Saturday was the get-together with Sean and Stephen and their families. Sean and Jennifer hosted the gathering at their place in Santa Cruz. Our host took Stephen, Erik, and me on a ride from his house to UCSC and Wilder. Following a local through UCSC was […]

May 7th, 2010

– Ahh… what a beautiful morning! Earlier at Windy Hill OSP, I was able to get a view of most of the Bay Area to the East including San Fransisco. I couldn’t help but imagine the hustle and bustle among those tall buildings in the SF Financial District on a typical Friday morning like this; […]

October 10th, 2009

Note: I wrote this while watching a movie, so I was mainly rambling here. I found it so hard to read that I couldn’t even go over it once to proof-read. I rode Old La Honda with other Low Key climbers. My personal best on it so far (before today) is 21:50. That was on […]

September 27th, 2009

What happens when the SO cannot go out and play? Well, Jeanne and I rode at Skeggs on Saturday, and Wilder+UCSC on Sunday — we had fun!  I concluded the weekend with a spin up Kennedy Trail (near Los Gatos) on my drive to a dinner party. It was supposed to be a very hot […]

September 5th, 2009

This ride was initiated on MTBR, plenty of stories and pictures there. Christine took this picture of mine on the ride: Here is my ride track:

August 2nd, 2009

No, I was not that crazy, but Erik was! We parked at Gate PC05 of the Purisima Creek Open Space (i.e. on the Half Moon Bay side).  It was a gradual but continuous hill climb towards El Corte De Madera. Erik found out that his rear brake was gone because the pin that held the […]

May 17th, 2009

I had known about ROMP’s monthly group rides at Skeggs for a while and this was my first time attending one after seeing Josh’s reminder on MTBR. We started with five of us, but we lost Hank shortly into the ride after he over-shot the turn off to Blueblossom. Later when we saw him back […]

December 27th, 2008

We were supposed to go to a potluck with two other families on December 27th, 2008.  What are the odds both Erik and I did not make the connection between the date and the day, and we made our separate plans for Saturday: he would climb at Pinnacles and I would ride at Skeggs. We […]

November 29th, 2008

Erik was itching to go to Pinnacles. Pinns is great, but the type of climbing that Erik had in mind did not appeal to me much — he wanted to go new routing, which meant standing in one position hand drilling for hours. So, when his buddy Gilbert text messaged him about going to Pinns, […]

May 26th, 2008

One nice thing about riding close to home is when we found out that Erik forgot his camelpak at home, he could drive home to fetch it while I rode around the parking lot doing my drills. It was meant to be a short ride on the last day of our long weekend, so we […]

April 5th, 2008

Once at Purisima and once at Skeggs (aka El Corte De Madera) on the same day.Our mountain bike ride started in the afternoon from Skeggs Point parking lot. After turning off Skyline, we took the Purisima Creek Trail down, a sweet fire road, to the bottom. After that, we were initially planning to climb out […]