September 3rd, 2014

We did Tahoe Sierra 100 mountain bike ride on Aug 23. Some say it’s the hardest mountain biking century in the country. I don’t know if it is true, but I know it deserves a ride report. However, some time has passed and I didn’t find time to write, but more importantly, I didn’t know […]

September 9th, 2012

Ha, I figured the title will lure you in! Well, it is true, but partially true. After our successful completion of the Tahoe classic monster ride last weekend, I had a nagging feeling. In our small group of three, Mr. Mud appeared to be the strongest one and was almost always ready to roll, but […]

September 2nd, 2012

I’d read about this classic Tahoe ride for years. It was supposed to be tough due to altitude and technical difficulty; it was supposed to be very scenic traversing north to south on the east side of Lake Tahoe; and it was supposed to be fun covering many popular trails in the area such as […]

August 12th, 2012

Morning Ride: Hole in the Ground Loop (15.8 mile / 2,473′) Track: Strava, MTBGuru, Garmin Connect Had some time in the morning before meeting our friend Catherine to be done with her work. She and Erik climbed together for quite a while and she kicked, and still kick, butt! One of the Erik’s Climbing the […]

August 11th, 2012

Morning ride: Spooner to Kingsbury to Van Sickle (21.7mi/3,654′) Track:  Strava, MTBGuru, Garmin Connect Despite being a shuttle ride, it was hard! Felt altitude from the beginning when Mr. Mud dropped me. Then at a step up lower on Spooner to Bench climb, my pedal struk a rock and  the foot came off, resulting in […]

July 14th, 2012

This is crazy! Will Coe be alright without me? — plymmer That was plymmer’s panic cry before the trip. It was pure magic that somehow ratpick and ElHombre convinced plymmer that he needed to ride somewhere else other than Coe for once and they planned this “boys’ weekend outing” as they put it. Not to […]

July 7th, 2012

Saturday: Scotts Lake, Round Lake (o&b to PCT), and Xmas Valley descent. (26.3 mi / 4,742ft) Other links: My Strava , Mr. Mud’s Strava, downloadable Garmin Connect track IMG_4564.JPG IMG_4565.JPG IMG_4568.JPG IMG_4573.JPG IMG_4575.JPG IMG_4581.JPG IMG_4583.JPG IMG_4585.JPG IMG_4587.JPG IMG_4589.JPG IMG_4590.JPG IMG_4592.JPG IMG_4594.JPG IMG_4597.JPG IMG_4598.JPG IMG_4599.JPG IMG_4600.JPG IMG_4601.JPG IMG_4605.JPG P1000618.JPG P1000621.JPG P1000622.JPG P1000626.JPG P1000630.JPG   Sunday: Freel […]

October 16th, 2010

2 am start at Hunting Hollow Parking lot of Henry Coe on Oct 16, 2010. 1 big loop, 100 miles, +20,000 ft of elevation gain and loss. It even has its own website … Okay, time for me to fess up… I did not attempt it. But among the near 7 billion people in […]

September 12th, 2009

My first time riding there. We took Monday off. We stayed with Jeanne, Iztok, and Tim in a condo in S. Lake Tahoe for Saturday and Sunday nights. Hanging out was fun except that Erik’s work place had an IT melt down before his trip, so he worked before and after riding every day — […]