Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shine on you crazy diamond

James Taylor, 52, owner and designer of lighting systems, Jet Lites died after hitting a tree while skiing. The accident happened at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California.

More info

San Francisco Chronicle article

MTBR Blog entry

Requiéscat in pāce.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cloe's forte

Note: officially, the maximum speed on this trail (and many others) is 15 mph (24 km/h). 5 mph (8 km/h) if you are passing hikers. Do not speed if you can't control your bike and/or pay the hefty fine if you do get caught. Don't even dream of trying this on weekends.

'Came across some old pictures whilst archiving:

Here's Bobcat Trail, a well-maintained fire road in the Marin Headlands, North California. With beautiful, wide, sweeping turns, it drops from 914 feet to 20 feet in 2.9 miles (4.6 km).

Cloe's top speed on this trail: 57.4 mph (91.8 km/h). Her long wheelbase — tire-edge-to-tire-edge measures 6 feet (1.8 m) — is made to carve turns at speed. On the other hand, I never dared push Ivy, my 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper, beyond 45 mph (72 km/h) on this trail.

Related posts
Mega Loop Ride
Marin Headlands Solo Night Ride
Fog & Night

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Why solo?

Into the Mist.
By Greg Martin.

Columbia Gorge, Oregon.
9-shot composite, Canon SD800 IS.