Friday, August 23, 2013

Mount Saint Helens

Ape Canyon trailApe Canyon trailApe Canyon trailApe Canyon trailApe Canyon trailLava Canyon
Lava CanyonLava CanyonLava CanyonThe Ape CavesThe Ape CavesThe Ape Caves
Waldo Lake burnWaldo Lake

Mount Saint Helens, a set on Flickr.
We're home!

On the way we stopped off in Ashland, Waldo Lake, and Mount Saint Helens for biking, pizza, and other fun. Here is the evidence.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Battle of the Bay

Into the wild blue yonderMarin, flannel, go.5 mile race startPaddlers getting smallerThe Sisters10 mile race finish
Lina happy to end the 10 mile raceBOTBPaddle arch for the last 10 milerLina helping out the kid's raceLina and Morgan not playing niceChina Camp fishing boat
China Camp fishing boat (again)It's over there5 mile race start5 mile, first buoyOne lap down, three to goLina paddling on
5 mile race finishAll done!Spot the difference (hint: paddles)Relay race startRelay changeoverLina's last-minute relay team

Battle of the Bay, a set on Flickr.

We're about to head north for Mount St. Helens, but before we go, here are pictures of the Battle of the Bay SUP race, which Lina won... and me enjoying my own historic moment in mountain biking.

Thursday, August 15, 2013



Lakes Basin California, a set on Flickr.

We've spent the pat few days riding around Graeagle and Downieville. The trails are dusty and the towns are small and... well, generally quire weird. All the mountain biking essentials are catered for though with trails to ride, rivers to swim in, free camping, and shops that sell beer.

Next stop in San Rafael for another SUP race and a chance to ride in Marin Country for the first time. As a homage to one of the many claimed birthplaces of mountain biking I might ride in a flannel shirt and do skids around all the corners. Or, I might just wear the shirt.