Biking has replaced kayaking as my main form of recreation/exercise.
I want to sell my kayaking gear so if anyone is interested drop me a . Due
to an auto accident a couple years ago I wasn't able to ride hence I put a
bit of weight on. After most of the injuries healed I started riding a couple
of days a week. A year ago I picked up a road bike and started riding it as
much as I could. I've dropped 40 pounds so it's done me well. Road biking
is also a great way to improve your mountain biking endurance. And the old
mountain bike feels like your riding on air after riding on the road.
I drove over to the east side of the Sierras to help Al (brother) get his
computer setup, install garage door opener (didn't know about that) and do
a little riding this month. He has just moved from SoCal to Chalfant (small
town in flood plane 15 miles north of Bishop on Hwy 6). Terrific views from
his house of the White Mountains (out of the kitchen window) and the eastern
side of the Sierras (out of the living room window). He just bought a new
Gary Fisher Sugar + so he was eager to give it a spin. Visit the Mammoth
Trails page to read about some trails that we did this time. There are also some
pictures from our hike 'n' bike there.
Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite riding destinations. I usually stay at
Donner State Park in Truckee, the rangers are friendly and the scenery is
great. There are quite a few rides that start within easy driving distance
from the park. We stayed at Emerald Bay State Park on one trip for a couple
nights but I wouldn't recommend it. Emerald Bay is where the rude rangers
hang out and views of the lake from the camp sites are few and far between.
Most sites are accessed by one road so it's noisy when campers are coming
Trail descriptions and maps to the rides I've done are located
of the descriptions have links to photos taken along the way.