This is Lake Chabot- Danny's hometurf in the East Bay. He organized our pre-feast no-drop group ride on the bike path along the lake. It is perfectly rolly and densely wooded with Eucalyptus and Oak trees for an almost singletrack feel.
Cousin (and niece) Aine arrived by train from Portland and did not hesitate to get after it. Not a particularly experienced cyclist, she demonstrated exceptional fitness having just come off a State Championship Soccer Tournament.
She also demonstrated that perhaps most important skill- RALLY- as in, borrow a bike that may or may not fit, get your gear on, roll with the mechanicals, sweat, breath hard and go get yourself some free endorphins. Here's hoping we get to see a lot more of Aine on the bike in the coming months and years!
To Celebrate Buy Nothing Day Danny took Dave out on a 3 hour East Bay Mini-epic road ride. They hit Skyline Blvd, Redwood Road, Inner City Oaktown...and NO department stores. A few minor navigational errors aside, what an awesome way to give thanks for the beauty around us and for our tremendous health- Two things you cannot buy at DoorBuster prices.
Strongwork Danny! It is amazing how far you have come in just one year of riding the roadbike.