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2004-08-29 22:44:24.447501+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

For the hike today, I chose to forgo the hydrocarbon burning transportation and instead biked up the Rock Springs trail, across East Ridgecrest Road that runs along the spine of Mount Tam, then down Pantoll Road to the Ranger Station, where the hike started. So 2300' of climbing, then we hiked for 6 miles (fairly briskly, everyone else was fresh), then I got back on the bike and raced the car six and a half miles down Panoramic Highway into Mill Valley for breakfast.

As I bled altitude, those big wide tires scrubbing the pavement on every turn, and watched the guys on the skinny tired dropped handlebar technological marvels making their way up the hill opposite me, I realized that the hardcore do it upright on 2.5" knobbies.

They were just about to sit down when I got there, even including the 100' climb along the way in which my muscles were screaming for relief. Breakfast was large with no guilty feelings. After that, the mostly flat 11 miles home seemed kinda anti-climactic.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-01 00:26:44.910598+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

I realized that the hardcore do it upright on 2.5" knobbies.

Eh, and the hard-core off-roaders do it on 1/2" skinnies.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-01 23:42:32.359869+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I know a guy who does that. Actually they're probably 1" or 1.25", with drop handlebars. He's nuts.