Adventures happen but writing takes time. We are adding content, just slowly.

Marin IJ Article

Mill Valley couple to raise awareness about rhino poaching through mountain bike race Karrie Hovey and husband Charles Merrill stand on the flank of Mt. Tam on Tuesday in Mill Valley. San Francisco sits on … Read more

Joberg2c – Day 0

Today’s update JoBerg2C update: Day 0 The adventure begins… 36 hours & 2 giraffe sightings after leaving Marin we had the bikes boxes dropped off, the bikes blessed by the mechanics @ Trinity Cycles, Karrie … Read more

Specialized and Mikes Bikes Women’s Rally

5 December 2014 Mike’s Bikes, Pleasanton, CA #Awesome! sums up everything about the Rally day. The day began early with caffeine supplied by Equator Coffee at the Mikes Bikes Pleasanton location. There was a full … Read more

My 26, 27.5, 29 debate

Whether or not to get a 29er was never even a question until I signed up for Joberg2C. I loved my Specialized Safire and saw no need to switch over. Plus, the wheels and tires … Read more

BG Fit does fit

Karrie heard about the BG Fit System at the recent Specialized Women’s Cycling Rally in Pleasanton. TJ Jones from Mikes Bikes in Sausalito told Karrie about Kelley Hale. Karrie did a fit with Kelley on … Read more

Thoughts for a rainy day.

It took many years after my first bike with fenders (a purple Huffy Dragster 3) to embrace ‘fenders’ again. The tipping point came while riding with some younger, faster friends on the east side of … Read more

A first hand account / Helmet psa

Scary stat – 91% of bicyclists killed in 2009 reportedly weren’t wearing helmets. (A number that seems to fluctuate between 90 and 95% in any given year) If you needed a reason to wear a … Read more

Riding Santa Cruz, CA

Last weekend we made a trip down to Santa Cruz to do a bit of riding. The main impetus for the road trip was to demo bikes from the Santa Cruz Bicycle factory. Secretly, I … Read more

Death Ride 2014

I have a lot to say about this adventure and will be writing it over the next few days. We rode all of the passes prior to the event so that we knew what we … Read more

Running in Reykjavik

This post will have nothing to do with cycling other than to reinforce that I am indeed a cyclist – but when in Iceland, do as the Icelandic do. They ran; I did too. I … Read more

3 Ring Circus

We are a posse of avid bike lovers who travel throughout Northern California riding wherever, whenever and however we can. – but – We don’t take ourselves too seriously – it’s all about who is … Read more