I often travel to my company’s headquarters in Redwood City, California. Last week I managed to get in an afternoon mountain bike ride in Belmont, out of the Passion Trails Bikes shop. they set me up with a sweet full suspension 29er (Pivot 429) and off I went with a friend from the office. The people there are really great, and they had a bbq after their usual Wednesday evening ride along with a few beers, what more could you want!
We managed to squeeze in a 2.5 hr ride before the darkness set in.
I haven’t ridden an MTB for many years – it has got to be about 10. The training over the winter in the basement seems to have paid off as I was easily able to keep up and power through the whole ride. I thought my bike handling would be a but rusty, but after the first few descents I was ready to go. The terrain there was really varied, a lot of narrow single track and many steep & technical sections. There are a lot of trails that intersect and the view from the top of some was magnificent.
Here’s a few that I managed to snap off – they aren’t the best, I was focusing on riding and not playing tourist!
It was such a beautiful day, in the mid 70’s.
from near the top – you can see the bay close to Foster City.
this one is looking more towards redwood city – we rode the trails all over the valley in the foreground.
this last picture is not one of mine – I grabbed it from the Passion Trail website. I remember riding this section both up and down. it is actually steeper than it looks.
I am really looking to getting back there again for my next trip – which is looking like it will be the end of April.