A statue of El Cid in Burgos
Our stay in Burgos would be short. We rose early and before we left went out into the dewy morning air and explored on foot. We entered the old town as the warm sunlight was just kissing the upper reaches of the cathedral. The streets were clean and empty. (more…)
Seventh Secret, Leppard, Krickum Krankum, Kirkford, Griffin
Knobs rolls down Seventh Secret
We took a day off to transfer the trailers to Vancouver. This was our second stop in the greater Vancouver area on our BC adventure. You might be wondering why we needed a second stop in Vancouver. The truth is, for me, the riding in North Van is very (more…)
Bed Race contestants
For those considering a mountain biking trip to Squamish, I’m including some basic information in this section to get you started. Though we’ve spent a lot of time in Squamish, the percentage of trails on the map that we have ridden is low. There are so many trails there and we HAVE to re-ride our favorites. That being said, the bike shops have been directing us to some prime offerings and those have been reflected in our choices. And did I mention that the riding in Squamish could be the best anywhere?
Knobs on the upper portion of Powersmart
Yesterday was supposed to be our last ride for this trip to Squamish. Somewhere along the way, we decided to extend our stay a day. If we’d have followed our hearts, we might still be in Squamish.
Bodega Ysios seen in the morning light
Our cell phone’s alarm clock rang early. We were tired from the travel, but forced ourselves up and out into the early morning light. This was the last hours of our short stay in La Rioja and we wanted to make the most of it.
Knobs having a brief Mid-Life Crisis
On Sunday, Quiver departed. Around the RV Park, the residents were wondering where the “woman from San Francisco with the bear dog” went. Perhaps they were worried that giving her their Social Insurance Numbers and mother’s maiden names was ill advised.
Knobs on a banked turn on Bush Ape
Quiver’s bike had lost a suspension pivot bushing on our last ride. At the Corsa bike shop, they went above and beyond and pulled a bushing off of another bike and put it on Becky’s bike for free. A side benefit of our visit to Corsa is that we learned of a (more…)
Edith Lake Panorama
Sunday started slowly. First there were visits to the Tantalus and Corsa Bike shops for a nipple for Becky’s Camelback, an up-to-date map, and some trail advice. The trail system is constantly changing here, with new trails being added every year, so up to date information of where and what to ride is always useful.
Knobs on Another Man's Gold
Squamish was still smoldering under the BC heat wave. We were looking for an easier ride, after a long ride on the previous day, so we headed to Hoods in the Woods. Hoods was the new trail that we skipped on our first try a few days ago. Both the Corsa and (more…)
Stainless steel inside Bodegas Juan Alcorta
Don’t be confused. This log entry is about our stay in Laguardia, Spain and not the airport of the same name in New York City. There’s little debate that Laguardia, Spain makes for a better vacation destination than the NYC airport.