Inline skating was a thang starting about quarter century ago. It would be like let’s go to the park and rent RollerBlades kind of a thing:
I wonder what will be the next transportation fad involving tiny wheels and large hazards…
Here you go:
“When Joe Breeze did what thousands of Mill Valley kids had done before him — stood on Miller Avenue across the street from the 2 a.m. Club and stuck out his thumb to hitch a ride — he didn’t know he was changing history.“
Let’s chalk some of this up to a kind of CW Nevius-style local rah-rahing.
Now let’s compare that with a less patriotic, a less Bay Area-centric source like Wiki.*
What’s that, it was only the “mega-success” of MTB what got started on Mt. Tam?
Al right, but that means Cascade Canyon Road is on “a western ridge of Mt Tam …”
“They all came together to race Repack, a steep downhill drop on a western ridge of Mount Tam, plummeting 1,300 feet in 2.1 miles.”
…as opposed to it being on nearby Pine Mountain, right?
So on this map (which isn’t exactly pointing north, oh well) the peaks of Mt Tam are on the lower right, and Pine Mountain is on the left across a chain of lakes, and Cascade Canyon Fire Road (aka “Repack” – you can’t expect Marin Co guv’mint/The Feds to honor that bike-centric name) is in the upper left.
Here’s another map, with Mt Tam way off your screen, down and to the right – knock yourself out.
Anyway at least now, a Chron writer is showing his/her work. So, if you think Pine Mountain / the San Geronimo Ridge / Cascade Canyon Road/Repack is a part of Mt. Tam, then, maybe mountain biking gestated, a little, on Mount Tam, sort of.
But if not, then not.
I’ll tell you, IRL, Repack is way far away from the West, Middle, and East peaks of Mt Tam, so that’s why I’m saying mountain biking was NOT born on Mt Tam.
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Take a look here, from about a week ago, from a time just before the recent mini-slides shut the place down for the next ten days:
Imagine the trail before the big slide of long ago. Imagine a flat road connecting the foreground to the background hundreds of feet away – that’s what used to be there before, but now the trail goes up and around this location.
Lands End is just like Devil’s Slide.
It’s a tough place to maintain a road…
I took my love and took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the mud-covered hills
‘Til the landslide brought me down
Apparently, our Board of Supervisors is unaware that the paved path on the south side of the Panhandle, the one that goes along right next to Oak, is NOT a bike path.
Joshua Cassidy of KQED has all the deets on the soon-to-open Devil’s Slide path.
And here’s what it looks like to coast down, via CoastSider:
Of course the scientific term for chemtrails is contrails, or vapor trails if you prefer.
But if you’re tired of controlled demolition, Building 7, and the JFK conspiracy, then chemtrails might be for you!
Chemtrail sprayer closeup over San Francisco, 2-16-14
(Nice camera, dude – a Canon Powershot SX50 at 1200mm equivalent.)
This is what it looks like, in the middle of the Panhandle halfway betwixt Fell and Oak, sometimes, when Park Station goes on we-own-the-night Dawn Patrol:
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SFPD Crown Vic radio cars do OK driving on the grass, until it gets too muddy in there.
Look out, sleepy hippies!
Small wheels and it costs $3500.
Maybe this is for runners with bad knees.
As seen in Golden Gate Park:
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OTOH, my daily driver cost ten times less and it has big wheels.
But, if it makes you happy…