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Head for the Hills: Fort Ord National Monument

Head for the Hills: Fort Ord National Monument

The thing is, from the road the hills don’t look all that steep.  They look like hills of the ‘gentle rolling’ genre and seem relatively tame after a trip to Big Sur or Pinnacles. However, they suddenly get a lot steeper when I’ve lost whatever...
Bike Ride: Monterey to Castroville

Bike Ride: Monterey to Castroville

First of all, I’m not a hard-core, 150 miles-a-week, 8% grade, off a jump, broken-collarbone bike guy. I’ll huff my heavy Trek 4300 up a rise looking for still lower gears and more oxygen only because I know that what goes up must eventually come down, and that...