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Tamarancho Mountain Biking Flow Trail

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Get out your mountain bike, dust off your helmet and head north to mountain biking mecca Marin. I took some time to get to know the newly built Tamarancho Flow trail. What’s a flow trail, you ask? It’s a trail designed so bikers will “flow” downhill with ups and downs that counteract each other and minimize the use of your brakes.

The trail was built in seven months with a whopping 3,000 hours of volunteer work and the organizational prowess of Davey Simon and technical design of Jim Jacobsen. Above all, don’t be intimidated; the flow trail is for all levels. And if nothing else, it’s worth the gorgeous ride into the woods.


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2 Mile Surf Shop

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Joe No Comments

The small, unincorporated coastal berg of Bolinas, CA can be hard to locate, as residents are infamous for tearing down road signs that would help visitors find it. But for those who live there, and those who know how to navigate the winding backroads of Marin County, it has become a Bay Area surfer haven. And one of the focal points of the tight-knit surf community is the 2 Mile Surf Shop. Owned by Drew Reinstein, the shop employs several surf instructors lead by Lessons Manager Nick Kreiger, and an in-house surfboard maker, John Moore. Its name refers to that troublesome sign: legend holds that the very first one to be torn down read “Bolinas, 2 Miles.” Read more here.