Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Social Tandem Squared

Christopher, Kevin and Kyle build a 4 person bicycle out of donated bicycles from parents, thank you parents!

Checking out the donations so far




Christopher welding up the first tandem
Two tandems done
The finished product with a trailer to match
We actually ended up riding this "bike" on one of the local Critical Mass rides. Four of us peddled this thing 38 miles thru San Diego at night. This was definitly a cool bike, the kids did a great job of building this thing.

Check out all of the pictures from start to finish, click the photo album below.


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eagle Peak Hike

Greg, Scott and I hiked to Eagle Peak near the San Diego River. Jerry Schad's book Afoot & Afield San Diego Hiking Guide describes an out and back trip that is about 4 miles total and starts at the east side of the peak. We being the adventurous type decided to let Google Earth create a trail for us to follow. Our trip was close to 10 miles and did a full loop around and down the mountain starting from the Ramona Estates trail head.

The trail we hiked in Google Earth

Eagle Peak straight ahead, the highest peak you can see, trail ends at the base

Humm..racoon??

Looking down towards the creek that ends up at the top of Cedar Creek Falls

The Register
[update]
Major poison oak on my legs, I wore shorts and 2 weeks after the hike I am scratching my legs so bad until they bleed..it hurts so good..argh...