Annadel

Christmas day was supposed to be the last day of 2004 we would be able to enjoy the glorious sunny weather we’ve been enjoying in the Bay Area since quite a number of weeks now; the rains were scheduled to come in on sunday, so M and I figured the right way to celebrate Christmas would be to go mountain biking. Destination: Annadel State Park, near Santa Rosa, a place I haven’t been to so far, for mysterious and unexplicable reasons since people have been raving about it.

All the rave turned out to be quite justified. Annadel is a true mtb-paradise: long and sweet stretches of singletrack with rocks and boulders all over the place to make things interesting. My favorite sections: North Burma, Cobblestone and Rough-n-Go trails (nomen est omen). On this sort of technical stuff the Yeti handles like a dream.

The typical Californian oak-dotted hills made for some nice pics – this one looks like a Lord-of-the-rings type forest, or like the forest in this Tim Burton movie with the headless horseman (Sleepy Hollow, if I’m not mistaking).
After the ride we hit the city – too lazy to cook so we found a place in the Mission where we got a vintage El Salvadorian dish…


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