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At a Glance
Riding Northern California just wouldnít be
complete without a trip along the San Andreas Fault, Americaís
most notorious earthquake zone. Leaving Tamalpais Valley,
foreshocks of esses reverberate through the grassy hills and
side-slip the treed gorges of the Golden Gate Rec Area. Pavement
is tightly engineered and rock solid, except for the shaky bit
north of Muir Valley, where some of it is so bumpy you could be
forgiven for thinking itís 1906 all over again. Ironically, the
section between Dogtown and Olema, where the DH directly tracks
the fault line, shows minimal side-to-side asphalt movement Ė at
least for now. But the dramatic scenic subduction points over
Stinson Beach and beside the broad waterscapes of Tomales Bay
more than make up for it. Funnily enough, the biggest peril on
this DH isnít the pending quake. Itís getting distracted by all
the bikes displaced outside the saloons in the epicenter of
Point Reyes Station. Because if you do, youíll miss the event
thatíll move you the most Ė the smooth, remote, essing tilt
right along the water south of Tomales thatís so hot, itís right
off the TIRES scale. Might want to hurry up and ride here,
though. Before the big one hits.