Photos: Easter Morning Pre-sunrise Ride Up Mount Tamalpais

The view from Mount Tamalpais at dawn on Easter 2012.
There's a long-standing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area motorcycle community: the annual ride up Mount Tamalpais on Easter morning. The idea is to get to the top before sunrise to catch the view as the sun comes up. It's a pretty big deal: I'm not sure exactly how many bikes there was, but …

2011 BMW R1200R Classic: The Gentleman’s Hooligan Bike

My taste in motorbikes often runs towards the hooligan side of the street - such as my '07 Speed Triple SE - but I also have a long-running love affair with comparatively "sensible" Boxer-engined Beemers, ever since I rode a buddy's yellow R90S cafe racer many years ago. Lately, I've had my eye on a …