King Kog Moves West, Part 3

The third installment of King Kog Moves West.

These are some of my favorite film photos of packing up the Brooklyn shop, some in transit shots, and some rides we did once we hit California. Our first first ride once waking up in California was hitting Mix Canyon and Gates Canyon in Vacaville. There’s a little history of the ride here. This reference doesn’t include the gravel private property ridge line we had to cross to get over the mountain entirely.

From the link provided:

Stats from John Summerson’s Climbing (By Bike) In California book for Mix Canyon:

  • Elevation Gain: 2178 ft
  • Length: 4.0 miles
  • Average Grade: 10.3%
  • Steepest Mile: 15.8%
  • Steepest 3 Miles: 11.8%
  • Steepest Mile in California at 15.8%. Second place goes to Old Priest Grade at 15.0%.
  • 3rd Steepest 1/2 Mile in California at 16.2%. First place goes to Marin Avenue (18.1%) and second place goes to Mattole Road South 2 (17.5%).
  • Additionally, a separate half mile stretch of Mix Canyon appears at the #6 spot in the toughest 1/2 mile climbing section category (15.4%)
  • Most Technical Descent in Northern California


Follow up images include, hanging out in SF, riding bmx bikes, and Gina, Shawn, and Talulah at the new store front in Oakland!