Happy Birthday Jamie Robertson

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Hello All,

Robertson’s official birthday is a few hours away, but we’ve already been celebrating it in huge style.

Last night we all met up at the pad after work for another epic journey. We geared up for bikes, camping, climbing and partying up in Magical Marin.

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Siegel brought the silliness, of course.

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And in addition to the usual suspects, we brought on a true gem – the one and only Nat Miller. Welcome to the blog my good friend …

… Needless to say, we were all incredibly fired up.

And at around 7ish, we were fully geared and ready to push up North.

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We took the usual route down 23rd Ave …

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And climbed up to a very, very foggy Golden Gate Bridge.

(It was kinda’ gnar.)

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But as we crossed the mid-way point of the bridge, the fog began to abate …

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And the glory of Marin opened up right in front of our eyes.

Bless it.

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So, the whole trip was a product of JR’s leadership and imagination … The biking / The camping / The climbing / The bar … It takes the spirit of a true explorer to make something like this happen.

And now we arrive at the market in Sausalito … And … JR insists on paying for our dinner feast.

What a mensch.

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And as he paid … He sported an ear-to-ear smile.

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Out front I arranged the bags for a glam shot.

🙂

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… So after rolling through Sausalito we hop out onto the lagoon for a moonrise that was beyond cool.

With the headlands protecting us from a fierce north pacific fog bank, we got to enjoy a pure summer’s evening.

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Ridiculous, so friggin ridiculous.

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Toward the end of the lagoon, the wagons get circled and everyone gets to put in his two cents about how to get to where we are going.

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… Night began to fall … And we were ready for it …

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So, the destination was a new one for me … But a spot The Pontz and JR had journeyed to a few times.

In the hills above Tiburon there’s this awesome climbing rock … And we threw the bikes over our shoulders and climbed under a summer’s moon.

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… And we arrive.

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Chilling out on the rock was epic.

Pabs and Lexi were there with the lovely Sadey … And between the beer, guitar, and wonderful meal we had a chill sesh fit for a king.

With the lights of Marin mixing with the white of the moon, we lounged and enjoyed the moment.

… Fearing the vicious 5-0 of Marin, we explore for a cutty little camping nook in the trees.

… Well … We didn’t end up finding a super stealth spot … But nevertheless staked out some solid dirt for our slumber.

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🙂

The summer fog rolled in throughout the evening, providing a welcomed AM cool.

… I awoke to the symphony of the bay …

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… And the camp … Dudes, the camp was amazing …

In my opinion, few things embody Robertson more than this.

Photo Credit: Mikey Siegel

And Miller! He is a true dude.

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So we pack up and head down to the rock.

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For a morning climbing sesh.

Mania!

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… I felt a bit rusty, but getting the hands all chalked was awesome.

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All the dudes were rocking it.

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The Pontz was looking pretty ridiculous on the stone.

This kid is an athlete.

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What a day. What an absolutely glorious day.

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… So we pack up and begin the next leg of the trek.

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And roll down to a bar for the World Cup match between the US and Ghana.

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Our dudes played valiantly, but unfortunately lost.

… Now, I know what you are thinking … The last time we had an epic journey to a bar for a sporting event, your blogger had a really, really rough go after the loss.

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But this time, with a bit of wisdom regarding the ill-consequences of 100-proof whiskey, I made it out of the bar in much better shape.

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So … We gear up again and head back to the city.

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… Leaving a warm and sunny Marin for a typical SF summer’s day.

C’est la vie.

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… And now … Well, below is my first try at editing video.

I hope you enjoy.

… And JR, happy birthday my good friend … You are an inspiration and I count you as one of my greatest friends.