’tis the season for charging up the lights, catching the last few rays of the day and listening for coyotes and owls. That’s right! With the reduced daylight, I’m super grateful that high lumen lights are affordable enough to keep me mountain biking outside (as opposed to inside on a trainer… boring!) Bunnies hop along… Read More Lights Out!
With a bike. He was my first carbon race mountain bike. He was fast, he rarely broke down and he took a beating when I went past my limits. His scars are harder to cover up than mine. One of us evolved and started to need new things and the other couldn’t keep up. I… Read More Parting Ways
And not in the way that you’d expect. Here in Southern California, we’re experience another Santa Ana… where the winds from the desert blow towards the ocean. Today will be the 3rd day this week that we’re in the 100’sF (38C). Tomorrow, we finally dip into the 90’sF (32C). No, my house doesn’t have air… Read More Autumn Change Up
We all love it, regardless of sport… when we get a little Stoked. I really first learned about “being Stoked” when I took up surfing. After sessions where I would get pummeled by waves, held up just a little too long and wipe out more than necessary… it would come. No rhyme or reason. A… Read More In Need of a little Stoke
After driving for about an hour outside of San Diego, I hit Cuyamaka State Park. I was ready! My goal: a solid 4-5 hours of mountain biking. And then I realized that I left my CamelBack on the floor of the garage. Yup, all my water and fuel were no where near me… and all… Read More Kindness of Strangers
I’ve been dreaming of all the cool things to do and places to travel in this world. As EJ coaches football… I’m pretty much solo for the fall season, which gives me plenty of time for myself. I’ve been riding plenty and have a few (small) trips lined up… but really, I’m itching for my… Read More Dreaming of the next Adventure…
In a climate that’s good for riding all year long, and now that race season is done – this is the time for base miles. Not much structure in the workouts, just get out there and ride. Not too hard, not too easy… just in that sweet spot. I’ve rekindled my love of commuting… Read More Base Miles… easing into Winter