Actually, it wasn’t love at first sight. I first road a buddy’s up at Mammoth Mountain; I thought the idea of running downhill on a 29er MTB was ridiculous… but it worked. It worked REALLY well. So I took the plunge, wheeled and dealed with my local bike shop and put a Santa Cruz HighTower… Read More New Bike Love
As, typical, EJ and I headed to Sedona, Arizona for an extended Thanksgiving holiday to mountain bike, hike, eat great food and sleep in. Just a short 7 hour travel in the car from San Diego, we packed up the car, grabbed the dog and we’re out of town. It was great fun! We always… Read More Sedona!
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
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
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
What a difference a year can make. And I didn’t even realize it until it almost past me. This last weekend, I headed up to Mammoth Lakes to visit friends, do a local long mountain bike ride and enjoy the bike park. As always, it was great fun… and this time it was… Read More Taking stock on improvements 🙂
“See, honey, she can do it…” My buddy and I were clearing a technical uphill. We noticed a guy at the top of the rise waiting for his wife/girlfriend while she was pushing her bike up the hill. Once we passed them, he said it: “See, honey, she can do it…” Gary turns to me… Read More Wanna get your lady to MTB? Tips…