Sometimes you have something fun to ride right under your nose. It can buried under years of riding the same way year after year, but what if? What if I turn left instead of right? What if I zig instead of zag?
Damn, here’s another one! A 300 mile bikepacking trip in local (kinda) mountains. Starting near Frazier Park and ending in Santa Barbara. 300 miles and about 30,000 feet of climbing. Looks like it will be running in April. Might be good shakedown for the Oregon Outback though.
When you aren’t in the mood to pedal your bike around by yourself, it’s only natural to join some friends. Sometimes to race, sometimes to push yourself, but mostly to have a good time. Here are a couple events that I’ve just been turned on to. Hopefully you can make one, or all of them! […]
I’ve been following the Worn Wear site for a little while now. It’s a collection of photos and stories of people and their Patagonia gear. Most are of, as you can imagine, well worn pieces of clothing. Some passed down from parent to child, some just very used. It’s pretty inspiring to see a company […]
I’m not goin’ out shopping today. There is nothin’ that I need. What I am doin’ is spendin’ time with family and bein’ grateful for what I got. Like pedalin’ with friends. Truly grateful for that one.
Nate forwarded me this post about an Ironman Triathelete (is that what they are called?) yesterday. It really hit home as I struggle with demons while out pedalin’. Self-doubt, fear and sometimes anger fill my head while I pedal. I try and use pedaling to “relax” and more often than not the pedalin’ itself becomes […]
Yesterday I joined Bill and Will, or the Ill Bros as they are known on the streets, for a fun little pedal. The idea was simple. Take the train to a far away place and pedal back to our local type places. Our start point was beautiful Acton along the 14 freeway. No pictures were […]
It’s really easy to get caught up in the day to day crap and get lost. I’ve been a victim of that lately. Worrying about the small things, makin’ them bigger things than they need to be. I’m tryin’ to work through that. Pushing through the monotony and looking ahead. What’s that called when you […]
Or something like that. I’ve been taking some time away from the bloggin’. No real reason I guess. Maybe I didn’t have anything to share? Maybe my funk was deeper than I thought. For whatever reason I’ve been gettin’ pulled back to it though. Let’s see how it goes for a while. Who am I […]
I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all the people that donated and supported me through this years BikeMS Coastal Challenge. I can’t do it alone and I truly appreciate each and every one of your donations. This year I created a team and I learned a lot. Next year […]