This isn’t meant to be taken super seriously, I just wanted to say riding bikes with friends and watching the sun set over the city is exactly what I needed. Hopefully you had a similar experience.
It was a tough morning and a heart-wrenching evening, so apologies for the late start. Truthfully, I’ve wanted to address this, but prefer to keep this website politically-neutral. So, all I’ll say is remember to grow community, be positive and lead by example. Love each other, and your planet. The road gets bumpy sometimes.
Mine’s gonna look a lot like this!
We finished our three day trek from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, over three of Southern California’s most beautiful mountain ranges and I’ve got one hell of a photoset to share. I hope everyone had a great weekend riding, racing or ripping!
… for the next three days. Don’t fret however, we’ve got content scheduled through the weekend, so enjoy! If we finish this dumb ride, there will be one hell of a reportage on the way.
Ever since first seeing the new White Industries 30mm spindle road cranks two years ago, I wanted to try a pair out. I love the VBC cranks, but don’t love square taper bottom brackets, so the idea of having a 30mm spindle crank was very appealing to me.
At Interbike this year I spoke with White and was able to finagle a pair in time to build up my OD green Speedvagen OG-1. They were the last piece of the puzzle so to speak. Thanks to the boys at GSC, the build is finally complete and today was the first ride. All this happeend just in time for a big, dumb ride we’re taking off on Wednesday through Friday.
A handful of us are embarking on a 3-day road ride in the Angeles National Forest, ending in Palm Springs. The ride’s total elevation gain will most likely topple 30,000′, so needless to say, I’m stoked to be able to do such an undertaking on a bike with a monster rear cassette and these new cranks…
If you’re interested in checking out the White Industries R30 road cranks, roll on over to your local dealer and order up a pair.
Northern California has some gems for sure, but without a doubt, Santa Cruz is my favorite place. With dirt for days and ocean views like this to end a ride, who can complain. It’s been a blast once again. We’ll see ya again soon. Thanks to everyone that made this weekend so memorable.
To those riding, racing or just shredding, enjoy the weekend! See y’all at the Rock Lobster Cup!
When I was in Santa Cruz after Grinduro, I swung by to see Paul Sadoff, the man behind Rock Lobster Cycles. Paul’s always pretty busy and this trip was no exception. He was in the throes of planning the Rock Lobster Cup Two, which is being held at the lighthouse park in Santa Cruz. After talking about the course, why it was moved from Bonny Doon and how he’s planning on making a relatively flat course exciting, I decided I’d skip town yet again and come up to photograph the race. Hell, I might even jump in it.
Because you can’t swing by Rock Lobster and not take a few photos, I documented the shop’s current condition, which I might add, is the best I’ve seen it so far. Check out a few more photos below. (more…)
More on this one later this week!