We’re packing up the truck and heading to Owens Valley for two days of riding, both sealed and dirt roads, with a teeny tiny bit of singletrack mixed in. Expect some beautiful Eastern Sierra goodness to follow and don’t fret, we’ve got fresh content trickling in over the next few days, so stay tuned!
Well, that’s something I never thought I’d see; Floyd Landis and Kyle from Golden Saddle riding a tandem. Last night, Floyd’s of Leadville were in town, so they wanted to throw a shindig at the bike shop including a ride in Griffith Park and free tacos by 100 Tacos. Floyd’s are out promoting their new CBD oil capsules that aid in sports recovery and can be sold online, legally.
This weekend has been fun. You do not disappoint, Los Angeles! See more shots from the ride below. (more…)
I have no words for this. I’m completely floored!
Trail Working for the Trans-Cascadia and Oregon Timber Trail
Photos and words by Dylan VanWeelden
In Oregon, it is not uncommon to see two rolling waves moving with equal speed and swell in opposite directions. The Pacific is chaotic and tumultuous and the rocky beaches and moody weather facilitate this diversive behavior. But occasionally these waves move toward each other, combining and colliding with a massive, wild spike of energy — more beautiful and twice as tall as anything else on the horizon.
This is exactly the type of energy that came together last weekend in the mountain bike community. http://trans-cascadia.com/Trans-Cascadia (the 4-day blind format enduro race) and the newly founded Oregon Timber Trail (bikepacking trail going across Oregon) joined forces to create one hell of a trail building party. Over fifty cyclists, from top enduro racers to core bikepackers, shared rakes, saws, loppers, and endless Basecamp beers around the fire. (more…)
“Today, under smoky skies, in 90-degree heat, I rode (alone) counterclockwise around the Nicasio reservoir. Eighteen years ago today (Saturday of Labor Day weekend) a habitually drunken driver killed Cece Krone. And I won’t forget how the judge dealt with it all (very low bail). The ‘murderist’ (whose ten-year-old boy was with her) was sloppily overtaking the weekly hammer ride, and in so doing rode up the stone embankment, crushing Cece and her bike. She’d been standing by her bike inside the white line, waiting for the group.” – Jacquie Phelan
Last weekend, on the anniversary weekend of Cece Krone’s death, we met up with Jacquie Phelan just outside of her hometown of Fairfax, California. We had just pedaled our way out of Samuel P Taylor, on a busier-than-average day in terms of traffic. Jacquie crested the hill wearing a tie-dye shirt and camel colored shorts. She rode a custom-decaled Specialized Ruby, with matching shoes and began riding next to each member of our touring posse, introducing herself and making small talk. (more…)
… and there are a whole ton of photos to sort through and share this week, so stay tuned. I hope everyone (in the USA anyway) had a great Labor Day weekend! While we compile everything for a Gallery later today, check out our Instagram for some sneak peeks.
… and we’ll be back on Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend!
After a successful pop-up in Venice, Rapha has opened a more permanent establishment, just blocks from the Pacific Ocean and a short pedal from the mountains and hills. Head over to Rapha to read more information on the new Los Angeles Clubhouse.
I can’t wait to get back to the desert this fall. Here’s a photo of Alter Cycles from Bozeman on the last drop at the end of Captain Ahab.