Category Archives: black and white
Recent Roll: Get Rad – California Edition
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I don’t think I’ll ever want to go on a “training ride”. I have way more fun goofing off and taking photos on my ride bike than I ever would “smoking people” up a mountain. Unless there’s green involved… Both of these photos were taken on rides in Cali, expect their respective Photosets shortly. I love the one of Ty doing a wheelie up Mt. Wilson. Although, Woody clearing the chain is pretty impressive too.

Jun 27, 2012 8 comments
100 Miles of Fun
An Early Summer Century

A century in Texas can be boring as hell if you don’t plan accordingly. It’s easy to get stuck alongside a busy highway for miles on end if you’re not careful selecting your routes. When I wanted to put in a hundred or so miles a few weeks back, I had a general idea of where I wanted to go: Pedernales, Johnson City and past Hamilton Pool. Most of the roads were desolate, with minimal vehicular traffic and climbing over the hill ranges provided some excellent descents into the river valleys.

One of my favorite routes is the switchback over the river right outside of Hamilton Pool. It’s this really sharp right, over a worn-down bridge and then a steep, switchback up, landing you at the base of one of the few Cat 3 climbs in the Austin area. Four of us went out in high spirits and under the cloudy skies, we had a blast. Until the sun came out and scorched us all. This Recent Roll is dedicated to fun with friends. We totalled 110 miles and about 5,500′ with an 18mph average. Not bad.

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Jun 11, 2012 7 comments
Recent Roll: Get Rad
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I wish I would have been a little bit closer for this one but it still came out rad. We took a service road on a recent century that proved to be extremely fun to ride on. These cattle crossings came up every half mile and Jon was clearing all of them on his road bike. I love riding like this. No paceline. No pulling, just fucking around… Until you get to the climbing. That’s a different story.

Jun 9, 2012 9 comments
Recent Roll: Jens Voigt @thejensie Loves His Fans
Jens Voigt Love His Fans

If there is any professional road racer that absolutely loves his fans, it’s Jens Voigt. I mean, the man is wearing a Twitter shirt! @thejensie stopped and posed for every fan and smiled as they pulled out their cameras, ourselves included. Then he even stuck around and listened to our drunken banters about cycling and how important he is to the sport. Gah, hats off to this man.

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Jun 7, 2012 5 comments
The Last Hour of Sunlight in Santa Cruz
Recent Roll: The Last Hour of Sunlight in Santa Cruz

Brian Vernor has been asking me to come to Santa Cruz for over a year now, so when we rolled through his home town for the #ATOC, we hit him up. Initially we just wanted to grab a beer and a burger but then he muttered a word that piqued our interests: RIDE. How can you pass up a ride? Even with just an hour left of sunlight, Brian took Simon, Jeremy and me on a kick-ass ride in Santa Cruz. A lil bit of climbing, a lil bit of gravel and a lotta fun. Followed by a drink and a burger, naturally.

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May 31, 2012 11 comments