Category Archives: the Sleepers
The Mudfoot Dirty Hundo – Kyle Kelley and Ace Carretero
Dirty Hundo - Photo Kyle Kelley

The Mudfoot Dirty Hundo
Words by Kyle Kelley / Photos by Kyle Kelley and Ace Carretero

Chris Skogen (the organizer of the Almanzo Gravel 100) once said, “If only 10 percent of the people racing Almanzo would organize and throw a grassroots race, we would have a race to go to every weekend of the year.” It was the spirit of that statement that originally sparked the idea for the Mudfoot Hump Hundred last year and brought it back again this year.

Nearly half of this year’s 90 mile ride, called the Dirty Hundo, took place on steep, loose and rocky service roads in the Angeles Forest. The route wasn’t entirely out of the ordinary in terms of SoCal dirt rides, but it was special nonetheless, with some of my favorite views in the area.

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Apr 9, 2014 13 comments
Dirty Hundo Video

When I found out that I couldn’t make it to the Mudfoot Dirty Hundo, I asked Kyle and Ace if they’d be willing to document the event. Sure enough, they pulled through in a big way. Both with a video and with a killer ride report which I’ll be posting later today.

For now, check out this awesome video Ace edited of he and Kyle’s footage from the ride.

Apr 9, 2014 16 comments
Without Walls and Trophy Club

Los Angeles bike crew Trophy Club take us on a two-wheel adventure (with a few special guests).

Apr 1, 2014 Comments are OFF
Trophy Club Presents: Summer Champ

This is so rad Ace! Great job dude…

“1,300 miles of climbing mountains, swimming in rivers,talking to strangers, keeping journals, camping in forests, and getting lost; this is Summer Champ.”

Do you have the touring bug yet?

Mar 10, 2014 6 comments
The Sleepers: High Water by Devon Tsuno

The homies in Los Angeles are always up to some good:

“The Department of Art and Design at Azusa Pacific University presents High Water,a solo exhibition and large scale screen-printing workshop by Devon Tsuno. In his first body of work using risograph and screen-printing processes, High Water is an educational exhibition, inaugurating the first in a series of new Windgate Workshops hosted by the Department of Art and Design.

For over a decade, Tsuno has wandered the San Gabriel River drainage system, a stone’s throw from the APU campus, documenting the disjunctive economic and topographic relationship between streams and rock quarries. The product of this disjunctive relationship has created an area of “hard-rock” quarry mining water flowing through a “managed” natural landscape.

Tsuno will collaborate and create works with students, using a large-scale format 60 x 84 inch screen print, on handmade Japanese Kochi Mashi Washi paper. This will provide students the opportunity to learn through real world work experience. The new workshop is made possible with generous support from the Windgate Foundation and presents students with the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with professional artists like Tsuno, by collaborating, discussing and creating tangible works.”

We all ride bikes but it’s what we do to occupy ourselves in the meantime that defines us. Love this video!

Oct 19, 2013 2 comments