Adventure: Training

This was the fuel required for today’s ride. Coffee, banana, one bottle of water with Heed. Thirty ounces. That’s it. I had good legs today. Good legs means you can hammer and never pop, burn up, hit the wall, bonk, … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Hikes

I actually did this climb several times over the past week. Close to town, steep, good trail, great views. I’ve run this before as well, but now that I’m old and sick like the soon-to-be-eaten wildabeast stumbling near the edge … Read More

Adventure: Subaru Forester

I guess you could call this a gear review. No cameras, or film or software. Just an enormous block of metal and plastic, painted silver and covered in mud. Uncle Danno got a new car. A 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i … Read More

Adventure: Divide Route Newport Beach

This was a fun ride. It went like this. Tarmac, singletrack, fire road, singletrack, fire road, tarmac, groomed trail, singletrack, fire road, tarmac. But, before we go further, true or false. 1. Dan had a scary moment on the way … Read More

Adventure: Inland OC

This was a good ride for me. Not too long and not too tall. I did ride several short hill sections back to back to make things more interesting. But, the key for me was lack of preparation. Normally, I … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico

Give me a few days in New Mexico and I’ll make the most of it. Run(tiny), hike, fish and ride. Not to mention consume as much local stuff as humanly possible. A strange food trip for me. Eating once a … Read More

Adventure: Texas River Fishing

It started the day before. The trash talk. My mom and I. “You are probably too old to find the river, and even if you did you would probably fall in and I would have to save you,” I said … Read More

Adventure: Bianchi Hills

So this was only 33, but it was a test. First off, my cranks were falling apart. By the time I hit mile 20 I knew I had a problem. But I didn’t have a hex wrench with me, so … Read More

Adventure: Saint Peter’s Dome

It started while doing something else. Another hike. Through the burn. The giant, blackened burn. “Where does that road go?” We try it in the Jetta. Doable, but far more interesting via bike. Plans for Saturday change from the known … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Baldy

Sunrise. The parking lot. Four of us. Friends, some old, some new. Woodsmoke, pack and unpack. Balancing water supply with the unknown. A blister already there, but lace up tight and hope for the best. From 10,000 feet to 12,600. … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Life

Just a taste of what my life in Santa Fe is like. Early morning rides everyday. Hikes. Nothing too huge but all at elevation. Gearing up for a few more epic rides/hikes this coming weekend. Will share those once they … Read More

Adventure: Salsa Excursion

A ride of 50+ miles can vary in degree of difficulty. This ride was easy. Flat. Windy and “cold” but easy. No cramps, no destroyed legs. Just a slow burn. Need some new routes. Getting bored on this grid.

Adventure: Brommer Canyon

Wanting to puke is a natural part of the hiking experience, so go ahead. Nobody cares. I scored a parking spot, which was the real coup of this little excursion. Hidden in the middle of Irvine, this little hike is … Read More

Adventure: Salsa 0097 w Conti

This is the giant ramp I’m building in my front yard so I can jump things. Not really. You might be wondering why I would ride a bike like this on a 50+ mile road ride. I do have a … Read More