Adventure: Training

I want to use this post to speak out against injustice in the world. I can get salted chocolate Gu, and I can get chocolate mint Gu, BUT I CAN’T GET SALTED CHOC0LATE MINT GU. MOTHERF%$#$%. I can’t believe the … Read More

Adventure: Training (Outrage)

I’m outraged. Get it? Chocolate outrage?? I told you these things are good. So chocolaty, so delicioso. Just getting to suck down one of these babies is worth any suffering on the bike. I had grand plans to get up … Read More

Adventure: Training

I made a rookie mistake. I got up and threw ingredients in my slow cooker. Red curry, coconut curry lentil stew. I turned on the slow cooker at about 7AM, so by the time I left to ride my entire … Read More

Adventure: Training

All the fuel I needed. Okay, a few observations from today’s ride. Met a guy named Lance. Not THAT Lance just another. Two people walked right out in front of me, one man, one woman, both on mobile phones. One … Read More

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: Training

So I did this ride twice in the last two days. There is one section where you descend a steep, rough bike path where you can easily do 30mph, and in the middle of the descent, in the shade, there … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

Started out intending do a short ride. Wasn’t really thinking about cycling actually. Was thinking about a new adventure I’m embarking on. The miles ticked by and suddenly I was staring at a clean thirty. Then my neighbor texts and … Read More

Adventure: Training

Lots and lots of training. For what? I don’t know yet. Exactly. Stuff. Things. Places. Tops of things, bottoms of things and layer upon layer of what’s in the middle. Up fairly late for me, 6:45ish. Oatmeal. Coffee. Yoga. Smoothie. … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

So I felt like crap all day. I got up in a foul mood, which hardly ever happens. Did some email for business. Then yoga, and felt great. Smoothie. Then bike but felt horrible the entire ride. I kept thinking … Read More

Adventure: Inland Loop with Santa Ana Winds

For those of you who don’t know, several times a year we get what is called “Santa Ana Winds.” Instead of the primary wind direction coming from the ocean the current reverses and the wind comes from inland. Now, to … Read More

Adventure: Inland Loop

I’ve been feeling powerless lately. I can function, work, do normal things, but when I get on the bike I have ZERO power. Even starting out. Not a good feeling at all, but something I’m trying to investigate. Normally, a … 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: 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: 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.