Category Archives: Favorite Rides

First Ride: Niner RLT 9 RDO – ABQ Century

With the plethora of gravel roads and doubletrack in the Eastern Sierra (hundreds and hundreds of miles), and the rise in popularity of “gravel grinder” rides and races all over the place, I’ve been thinking about a gravel bike for a … Continue reading

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Singletrack Deja Vu – Some Old, Some New

This is it.  One last hoorah to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Netflix has officially announced this will be the Final Season of Longmire.  When I took a gig for an unknown TV show six years ago, I figured “cool… I’ll … Continue reading

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Quick Sedona Shred Sesh Before Turkey Day 2016

For Turkey Day 2016, we once again headed to the land of Peoria, AZ to visit the oldies.  Lucky for me, Peoria is only 1.5 hours from Sedona.  Great excuse to get a little riding in before stuffing our faces … Continue reading

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Sunday Sand Church in Hilton Head, South Carolina

So I took a job in Savannah, Georgia for a few weeks.  A cinematically beautiful period project about slavery, called Underground (follows a group of slaves on their daring escape from a Georgia plantation as they travel 600 miles to freedom … Continue reading

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Annual Flip A Coin Roadtrip HOME

Man, it’s been a while since I’ve put digital pen to paper.  7am, sitting on the brown coach in front of my blazing fireplace.  Soft wood to start, now the hard wood has the BTU’s cranking.  Step out to the … Continue reading

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Palm Canyon Epic – Bikes, Beers, and Singletrack Balyhoo

Pretty, pretty please… with a cherry on top.  Can I go for a “guys” weekend to Idyllwild?  So I can drink beer from stainless chalices and shred the fabled Palm Canyon? And so it began.  Jumped in Ted’s spiffy new … Continue reading

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My Stab at the Burning Man of Bike Races: 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo – 2016

It’s been over two years since I did a 24 hour race (24 of Halloween in Los Olivos, CA).  Honestly, I’ve grown bored of the format for solo racing.  I don’t really get stoked to do lap after lap of … Continue reading

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A Mid-Pack Racer’s Night Adventure – JayP’s Fat Pursuit 2016

I get cold easy.  I live in a ski town.  I love snow.  But I still get cold easy.  Brrr.  I guess that’s why I decided to do my first winter fat biking ultra.  To test myself.  See how I’d … Continue reading

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2015 Badger Race aka San Jacinto Enduro: Idyllwild, CA

I love Idyllwild.  No need to pull my arm to make a trip out there and see Brendan and Mary at The Hub Cyclery and ride bikes with friends.  Plus, I never felt satisfied with the amount of Idyllwild trails … Continue reading

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Ummm, DROP – 8,000′ of DOWN on the Cannell Trail – Kernville, CA

This ride has been on the “Bike It List” for a good, long while now.  It’s weird how the rides closest to home sometimes take the longest to tackle.  Kernville is only 3 hours or so from Mammoth.  It’s kind … Continue reading

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