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White Mountain Peak Ride – Silver Canyon to the Summit

Yahoo, it’s done.  Check that biznatch off the list.  This was one of those “once in a lifetime” rides.  Doing it once in this lifetime was plenty for me.  I don’t ever want to see Silver Canyon again.  EVER.  Although … Continue reading

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2nd Time is the Charm – Coyote Traverse Done and Doner

I’ve been thinking about this ride since back in March when Hunter and I tried it on the fat bikes.  Unfortunately, after post-holing through hip high snow for hours, we had to turn back.  Read about that knuckleheaded expedition HERE. … Continue reading

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My First CX Race – What a Blast!

Cyclocross this, cyclocross that.  Yeah yeah yeah.  “Alan, it’s so much fun”.  “You gotta give it a shot.”  “It’ll kick your ass.”  My friends in SoCal have been trying to get me to join them for the last couple years.  … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Silver Canyon to White Mountain Rd – Bishop, CA

Silver Canyon.  What a pain in the ass.  One of those rides that makes me second-guess riding a single dingle.  Even with a 32:20 gearing, there’s a lot of red-lining.  My heart and lungs were trying to rip through my … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Coyote High Sierra Traverse via Fat Bike – Attempt #1

A few weeks ago, I was randomly “facebook messaging” with Errin Vasquez / Frontage Roads about fat biking in the Eastern Sierra.  If you didn’t hear, I’ve been involved with Fat Bike Mammoth, and we are diligently trying to amend … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Owens River Gorge – Mammoth Lakes, CA

Exploring around the Owens River Gorge area is pretty dang fun.  The snow melts around this area pretty quickly, so you can ride it 8-9 months out of the year.  So what if you hit a couple snowy patches?  You’re … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Silver Canyon Trail- Bishop, CA

If you feel the need to punish yourself, this is the ride.  There is really no other reason in the world to climb this trail.  Oh yeah, it does offer some stellar views of Bishop and the Eastern Sierras… as … Continue reading

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10k Breast Cancer Ride with Arlene and DSES

Last Saturday I had a blast hanging out with my friend Arlene as she rode the Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance 10k in Bishop.  Oh yeah, it’s actually a 10k run, but Arlene doesn’t have working legs.  She doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Race Report – Everest Challenge 2011

The Finish Line Since most people don’t wanna read a whole boring blog, here’s the nitty gritty first.  I completed the Everest Challenge around 3pm last Sunday, becoming the first mountain biker and singlespeeder to do so.  NOTE: I did … Continue reading

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Everest Challenge- Attempting To Be 1st to Complete on a MTB-SS

Everest Challenge Update – It’s official.  I’m going for it.  29,035′ of climbing over 208 miles in 2 days.  According to the race director (who seems to think I’m a little weird), nobody has ever completed it on a mountain … Continue reading

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