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Local Exploration – Finally did the McGee Mountain Climb

Once in a while, I ride Tobacco Flats.  I always manage to stare up at the crazy zig zag line that carves its way up McGee Mountain and think about what the views must be like up there.  As I stare … Continue reading

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Caldera 250/500 – Race Diary of the 2015 Grand Depart

“Confronted with the petty concerns of my ordinary life, I feel empty, as if I am wasting a priceless gift, the brief time that is allotted to each human for creativity… Can this longing and restlessness be the price that…

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Getting High on your own Supply: The Sweetwater Mountains Traverse

Definitely one of the gnarliest climbs, if not the gnarliest climb in the whole Eastern Sierra.  Definitely some of the most amazing views if not the most amazing views and landscapes available to bicycles in the Eastern Sierra. These seem … Continue reading

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Mammoth Mountain Super Moon Party Ride 2014

I’m a bum. Since getting home from SSWC, I went straight to Hawaii for a vacation with the fam.  All I did there was eat too much and drink too much, get in the water, and then eat a bit … Continue reading

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Ride Report – Alabama Hills / Movie Road: Lone Pine, CA

Lone Pine usually means a pit stop for a bite and a bathroom break at the Pizza Factory… and if Lucy’s been really good on the drive, we’ll let her blow a couple of quarters in the toy tank. Most … Continue reading

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Rarely Ridden Gem of the Eastern Sierra – Glass Mountain Traverse

I was chatting with my friend Jen a while back.   We were going back and forth brainstorming great fall rides that encompass the majesty of our home area.  The whole process of planning out future epic rides is one of … Continue reading

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Mammoth Lakes Big Friggin Loop – Cold, Windy, Awesome!

It’s been a long time coming.  We finally had the Inaugural Grand Depart for the MLBFL on Sunday, Sept. 29th.  Ten brave souls showed up in the Footloose parking lot at 7am.  One of them, Michael Kelley from IMBA, came … 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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Goose Nap, Lower Rock Creek, Timelapse, Carne Asada

Ice Cube ain’t got sh!t on today.  Had a morning Glee marathon with Angela.  Laid down with “The Goose” aka Lucy, my 2.5 year old cuddle bug, for a stellar nap- while Angela was at chiropractor (still recovering from drunk … Continue reading

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2010 High Sierra Fall Century – On a Single Speed

Well, I was officially the only Single Speed’er to complete the High Sierra Fall Century.  Pretty fun seeing all the roadies fly by me on the flats, and then passing them up on the climbs.  I definitely got a lot … Continue reading

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