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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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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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2015 Freedom Ride: Spring Creek Trail in Steamboat Springs, CO

Fourth of July, 2015 was spent in Steamboat Springs, ColoRADo this year.  Word on the street is that out of the 6 highest touted pyrotechnicians in the country, 3 live in the “Boat”.  We figured it might be a nice spot … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Classic Singletrack Loop in Breckenridge, CO

Breck this, Breck that… blah blah blah.  Everyone is rappin about Breckenridge these days.  Even Gucci Mane with an ice cream cone and “Brrr” tatted to his cheek named his new album Breckles and Schmeckles.             … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Peak Bagging in Taos, New Mexico

Like women, some of the best bike rides are elusive.  When I first met my wife, she wouldn’t give me the time of day.  She was working the coffee bar at Panavision, and once in a while she’d bring in … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Coyote and Chamisoso Loop – Tijeras, New Mexico

Word on the street is that some of the best singletrack in New Mexico hides out in the Manzanita Mountains of the Cibola National Forest near Tijeras.  OK.  Where the heck is Tijeras?  It’s only 20 minutes east of Albuquerque, just … Continue reading

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Life Lessons and Carnage from the Stagecoach 400 – 2015

My brain is soupy mush.  My left pinky and ring finger are numb.  My taint is tainted.  Throat swollen.  Yet, a couple days after completing my ITT of the Stagecoach 400 route, I’m still stuck in la la land dreaming about … 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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Ride Report: Vail Mountain Bike Park, CO

Lift-accessed mountain biking, baby.  Sometimes you just don’t wanna earn them turns.  You know what I’m sayin’ mang?  Sometimes it’s fun to just gaffle 7-11 for a Big Gulp instead of dropping the coin.  Sometimes it’s worth it to drop … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Monarch Crest Trail – Salida, CO

The Monarch Crest Trail.  Do it.  Enough said. This one has been on my radar for a couple years, and it’s increased in popularity since it gained “Epic” status from IMBA.  Epic is an understatement.  A video game couldn’t create … Continue reading

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