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Twas A Dream – Reflecting on the Tour Divide 2018

Wow.  It’s been a little over a month since it ended.  The whole thing is a blur.  A dream. 2,745 miles.  200,000′ of climbing.  An amazing, never to be duplicated  22 Days, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes of my life.  It’s … Continue reading

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Get Busy Livin or Get Busy Dyin

6/5/18 Alrighty.  I’m heading up to Banff.  Grand Depart leaves Friday, June 8th, 8am.  From now, until I reach Mexico, I’m goin off comms except to check-in with Angela, post some pics, and record my daily rides to Strava.  If … Continue reading

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Notes from the 2018 Stagecoach 400

Oh, the Stagecoach 400.  I did it back in 2015 on the SS… when Brendan ran it clockwise.  The diversity of terrain, scenery and vibe of the route are hard to beat.  Mountains, deserts, oceans, farms, singletrack, urban bike paths, … Continue reading

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Shakedown Ride #1 – Salsa Cutthroat Tour Divide 2018 Rig

1/23/2018 Alright.  It’s been super hectic with family, holidays, the bike shop, and all that jazz.  That’s a good thing.  I’ve been riding a decent amount – splitting time between my gravel bike and fat bike, getting some base miles … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Global Fat Bike Summit 2015: Jackson, WY

For the 2nd year in a row, I jammed out to the Fat Bike Summit with a crew from Mammoth.  Last year, it was in Ogden, UT – read about it here.  This year, it was at Snow King Resort in … Continue reading

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Fattie Style Singletrack Snow Riding on Uptown Downtown Loop

Yesterday was blast and day of firsts for many Fat Bike Mammoth peeps.  Last year, a couple of us started snowshoe “fatpacking” the 4.25 mile Uptown/Downtown loop (up to the Earthquake Fault and back).  Then we’d reap the reward of … Continue reading

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Full Moon Fat Bike Ride and XC Ski to Minaret Vista

Mother nature never ceases to amaze me!  Thanks to her, the U.S. Forest Service, and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, the first ever “Full Moon Fat Bike, XC Ski, and Snowshoe” was a complete success!! For this event only, the USFS … Continue reading

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Fat Bikes and Enduro Racing Do Mix

I’ve never raced an Enduro.  I figured there’s a reason why they’ve become so popular.  Timed segments that test your downhill descending skills (of which mine are mediocre) mixed with some un-timed climbing segments (of which I’m decent at).  The … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Snow Biking Mammoth Lakes / Long Valley Caldera

A fat bike is the perfect way to explore the Long Valley Caldera on the east side of Highway 395.  There are tons of un-groomed Forest Service trails and roads with endless possibilities.  Snowmobiles tend to roost all over the … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Snowbiking Mammoth’s Lakes Basin on my Salsa Mukluk

This was my first time throwing a leg over a fatbike.  Stoked!  I set the tire pressure to 14psi for starters (I’ve read that most people ride snow around 5-10psi), so I figured I’d start high, and slowly dial it … Continue reading

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