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spokes 16 :: a cleaner santa ana river trail

Mark and I returned to the Santa Ana River Trail today, which has been completely cleaned out and renovated. The homeless population have been relocated to county-funded housing. This was the first time that we’ve seen it since the renovation…

spokes :: bommer canyon

Today we hit some dirt on Bommer Canyon Trail, a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop located in the outskirts of Irvine. It features beautiful wild flowers and is perfect for all levels of MTB riders. The trail is open year…

2018 OC Triathlon

The 2018 Orange County Triathlon was held on Sunday, June 3rd in Mission Viejo, Ca. I was there to cover all of the action. There were so many amazing athletes there. It was great to see people of all ages,…

spokes :: new bike

Remember that big ugly green beast I was cruising around on last year? My love affair with that thing ended as quickly as it started. So I sold it and replaced it with a 2018 Specialized Sirrus Hybrid. It’s lighter,…

spokes // episode 12 :: sugar

I’m a junky for nutritional information. It’s amazing to me how much bad information people are given, and how vilified certain foods are. I think sugar has been given a bad rap. On my ride today, I share my thoughts…

spokes // episode 11 :: road wars

A little over two years ago, I started working on a documentary short about the quiet war between motorists and cyclists. I eventually put the project on hold because of a lack of subjects to feature in the short film….

spokes // episode 10 :: walnut trail, irvine

The Walnut Trail begins off Sand Canyon Avenue just south of the railroad tracks. This well-maintained, smooth-paved trail follows the tracks heading northwest. You cut through a section of the lush Oak Creek Golf Club before reaching Jeffrey Road, where…

spokes // episode 9 :: peters canyon, the ride that wasn’t

I regret not having taken you on a ride here, and I have only myself to blame. Summer came, then school started, then we had two fires back-to-back. The second one burned it down. I also wanted to share a…

spokes // episode 8 :: return to back bay

Today I return to do the Back Bay Loop in Newport Beach with Mark, who had only done it one time before. Mark shot some nice footage with his GoPro, thankfully. It was a lot harder of a push than…