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…

spokes // episode 9 :: peters canyon, the…

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…

spokes // episode 8 :: return to back…

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…

spokes // episode 7 :: brick training

I’m joined again this week by my buddy Mark as we take on a 4 mile run, then a 20 mile ride on the Santa Ana River Trail - far North of where we were…

spokes // episode 6 :: spokey the bear

Interesting cycling news this week, and it involves cyclists pedaling for their lives away from animals. A german shepherd chases a cyclist into an oncoming truck, and a grizzly bear chases a bikepacker up a…

spokes // episode 3 :: cycling magazines /…

Just a quick mention of two great cycling adventure magazines that you may or may not have heard of. Most cycling magazines are consumer-driven. Boneshaker and Broken & Coastal are two that go against that.…

spokes // episode 4 :: oc’s homeless problem

I'm joined by my friend Mark as we take the Santa Ana River Trail from Anaheim Stadium to the ocean. Right away, Orange County's epidemic of homelessness comes front and center. There are very few…

spokes // episode 2 :: back bay, newport…

One of my favorite bike rides takes us from Peters Canyon Trail in Irvine into scenic Back Bay in Newport Beach. The winds tend to make things a little slow in spots, but the journey…