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Strava

I have a love/hate relationship with Strava. It’s a fantastic way to track your miles, routes, and progress. But it also helps put a lot of pressure on you and impedes on your enjoyment of a ride if you tend…

Bike To Work Day

When I was much younger, the office I worked in was around 2-3 miles from my home. I rode my bike to work nearly every day, taking the long way home at the end of the day. It was liberating,…

REMINDER: Don’t ride on train tracks!

Cycling may have just found it’s 2018 Darwin Award frontrunner. How these buffoons managed to get out of there alive is beyond me. I do have to give the dude some credit though. He not only managed to get his…

Motorists still don’t respect cyclists

How’s this for some bullshit? When these pedal bikes niggas don’t respect cars pic.twitter.com/2ZyewAgcY9 — Selfmade! (@BenjiFromPhilly) May 10, 2018

Cyclist Deaths in Mexico

When I read last week that two European cyclists were found dead in a ravine in southern Mexico, I can’t say it came with any bit of shock. Mexico has been inherently dangerous for years, but even more so in…

Tracklo-Cross

I love when cyclists do things way off the beaten path – no pun intended. Pro cycling has infiltrated the psyche of so many weekend warrior cyclists that it’s created this set of rules we’re all supposed to abide by….

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…