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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

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 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 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…

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 last time. After our run,…

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 mountain. One resulted in injury,…

spokes // episode 5 :: sprint intervals

A follow-up on OC’s homeless problem and some uphill sprint intervals. I really need to get back in shape!