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,…

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 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 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…