Week of March 12th, 2018

Week two of an attempt to post every Monday. Coffee: Hidden House Ethiopia Kochere (same as last week) Bicycles: Road rides last weekend due to rain. Beer: Stone Brewing Exaulted IPA Photo of the Week: Watching the sunset at the wedge in Newport Beach.... Read more

Week of March 5th, 2018

Week one of an attempt to post every Monday. Coffee: Hidden House Ethiopia Kochere Bicycles: This weekend was mostly a road bike weekend. Beer: Way to many, I went to Noble Ale Works Anniversary Party. Photo of the Week: I took... Read more

Rough start to race season

So, this year hasn’t exactly gone as I planned. It really started to go wrong last December. I crashed on a night mountain bike ride down the Luge and cracked 3 ribs. That had me off the bike for a... Read more

Zwift, the only good thing about winter

Winter is coming The number of daylight hours are getting shorter here in the northern hemisphere. The clocks will roll back in certain states. Many of us that work during the day find ourselves with little or no daylight to... Read more

My thoughts on ebikes

Last night on the SCB.fm Podcast we discussed ebikes and exchange between Chris Reynolds and Mike from imtbr.com. When are ebikes ok? My basic thoughts on ebikes are that they are great as utility/commuting/city bikes. These bikes allow you to get... Read more

ISM Saddle Review

After the ISM nose-less saddle was installed on my bike, several people asked me whether I was a Tri-athlete. The distinctive style of ISM saddles seems to often be associated with Time Trial and Triathlons. However, I don’t run much... Read more

Converting my road bike to gravel

Ever since I got my new road bike I have wanted to convert my old OCR into an adventure/gravel bike. The idea of an ‘any road’ bike has always had a certain appeal to me. I would love to have a... Read more

Mountain bikes in wilderness areas

Southern California Bicyclist featured an opinion piece in Issue #130 about Mountain Bike access into wilderness areas. The piece was written by Kevin Loomis who is the President of the San Diego Mountain Bike Association.  The article is about IMBA’s... Read more

Gravel Mob

When I got the email from SoCalBicyclist that there where a few spots available for the Peloton Magazine Gravel Mob in Ojai, CA I was pretty excited! Sixty miles of pavement/gravel/single track, Awesome! The realization soon hit me that this might... Read more

MFF Bikes and Brunch

It would’ve been easy to stay in bed. The forecast called for rain and I could already hear drops of water falling on my rain gutters. This is Southern California after all, and I knew the rain wouldn’t be too... Read more