Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Day at the Track With: Collin Hudson

A Day at the Track With: Collin Hudson from Crupi BMX on Vimeo.
Crupi spent an entire day at the track with our factory rider Collin Hudson. Watch him ride and talk about his experiences on and off the track.

Footage by Jami Pellegrino https://vimeo.com/jamipellegrino
Edited by Ruben Hernandez https://vimeo.com/rubenhernandez

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How The Race Was Won - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2013


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Santa Barbara Gibraltar Road

Over the weekend Jamie and I spent some time in Santa Barbara.  While Jamie was out doing Zumba Training, I rode up Gibraltar Road. 


It was a great climb with absolutely spectacular views of the ocean.  If you ever find yourself in Santa Barbara, I highly recommend this climb. 


If you are used to riding Glendora Mountain Road, you can certainly do this ride. I was pretty jazzed about riding Gibraltar Road, so it didn't seem all that difficult and the view (Oh the views) were a wonderful distraction. 


With every turn, I had to pull the camera out.  Jamie gives me a hard time about all the memory I take up with my photos but I couldn't help it.  Click, click, click... I was snapping pictures like crazy!


The Route: 

I started this ride on Cabrillo Blvd and State Street.  I headed up State Street to Los Olivos Street.  You will go past the Mission to Mountain Drive.  Head up Mountain Drive until you come to Gibraltar Road.  From Gibraltar Road you just start heading up. From Gibraltar Road I took a left on E Camino Cielo. E Camino Cielo continues on the ridgeline.  From E Camino Cielo I took a left and headed down Painted Cave Road, then across San Marcos Road to Cathedral and eventually to Las Positas Road.  I followed Las Positas Road to Cliff Drive and eventually made my way back to the beach!


At Painted Cave and Manzanita you can refill your water bottles.   Be cautious descending Painted Cave the road is narrow.


Once you make it back to the beach there are a number of good places to eat.  I always recommend Brophy's.




Saturday, February 23, 2013

HARLEM SHAKE BELGIAN CYCLING TEAM

Have a great weekend.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

444 - Stay Right

444 - Stay Right from Naphtalina on Vimeo.
Luigi Barilari faces Race Across America 2012, a 4800 km bicycle race from Pacific to Atlantic Ocean.

A film by Gianluca "naphtalina" Camporesi

filmed by Adamo Davide

edited by Gianluca "naphtalina" Camporesi

Thanks to ATR - ex Deposito Savonarola, Collettivo Artistico Città di Ebla

Los Angeles - Western north of Pico, 1895

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meme Ortega - Grass Track Racer

Meme Ortega is a Pomona local, avid cyclist, and artist whose past achievements include working at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, LA County Museum of Arts, and the Cal Poly Downtown Center.

Meme Ortega attended LA County High School for the Arts and has exhibited his work throughout Southern California. Meme uses all forms of media including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Meme painted this one for me a few years ago.  It a large painting and happens to be one of my favorites. It is in my office at work and many people ask if the racer is me. 

The Blast 2013 Promo Edit

The Blast 2013 Promo Edit from Ride with the locals on Vimeo.
The Blast
An ideal mix between Enduro Racing and Holidays.

With a small group of riders you stay in one accommodation, riding the amazing trails over 3 days and racing 8 timed specials along the way.

More info on the 2013 Series:
www.ridewiththelocals.com/theblast
http://www.facebook.com/ridewiththelocals

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Look Style


Fixie Fashion


Monday, February 18, 2013

Velo Style and Culture


Spring Summer 2013 Prelude

Spring Summer 2013 Prelude from RAPHA on Vimeo.
A first glance at what's up the road in the coming weeks for Rapha’s new Spring Summer 2013 range. Not only will Rapha be outfitting the world's leading riders at Team Sky, there will be a host of new fabric technologies, hot weather products, fresh accessories, new colours and re-workings of iconic pieces. There are also new capsule collections, offering original and functional designs.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pomona to GMR to Mt Baldy Village to Ski Lifts

Great day, great ride, what more could I ask for?



Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meme Ortega - Jumping the Train

Meme Ortega is a Pomona local, avid cyclist, and artist whose past achievements include working at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, LA County Museum of Arts, and the Cal Poly Downtown Center.

Meme Ortega attended LA County High School for the Arts and has exhibited his work throughout Southern California. Meme uses all forms of media including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Carl B sent this picture to me.  It always amazes me the emails I get from friends, family and avid cyclists who view my blog.   Sometimes its a video or press release for some upcoming race.  Other times it's a funny picture.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hipster- The Get Down

Hipster- The Get Down from Brian Thoryk on Vimeo.
This video was created to promoted a parody song about Hipsters. I wrote the song and lyrics plus played guitar and bass on the track. Beard and Mustache world champion Jack Passion stars as the lead Hipster. You can contact me at brian.thoryk@gmail.com. To follow my other songs and videos like Facebook business page "Brian Thoryk Music"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Meme Ortega - Racing the Train

Meme Ortega is a Pomona local, avid cyclist, and artist whose past achievements include working at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, LA County Museum of Arts, and the Cal Poly Downtown Center.

Meme Ortega attended LA County High School for the Arts and has exhibited his work throughout Southern California. Meme uses all forms of media including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

While surfing the net, I found this little picture of a cyclist racing a train.  It turns out its an old Remington advertisement.  I loved it so much I asked Meme to paint it for me.

What I like most about this photo is the olde time bicycle, fixed gear, I presume, racing the train.  It reminds me of Clark Kent (Superman) as a young boy racing the train while heading home from school.   The picture epitomizes the pure joy and elation one gets while riding a bike. With the wind in the face and at top speed, riding is freedom.


American Flyers


Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Day 2 in the Snow on GMR

Well there wasn't much snow left but it was sure cold!  Since my ride yesterday was cut short, I had to make it out today.  As I was heading down, John from Glendora was heading to the maintenance shed.




Meme Ortega - Local Artist and Avid Cyclist

Meme Ortega is a Pomona local, avid cyclist, and artist whose past achievements include working at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, LA County Museum of Arts, and the Cal Poly Downtown Center.

Meme Ortega attended LA County High School for the Arts and has exhibited his work throughout Southern California. Meme uses all forms of media including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

In recent years he has chosen Micky Mouse as his satirical commentary.  "I wanted to put Micky in situations Disney would never approve of." Take for instance Micky in Drag, in which Micky is wearing lipstick and high heels.  Or CSI Micky, where Micky is the subject a murder investigation.

Nine years ago I met Meme at his Ortega Family New Years Party and it wasn't until four years later, at this annual pool party, that we deciding to go riding.  Like me, Meme equally enjoys riding as well as tinkering with bikes.  More often then not Meme has multiple bike (or art) projects going at once. 

Recently I commissioned Meme to paint me a few pictures.  The first is painting of a picture I took last year in Santa Barbara.  This one is for Jamie's Grandmother who has a number of nautical themed works of art in her house.  I've been wanting to give her something like this for a number of years. 

Link to Boats in Santa Barbara Harbor photo...


Santa Barbara is a special place for Jamie and I.  We love the harbor and enjoy eating at Brophy's.

In the next few days I will post additional peices of bicycle themed paintings Meme did for me.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Hardmen of Glendora Mountain Road

It was cold when I left the house this morning at 7 am.  How cold, I don't really remember but the snow level was low and the foothills were covered with a light white dusting.

Heading up to GMR, I was greeted by Matt and Annette (GlendoraMTNRoad.com).  They opted for the warmth of Matt's car, with beanie, jackets, and heated seats.  WIMPS, I say.  the Hardmen of GMR ride in all conditions.

John from Glendora, manned up and was heading up GMR.  I decided to ride with him.  We ended up riding a mile or two past the first saddle.  That was about as far as we could go before the snow and icy roads made our trek up impossible. 

Heading down the mountain was Hernan and Mike.  Mike took a fall on the slippery roads and both were walking down.  John and I walked down with them until it was safe to re-mount the bikes.

At the first saddle and while John and I headed down, John P, was making his way up GMR.  He was hauling a$$ and I only managed to take a blurry picture of him!  

There were a lot of riders heading up as we headed down. Tomorrow should be a better day to tackle GMR.





BTW - John, I road to Ice House Canyon last Sunday, which would explain why we never crossed paths.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

[HBfilm]Roller Training

[HBfilm]Roller Training from Kun Young Park on Vimeo.
Filmed by KUN (HBfilm)

Camera : 5D MK2 , 17-40mm , 85mm
Song : Pink Floyd - Speak to me/Breathe , The Great Gig in the Sky
Sraring : Mino Park

Supported by SHINS ( https://shins.cc )

HBfilm's blog : http://blog.naver.com/helio_graphy

Bike Your Way into Bikini Season


Vehicular Evolution


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CINELLI BOOTLEG Tour d'Afrique 2013

CINELLI BOOTLEG Tour d'Afrique 2013 from CINELLI-BOOTLEG on Vimeo.
Tour d'Afrique 2013 - 12,000 km from Cairo to Cape Town - the ultimate test of endurance and tenacity amidst some of the most beautiful environments and cultures in the world.
...a test of mind, body and bike...
riding more than 70 miles per day more than 50 fearless riders will compete to reach the Atlantic Ocean.
Each day yields new and unexpected challenges, discoveries and friendships.
Cinelli Bootleg takes part in Tour d'Afrique 2013 using a special frame, specifically designed for ultra cycling races: the HOBO RATS!!
Handmade in Italy by adopting Columbus tubes, with passion and experience.The new bootleg is a pure synthesis of the highest level of Cinelli's know-how in terms of steel frame and long race.

Curious George


Cyclocross Teaser Final 02

CX season is coming to a close but this video just got me pumped for the 2013/ 2014 season!

Cyclocross Teaser Final 02 from Janssen Powers on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bicycles on the Mind

... While at work.


Eggs are Sides for Bacon Tee

I gotta have this T-Shirt!


Monday, February 4, 2013

The Old Man on His Bicycle

His story makes me smile.  The 80 year old paperboy.  Keep on riding.



Constables on Patrol

If you didn't know what COPS stands for, you do now.


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Glendora Mountain Road to Ice House Canyon (Geared)

After being sick and entirely off the bike for 6 days, I was chopping at the bit to get some type of ride in.  Saturday I watched the CX Worlds in Kentucky and it got me even more pumped for an epic ride.

With that said, I decided on a ride to Ice House Canyon.  It would be enough to keep me entertained until next weekend's ride.  I woke up early and headed to GMR.  I had a bit of doubt on whether I would make it, but getting this shot below, was what kept me motivated.  

Once I entered the village I just kept going.  I felt good and didn't want to stop.  Once at Ice House, I snapped the picture below and was surprised how good I felt.  I think I could have kept going but didn't refill at the Post Office and was pressed to time. 

New goal for 2013, at least 2 to 5 trips to the lifts.


Today was beautiful on GMR.  There were many great photo ops, but I chose to refrain from taking any of them.  I only wanted one photo.  The photo that kept me going.  Funny how stupid ideas/things can keep you motivated.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

No Beer Bellies

So how are those New Years Resolutions coming along?  Say no to the beer belly! Get out and ride!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Iron Maiden Vans


Flanders Classics 2012

They are coming!


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