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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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Energy Noodles

Not sure what is going on but, okay?


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bicycling: Interval Workouts for Fat Loss

Interval Workout for Fat Loss
Bicycling Magazine
By Selena Yeager
Link http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/nutrition-weight-loss/fry-fat-intervals?page=0,1

The Speed Factor
This chart shows how many calories a 150-pound rider would expend every hour for various kinds of riding, according to the Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide, a standardized set of calorie-burn measurements. To figure out how many calories you'll use, first take your weight and divide it by 2.2 to express it in kilograms. Then multiply that number by the METS (or metabolic equivalents, a unit of the energy cost of an activity) number in parentheses.


1 HOUR RIDING AT                     BURNS
Less than 10 mph, very leisurely        272 calories (4 METS )
10-12 mph, easy                              408 calories (6 METS )
12-14 mph, moderate                      544 calories (8 METS )
14-16 mph, vigorous                       680 calories (10 METS )
16-19 mph, very fast                       816 calories (12 METS )
More than 20 mph, racing (no drafting)     1,088 calories (16 METS )

Monday, October 28, 2013

How to be a Moutain Biker


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Racing Sucks!

LA Historical Park, DNF.  I flatted in about two minutes of racing.

Velocity Cross, 50th out of 60 racers.  It was a bad day for me.  Bonked.

Spooky Cross, crashed on the second lap.  Bent both shifters but managed to get left shifter back in order.  Right shifter bent inward but still functional so I decided to finish the race.  Shoot, I paid for it, might as well get my monies worth.  Oh and by the last lap, my front tire was F L A T ! ! !

So its 11:34 pm, I have a bruised knee from my crash earlier today and three bad races this CX season thus far. 

Ugh!

Revolution One: A Story of Off-Road Unicycling

Posting Again, its a great video to watch. Revolution One: A Story of Off-Road Unicycling from Dan Heaton on Vimeo.
"Revolution One" is a feature length documentary taking a look at the sport of off-road unicycling. The film combines current and historical footage from the last 30 years with interviews from pioneers of the sport.

"I created this film out of my passion and involvment in the sport of unicycling and to celebrate and promote the amazing community of riders." - Dan Heaton

A 10 minute short version of the film won 'Best Film on Cycling' at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (2009), 'Best Film' at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival' (2010) and was featured on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (2009-2010).

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chemistry Comedy

A photon checks into a hotel and is asked if he needs any help with his luggage.
"No thanks, I'm traveling light."



A helium molecule walks in afterwards. The bellhop asks if he needs any help.
Helium doesn't react.



A neutron walks into the hotel bar and asks "how much for a beer?" The bartender says, "for you? no charge."



Two protons walk into the bar and run into each other. One of them falls down. "You OK?" asks the other. "I think so," says the proton. "You sure?" the other asks. "Yeah," says the proton...
"I'm positive."



"Heard any good sodium jokes lately?" "Na..."



Hey man you got any Sodium Hypobromite?
...NaBrO



Wanna hear a joke about nitric oxide?
NO.


(You guys better slow down. It won't be long until all the good jokes argon.)


A Higgs Boson walks into a catholic church. The priest tells him to leave. The boson replies "Well, you can't have mass without me!"



 I lost a proton the other day. I need to start keeping an Ion them

 Electron walks into a bar, goes “Pint of your horrible beer mate.” Barman goes “No need to be so negative.”

When I heard oxygen eloped with magnesium I was all like OMg.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Revolution One: A Story of Off-Road Unicycling

Revolution One: A Story of Off-Road Unicycling from Dan Heaton on Vimeo.
"Revolution One" is a feature length documentary taking a look at the sport of off-road unicycling. The film combines current and historical footage from the last 30 years with interviews from pioneers of the sport.

"I created this film out of my passion and involvment in the sport of unicycling and to celebrate and promote the amazing community of riders." - Dan Heaton

A 10 minute short version of the film won 'Best Film on Cycling' at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (2009), 'Best Film' at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival' (2010) and was featured on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (2009-2010).

Monday, October 21, 2013

Baldy Ride with Mark from Covina

I set out this Saturday morning riding solo.  I decided on Glendora Mountain Road to Mt Baldy, and it was going to be a "chill" ride. Neither a hammerfest nor a race against the clock, just slow and stead.

I set out at 6:30 am, it was dark, and I didn't see any other riders until the top of Monroe.  As I turned the bend at the maintenance shed, I spotted another rider at the top of Monroe.  I picked up my pace and caught up with the rider at about fork plus 2. 

It was Mark from Covina.  I have seen him before on the mountain and on Annette's site, GlendoraMTNRoad.com. I matched his pace and from fork plus 2, we basically rode together before parting ways at Mt Baldy Village. 

This was the first time actually talking with Mark.  We talked work, family and cars.  It turns out he too had a Chevy Nova as a first car.  Mine was a 1972, his was a 1974. 

Mark, if you happen upon my site, send me an email and we have to connect again for another ride.  Maybe to the ski lifts.

Mark (Picture from glendoramtnroad.com)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bicycles on Snow Part 1 to 3

From Go Means Go.  What a great weekend video to watch after your ride.






GMR to the Shed @ Night

First night ride of the year.  Actually, ever and it was done up GMR with Jose, Oscar and John P. Fun time.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

John Tomac


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kit Grill - Velodrome



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Titanium Factory in Bejing



Monday, October 14, 2013


Sunday, October 13, 2013


Friday, October 11, 2013

100 Years of the Tour de France (Part 1)

Something to watch after your weekend ride.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

CX @ Prado Regional

This time around I entered Adam in the Youth 6 to 9 category.  He did really well and scored a 4th place finish.  He was extremely proud of his medal and root beer prize.

I raced Mens C and actually completed the race.  No flats, but the heat and grass got to me.  Racing on grass stinks.  It is bumpy, and the friction really makes it hard.  Underneath the grass were gopher holes, ruts, mud.  There was no coasting to "recover" while on the grass.  You had to pedal through it all. 





Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CX @ LA Historical Park

A couple weekends ago I entered Adam and Natalie in a CX Kiddie Race. Both of them really enjoyed it. I raced the Mens C for about 2 minutes.  I flatted very early on which ended my race all to soon.





Monday, October 7, 2013

Versus Philippe Gilbert vs postman

This had me laughing the whole time. It is not in English but you get the point. A must watch.



MTV's Cribs visits Leif Lampater!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Cyclings Greatest Fraud


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Benefits of Cycling

The average person will lose 13 lbs in their first year of cycling. 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Adam and Eve on a Bicycle


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