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, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TriRig builds Andy Potts' Kestrel 4000 Rigs


Big Bear, California

We spent the weekend in Big Bear.


We brought the bikes.  Adam rode a little bit of trails with me.


Natalie loved our outdoor adventure.


I brought the CX bike.  CX season is coming, I'll need to start running consistently again.


Yummy Goodness


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Race Like a Champion, Rest Like a Champion

She’s saying: "Get some rest, tonight you have another record to beat at home!"

Bicycle Flat Tire Repair - patchnride video



Link: https://patchnride.com/

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pomona to Glendora Mountain Road to Mt. Baldy

There were an unusual amount of riders out this morning.  I think it's because of the Rapha Challenge on Strava.com.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Psycho List CRAZY LEGS


Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tour de France 101

Tour de France 101
outsideonline.com
Aaron Gulley
2014-07-15
Link: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/gear-shed/cycle-life/Tour-De-France-For-Dummies.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

"This year’s Tour de France has proven mysterious to even the most knowledgeable cycling fanatics, with both pre-Tour favorites Alberto Contador and Chris Froome out of the race due to heavy crashes. So we imagine that to the outsider, the race must seem almost incomprehensible. Presenting a beginner’s guide to the world’s most important cycling stage race.

#1: Does the race take place exclusively in France?

Nope. It often starts in a nearby country, a tradition that dates to 1954, when the race set off in Amsterdam. This year, it began with three days in England, starting in Yorkshire and ending in London.

The Tour frequently passes into neighboring countries throughout the event, especially the mountains of Italy and Spain. This year’s edition also swung through Belgium for what became a contentious and slippery day on the cobbles.

#2: How many racers compete?

A total of 198 racers line up at the start. There are 22 teams, with nine riders per team. Throughout the event, racers drop out because of injuries. Riders must also finish within a certain percentage of time of the stage winner or they’ll be eliminated from the race. The percentage of time varies, depending on the difficulty of the stage.

The race jury can grant exceptions to riders who don’t make the time cut. And if more than 20 percent of riders miss the time limit, generally they are exempted. That’s why, on mountainous stages, you’ll often see a large group of riders, known as the autobus, group together at the back of the field—it’s safety in numbers
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The Win Tunnel: Shaved and Dangerous?


Monday, July 21, 2014

Bike Teams by Bike


Girl on a Bike


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mariannr Vos is the Boss


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Girls on a Bike


Friday, July 18, 2014

Hot White Bike


Champagne de Castelnau Brut Réserve Tour de France Edition

Champagne de Castelnau is the preferred Champagne of the ASO, organisers of Le Tour de France.

This year marks the 101st anniversary of Le Tour de France and the Champagne’s third year relationship with the iconic sporting event. In July riders will race from Leeds to Harrogate, York to Sheffield and Cambridge to London on the 5th, 6th and 7th July respectively. De Castelnau will be poured in all VIP areas throughout the race with corks popping at the finish line as the first cyclists whizz through. Le Tour de France is the world's largest annual sporting event and last came to the UK in 2007.

The brand’s limited edition yellow sleeve bottle which pays homage to the famous jersey worn by the winning cyclist is available exclusively at Spirited Wines and will be in stores week commencing 30th June priced at £29.99. Enjoy the race, enjoy Champagne!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Best of crash MTB - Downhill

Sent in from my favorite crash test dummy.  Yeah, you know who you are.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We Got A Champion Barista To Rank The Sub-Par Coffee your Parents Drink

We Got A Champion Barista To Rank The Sub-Par Coffee your Parents Drink
www.thrillist.com
Dan Gentile
2014-05-27
Link: http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/what-s-the-best-grocery-store-coffee-folgers-chock-full-onuts?ref=facebook-869

Thank to my Aeropress, no... I take it back, thanks to my Father-in-Law I have become a major coffee snob.

For me its, Klatch Coffee, Whole Beans and my trusty Aeropress.  Everything else is crap!

"For coffee aficionados, it can be hard to remember the days before fair-trade, adjective-heavy specialty coffee. But before Counter Culture, or even Starbucks, there were first-wave roasters peddling steel cans of grounds (gasp!), the likes of which are now only seen on visits to your parents' house.

So to see if any of these coffees are actually good to the last drop, we asked Lorenzo Perkins, certified coffee instructor at Cuvée and executive council member of the Barista Guild of America, to put five of the biggest coffee brands through the same rigorous blind-tasting process that his roasting company applies to their own beans.
"

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Fish oil, wet wool, unhappy children and despair are some of the words to describe crap coffee

Monday, July 14, 2014

Track Racer


Girl on a "Track" Bike


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Julia Roberts


Clermont - Ferrand


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anatomy of a Bicycle


Vintage Racer


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bianchi


Campagnolo Spoken Here


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Chris Froome, Team Sky and Jaguar: 'Cycling Under The Sea'


Girl on a Bike



Team Sky Tour Fever Film 4: The Winning Jersey


Proud, Pregnant, and Springtime Biking

Proud, Pregnant, and Springtime Biking
momentummag.com
2014-04-29
Link: http://momentummag.com/families/proud-pregnant-and-springtime-biking/

"Kyle Huinink and Amber Putsey are soon-to-be parents that are getting excited about raising their family by bike.

“I want to raise our kid with the mindset that you can be more sustainable and more patient in life,” said Huinink who has recently started his own custom design business in Vancouver, BC.

Incorporating biking into their daily lives, whether it be commuting to and from work or weekend adventures to Wreck Beach, has made Putsey and Huinink feel much happier. Recently, this biking duo has been venturing out for weekend trips by bike to Mayne Island and Victoria, BC."

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Handlebar Confusion


Friday, July 4, 2014

Starting the Tour de France - SKODA-style...

Starting the Tour de France - SKODA-style... from ŠKODA UK Press Office on Vimeo.

Happy Fourth of July

While the rest of the USA is celebrating with an all American BBQ, in Pomona, we will be eating Taco Town Tacos.  Enjoy.  Sent in from Richard M.

Saturday Night Live - Taco Town from alyssa sarfity on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Jeep Van


Cyclocross


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bicycle Delivery


Greg Lemond with Oakleys


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cycling Tips TdF ultimate job application

Cycling Tips TdF ultimate job application from 2 Degrees of Separation on Vimeo.
One of my favourite cycling blogs (Cycling Tips) is offering two people the chance to be their correspondents for this year's Tour de France...but you need to create a 90 second video explaining what you would do and why they should choose you...this is my attempt

Le Tour De France


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