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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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Simpsons

The Long Road To Innovation

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Accomplishment of the year - 100 miles

Since I started riding I have had many great accomplishments.  The first was actually riding, then it was Marshal Canyon, then Potato, then Baldy, etc.  Well Saturday, I realized another goal of riding 100 miles. 

Thanks Jose, Oscar and Rommel for the company.  It was a great trip. 

We headed out from Fairplax and Puddingstone Drive at about 6:30 am.  We rode through the streets of Orange County until we were able to hop on Santa Ana River Trail. From SART, it was a speedy ride into Newport.

At Newport we rested for about 30 minutes.  I adjusted my headset and we ate at some beach diner. 

From Newport we rode up Pacific Coast Highway to Seal Beach to catch San Gabriel Valley Trail.  From SGVT is was a long 50 miles back to the cars. 

SGVT was well paved and we took it all the way to Sierra Madre.  There were a few hills on Sierra Madre and at the tail end of 100 miles ever the smallest ant hills can hurt.  We managed and at this point I started to get a second wind.  I challenged both Jose and Oscar to sprints on Route 66, San Dimas Canyon and Bonita. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Track Racer

10 Things Sex and Cycling Have in Common

10 Things Sex and Cycling Have in Common
Link: http://www.vingle.net/posts/462144-10-Things-Sex-and-Cycling-Have-in-Common

Here is a lis of 10 things sex and cycling have in common:

1. If feels good to change positions once in a while, it will make a long ride more comfortable.

2. Good legs help Everyone knows good legs can go a long way in improving your ride!

3. Chains, velcro, lycra, rubber, leather, and chamois... may improve intensity of your ride.

4. Falling off is embarrassing. But it happens to everyone!

5. You have to keep pumping to get anywhere, but it will be worth the effort.

6. A little lube helps keep things running smoothly. Parts start to break if they get too dry!

7. You never really forget how.. It's just like riding a bike!

8. Most people spend more time talking about it than actually doing it, which is a bit sad if you ask me.

9. You can do it alone, but it's more fun with your friends. The more the better!

10. With practice you can ride for hours without getting off. So make sure you ride everyday!

Monday, August 25, 2014

OK: Cycling

I'm going to start this knew diet today!

Rosendals Trädgård Levain

Rosendals Trädgård Levain from Homegrown Swedes on Vimeo.
Bagaren Linnea Thomsen gör levainbröd med ekologiska råvaror i den vedeldade ugnen i Rosendals Trädgårds bageri.
Baker Linnea Thomsen makes a beautiful levain bread from all organic produce, using the wood-fired oven at Rosendal’s Garden, Stockholm.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Epic Workout

Saturday, August 23, 2014

La Vuelta a Espana

Friday, August 22, 2014

the art of making bread

the art of making bread from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.
song: "oil thumbprints" - bexar bexar

Thursday, August 21, 2014

25 dogs vs 1 cyclist

Wow, The guy I on the bike did what he could.  He yelled and kept his bike as a barrier between the dogs. wow.

Tartine Bread

Jamie makes the best bread and its best eaten right out of the oven.  Here is a video regarding the subject.

Tartine Bread from 4SP Films on Vimeo.
4SP Films created this short documentary for the launch of Tartine Bread, in which celebrated baker Chad Robertson reveals the process behind the most sought-after loaf in San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Girl on a Bike

Ford Removes New Mustang Ad Starring A Disgraced Cyclist Who Helped Bring Down Lance Armstrong

Ford Removes New Mustang Ad Starring A Disgraced Cyclist Who Helped Bring Down Lance Armstrong
Daniel McMahon
Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/ford-removes-mustang-ad-starring-disgraced-cyclist-who-helped-bring-down-lance-armstrong-2014-8

"Ford Motor Co. recently released a new YouTube video for its 2015 Mustang that features Kayle Leogrande, a competitive cyclist who served a two-year suspension for doping during his racing career, indirectly leading to the downfall of American sports icon Lance Armstrong.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspended Leogrande from cycling in 2008, and his doping case ultimately led investigators to Armstrong’s team, sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Crazy Legs, Girl on a Bike

Psycho List Crazy Legs

My favorite Monday Night ride.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Borderline Stupid

Borderline Stupid from Gunnar Oliphant on Vimeo.
its pretty dumb...

Kirt Voreis
Carson Storch
Jamie Goldman

Matt Collins
Duane Oakes
Bryan Cole
Kris Jamieson
Dennis Oliphant
Wendy McDonald
Toby Wiltse
Andre LaCosta
Andrew Nakas
Emma Lou
Whistler Bike Park
Aubrey at the front desk

State Bicycle Co. - Jamaica 2.0

State Bicycle Co. - Jamaica 2.0 from State Bicycle Co. on Vimeo.
A quick look at the State Bicycle Co. - The Jamaica 2.0 model.

For more info visit: http://www.StateBicycle.com

Music: 'High High High' by Soop

Friday, August 15, 2014

How the sun sees you

I should use sunscreen.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crazy Legs

Thursday, August 7, 2014

How Bicycles Can Save Small Town America - PathLessPedaled.com

How Bicycles Can Save Small Town America - PathLessPedaled.com from Russ Roca on Vimeo.
An explanation of how bike travel can revitalize rural areas. To learn more or have us speak to your community, visit PathLessPedaled.com

Brain Gains: Exercise If You Want To Remember

Brain Gains: Exercise If You Want To Remember
Study finds correlation between lack of exercise and deficient long-term memory
Elise Craig
Link: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/the-fit-list/Brain-Gains-Exercise-If-You-Want-To-Remember-Your-Life.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

"No matter how smart you think you are, getting some exercise might just make you a bit sharper. Researchers at Michigan State University have found that being out of shape could mess with your long-term memory.

Most research into aerobic exercise and memory has focused on children and the elderly, but Kimberly Fenn, assistant professor of psychology, and Matthew Pontifex, assistant professor of kinesiology, wanted to investigate how it affects healthy young adults. To test college-age long-term memory retention—long term is defined as anything longer than 30 seconds—they rounded up 75 students and had them memorize sets of two-word pairs, like “pants-zipper,” and “oxygen-air.”

They also evaluated each student’s fitness level based on factors including oxygen consumption during a treadmill test, participants' weight, percent body fat, age and sex. “About half of the students fell below what would be considered average for their age and sex,” Pontifax says.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Wake Up Call

Redline Cyclocross Overview

Redline Cyclocross Overview from Jasper Wesselman on Vimeo.

OFAR (Out For a Rip)

Get out for a rip!

OFAR (Out For a Rip) from Nicholas Kupiak on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Things I’ve Learned About Bikes

Things I’ve Learned About Bikes
Dave Tolnai
Link: http://nsmb.com/things-ive-learned-about-bikes/

"I was searching for an e-mail the other day and I stumbled across one that I wrote about 10 years ago. In a nutshell I had gently poked fun at a friend for going to see the Pixies at the Plaza of Nations, rather than coming along with us to see the Unicorns at the Cultch.

(It’s kind of funny that I even bother mentioning actual band names in this article, but it feels important to me. Deep down I’m hoping the readers will understand how insane that decision was, rather than thinking “what the hell is grandpa talking about?”)

Within two e-mails the conversation had devolved into a passionate and nasty eruption of crazy. It was just totally insane. And as I read through it, all I could think was “Man…I don’t care about anything this much any more.”

And perhaps that’s what “getting old” is all about: realizing that trivial shit isn’t all that important."

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Coca Cola - The Happiness Cycle

Coca Cola - The Happiness Cycle from Harry Simpson on Vimeo.
The Happiness Cycle is an initiative by Coca-Cola and not-for-profit charity The Bicycle Network, a pioneering program developed in Australia to get teens physically active through cycling.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Euro Cafe to Hwy 39 to GRR to Mt Baldy

Saturday I tagged along with some Psychos for an epic ride.  I met two new riders, Ken and Chris.  The ride and company was great!

From the Left - Chris D, Chris P, Kevin J, Ken ?, Michael Y

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