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Agony, Mishaps and Bliss on the Colorado Trail

For months we had been talking excitedly about our next adventure. However, as the days counted down to our departure for the Colorado Trail, a 540 mile hiking and mountain bike route that stretches from Denver to Durango, I experienced an unexpectedly different feeling from other bike tours I’d prepared for. Typically I would plan […]

New Bunyan Velo Issue and Rivendell Popup Store

I’m jumping back into the Blogosphere. It’s been a busy and challenging last several months, but I’ve arrived back in the Bay Area (living in Oak Land to be precise) and have lots of new things to write about.  What I’m most excited about at the moment is something I’ve been working on for a […]

News From Mountain West

I’ve been in Utah now for three months, and it’s been an interesting experience.  I came out to work at the Backroads warehouse working on fleet bikes, but left at the end of February.  I’m now working at a really great pro-shop here in Salt Lake City called Contender Bicycles.  Somebody I met recently was […]

Ciclismo Cubano, Part Dos

Ciclismo Cubano Cycling in Cuba Mandy’s Cycling Adventures Most of my month in Cuba was spent in Viñales, a small farming town on the west side of the island. Viñales has one of the most unique landscapes I have ever seen: order viagra pills red earth roads carving through lush green rolling hills, surrounded by […]

Guest Post: Ciclismo Cubano

My friend Mandy M recently returned from a great adventure in Cuba and wanted to share a bit about her experience there. This is Part One. Ciclismo Cubano: Cycling in Cuba   Cuba is a count online pharmacy cialis ry that has long piqued my interest, for many reasons, including it being one of the […]

Aaron’s Surly Troll Rohloff Long Term Review

To see Aaron’s initial review of the Surly Troll, it’s HERE.       One year ago I built and reviewed a Surly Troll with a Rohloff Speedhub. Two chains, a few thousand miles and a couple of parts swaps later, the Troll is alive and shredding. Over the past year the Troll has performed […]

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Camping In The Hills, Tour Chasing

Another Monday, another campout. After coffee at Rapha, I headed out to Walnut Creek on BART to camp in the hills. I had planned to camp alone, but when I stopped by Camera West to say hi to Dan, who sold me my new Fuji X-Pro1 and rides his Rivendell to work every day, he […]

Tour of California Action

This morning I met up with Jorge to catch the start of the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California.


I’m officially (f)unemployed! It’s been a busy week moving out of my apartment and sorting out what exactly I’ll need for my new life and job on the road leading bicycle trips. This weekend I finally was able to relax a bit, ride the bike and shoot some photos. This was my favorite picture of […]

Riding Up From Santa Cruz

After NAHBS, Cass, his friend Matt P and I hitched a ride to Santa Cruz for a little adventure.  We crashed at the home of Quentin, the proprietor of Farfarer racks and trailers.  Quentin lives in a massive victorian in downtown Santa Cruz and builds his wares in a shed workshop in the back yard.