LA getting more awesome for epic rides

With gas prices on the move up, LA cycling has never been better. There are three great rides going on. Unfortunately, one just passed last weekend. But the other two are happening in March.

2/25 – DTLA Messenger Ride to Stone Brewery

3/17 – Marathon Crash (click here for a great video on the event)

3/25 – Feel My Legs, I’m a Racer (non-FB link)

In addition to these great rides, there’s also some great brevets and doubles coming up.

Get out there and ride, LA!


The 508 – Stego’s Fixed Gear Ride Report

The Furnace Creek 508 is a road bicycle race. It is known as one of the toughest races in the world, 8th toughest according to National Geographic beating out the Iditarod!

I made it even tougher by doing it on a fixed gear bike.

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The road to the 508 – Thanks and Webcast Info

I have spent the past few years mentally and physically preparing for The 508 and tomorrow the craziness begins. At this point it doesn’t matter if I finish being able to make it to the start has been a huge accomplishment. And I have many people to thank for this:

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2011 Miles

Training this year is coming to an end and i’m hoping I didn’t peak too early. A lot went on this year with key milestones being my clavicle fracture and new bike.

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Oat Mountain

Growing up in Chatsworth, or anywhere in the valley for that matter, you can’t help but be in awe of the uninhabited mountains that surround you. Oat Mountain is the fattest of the bunch, stretching from Simi Valley to the I5, rising above the CA-118 thousands of feet up. The hillside is bare – though the developments have been creeping up the foothills just past the CA-118 for the last few decades. A few buildings sit at the top – radars and communication towers – where after winter rainstorms you can occasionally see snow for a few days.

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Crew Practice

After our 508 crew phone call, Team Stego decided to do a full dress rehearsal. Complete with van rental, PA system, walkie talkies, hand signals, hand offs, leap frogs, follow support, amber lights, and all the rest that goes into a rider-crew team.

I designed a route that included flats and climbing, and with a 4pm or 5pm start we can get daytime and nighttime practice. We agreed to do it on Sunday and the next available date turned out be September 11.

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Fundraising for Pratham

I am planning a “food ride” to benefit Pratham.

We will be doing a bicycle ride on September 25 to an Indian restaurant for dinner. We will be heading into the heart of LA’s Indian community so please join us for good people and good food.

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