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Style Check: Castelli Perla kit

I shared the Castelli Perla jersey in a previous post, but I’m now happily sporting the entire Perla ensemble. The SoftFlex RS fabric used for the jerseys and shorts is my favorite to date. It is so soft and comfortable, yet still a high tech fabric that breathes and wicks well. Not to mention it is very […]

03.24.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Fresh Tracks: Tish Tang Ridge

We headed north the day after our ride at Paradise Royal to check out the Tish Tang trail. Located approximately an hour east of Arcata, Tish Tang is a Humboldt County trail destination featuring a shuttle friendly descent that had us covered in huge grins. We haven’t spent much time riding trails in the Humboldt […]

03.09.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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Fresh Tracks: Paradise Royale

We’ve wanted to check out the Paradise Royale Trail System since we heard about it a few years ago. Built by the BLM and IMBA after a number of trails in the King Range area were rendered unrideable, (due to the Wilderness bill) the system includes a 14 mile XC loop (there are plans to […]

03.03.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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Review: Mission Workshop Acre Jacket

If you’re a fan of gear blogs featuring technical apparel, you’re probably already familiar with the Schoeller label. For those new to the brand, the Swiss fabric mill specializes in the development and manufacturing of some of the most cutting edge, innovative fabrics available today. Unfortunately, these technologies come at a cost, and with a […]

02.12.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Style Check: Shredly MTB Kit

It’s hard finding trail riding gear that flatters the female form, and I’m always on the lookout for new brands that “get it.” Over the Christmas holiday, Jason and I met up with Sue and Bill from Ashland Mountain Adventures for a fun weekend of riding in San Luis Obispo. Sue was wearing a really […]

02.07.2014 Trail Style Read the full story →
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Style Check: Women’s Fair Weather Castelli Road Kit

We’ve been experiencing some unusually warm weather in the Bay Area this winter, making it very difficult to stay indoors.  This weekend’s holiday extension meant a bonus ride day for us 9 to 5 types, and we took full advantage of it— first by sleeping in! Starting a little after 11am, we pedaled straight to […]

01.23.2014 Style Guide Read the full story →
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Rockville Park — Fairfield, CA

Rockville Park is best known in the Bay Area for the abundance of rocky terrain. Although the total area of the park is fairly small, the massive number of trails and lines that criss cross the area offer a variety of trail surfaces and ride options. Unlike many Bay Area parks, Rockville is extremely friendly […]

01.22.2014 East Bay Read the full story →
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Style Check: Women’s Trail Riding Outfit

Like many, I become a loyalist when I find a brand I really like. Whether it be a pair of mountain bike gloves, shorts or  a jersey – I often develop fan girl like tendencies once I find something that works for me. For instance, Troy Lee Designs is hands down (pun intended) my go-to […]

01.16.2014 Style Guide Read the full story →
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Santa Cruz, CA: Chanticleer Park Pump Track

At this point, we’ve ridden a good number of pump tracks up and down the west coast, (plus a few in Canada and even one in Alaska) and are known to drive out of our way to sample a new one. The new pump track at Chanticleer Park stands out as being one of the […]

01.14.2014 Pump Tracks Read the full story →
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And now, a important word about trail etiquette.

Yesterday on a ride I had what I thought was a unique trail encounter. After thinking on it, maybe it wasn’t so unique. It’s disappointing when there are riders among us that don’t play well with others, much less agree on anything. Perhaps that’s why we have so few legal trails? It seems trail etiquette […]

01.12.2014 Features Read the full story →