When Mr. Boone isn’t racing, he’s in the feed zone. Here is a look at the Expert race from his point of view. Photos taken at the Kenda Cup West Round 2 race at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California on March 13, 2011.
The Pro Women took to the singletrack at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California, and here is the view from Corey’s lens. For more about Corey, visit www.coreykeizer.com. Images from the 2011 Pro XCT round 1.
Snow visits the San Gabriel Mountains typically once per year. The snow level rarely may drop to 4000′. In a mad rush, outdoor lovers clamor to the trails to experience the once a year feeling of living in the mountains. 2011 has been quite different, and the last major storm dropped snow to 2500′. From Altadena, that means we were about 1000′ below the snow level. Here are a few photos from my friends Brooke Warner and Alex Boone who took the Lower Sam Merrill trail to Echo Mountain and dropped in to Sunset for some breathtaking views of a rare snow day in Los Angeles. Enjoy!
Enjoy the works of Internationally renowned artist Philippe Guillerm. The above works are currently available for purchase. The entire Contre la Montre (against the clock) collection and 2 of 3 pieces of the Peloton collection. For more information, please contact Tonya at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.993.4383.
As all women who mountain bike are well aware, a solid all girls ride is hard to come by. We’re clearly accustomed to riding with the guys, pretend we can’t hear the locker room talk (it can be sometimes successfully halted with an “ahem”, by the way), and actually benefit from these rides by becoming extremely fast. Most of the time the rides are fun, however, when it comes down to it, I love to ride with hard core female riders. There is something so refreshing about just chick chatting all the way up the climbs, stopping to frolic in the flowers, and waiting for each other intuitively. Riding with Ruthie Mathis in Sedona was a real treat; although we never had the girl only ride, it was so fun to ride with one of the best of all time. Because Ruthie is a girl at heart, and such an amazing person as well.
This morning, my friend and neighbor Brooke Warner and I headed out for a morning spin. It was such a beautiful morning, cool enough, and a great way to start a week with female energy. We pedaled up the road from our ‘hood to Lower Sam Merrill, cut over Echo Mountain trail and headed down the singletrack and Chaney trail back home. It was a perfectly beautiful ride, and it was so good to get the girls ride in the books.
Please enjoy some photos:
Thanks Brooke for a great ride!
For the first time since the closure of the forest, I finally took the opportunity to ride my old friend El Prieto. The Station Fire of 2009 destroyed the Angles Forest, closing thousands, tens of thousands, of acres of forest and mountain bike trails. While many ventured on to the closed trails, I have restrained myself until now. The trails are unofficially open, and the number of tire tracks was astounding. It felt so good to pedal up Brown Mountain, a climb I enjoyed one to two times per week in the past. El Prieto has always been my favorite piece of singletrack, and now I would have an opportunity to see how she fared after the fires, the rains, a tiny earthquake or two, and some trailwork done by the local advocates. Please enjoy the photos of the beautiful and rare flowers, many of which I have never seen before. My ride was beautiful, happy, at once therapeutic. I passed one rider going up and one rider going down, otherwise, it was simply me and my mountain.
It was a beautiful day today, what was supposed to be yet another gloomy and rainy day. Thankfully the sun continued to shine as I set out with my BFF Little Miss S. We rode to Echo Mountain, where much Pasadena history took place. We browsed the ruins of the old rail car, and managed to clean a few tight switchbacks, and almost fell over when a giant plume of funny grass smoke hit us going around of the tight, exposed switchbacks… the guy with the long hair standing in the bushes watching, not knowing we saw him until I said “Wow, I can can smell that alright!”. It felt good to be on the mountain bike today, and my legs felt GREAT in spite of double superset superlegs last night and a 5k run. (Thanks Repair, really).
Now back to the other grind… ! Enjoy your day, and let’s ride soon! I miss all of you!
Truly an amazing Sky Day today in Pasadena. My 1 hour spin turned in to a 2 hour tour: 1 hour of riding, 1 hour of talking on the phone on the side of the trail, I had to pull over more than once to answer my iPhone. When this is your office, work is not half bad.