1. Don’t recognize this man? He’s the luckiest fan in America.

    1. February 2009 389 words ~3 minutes read

    I was paging through the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine when I came across this story by the famous sports writer Rick Reilly. Check it out: by Rick Reilly Approximately 2.6 million Americans lost their jobs last year. One of them couldn’t have been happier about it. His name is Lionel Rodia, of suburban …

  2. Backpacking Light

    29. January 2009 253 words ~2 minutes read

    A while ago I went over to the local bookseller and picked up a new mag to the rack. Backpacking Light by and large is a subscription based Web site with lots of product reviews for products to drop weight for lightweight hiking and backcountry travel. They have moved into the printed format and I …


    8. January 2009 966 words ~6 minutes read

    REPORT FROM CROSS FEVER #1: HART PARK CX By Dot Wong Sunday, January 4th was race #1 of the inaugural SoCal ‘Cross Fever Series — all events taking place in January 2009 and showing off cyclocross racing at its finest on some of the best courses southern/central California has to offer! Sam Ames and the …

  4. Motor Tabs Monday

    5. January 2009 198 words ~2 minutes read

    Writing an outdoor blog creates a natural tension. You want to write. But you want to be outside more. So after three workouts today, I write. January in the Southland started in a fog. Fog that felt like rain and slowed my approach. Now into the second week I have begun my march to XTerra …

  5. Ashland Skateboards – 20% Off

    17. December 2008 85 words ~2 minutes read

    You could say it’s an “Introductory Offer” or our way of saying “Merry Christmas.” Either way you get: • 20% off all Ashland complete boards.* • Plus a FREE assorted sticker pack!* • And a FREE Concrete Wave magazine!* SHOP NOW > Enter Coupon code at checkout: holiday20 AshlandSkateboards.com

  6. Scott Roy – Running at 30

    4. December 2008 57 words < 1 minute read

    Scott Roy has Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. He has a sweet blog that journals his training and can serve as a motivational tool for everyone. Especially excessive tv watchers and other that are perfectly healthy but need something to remove them from the couch. Matt S. Outside All Day

  7. CX Race Report – Storm the Beach

    21. October 2008 59 words < 1 minute read

    Report: SCPS #3 – Storm the Beach For more info on results and pics: 10-19 SCPS #3: STORM THE BEACH: Celo Pacific: Oceanside For more info on the series go to: SoCalCross.com photo by: Richard Murphy -DSheek I am still getting the sand out of my shoes!

  8. Nike Trail Wearing adidas

    12. October 2008 290 words ~2 minutes read

    A few of us guys that headed out on Saturday morning for the Nike Trail/Sullivan Canyon in the Santa Monica mountains are adidas loyalists. We in fact brought with us our friend Dave who lives and breathes that company – being that he works for them. Dave is new to mountain biking and bikes that …

  9. Four Minute PR weekend

    7. October 2008 63 words < 1 minute read

    It’s October and Becky and I, this past weekend, both broke our PR in our favorite October races by four minutes. On Saturday morning for the Manhattan Beach 10K Run Becky ran a 49:11 with a 7:55 pace. Awesome. For Tinley I beat last years time by four minutes. It’s great to be married to …

  10. Biked DC

    2. October 2008 284 words ~3 minutes read

    Last weekend I was able to enjoy a great ride through the streets of DC. BikeDC was organized to benefit the Washington Area Bike Association, and was extremely well done. Not often are you able to ride unrestricted through Washington streets. Normally you’re dodging the overly agressive cab drivers or negotiating the huge pot holes …

  11. Rock N’ Road Cyclery Rocks

    20. September 2008 203 words ~2 minutes read

    Many thanks to Matt F. and Tracie S. and Matt F. at Rock N’ Road Cyclery. The above pic shows me a few hours after my late evening purchase of a Specialized Epic. Matt went out of his way to make sure I had all the info I needed to make a good decision on …

  12. This weekend: Southern California Cyclocross Race #1

    19. September 2008 549 words ~4 minutes read

    Southern California Prestige Series (SCPS) of Cyclocross Race #1 Starts this weekend… The Race: The “Art of Cyclocross” Race #1 Where: Muckenthaler Cultural Center – Fullerton, CA When: Sunday, September 21, 2008 Last year this race was a bunch of and I expect the same this year. Especially since the sport of cyclocross continues to …

  13. 10-19 SCPS #3: STORM THE BEACH: Celo Pacific: Oceanside

    14. September 2008 90 words ~2 minutes read

    SCPS #3: STORM THE BEACH Race Report: SCPS #3 – Storm the Beach Individual Results: soon choncho! Team Results: Photos: Join the SOCAL Prestige Series Photo Group on FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/groups/socalcross/pool/ There is a photo contest each week and prizes to match! All photos by: Eric Colton and Richard Murphy

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