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For Those of Us Who Prefer Going Uphill

by editors on November 3, 2022

Coming from someone who didn’t ride The Whole Enchilada “clean” on the way down, it is amazing to think it is even possible to ride it all the way up. But, Braydon Bringhurst apparently has done all 8,600 feet of climbing. And here’s 100 minutes of proof of the process. Cheers to those who still like pedaling their bikes!

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Road Bike Action Interviews Phil Tinstman

by editors on November 2, 2022

It’s great to see someone you ride with get the props they deserve from what’s left of the cycling media. And Road Bike Action’s interview with San Diego’s Phil Tinstman is a nice reminder of the kind of quality people cycling brings together.

Currently, Phil is a partner in Monuments of Cycling (the organization that puts on the Belgian Waffle Ride series), and in between planning races for the ever-growing gravel series, he also found the time to be a part of the eight-rider team that set the record for the fastest time in the arduous Race Across America (RAAM). And, as if that wasn’t enough pedaling, shortly after his RAAM effort, Phil flew to New Mexico and won big at the 45+ Master’s Criterium National Championships.   

To read the entire interview, please click the link.

[Link: Road Bike Action]

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Roll Cleaner Rotors with Muc-Off

by editors on October 19, 2022

No one wants dirty discs. And Muc-Off has just announced the perfect solution: Muc-Off’s Disc Brake Cleaner.

The unique formula breaks down unwanted particles which can compromise braking performance. It has added conditioners that rehydrate the disc brake pad to dramatically reduce brake squeal and prolong the disc brake life, leaving discs and other braking componentry clean and contaminant free.

For more info, please follow the jump.

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Garmin Goes Solar With Edge 1040

by editors on June 8, 2022

Garmin’s big daddy, top-of-the-line cycling computer just got a solar update with the new Edge 1040 Solar.

Harnessing the power of the sun, the Edge 1040 Solar features a Power Glass™ solar charging lens, giving cyclists even more ride time between charges–up to 100 hours in battery saver mode –while multi-band GNSS technology provides more accurate GPS positioning in challenging ride environments, such as dense urban areas or under deep tree cover.

The Edge 1040 Solar is big and expensive. It retails for $749.99. This makes it a bike computer for people who really love big cycling computers. We’re still happy with our Edge 500 and a phone in our back pocket, but if you don’t mind the size and paying as much for a bike computer as you’d spend on an iPhone then the 1040 Solar might be right for you. For all the details click here, or follow the jump.

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Draplin Design Company + Smith Optics

by editors on June 1, 2022

Our favorite designer, the world famous teller of stories, layer downer of thick lines, and all-around epic human Aaron Draplin continues his partnership with Smith Optics with the addition of a cycling helmet collaboration. Same great Smith helmets, but with a head full of DDC flavor. Click the link to check out the collection.

[Link: Smith Optic]

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Quick n’ Dirty Summer Series Rolls on

by editors on May 23, 2022

The Summer Series is where it all started and to this event continues to be the staple of the Quick n’ Dirty vibe. You can expect a fun, fast, and challenging series of races that keeps you tuned up, doesn’t break your wallet, and in most cases, gets you home in time for dinner. However, we will have food vendors on site if you want to kick back, relax, and grab a bite to eat at the race.

You’ve got five more chances to race. Click the links below to sign up!

WHEN:
RACE #4: May 26, 2022 – REGISTER FOR RACE #4 HERE
RACE #5: June 9, 2022 – REGISTER FOR RACE #5 HERE
RACE #6: June 16, 2022 – REGISTER FOR RACE #6 HERE
RACE #7: June 23, 2022 – REGISTER FOR RACE #7 HERE
RACE #8: June 30, 2022 – REGISTER FOR RACE #8 HERE

Race Day Schedule:
Registration opens at 4:00pm
Kids race starts at 5:00pm
Race starts at 6:00pm

WHERE:
Lake Hodges Boat Ramp
20175 Lake Drive, Escondido, CA
GOOGLE MAPS
This address takes you to the gate of the parking lot. Proceed through the gate and follow the road to the boat ramp parking lot. For additional details please click the link!

[Link: Quick n’ Dirty MTB]

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Far West Road Race State Championships

by editors on May 17, 2022

Don’t say you weren’t warned. The LAX Circuit Race and Inaugural Far Web Championships presented by Realty Advisors and Asset Managers, Inc. is going down Sunday, May 22, 2022, right next to LAX. This race will be the Women & Men’s California State Road Race Championships, so if you want the title, better click this to sign up! Men’s CAT 5 starts at 7 AM. For the rest of the info from Boost CycleSport, please click the link.

[Link: Boost CycleSport & Bike Reg]

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Over The Hump Family Night

by editors on May 16, 2022

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Orange County, California’s World Famous Over the Hump MTB race series is having Family night.

If you’ve never been to an Over the Hump Race, Family Night is one not to miss! Unique to Over the Hump is Orange County mountain biking for youth.

  • Lil’ Tikes Trikes and Bikes Race (FREE)– Anyone riding 2, 3, or more wheels (ages up to 5 yrs old).
  • FREE Face painting by Disney Face Painting Artists
  • Bounce house
  • FREE Rides and Games
  • Food trucks will be onsite to fuel families with tacos, snow cones, AÇAI and more.

And not to worry, any kind of kids bike will do, BMX to just an average Garage sale find, or a Walmart “Cheapy.” Don’t let equipment be a deterrent (especially for the kids). It’s all about the Bike Party…if it pedals it is good enough. Some kids ride scooters and striders, etc (ages 2-5). For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Over The Hump]

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Specialized Knocks Off Rad Power Bikes

by editors on May 11, 2022

. . . because, that’s what they do. By looking for a market that someone else has created and then diving in, Specialized saves all the money that is often wasted on product innovation. They even borrowed their name from a long standing Australia-based action sports brand. They really are quite ruthless, aren’t they? Anything to win.

[Link: Globe]

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New Skratch Labrador Support Dogs

by editors on April 1, 2022

We’re not dog people, however, world renowned, dog-loving instagrammer Phil Gaimon tells us we should “consider broadening our horizons.” And what better way to do that than with the new Skratch Support Labradors.

Whether you can’t bag that PR, or are just trying to make it to the finish, our team of friendly labradors is here to support you no matter what.

Let Skratch take the “owning a dog problems” out of having a support dog. Sounds great to us.

[Link: Skratch Labs]

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