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All built up! #allcitycycles #purpledeath #rcdreamlabs  #redmondcyclelife #whiteindustries (at Redmond Cycle)

All built up! #allcitycycles #purpledeath #rcdreamlabs #redmondcyclelife #whiteindustries (at Redmond Cycle)

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Ready for radness! Made it out just fine and they put me on the good stuff ;) (at Virginia Mason Medical Center)

Ready for radness! Made it out just fine and they put me on the good stuff ;) (at Virginia Mason Medical Center)

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Caught some summer sun on yesterday’s ride. (at Tolt-MacDonald Park And Campground)

Caught some summer sun on yesterday’s ride. (at Tolt-MacDonald Park And Campground)

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-Mitch Payne Captures the Ono 
great design, simple but attractive lighting. It tells the pre-race story. Particularly the mental head space one must fall into while warming up before the event.

-Mitch Payne Captures the Ono

great design, simple but attractive lighting. It tells the pre-race story. Particularly the mental head space one must fall into while warming up before the event.

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18milesperhour:


IN PRAISE OF WINTER RIDING.
The long, hard, cold months of winter training are over. The concern whether I had enough clean base layers, arm and leg warmers, booties and all the other stuff up there in that photo…done for a while.
The warm weather is here.
So as I look back on those months of opening the front door of my house at 6am in my kit and having a blast of frigid, morning air hit me like a bucket of icy water, I ask myself why I did it.
There’s a brilliant Nike ad from years ago that pictured a runner slogging through waist-deep snow and the headline read: Somewhere there’s a nice, warm place where all the second-place guys train.
That used to be my mindset back then.
but now it’s different.
Now, the advantage I have by getting out there in the cold is not that I got more fitness, but that I got more riding. More time out on the trail and road.
It’s not me versus them.
It’s not me versus anything.
It’s me giving to me.
Kinda makes me miss those cold months.
Kinda.

Purity in the sport

18milesperhour:

IN PRAISE OF WINTER RIDING.

The long, hard, cold months of winter training are over. The concern whether I had enough clean base layers, arm and leg warmers, booties and all the other stuff up there in that photo…done for a while.

The warm weather is here.

So as I look back on those months of opening the front door of my house at 6am in my kit and having a blast of frigid, morning air hit me like a bucket of icy water, I ask myself why I did it.

There’s a brilliant Nike ad from years ago that pictured a runner slogging through waist-deep snow and the headline read: Somewhere there’s a nice, warm place where all the second-place guys train.

That used to be my mindset back then.

but now it’s different.

Now, the advantage I have by getting out there in the cold is not that I got more fitness, but that I got more riding. More time out on the trail and road.

It’s not me versus them.

It’s not me versus anything.

It’s me giving to me.

Kinda makes me miss those cold months.

Kinda.

Purity in the sport

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"In other words, big-wave surfing can be incompatible with modern society. Or could modern society be incompatible with big-wave surfing? Modern society tries to make us do things that don’t come naturally, things that we weren’t genetically programmed to do. It tries to make us value things that don’t make us happy, things that don’t give us Flow. We shouldn’t worry about surfing being incompatible with society, because whatever is inside us to motivate us to surf has probably been inside us for thousands of years."

                                                                     -Dr. Tony Butt

I’ve never been a surfer, but as a climber, cyclist, runner, and photographer, I can relate to a lot of what Dr. Butt talks about in this article.

http://www.thecleanestline.com/2013/04/flow.html?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thecleanestline+(The+Cleanest+Line)

"In other words, big-wave surfing can be incompatible with modern society. Or could modern society be incompatible with big-wave surfing? Modern society tries to make us do things that don’t come naturally, things that we weren’t genetically programmed to do. It tries to make us value things that don’t make us happy, things that don’t give us Flow. We shouldn’t worry about surfing being incompatible with society, because whatever is inside us to motivate us to surf has probably been inside us for thousands of years."

                                                                     -Dr. Tony Butt

I’ve never been a surfer, but as a climber, cyclist, runner, and photographer, I can relate to a lot of what Dr. Butt talks about in this article.

http://www.thecleanestline.com/2013/04/flow.html?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thecleanestline+(The+Cleanest+Line)

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Sunday’s ride on the Serotta. I really can’t get over how much fun this bike is: one speed, steel frame, super simple. It makes the hills a little more committing and the flats and downhills a little shorter, and the saddle, frankly  sucks. But it is just great to jump on and bomb some dirt roads. You feel so connected. Listened to a lot of Beastie Boys while riding so was pretty jazzed the whole time. proud to see the elevation profile afterwards. I don’t know, I don’t feel strong, but I’m doing pretty well for my self all things considered. Friday’s race might not be such a disappointment after all…

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from the recovery series

from the recovery series

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I’ve been riding the Serotta a lot recently. Built up a new wheel for her about two weeks ago so now she’s running as a single speed. The new challenge and the simplicity of only having one gear have been really fun. I also don’t feel so bad taking her out on the dirt and gravel roads as I did with the Orbea. Had a nice little ride today out in the sun. hit some closed down roads with beautiful vistas out over Lake Raystown before cursing on home through the farmlands around Route 26.

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recovery.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mog5/8607689276/in/photostream