Rose to Toads

Mt. Rose to Mr. Toads is a classic Tahoe route. It follows the Tahoe Rim trail from the Tahoe Meadows trailhead above Incline village and ends up dropping down Mr. Toads Wild Ride (Saxon Creek) into South Lake Tahoe 62-ish miles of mostly singletrack later and climbing over 8,000ft.  Oh, and there's over 10,000ft of... Continue Reading →

Tahoe Rim Trail tour

Last week Tim came out from Colorado for a bikepacking tour on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).  We wanted to do this ride last summer but we both had some creaks in the knees and spent a lot of time rebuilding our fitness.  But we weren't trying to set any land speed records on this... Continue Reading →

Lakes Basin Overnighter

The last time I had ridden the Downieville Downhill course was in 1993 with Nate.  There was no Downieville Classic at that time, I think Ferrentino had mentioned how sweet it was in a Bike Mag article so we made the trip.  At the time I was on a Klein Pinnacle with a Manitou 1... Continue Reading →

I found Stickman in Truckee

Stickman was the name that a friend in Colorado gave to those-that-try-to-obscure-trail-entrances-&-exits-with-slash. It's funny to see that these methods are pretty much universal in mountain biking for keeping secret trails hidden.  Ironically, my eyes tend to see the trail through these attempts because I used to do it myself. I really don't know if the... Continue Reading →

2 Rides – Truckee & Auburn

Some pics of two recent rides.  Not much to report from the shop but should have some fabrication shots soon. The greenery of the area around my house is at its max with poison oak making up a big portion of it especially on the Foresthill Divide loop and the drop out of Deadwood on... Continue Reading →

Carmel riding

I've been spending a lot of time in the Carmel area since my step-mom passed away a few weeks ago due to breast cancer.  My dad is crushed, they had been together over 30 years. Framebuilding is not my full time job so that is why I'm mostly absent from that part of my world... Continue Reading →

Loon Lake Fatbike

Isaac suggested we see how the fatbiking was around Loon Lake, in the Eldorado National Forest, about a 2.5 hour drive from my house.  With the severe lack of snow this winter and weeks if warm weather I wasn't expecting much of the white stuff up there, lake level is around 6,400ft elevation, but maybe... Continue Reading →

Fatbikes on Donner

These are my two fatbikes. I was going to blab on about how different they are on dirt vs. snow and between eachother on the two mediums, but i decided I need more data. So for now, here are some photos from last weekend's ride up on Donner Pass. I took both bikes up and... Continue Reading →

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