bicycle culture ephemera blogged from the salt city

yowza, Jerome Clementz can shred some gnar.

Ryan Trebon gets philosophical

@roggenbike & his new Pugs #mountainbikemonday #latergram  (at Barry Park) View high resolution

@roggenbike & his new Pugs #mountainbikemonday #latergram (at Barry Park)


2014 Mukluk 3 + Velocity Dually rims shod with Surly Knard 29+ tires = Mukluk+

the nasty drop; MTBers know it’s always less scary looking in photos (at Three Falls) View high resolution

the nasty drop; MTBers know it’s always less scary looking in photos (at Three Falls)

confirms my suspicion that Stevil is a rad dude that i could kick it with.

oh yeah… more thoughts from the lulackawyco hundo

there are a few thoughts that have come to the surface in the last few days that i didn’t touch on in my llwh write-up. i’ll try to be brief(ish).

cycling as meditation

2 Dougs 1 photo

there’s something about long singlespeed rides on rural roads that, if the conditions are right (i.e. my chain is lubed & nothing else about the bike is bothering me) that brings me to a place of peace. this is my meditation. almost without fail, riding in these conditions for hours on end brings up memories i haven’t pondered in ages, emotions i had neglected to process, or impossible psychedelic situations that are just a fun mental playground.

this ride brought to me a deep sense of gratitude. not for anything in particular, but for everything. for my partner Pilar, who centers & strengthens me, is my archetype for grace & kindness, & shows me unconditional love. for the home we are making together. for my family who nurtured me into the empathic human that i am today. for my chosen family of friends that make life rich & full of laughter. for struggle itself, for being the pathway to inner-growth. for the land & ecosystems that bind & sustain us all.


cuse crew

my friend Jen tackled an immense personal challenge this past sunday by riding past her previous longest distance (30mi) to a grand total of ~53 miles! on a super tough & hilly course no less. i remember clearly a ride where i broke through a barrier like this, & if you haven’t done it it’s hard to explain the mix of uncertainty, emotional struggle & physical pain it takes to complete such a transcendent experience. it was an privilege to witness such grit. bon courage!

ducks fly together!

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