Free Your Mind, And Your Legs Will Follow

Friday, August 22, 2014

Riding In Thousand Oaks

Road some MTB in Thousand Oaks the other evening with my friend Sean (of Team Dream) and his friend Samson. We hit some great trails and saw a tarantula wasp that eats tarantulas and lays eggs in the paralyzed (but not dead) spider and then the babies hatch and eat the spider.....there's some food for thought!

- JB

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ojai Camping and Riding

Chris, Erik, and I camped and rode up to some awesome spots in Ojai the other week. It was a pretty neat trip and I have been loving exploring the areas surrounding LA. The riding is great but primarily is mountain biking terrain. 
- JB

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Alpine Valley Trails

My buddy Mike (two time winner of the Lutsen 99'er) following my buddy Ray. Two of the fastest dudes I know.
Looks like some great trails just north of the IL border with more coming. Keep up the good work Butch!
- JB

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Topang Road Riding

Descending Tuna Canyon - Ritte from Ritte Racing on Vimeo.
This descent/climb is a mile from my house, it is amazing and I am glad to ride it once a week.
- JB

Big Bear Bike Packing Trip

Last Wednesday we took a trip out to Big Bear Lake, CA. It was amazing. We got into the campsite late and set up while looking at the map of the area. A customer of the shop Erik showed up and was excited to camp with Chris and I. We woke up and made some breakfast and set up a plan to ride around the entire lake on dirt roads. We had a 40 mile route in mind with a couple thousand feet of climbing. This was the first time that the El Mar was fully loaded so it was a test to use some of the gear as well. The area was stunning and the views were amazing. I didn't expect this north woods feel when I moved out here but Cali definitely has everything. We got stuck in a rainstorm even when we were out on the trails. My boss Chris took a nasty spill but trooped it out and made it to the end. We enjoyed each others company this day and ended at a diner in town eating German food and drinking beer. Doesn't get any better. 

- JB