Full Width, Mountain Biking

MTB Ayiti Yashica T4 Images

1 Comment 07 February 2013

I can’t wait to tell you more about MTB Ayiti. About the sweat and the blood and the laughter and the tears and the confusion and the cheers and the parties and the dancing. Paths so steep it seemed impossible. Hot nights with mosquitoes, cold nights without showers, many nights without power. An endless supply [...]

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Tommy Says it Best

3 Comments 06 February 2013

I’ve been struggling to process MTB Ayiti. It was hard and amazing and uncomfortable and frustrating and wonderful. As is usually the case, someone else got it more right than I ever will. Tommy prefaced this Facebook post by noting that he was “not a writer”. After reading this, I beg to differ. Tommy Southerland [...]

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MTB Ayiti Stage One: Mosaics!

1 Comment 30 January 2013

It’s hard to overstate how dynamic and ambitious the MTB Ayiti project is. It’s a bike race, sure, but the overall vision reaches far beyond competition or shredding gnarly trails. At the end of the day, founder Philip Kiracofe’s dream is to create an entire system of trails that spans the vast mountainous regions of [...]

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Cycling, Life

Oh hi, Haiti.

1 Comment 28 January 2013

I’ve been called out. I know, my new year’s resolution to blog twice a week is off to a dubious start. That said, I’m crushing my other resolutions. 66% isn’t really even a D+ but 2 outa 3 ain’t bad? I don’t know. Either way, I’m sitting in seat 34A waiting for the departure of [...]

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Ira Ryan + Ned Ludd = Amazing Market Bike

7 Comments 10 September 2012

I just spent an amazing Saturday morning tagging along with Chef Jason French of Ned Ludd restaurant. Officially, I was gathering images and information for an upcoming Peloton Magazine story about the market bike that Ira Ryan built (in collaboration with Trucker Racks and Tanner Goods) for French to take to the Farmer’s Market every [...]

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Thank you.

6 Comments 17 August 2012

Last night Jennifer Cree and I spoke at Upper Echelon Fitness about Reve Tour. I cannot express how humbled I am by the crowd that turned out, the quality of questions, the level of enthusiasm and the absolute support that everyone there expressed. How amazing to have that feedback from our community here in Portland? [...]

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