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Monster Climbs

Buon giorno, signor Basso

June 8, 2010

I was on a solo breakaway suicide mission and didn’t care. I was maybe 2 minutes off the front of a twelve man chase group on the final day of our 2010 Monster Climbs trip to the high Sierras. There was really no reason for me to be out front, I was having a terrible […]

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At the Precipice – Riding Sonora Pass

October 21, 2009

The air is chilly at 9,628 feet atop Sonora Pass in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. I’d spent the last hour and a half climbing ever so slowly to the pass and now I was considering the unthinkable – descending the other side. “This has got to be the craziest thing I’ve ever done on a […]

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Monster Climbs III – San Diego

June 10, 2009
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Monster Climbs III

May 5, 2009

Three days of road bike Monster climbs along Highway 395 of the Eastern Sierras between Big Pine and Mammoth Lakes. This trip is designed for over-the-hill polka dot wanna-bees looking for good company, no cars, and upward tilting pavement. 20,000 feet of climbing on 4 goliaths in under 140 miles jammed into just 3 days. […]

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Someday never happens

January 3, 2009

In 2008, I learned a little secret about life. ‘Someday’ never happens. As in, “Someday I’d like to cyclotour the Tour de France.” Or, “Someday I want to win a bike race.” Your someday’s always stay in the future, safe and secure where they can’t bother anyone. The dirty secret is that we know they […]

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