Stoked On Spokes

fan and participant

CYCLING IS LIKE BOXING: IT’S NOT A GAME. IT’S A HARD, TERRIBLE, PITILESS SPORT THAT DEMANDS VERY GREAT SACRIFICES. ONE PLAYS FOOTBALL, TENNIS, HOCKEY, BUT ONE DOESN’T PLAY AT CYCLING.

—JEAN DE GRIBALDY (via bigringriding)

Locked and loaded to head up to a northern classic, Mason Lake RR. Season opener for me!

Locked and loaded to head up to a northern classic, Mason Lake RR. Season opener for me!

Mountains made of steam. #whereiride

Mountains made of steam. #whereiride

"I went from ass-y, to classy." #regram of this morning’s pre-ride coffee from @hpccycling

"I went from ass-y, to classy." #regram of this morning’s pre-ride coffee from @hpccycling

Liquid sunshine and mossy Mt Tabor descents.

Liquid sunshine and mossy Mt Tabor descents.

A bit rough to start, but managed my first ride back after a 10 day bout of flu.

A bit rough to start, but managed my first ride back after a 10 day bout of flu.

Foggy Clackamas ride with Matt. Awesome Cascadian winter day.

Foggy Clackamas ride with Matt. Awesome Cascadian winter day.