Monday, September 27, 2010

RIP, Jure Robic

I heard some terrible news last night that has been with me all morning. Slovenian cyclist Jure Robic was hit by a car while on a training ride, and died of his injuries late last week. I didn't know Jure personally, but I've been familiar with him since the summer of 2006 when someone handed me this article from the New York Times about him. I was just about to leave on RAAM to crew a British team, and a friend thought I would enjoy the article. I did. Sadly, Jure dropped out of RAAM that year, but roared back to win the race 3 more times.
You don't hear about guys like him very often. Truly a tough son of a bitch, I wish I was 1/8 as tough as he was.
Tailwinds Jure, Rest In Peace.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Superfan Season Is Here

That is Jenny and Tonya, superfanning at StarCrossed this weekend. Weather was so hot you couldn't stand it during the day, but steadily deteriorated into the evening. Great racing. Trebon getting beat broke our hearts...

Thursday, September 16, 2010


These blokes were defining cool when I was defining dirty diapers.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Surveyors Ridge

Hammered out another quality Sunday ride today up at Surveyors Ridge. Great crew, awesome weather, stunning views of the mountain. All in all, win.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Right To Bare Arms

Jason Barnes Photo circa Y2K

Yeah, I spelled that right. I think if a guy doesn't want to have sleeves, he shouldn't have to have them.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Things Got Weird

Last week, my old pal Ian Broughton came out to Portland for a visit. We did nothing but have a great time for 4 days, and it was really great to see him. On Friday, we headed for the Gorge to hike and hit Double Mountain. On the way out, we saw the above lenticular cloud hovering over Mt. Hood. I've never seen anything like it in real life, and I gotta say that mountain continues to impress me all the time.

The Lost Coast Trip

JB snapped the amazing picture Sunday at the end of our ride at Paradise Royale. For those of you who haven't heard of it, I'm here to tell you: Some of the best mountain biking anywhere. Boom, I said it.
Crazy single track, a world class pump track, excellent camping ($8 sites, water, etc). And the best part is, there is no one there...