Ride: Palm Springs

Last month Cory and I met a customer friend and his riding buddies down in the desert for some hot riding in the winter.
Here are a few pics. This section on Box Canyon really stuck out as being a very beautiful desert landscape. It would have been cool to camp out there.

It was Hot hot HOT as we climbed into Joshua Tree Park - here is cory melting away.

Then climbing up to the Tram the next day - also above 90 I think.

Dream Bike : Jesse won it!

The Easton Dream Bike project wrapped up for this month with Jesse S. winning the Titanium bike I made, decked out in Easton's finest along with a Dura Ace group. The sharks, rays and oceans got a huge contribution from all of you who generously donated to the cause. Jesse can now split his riding time between his new Caletti Road machine and his Caletti 29er that he's bee riding for a few years now.

The charity I selected to receive the proceeds from the project was Sharksavers. (

Below are some images of Sperm Whales: the inspiration for the custom graphic I made for the down tube.

Ride: San Benito

This weekend we did our annual Steel Wul "San Benito Boogie" - a fantastic 85 mile mixed route ride with a double dose of sweet dirt sections - over the hill to the Salinas Valley and back over again. We started in San Juan Bautista and looped around via La Gloria Grade, a lunch stop at the Cal Fire Heli-port/fire station along hwy 25, and Cienega into Holister and San Juan Bautista as the light was getting low.
Here's a slideshow of some images from the day. On Vimeo you can find some video of the last couple year's versions of this ride.

Win a Titanium Road Bike and help out the ocean

Now til the end of January purchase chances to win this Caletti Titanium road bike for $5.
The money goes to Shark Savers - an ocean conservation group that works to save sharks and rays.
I created a special Sperm Whale down tube graphic for this one in honor of the ocean and it's inhabitants.
Full Dura Ace with all of Easton's best, including their new carbon wheels.
The frame has a 54cm effective top tube (design drawing below).

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