Friday, April 26, 2013

Breakfast Club Mountain Bike Rides at Thacher

I have organized a weekly mountain bike ride for members of the Thacher community as a way of helping students and my colleagues to get out on the trails in the morning before classes and work.  The "breakfast club" moniker is a nod to a seminal movie from the '80s.

  Each week is a little different as far as who joins me, but regardless we always have a good time riding our bikes, getting out on our local trails and seeing the valley in early morning light.  The pace is social and I emphasize just getting out there.  Our route varies a bit, but is mostly involves some uphill on wide paths and some downhill on good single track.  Not a bad way to start the day!

Below is an iPhone image from a recent morning with Jon, Teddy and Karleanne.  If you are in the area, I hope you'll consider joining us.  We leave at 7 AM, Wednesdays, from the Thacher Pergola.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On the other side of the lens

Brian bouldering at Horse Flats in the Angeles National Forest

Back at home . . . Jameson Boulders, Ojai, California

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hammer Nutrition Endurance News

You'll see a mention of me in the most recent (April/May) issue of Hammer Nutrition's Endurance News - an atypical Hammer athlete!

The short piece references some particular benefits I have gained from including Tissue Rejuvenator following climbing injuries.  It makes me think the TR may be useful during periods of particular heavy training and not just as a treatment for an injury (in fact, that is what Hammer recommends).

Nonetheless, thank you Hammer!  I love that that I am right next to competitive ballroom dancers - climbing shares a lot with dancing after all.  In fact, John Bachar, an inspiration to me, drew a comparison as well: "Everyday I go out and climb, like a dancer who works on his dance."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sespe Wall, Los Padres National Forest, California

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bouldering at Horse Flats, Angeles National Forest, California