Greg and I hosted the 29th Annual Shake ‘N Bake Classic at the Wannamaker North Trail, check out my video from race day:
This is a fun up tempo ride that meets in the Mt Pleasant Oakland Shopping center Saturdays at 8am.
Myles, Brad, Greg and I raced the 12 Hours of Santos as a 4 person team. This is our story.
My first event of the year was fun and fast. Check out the race report here:
Did alot this week, highlighted by the Save The Light 5k on Folly Beach.
Take a day trip with me to D’Allesandro’s Pizza Greenville.
This week was cold and windy so I didn't ride as much but I stayed active .
I started a training vlog for the Shenandoah 100 Mt Bike race in September. This is my first video.
I delivered pizza to Marie Carladous, a local photographer that shares the darkroom at Redux. In this video she explains her process for developing film.
I delivered pizza to my friend and fellow cyclist David McBeath, the butcher at Mercantile and Mash. Here’s the VLog.
Here’s the annual cycling statistics competition. Who was fastest? Slowest? Who climbed the most? Who logged the most miles? Who rode the most hours? The winner of each question will receive a gift certificate to D’Allesandro’s Pizza in Charleston or Greenville. Deadline to submit answers is 1/9/19.
Finally a nice sunny, non-miserably rainy day in Charleston which gave everyone a chance to ride their bikes. The Winter BIke League had 35 people and the Low Country Fat Tire Freaks had about 35 people turn out for their poker ride and holiday party too. I was lucky enough to ride the WBL and go to the LCFTF party.
Winter Bike League is a no drop group ride ridden at a controlled speed limit of 21.9 mph. This is a friendly way to gain long base miles during the cold weather and also make some new riding buddies.
The poker ride consisted of different feats of strength at 5 breweries plus a bonus spot. The breweries were Tradesman (sling shot), Fattys (10 push ups), Munkl (hula hooping), Cooper River (wheel toss), and Revelry (balloon walk), the bonus spot was at the wastelands (skinny ride). Participants got a card at each spot for completing the feat of strength, best hand won.
That was a fun day of playing bikes, I ate a few slices of pizza and ate a couple serving of Shrimp and Grits and Chris’ Low Country Boil. The bike community in Charleston is small but close knit, I’m fortunate to get to ride with so many cool people.
853 feet climbing?
3 hours 45 minutes
3 slices of pizza
The first time I rode with Boyd I learned he definitely knows gravel so when I heard he was hosting a GRAVELUTION at the Boyd Cycling HQ in Greenville I had to be there. The rain dampened the festivities a bit, but everyone there was happy about bikes and gravel riding. This was a great excuse to check in on our store in Greenville.
I usually ride the rides and eat the food after. Today was different. I watched the ride start and worked the pizza tent feeding the finishers, I enjoyed this perspective.
I’ve always heard nice things about the Hincapie Fondo and it turns out they’re true, this is a great celebration of cycling in South Carolina and the south east. We served 250 pizzas to many old and new friends, and heard fun stories from the day.
I've been wanting to ride the Black Mountain trail in Pisgah for a long time, so today was the day. I started with a route suggested by a friend to ride up clawhammer to black mountain and turn left. Follow this to buckwheat knob then Bennett Gap. This was the gnarliest trail I've ever ridden so I decided to follow it up by riding back up clawhammer and turning right on black mountain, I didn't realize how hard my day just got. The downhills were rewarding so I finished with Sycamore Cove trail for fun.
These stairs are intimidating.
I found this campsite so I thought I peaked out but I was wrong.
Today's ride was hard. I knew it would be hard and it was harder than I thought. Maybe I'm just used to riding easy trails but this changes my perspective on Pisgah riding. I would have eaten a whole pizza while out there riding it was so hard. I drank a bunch of beer and I'm gonna fill my little belly with lots of pizza now.