Finally escaped up into the hills for a few hours to ride my bike, get some fresh air, and enjoy some time in nature. I had to walk far more than desired since I haven't done too much biking recently, but I still made it to where I wanted to.   Even in my out-of-shape state, there are times when things still feel good -- my legs turning the pedals as I grind my way up the hill. Trying to keep my breathing steady. My usual spot to hang my hammock and chill for a bit was pretty overgrown, so I ate my lunch on the side of the beautiful gravel road before turning around and coasting back down the hill.

Random Canyons in Anza Borrego

I made it out to the desert yesterday for a little solo bike ride – it’s been a long time since I’ve been out on my own ride, I think the last time was in October. I’ve noticed that over the years the time between each adventure stretches longer and longer, which is a troubling […]

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The Routine Ride

It’s been forever since I’ve been out on my bike, partly due to being overly busy, and partly just waiting for the temperatures to cool down. I was actually a little nervous as I got ready to ride up my favorite hill – a nice little 1,000 foot climb to my little spot in the […]

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Back to Anza-Borrego

When I was younger, I was all about the new and unexplored. It still exists within me, but these days I seem to get the most enjoyment out of the known. Those pair of trees that are perfect for my hammock, that bit of road that gives just the right amount of speed to hear […]

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A Drizzly Ride

Due to all of the Covid stuff, it’s been a long time since I’ve been out on my bike. On Saturday, I decided it was an ok time to get out, and I wasn’t going to let a little drizzle get in my way. Posted a few more pics on my adventure zindrop.

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Carrizo Badlands Loop

It’s been a while, and I’ve been itching to play in the desert. It’s hard to balance being a parent, a desire to sit on my rear and do nothing, and the always-burning drive to do little (or big) adventures. This day was a good mix of all — I slept in a bit, made […]

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Overland Stage Route and Canyon sin Nombre

Today’s exploration opened up quite a bit of new, very interesting territory for me. I can easily keep myself busy in this…

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Oriflamme Canyon and Pinyon Mountain Valley

Today was the exploration of two areas which are fairly close together, Oriflamme Canyon and Pinyon Mountain Valley. I started with a ride out Oriflamme Canyon, which I’m hoping to do as a loop trip at some point. The second ride of the day was out Pinyon Mountain Valley, which I greatly enjoyed. The desert […]

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Pinyon Wash and Coyote Canyon in Anza Borrego

I have a strong desire to propel myself through a landscape, which usually takes the form of hiking or backpacking in the wilderness. In southern California, where fewer opportunities exist for such activity, I’ve had to find other ways. My main goal currently is to explore the many dirt roads and paths through the desert areas […]

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Even Failure Can Be Bliss

It was a warm 91 degrees when I got out of the car, but I was still itching to get started on my 2,000 foot climb up Lusardi Road. In order to be happy, I personally need to frequently get out and move across a map under my own power, ideally in a natural setting. […]

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