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August 13, 2022

Bike Culture lives in South Lake Tahoe

Do you have a favorite time of day or a direction to ride your bike? Not really, if I can I ride a bike all year round - especially to commute to work or do errands. During the non-winter months around here it is simply too easy and enjoyable to…
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January 22, 2022

December and other Legendary Snowfall Records

I love winter storms. Big winter storms - and we just got a couple didn’t we. I’m sure everyone has heard by now that we broke, no, smashed a December snowfall record that was set in 1970, over seventeen feet. Yeehaw! Plus, we broke the October through December record for…
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July 29, 2021

I Love My Bike

A couple of weeks ago, I had just finished a nice long climb and had set my bike aside to scramble up on a little rock outcropping to enjoy the view. A few minutes later two hikers appear from the other direction. Obviously hot and tired but so happy to…
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May 22, 2021

Essential Spring Chain Cleaning

That’s it, spring has sprung, full force even though…yes some of us are still skiing. I do love working it to the last drop, and no frenzy, sort of the opposite end of the spectrum from those who are out there for the first turns of the season, although we…
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January 16, 2021

Skiing never grows old, even if we do

One of my absolutely most favorite things on this planet is snow and of course being able to play in it and on it. Something about that magic white blanket and the storms that bring it that make you feel like a kid again, and I don’t mean some silly…
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October 29, 2020

Ride to Live. Live to Ride.

You swing a leg over your bike and ask: “Okay, so where am I going?” That seems like a pretty common question to me, we all do that, well, hopefully we have that worked out a little before actually swinging a leg over. There is another question though, which hopefully…
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April 5, 2020

The Skinny on Skins

Three skins (left) needing reglue, (middle) good modern climbing skin, (right) a real animal skin, probably cow, from the 1920s. This is the day you have been planning for weeks to climb that peak and ski a line you have never tried before; friends have made it to the gathering…