Journal (Mountain Biking)

August 2018

For more than a year, I had been trying to figure out an overseas vacation for John and I, as John had never traveled outside of North America, despite having traveled pretty extensively throughout the U...

Walpole Broduro
November 2017

One of my favorite local traditions among John's mountain biking buddies is the annual Broduro, a one day race consisting of timed stages going down local trails often built, maintained, and loved by the guys who organize the event...

Brodonkulous, the Claremont Broduro
October 2017

Claremont's 2017 Broduro somehow got the title "Brodonkulous" and took place on the trails at Arrowhead Recreation Area, Moody Park, and surrounding areas. As usual fun was had.

Equipment: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 50mm f/1...

Claremont Broduro
September 2016

What do you get when you build a bunch of mountain biking trails, gather some riders together, and add a timing system for a friendly race between friends? The Broduro! Modeled after enduro style racing, where riders climb uphill on bikes and then race downhill repeatedly then add their timed downhill runs for a cumulative overall time that measures endurance, downhill race speed, and the ability to navigate varied terrain, the annual Broduro is simply a small scale enduro between friends...

Pump Track
May 2016

One of our friends has a pretty cool pump track in his yard, so I tagged along when John met up with his friends Phil (3x collegiate national downhill champion Phil Kmetz of Skills with Phil YouTube fame) and Brad to ride...