Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Cannot give enough praise for the crew at Non-Dot Adventures for putting on such a well run race series this year in the OC area. From the family friendly environment, vendor area, enthusiastic volunteers, and such fun challenging courses.

Irvine Regional Park was the venue for the 4th and final round of the series. Mix of singletrack switch back climbs with descents down Chutes. The crowd at the top of the last descent was electric! Catered BBQ for all participants and frie...nds! How awesome is that?!
Brewyard Beer Company LLC fueled me up the night before at their brewery with an awesome 90's cover band Pulp 90's. Tough waking up but coffee from Regent Coffee - Specialty Coffee got me going. New Kenda Tires USA prototype tire on the front gripped great with no give. Also light and fast rolling, looking forward to riding the final product soon. Xpedo CXR pedals worked great keeping the confidence up on a few nice rollers and jumps on the way down Chutes. Had to keep my heart rate at check especially on the steep singletrack climbs, SIGMA SPORT USA Rox 10.0 was beeping in a frenzy telling me to breath and relax. Norco Bicycles Revolver FS again made the two laps bearable because of the efficiency and comfort. The Sun started to poke through during the 2nd lap, Ryders Eyewear got me covered with Photochromatic lenses.

Smiles all around and a few jokes along the way. Thank you to Roger Hernandez from Kenda Tires, Rod Christiansen for the bottle feed, Mike Sagun of Brewyard, Dan Blurton sweeping and heckling (sandbagger), Mike Franze for having his own monetary currency, Ken Yamakoshi of Xpedo, Ben Essman from Norco bikes, Michael Nasco of Red Monkey, Rob Stotts of H&S Bicycles for an emergency chain change after work, Ricardo Peña with a high five of pain, and of course Baby Jesus.
Special Shout out to Scott McClain for taking pics and helping a down rider...
Backbone Adventure Cycling - Christer Phizzle


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