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King Ridge…Queen Stage Hopper #5

If you are here you are curious. If you’ve been coming for years you are wondering, “what the hell are we in for?” but of course you’re in for the adventure and just wondering if you really can do it … Continue reading

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Pine “Flat” Round-up

ox·y·mo·ron a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in“cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.” or let’s say…”Pine Flat”. Yes there was a flat stretch with a beautiful stream and pine trees that have at last rebounded from the vicious fire years ago. The stream was calling to me like sirens to … Continue reading

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Geysers-Pine Flat

Lions, tigers and bears oh my….Really no excuse for not posting sooner but… Hopper #4 is special, in a fun-painful kind of way. We know it’s going to be hard…it’s a Hopper. If you are new to the Hopper please … Continue reading

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Super Sweewater** Course Route Update

  The course is back to it’s original route. This means we will be doing Sweetwater Springs Rd. -Old Cazadero Rd-Fort Ross Rd. Here’s the Strava 70 miles and 9 K of climbing! All riders will get a custom laminate map with … Continue reading

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Chileno Valley Round Up

I awoke at 5:00 on Saturday and checked the Weather App. After watching the weather report for 10 days it wasn’t until the day of Grasshopper #2 that I had confidence in what I was seeing. No rain after 10:00 … Continue reading

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Chileno Valley Hopper

Grasshopper #2 Chileno Valley March 1 2014 10:00 AM Occidental Community Center, Occidental California 95465 If you’re ever going to break out your fancy wheels at a Grasshopper, now is your chance. This is truly the only Hopper that has … Continue reading

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Old Caz Round Up

Planning for this year’s Grasshopper began in October and I was so excited, and busy, last week it was hard to sleep. I think it took many by surprise that the event sold out early;but it’s hard to keep such … Continue reading

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Old Caz Feb 1st

Hard to believe we’re just a week away and harder still to think this will be the 16th Annual Old Caz Hopper. You can find ride details at Hopper History and essential information at  Rules of Engagement. Please read both … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Wisdom

“The purpose of discipline is to live more fully, not less”. Wisdom loses it’s meaning when expressed in words. So too does a definition of a “Grasshopper” miss it’s mark. Clear you mind grasshopper for it’s the emptiness of a … Continue reading

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Sign up for the whole Grasshopper Season!

The weather has been awesome and I’m sure everyone is going to be getting lots of good riding in before the Old Caz Hopper. This killer loop has always been Stage 1 of the Grasshoppers for the last 15 years … Continue reading

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