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Chileno Valley Hopper

Another killer painting by Charles Beck. The bridge we’ll cross traveling from Valley Ford to Tomales. Next Hopper is the quintessential Northern Marin/Southern Sonoma County Loop. With nearly 8 K of climbing in 80 miles the views, this is one … Continue reading

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Old Caz Wrap Up

That was a whirlwind of a weekend. I knew Old Caz would have a bigger draw than last year but…34o…over the top! Was thrilling to see folks and hear stories for two hours as riders came ripping, and some limping, … Continue reading

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You Are The New Student…Fear Is The Only Darkness…

ALL RIDERS READ”RULES OF ENGAGEMENT” Time to reflect. Classic Kung Fu and Strava route to prepare for the Adventures ahead! Happy New Year. Ride Starts 10:00 AM Occidental Community CenterĀ  3920 Bohemian Hwy Occidental Ca 95465 Old Caz Loop! … Continue reading

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In Search of Epic

What do you do when you’re looking for something new? Ride a familiar loop in reverse? Throw in a dirt connector? Add another park in your mountain bike ride to make it 5 rather than 4 hours? Even though many of us ride the Hoppers as fast as we can it’s really the challenge of pushing our limits on familiar and unfamiliar courses. Continue reading

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Hear them Hoppers?

Here’s Chapulincito and abuelito Chapulin riding some single track this summer. Summer sky’s and I hear the Hoppers chirpin’. Heading out this weekend to explore a new Hopper route. Dates and details soon to come. I know, it’s barely cross … Continue reading

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      Next Saturday is the season finale of the Grasshopper Adventure Series. We’ve brought you the most epic series in our 14 years and will finish with a doozie. Like all Hoppers it will be long and hard … Continue reading

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Race..Uh, I Mean Ride Summary

  I woke at dawn on Saturday with the truck already packed and ready to roll. Was a pleasure arriving early at NorCal to see Greg, Frank and Jenae setting up for the day. Riders took advantage of the hometown … Continue reading

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Ida Clayton…Last Details

Two days away…can hardly believe it. The season has been flying by and we’re onto Hopper number 5! Remember this ride begins at NorCal in Santa Rosa. You need to sign in and get your ride card and then head … Continue reading

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Ida Clayton/Spring Mountain

Last year I was so bold as to call the Geysers/Pine Flat Hopper the NorCal climbing championship and it was heavily contested by local strongmen/women. The winner was Dario Fredrick closely followed by Ted King and Dr. Todd. This year … Continue reading

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King Ridge Summary

After a busy work week with several nights lasting until midnight I awoke to pouring rain Saturday morning. Thankfully the coffee timer had worked and at 6:00 A.M, in the dark, I stumbled out to the barn and bike shop … Continue reading

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