Gravelstoke x Orucase Urban Adventure Ride. We teamed up with our friends at Gravelstoke to host a little urban adventure ride connecting all of our favorite canyon trails (and some new ones). At the end of the day we covered 65 kilometers, with just under 50% of it on trail.
Summer is right around the corner, which doesn't seem possible, but that means most of us are gearing up for bigger rides, more adventures, and even more time together. If you're in southern California join us for our first adventure ride co-hosted with Gravelstoke. We'll head out for a 66 kilometer mixed paved, firero
One morning not long ago, I woke up in Santa Barbara to bright sun and blue skies. Somewhere, birds sang their mad songs. I drank a coffee on the couch. Suddenly, I realized. Today was the perfect day. It was the perfect day for a stupid ride. The best ideas always come from coffee. A stupid ride is too long, too far, too high, too much. There’s a good thing. Then there’s too much of a good thing. That’s a stupid ride.
The trail tips up gently from the parking lot. It’s not a new trail to us, nor is it a challenge. It’s a bit of an old slipper-type trail. Comfortable, familiar: home. What’s different this time is the why. Before, it was a bike ride and a quick out-and-back. Sometimes just a walk/hike with adventure games like pirates on a fallen log or badger in the hollow of a toppled tree (at this point, he’s seven, and I just act like I’m a kid.) Today it’s a destination.