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The hipster millennial pushback against the glories of Socal are strong. California riding? Stronger. Even as a newly-minted cycling hobbyist a year-plus in, I can happily say that the haters who preached venom when I moved to the Golden State from the breaches of the Rockies were full of it. In my narrow rear view, the riding in this fine state is amongst the best in the country…and available almost year-round. From Mexicali to Eureka, THIS IS YOUR NEW GOD. Worship accordingly. #orbea #bearflagrepublic

The hipster millennial pushback against the glories of Socal are strong. California riding? Stronger. Even as a newly-minted cycling hobbyist a year-plus in, I can happily say that the haters who preached venom when I moved to the Golden State from the breaches of the Rockies were full of it. In my narrow rear view, the riding in this fine state is amongst the best in the country...and available almost year-round. From Mexicali to Eureka, THIS IS YOUR NEW GOD. Worship accordingly. #orbea #bearflagrepublic


Today's culinary breakthrough: Ramen waffle. #ramenwaffle

Today's culinary breakthrough: Ramen waffle. #ramenwaffle


California love. #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone

California love. #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone


#tbt to 2009 @thetourofutah, when @urbanpirate and I decided that wielding a 200-400mm lens counted as a press pass. And horrifying over-processing was a thing. #rocksnotdead

#tbt to 2009 @thetourofutah, when @urbanpirate and I decided that wielding a 200-400mm lens counted as a press pass. And horrifying over-processing was a thing. #rocksnotdead


Grom 3 does not enjoy ascension. He'll learn. #orbea #rallon #dxoone

Grom 3 does not enjoy ascension. He'll learn. #orbea #rallon #dxoone


SoCal is a bipolar lover. #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone #sanjacinto

SoCal is a bipolar lover. #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone #sanjacinto


Paging @neilshirley1 to the white courtesy phone. #notroadslikethese #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone

Paging @neilshirley1 to the white courtesy phone. #notroadslikethese #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone


Transitions are hard. The light is harder. #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone

Transitions are hard. The light is harder. #orbea #orbeaspirit #dxoone


Life's hard without corrective lenses.

Life's hard without corrective lenses.


Every so often, the Costco in culinary Mongolia comes through.

Every so often, the Costco in culinary Mongolia comes through.


Home is relative, and so are associated yards. #dxoone

Home is relative, and so are associated yards. #dxoone


Ah, #gromlife.

Ah, #gromlife.


Details. #orbeaspirit #orbeaorca #orbea

Details. #orbeaspirit #orbeaorca #orbea


So I really like it here. Dylan approves.

So I really like it here. Dylan approves.


Nowhere else I'd rather be. #orbea #orbeaorca #orbeaspirit

Nowhere else I'd rather be. #orbea #orbeaorca #orbeaspirit


When in Rome, Romans, and the perpetual hijacking of the counterculture. I mean, they kinda started it.

When in Rome, Romans, and the perpetual hijacking of the counterculture. I mean, they kinda started it.


In the background, something lurks. #dxoone #pegoretti

In the background, something lurks. #dxoone #pegoretti


The North Bay is road riding's best worst kept secret. #orbea #orbeaspirit #orbeaorca

The North Bay is road riding's best worst kept secret. #orbea #orbeaspirit #orbeaorca


This just happened.

This just happened.


50m kink right 4, don't cut. Orca Group B over Marin. I feel like I'm discovering a place everyone knows about but speaks nothing of. #orbeaorca #orbea #orbeaspirit

50m kink right 4, don't cut. Orca Group B over Marin. I feel like I'm discovering a place everyone knows about but speaks nothing of. #orbeaorca #orbea #orbeaspirit


Stay classy, Palo Alto.

Stay classy, Palo Alto.


Danger: craft beer bar next to bike shop. #orbea

Danger: craft beer bar next to bike shop. #orbea


Bibs+cheap table wine on the beach. Who's up for making a three-bolt "adventure" shoe? #adventuretraining #castelli

Bibs+cheap table wine on the beach. Who's up for making a three-bolt "adventure" shoe? #adventuretraining #castelli


UCI comms giving you shit about being under the weight limit? Introducing the 2016 Orbea Orca Touring Edition. 32lbs, not including the bottle of wine in the bag. #orbeaspirit #orbeaorca #orbea #adventuretraining

UCI comms giving you shit about being under the weight limit? Introducing the 2016 Orbea Orca Touring Edition. 32lbs, not including the bottle of wine in the bag. #orbeaspirit #orbeaorca #orbea #adventuretraining