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Red Rock Adventure Company

Adventure is one of those words, that despite being in the dictionary, can be particularly hard to define. Everyone has their own version of what it should be. For some it’s that epic, once-in-a-lifetime trip that involves serious mental anguish and high chance of failure. And for others, it’s just taking an alternative route to the grocery store. We’re not here to tell you that one…

Road Wheel Stiffness

You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel… It seems as if most road bicycles these days feature carbon frames, and stiffness is consistently high and no longer an issue. Steel bikes were suppler and typically not quite as stiff, aluminum was rigid and could be somewhat harsh, and titanium frames (I have owned five) were quite often…

Trail to Zen: The Non-Racer Joey

So I thought of starting this post with a definition of “joey”, which is probably as old of a joke to people named Joey as all the season-jokes are to someone named Summer (oh, I have a cousin named Winter, ha ha ha). I sort of decided to skip the joey definitions. Let’s just get down to business. Can someone really do…

We Deliver!

It’s our goal to Change Lives 2 Wheels at a Time. We know that purchasing a new bicycle can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first new one in a few decades. You have to pick out the style, color and price of the bike and get yourself all decked out in the gear to make your riding…

The Trail to Zen

The sweat drips off the end of my nose. I gave up worrying about it a long time ago. About the same time that the burning in my legs faded to the back of my mental space. Some people lock themselves in dark rooms with timers while they sit on folded blankets to get to this spot. Not me, I…

#s24o

We usually think of grandiose, epic-level expeditions when we start pondering bikepacking trips. Or at least we did until last July. Joey Sparkles and I attended the Specialized product launch in Morgan Hill. This is a trade show. We spend our days seeing product, listening in on seminars and being sold stuff. The evenings are filled with mingling and then you end up in your…