Intense Cycles, Shop Happenings

Intense Cycles at The Hub/ Bike of the Year

Posted on 05 March 2015

We’ve recently brought in a good representation of Intense Cycles complete bikes. And to this guy, it feels like coming home.  We’ve been an authorized Intense dealer for years, but until recently we hadn’t been doing much with the brand. In late 2014 a perfect storm started brewing, as Idyllwild’s west side trails became “discovered” […] Continue Reading

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The Thing About the Ferry

Posted on 04 March 2015

We like to think of the addition of Coronado Island this year as an improvement to the route; which may or may not affect your clock time on the ride. In the Mountain/ Desert/ Ocean balance we seek, it brings … Continue reading → Continue Reading

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2015 Communique Sent

Posted on 02 March 2015

If you’re on the Start List, it should be in your inbox.  Continue Reading

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Self Support in 2015: What’s In, What’s Out?

Posted on 09 February 2015

Guidelines for self-supported riding Start with “Pedal the entire route, under your own power, using no outside assistance or prearranged support.” Add to that, the vibe of “Do nothing that not everyone else can do.” I do not believe self-supported … Continue reading → Continue Reading

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Stagecoach 500 (beta mode)

Posted on 25 January 2015

For 2015 we will have the option to ride a longer course.  As the 400 route has become honed in over the years- and boy is it ever a good course for 2015- I’ve come to believe we might be … Continue reading → Continue Reading

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2015 Stagecoach 400 Registration is OPEN

Posted on 02 January 2015

Date has been adjusted to March 27th for this year’s event.  The March 27th date was divinely inspired, so there’s no changing it. We are 100% sure this is a perfect date. There will be neither bitter cold, nor high … Continue reading → Continue Reading

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Bikepacking, Customer Rigs (Siren)

Kevin’s Bikepacking Rig- Custom Siren John Henry

Posted on 29 December 2014

We worked with Siren to build up Kevin’s dream bike.   We met Kevin Hinton a few years ago when he came up to ride the San Jacinto Enduro with us, and later I had the honor of bringing him out on his first bikepacking trip, a 5-day scouting run of the Stagecoach 400 route. […] Continue Reading

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Bikepacking, design, Sirenmary's Musings

It’s been a while: Updates from our adventure-seeking family life with two boys in tow.

Posted on 02 December 2014

Life has changed a lot since the last time I posted to the blog. We’re getting back into the swing of our adventure-seeking life and there’s a lot to share. I have gone full-time at The Hub Cyclery, our own little bike shop in the mountain paradise of Idyllwild. This is in addition to many […] Continue Reading

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