Little things that make mountain biking more fun

There’s a couple of things that everyone can do to make their bike rides just a bit more personal and fun. One thing I could suggest that Priscilla and I usually is to have Crazy Sock Day. Yup its as crazy as it sounds. This is where we get Four Loko Crazy and wear…CRAZY socks!

Another fun thing to do, and its probably the most obvious is to wear a great looking jersey. Some people go as far as making sure they match everything about their bike, even their tires. But like I said, that’s a fun thing to do.

So when I found out that the MtnBikeRiders.com Tuxedo jerseys were done, I was excited to show them off. Lucky for me one of our friends Dustin had ordered one and by chance he was riding the Fullerton Loop the same day as we were. By the way I was super pleased to see the craftsmanship and quality that went into these. Just to let you all know, the MtnBikeRiders.com Tuxedo jerseys are designed and hand-made right here in the good ol’ US of A, Southern California to be exact. So don’t be surprised if you start chanting USA USA USA. Cuz’ that’s what I do when I use/wear things that are made in America.

But I digress, since I was already wearing the blue tux, Dustin wore the orange. Check us out, we’re looking pretty distinguished.
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Then after our ride, we headed over to a fine dining restaurant where they served our beverages in paper cups and straws.
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Believe it or not, the MtnBikeRiders.com Tuxedo Jerseys gets a TON of compliments and heckles. The encouragement comes from people who can appreciate a great looking jersey and the harassment typically come from douche bags.

One last thing that I’ve done to make riding more fun is to get a different helmet. I actually own 7 helmets, all ranging from skater to full face. What can I say, I like to match my helmet with my outfits. So when I got the latest helmet from my buddy Officer Ben who works for a very large Police Dept, I was STOKED! OMG! Ever since I was a young lad in the 80’s, and the hit TV show CHiPs came out, I’ve always wanted a Police helmet. Turns out Officer Ben’s dept has a quarterly sale on retired police equipment, and when the opportunity came, he got me one! Thanks again Officer Ben!

Check me out and RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH!
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So what about you? What kind of things do you do to make your rides a bit more personal and fun?

MtnBikeRiders.com XC Jersey-Almost Sold Out!

I am down to my last few jerseys. So make sure you order now because we won’t be getting anymore of these for a long time.

You can look sexy like these guys. If you’re a darker toned rider, the jersey helps your skin glisten!

Order it HERE.

MtnBikeRiders.com Jersey-Maiden Voyage

Yesterday’s after work Single Speed Extraveganza was the first time I was able to wear the new MtnBikeRiders.com Jersey. But before we get to that, I wanted to share a few photos of the group that went. I say it was a single speed extraveganza, but in reality it was only Khoa, Joe and I that were on SS rigs. But our friends Ryan K. (the man behind my buff photo), Val and his brother Eric were on geared bikes.

Here’s our mandatory group shot.

And another…

Ok, now for the jersey. The fabric is Dry Fit, which means its moisture wicking and its super comfy. The cut and style allows for great arm movements, perfect for technical riding and climbing. The loose fit is great because I never felt constricted.

Sorry for the blurry photos, I just got this new camera and I’m not so sure how to set it up to take photos, but thanks to Ryan for taking them.

Here’s a side profile, that’s my new SS Red Rocket…it had red tires before…thus the name.

A staged photo of me climbing.

I do want to thank the rest of the guys for being patient with me. Man I am WAY out of shape…and I’m feeling the effects of the 170mm cranks…I’m spinning too much.