Weekly Cycling Roundup: Rain Can’t Stop Us, Gravel Grinder & Tour de Laemmle

Nobody likes a ride being cancelled on the sake of rain, but it sure seems like we are becoming less afraid of it. I would have braved it, but I was out of town for a wedding.

I was hoping to give you a photo journal of the Truckee River Bike Path, but things went a bit haywire trying to grab last minute things. To make things even worse, I had to stand next the the Tahoe Rim Trail without getting to bike it:



Sigh. I hope they decide to redo their vows every year so I have an excuse.

As for the rain, we’re Los Angeles Strong! A little bit of downpour and we’ll ride it. And take pictures as well:

It’s rides like these that keep us riding. #viewslikethese #lasucksforcycling #grimesishere #francobikes

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Wet helipad. Even though I’ve never seen a chopper there.  

If you can survive the ‘Crest with the wind and rain, you deserve a reward beverage after.


Doesn’t it seem like rain doesn’t phase us as much anymore? Family ride!!  

Wet and wild. #gmr #lasucksforcycling #rainday #mtbaldy #outsideisfree A photo posted by Yukio (@kishimoto_usa) on

Rain coming from everywhere!

One of the rides I mentioned this past week was the Gravel Grinder riding out of Pedaler’s Fork on Sunday. Needless to say, it looked like fun:

SoCal Sundays with #socalcross.

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I’m going to take a semi-informed guess and say this is Chesebro Canyon. Or something very near.  

Red Rock Canyon Rd. was rad #socalcross #pedalersfork #cycling A photo posted by Nils-Erik Hilliard (@frankwithoutbeans) on

Kind of an Indiana Jones moment.

#socalcross “pedalersfork mud

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Showering with friends is always fun! Lastly, the Tour de Laemmle took over the county yesterday, as riders touched both east and west boundaries. That means they rode a lot: 

The riders are recuperating and loading up! #tourdelaemmle #bike #summer #bicycle #tour A photo posted by Tour de Laemmle (@tourdelaemmle) on

Climb Mt. Sac and everyone will take a knee to recover.

6am and the weather is perfect! Let the Tour begin! #tourdelaemmle #laemmle #royal #biking

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Who doesn’t like to see bikes ready to go?