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Aliso Viejo Bike Safety Day p/b Avrek Law Firm

Aliso Viejo Bike Safety Day p/b Avrek Law Firm

Words from his Safety Message –
“Getting to school safely is essential,” said Aliso Viejo Crime Prevention Specialist Julia Smith. “When riding in the car, it is important to wear a seatbelt and/or be properly fitted into a car seat. If riding to school on a bike, children should always wear a helmet and know the rules of the road. This includes hand signals.”
School days can be hectic – with kids rushing to beat the morning bell; new teen...


The Vollmer Roll - 2016 XC Mountain Bike National Championships

The Vollmer Roll - 2016 XC Mountain Bike National Championships

Nearly a month before my race I was given the opportunity to live up in Mammoth with a fellow racer of mine, where we would be able to acclimatize to the harsh conditions up at 8,000 feet. Three weeks and 3 days before the Cat 1 15-16 Cross Country MTB National Championships event, I was leaving the 100+ degree weather in SoCal to train up in Mammoth. These mountains were one of the places where I ventured out on my very first mountain bike rides, and I couldn’t wait to adventure in the thin air and pines again.

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SCOTT Spark - Tested and Reviewed

SCOTT Spark - Tested and Reviewed

In early March we announced the arrival of Scott Bikes to G2. I am an experienced cross-country mountain bike racer and I cut my teeth racing on an alloy hard tail bike with a mid-level reliable fork. I told myself for years that it was legs and risk taking that made fast times. Is a full suspension bike worth it? After testing the Scott Spark, I am ready to say, “Yes!”

I have experienced the local amateur and pro mtb racing. Often times the start lines look like a sea of Specialized Epics and Cannondale Flash and...


The Vollmer Roll - Valley of the Sun Stage Race

The Vollmer Roll - Valley of the Sun Stage Race

I had a nice off-season, filled with lots of training in the beautiful weather of a SoCal “winter.” But, for the 2016 season I was in search for a new motivating force, and was willing to venture off of the MTB route to checkout some road racing, hoping to eventually turn full roadie in my 17-18 years. That led me to a 3-day stage race in the Phoenix area known as Valley of the Sun Stage Races. This was the first real test of the season, and my biggest road event yet. I registered in the 15-16 category, G2 Bike...


The Vollmer Roll - Socal Endurance 6 hrs of Temecula

The Vollmer Roll - Socal Endurance 6 hrs of Temecula

With this year coming to an end, I set out to compete in one last MTB event before the 2016 season. The SoCal Endurance 6 and 12 hour events have always been a blast, so I couldn’t resist the temptation to race. I found a partner, and signed up for the 2 Man Open 6 Hour. Unfortunately, the day before the race I found out my partner had gotten a nasty cold. Luckily, after some scrambling I was able to find a new partner, Josh Kolbo who is fast and always willing to race! After getting the partner situation sorted...