55: Early Evenings, Tour of California in SoCal, and Smiling Through Sufferfest

As usual, we start the show with announcements, news, and events. Topics include daylight savings, Tour of California 2017, Los Alamos and Drum Canyon, Measure M, and Sufferfest recap.


Measure M could help fix LA’s rough roads, ranked second worst in the country
L.A.’s traffic battle plan: More rail, but also Uber, bicycles, cars and a lot more dense development
Big Beer’s M&A Bender
Anheuser-Busch InBev Buys 9th Craft Brewer
Ali G – Newt Gingrich
Bruno Interviews Pastor Quinn, the ‘Gay Converter’ HQ
New bicycle designed to be ridden on your stomach promises a safer and faster ride


Daylight Savings – During this daylight savings beginning November 6th, we will be losing an hour of light. To prepare for this, we discuss how to make sure that we have the proper gear to illuminate ourselves during evening rides. Read our gear guide for daylight savings
Gearing Up for Daylight Savings

Tour of California 2017 Stages – The new route has been unveiled and there are a lot of exciting stages that’ll hit So Cal, including a time trial in Big Bear Lake for Stage 6. We’re looking forward to watching the Women’s race ahead of the men’s, as they will be starting 3 days earlier. Next year we hope to see the Tour roll through Orange County; we imagine what that might look like.
Amgen Tour of California 2017 Host Cities

Los Alamos/Drum Canyon Climb – Issue #137 was released at the beginning of this week, with one of the feature stories being about a day trip to Los Alamos. The Drum Canyon climb was one of the hardest climbs that Kelley, the newest to cycling, had ever ridden. This month’s ‘Route’ is a beautiful and challenging one, and there is much fun to be had in the small town of Los Alamos.
Strava Segment: Drum Canyon from Los Alamos
The Route: Los Alamos Loop

Smiling Through Sufferfest – Tim and Justin recount their tale of suffering for Pedaler’s Fork annual Sufferfest Gravel Fondo.
Sufferfest Beer
Pedaler’s Fork
Sufferfest Route Strava
Your Very Own All Wheel Drive 5″ Fat Bike

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