Author Archives: RCS

About RCS

An interested, often crass fellow. Likely found on a bike or wandering in a seemingly aimless fashion in the woods. Use caution when approaching, as the subject is known to be oblivious, and at times obnoxious.

Mid-Winter Pressure Check

Am I really going to write in this mood that sits so obviously on the haunches of Christmas bliss?  Am I going to cap the year off this way, with so little said in the past few months? The Northern … Continue reading

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The Horizon Line

I’ve always been fascinated by the junction of land and sky, or water and sky. Holding a beer and sitting on a porch, tracking my kayak, in the hammock… Continue reading

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When it stops what I did will actually be Obsolete.

My eyes open, slowly.  Light filters through sheer curtains; they drift gently in a foggy morning breeze. It gets light here much earlier than I’ve grown used to.  It’s barely 630.  Should I move?  What’s going to hurt this morning? … Continue reading

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Tomorrow we live on, in….

It’s been a long time.  The night before…. before what?  Something you may do without thinking, just to pass the time, or to keep the high.  For me this marks a significant departure from the latticework of life that I’ve … Continue reading

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That First Concussion

Been wondering when this would be my own issue.  My hourglass emptied this morning.  Riding in the mountains of North Carolina is an entirely different beast than riding in northern California.  There’s wet, for one thing.  Slimy roots, greasy mud, … Continue reading

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Friends, Dirt, Home.

This word, “home” – it leaves a bitter, foreign taste in my mouth.  It is at the same time familiar and strange.  Holidays are coming, and that leaves me with a choice – to go home or not to go … Continue reading

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Click, Click, Click…..

… I’ve been aware of this noise for a while now.  I know what it is.  Pivots creak.  Something is not quite right down there, and I muse to myself just what it might be as I watch the trail … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Titan – A band of my Friend

Go here, Buy this – you have been warned. https://goodbyetitan.bandcamp.com/music Post-rock from the best couch-offerer I’ve had the pleasure to share air with.  He is called Johnny Good-Times (on the bass), and may it always be so.

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Thursday Night MTB Gatherings 2015 – Short Track Dash

Tim Olson has started his Thursday Night Gatherings in Chico!  This past Thursday was a short track dash at Easter Cross in Upper Park – 18 people participated.  The route wrapped around North Rim to the Bench at Fenceline from … Continue reading

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Manitou Mattoc Pro: Amazing – teardown instructions / damper removal / oil service

Disclaimer: I apologize in advance, that this post won’t have a plethora of pictures.  I was in a rush to get to a ride when I did this work, but I will use what pictures I can to illustrate, and … Continue reading

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