Author Archives: Hans

Armenia/Artsakh and the Janapar Trail

In the summer of 2015 I went to Armenia for my first time. Before I left on that trip I searched the internet for trails in Armenia. The only trail I could find was the Janapar Trail in Nagorno Karabakh … Continue reading

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OTB 500K Tour of Colombia

It had been 10 years since our tour of Cuba trip and we had planed to return this year. After checking flight times, ticket prices and the extra fee for bikes we decided against Cuba and agreed on Colombia, the … Continue reading

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Sespe Wilderness Backpacking Trip October 8-9, 2015

In mid September my friend Shawn invited me to join him and his two Daughters Jessi and Alison on a backpacking trip into the Sespe Wilderness. Shawn’s friend George would also join us. It had been a while since I … Continue reading

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Epic Chilao Bikepacking Trip 6/15

Each year we do our annual Epic Chilao ride and campout. The 2009 Station fire led to us missing a few years after the Angeles Forest was closed to allow the forest time to recover from the fire. Once the … Continue reading

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Historic Ridge Route Road Bike Ride

5/24/15 The history below is from the Ridge Route web site. What is the Ridge Route? “The Ridge Route Highway is that section of road that winds over the San Gabriel and Tehachapi Mountains between Castaic Junction on the south (where … Continue reading

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LA2DC Recap

In early 2015 I knew the 100 year  anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was coming up. I knew about the March for Justice that would take place on April 24, 2015. I really wanted to do more than the March … Continue reading

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LA2DC Leg 26 Day 14 5/7/15

Van : Ravensbruck Today we started at Gathland State Park the Civil War site of the Battle of South Mountain.   We had a 65 mile ride ahead of us which would be the shortest ride for me in several … Continue reading

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