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    Riding a Blur LT from Santa Cruz all the way to Whistler!!!!!!!

    My homie Brad is riding his Santa Cruz Blur LT to Whistler as you're reading this.



    Check out this video of his harmonica setup!!!! http://www.the-locs.com/2011/06/riding-to-whistler.html


    108 miles

    The journey to Canada kicked off on June 19th when Brad left his home in Soquel at 5 in the morning. In the next 15 hours he rode his 9spd bike all the way up HW-1 and over the Golden Gate to a town called Bolinas. Not only did Brad make it the full distance but he did it without any sleep the previous night and still covered over 108 miles! This picture was taken at Bolinas.



    B-RAD is BARGING
    Brad left his house at 5am on June 19th.
    10 days since hes ridden his bike all the way to Port Orford.
    That's averaging over 55 miles a day - This is what 563 miles looks like.

    "I can't believe I made it to Oregon face" - Legend

    Somewhere along the Oregon Coastline - Rain tarps on the trailer

    Hammock Steeze in a rad zone - Guitar of course.

    One of those days............

    Spray painted somewhere up the Oregon Coastline - 'NUFF SAID


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    damn.

    good thing once he's done at whistler, its all dh back to soquel!

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    +1000 GNAR points.

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    On slicks? WTF?? Puss*!


    Haha oh man what a trip! That's going to build some serious 'character' and supply his arsenal of 'when I was your age...' with tons of material.

    Good on him.

    So, is he going to rent a big bike and use that lifts when he gets to the mighty Whistler or will he ride up the hills and down the trails on his blur?
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    How many times did the OP mention "Blur Lt, Blur LT, Blur LT"
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    That right there is some good living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter View Post
    How many times did the OP mention "Blur Lt, Blur LT, Blur LT"
    Problem ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14 View Post
    So, is he going to rent a big bike and use that lifts when he gets to the mighty Whistler or will he ride up the hills and down the trails on his blur?
    He shredded the bike park on that bike last year, it's his do-everything bike. Just gonna pop on his dh wheels with some minions and run it hahahah
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    thats freakin' awesome!
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    I love it!

    Um, I can't afford the gas.. so I'll just ride my bike there

    It makes it even cooler that he is going to use the same bike when he gets there.



    One question Iggz. Is he just running a back brake the whole way? That seems like it would be sketchy with much of a load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter View Post
    How many times did the OP mention "Blur Lt, Blur LT, Blur LT"
    only one less time than you did.

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    Nice! Subscribed. Keep the updates coming!

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    We couldn'

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    One question Iggz. Is he just running a back brake the whole way? That seems like it would be sketchy with much of a load.
    Heh, yeah man he's just running a rear brake setup! On the 108 mile ride from SC to Bolinas his brake pad spring broke so he taped the caliper to his frame and rode the better part of 70 miles without a brake!!

    BRAD IS A LEGEND.
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    Looks like someone was kind to him in Bolinas.

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    Ride what you have, and bring a guitar along too. Nice!

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    Awesome! Keep us up to date on his trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Looks like someone was kind to him in Bolinas.
    Thats the Bolinas way
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    Here's an update on Mr. Pierce who is currently chillin out and eating lunch at Woodburn, Oregon.



    From Woodburn he has 420 miles of epic coastline to cruz up to Whistown. His Dad is going to meet up with him in Portland and Brad will be able to recover for a few days in a hotel. Leaving Portland Brads Dad is going to take his trailer up to Seattle in his car where they'll meet up again while Brad will ride his bike (w/o trailer). Seattle to Whistler is the last leg of the journey and it's just around the corner!

    ETA to Whistler: JULY 10TH
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    That's awesome, 420 seems like a good number for the upcoming miles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
    420 seems like a good number for the upcoming miles...
    The best
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    freakin' sweet...wish I could do that. I think about doin somthin epic like that all the time, does that count.

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    awesome story!!! very inspiring. Thanks for sharing about his trip.
    will you rep me?

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    fricken' beastly
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    That is awesome! Good luck to him!

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    Bonus points for doing it in a flannel shirt.

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    That is crazy... Good luck!

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    Awesome. I wish I was up there around the that time to buy him a beer or fifty for completing the journey.

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    Props to Brad -- and the rest of the Locs -- for showing that, contrary to what us old guys say, youth is not wasted on the young.
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    how does one pay for such a trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRR gravity riders View Post
    how does one pay for such a trip?
    With a guitar. A smile. And a great story.

    It brings out the best in people. Complete strangers will happily help.

    If Brad was rolling through my neighborhood, I'd hook him up! As, I think, most of the posters on this forum.

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    Did the dude ever make it? No exciting conclusion?
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    bump, cmon iggz, we wanna know the outcome!

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    This was also posted in vitalmtb.com


    BOOSH! Brad made it to Whistler!

    Photo from Eric Lawrenuk:


    BRAD is riding his Blur from Santa Cruz all the way to Whistler - The Hub - Mountain Biking Forums / Message Boards - Vital MTB

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    Man, going North is the tough way to go. You have a head wind the entire way.

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    I'm thinkin' this is what Mrs. CHUM should have told CHUM to do if he wanted time in Whistler...

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