Wednesday, 12 December 2012 15:21

Epic mountain biking in Laguna Beach

It's winter around the country. Most of the US is wet and cold keeping you inside on the trainer. Not here in Southern California however. Winter to us means only cooler temps and the seldom chance of rain. That rain only makes the trails better.

Sunday, 25 November 2012 17:52

Willpower-Don't eat the marshmallow

People fail because they lack self discipline or willpower.

Self discipline, training and control of oneself and one's conduct, usually for personal improvement

Self control, the ability of a person to exert his/her will over the inhibitions of their body or self

Willpower is a finite resource (Finite resources are those which are only found in limited amounts). Think of willpower as a muscle. Think of your bodies skeletal and cardiac muscles and how they can be trained. Like those muscles, willpower can be trained to become stronger, to last longer, go further, and be more powerful. Can you think of a time when you were in better cardiovascular condition or stronger physically? The reason you were stronger is only because you conditioned yourself to be that way. Now, can you think back at a time when you were more disciplined with work or your social life than you are now? Yes? Likely, at that time you had more willpower in many aspects of you life at that time. You had trained yourself mentally to be strong at that time. You can workout and get stronger, if you stop the workouts, you become deconditioned. You can demonstrate tremendous willpower by training it, if you stop, you lose it and your willpower and self discipline becomes weak.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:30

Full service guided cycling tours

The guided tours have been receiving rave reviews. Over half the tours provided are generated off referrals. You will not be disappointed with the friendly nature of coach Shawn D'Aurelio, the bicycles provided, or the amazing riding Southern California has to offer. Rides are tailored to your ability and desire of ride. If your a racer/century rider looking to do a 100 mile road ride or if your looking for a scenic leisure ride we have it here. Photos to be taken by your guide will provide you with lasting memories. Mountain bike tours also available.

For your convenience we are able and ready to meet at your resort with the bikes and ride from there. High end road and mountain bikes from Bianchi, Wilier, Specialized, Ibis, and Santa Cruz available to rent. Full service tours from $150-$400.

Shawn is a Catagory 1 road and mountain bike racer, Texas State criterium champion, and a certified USA Cycling coach. Aside from the bike tours and coaching he works full time at bicycle shop in Laguna Beach.

Monday, 12 September 2011 12:34

Interveiw-Kona Ironman athlete-Rebecca Travis

2012 Race Highlights

3/04/12 Desert Intl. Triathlon 2nd 30-34/2nd amateur 2:04:35

3/31/12 California 70.3 4th 30-34/4th amateur 4:55:30

4/14/12 San Luis Rey RR 9th Cat 3/4

4/28/12 Devil’s Punchbowl RR 5th Cat 3/4

5/05/12 Wildflower 1/2 2nd 30-34/3rd amateur 5:10:15

5/12/12 Run for Ike 5k 1st overall female 20:10

6/03/12 Rev3 Quassy 1/2 1st 30-34/2nd amateur 4:58:14

6/21/12 Renegade Summer 5m Trail Run #1 3rd female 34:37

6/23/12 Roseanna Ranch Circuit Race 4th Cat ¾

What an epic day on the bike!

I want to say thank you to everyone who donated to this great cause(Challenged Athletes Foundation). I had the chance to ride with One Arm Willie, who lost his arm years back in an auto accident. He shifts front/rear gears as well as front/rear braking all on the rights side with his right hand. So impressive! I also rode with Jamie who used to be a pro cyclist before losing her right leg due to cancer. Its your support and dollars that makes it possible for these people to compete in events like this.

Mick Donoff (Uncle Mick) Retired educator/coach, ultra distance/mountain bike champion, and mountaineer. Mick is a long time resident of Laguna Beach and very familiar with the best road and trail possibilities in South Orange County.

Mick Donoff
Mick Donoff
In my transition from Dallas to the West coast, Mick has been one of the most kind, welcoming, and helpful people I have met. I am truly grateful to know him and I am confident anyone who meets Mick will feel the same.

Sorry for the lack of updates in the past couple of months. Im Back and the guided tours are taking off. Over the past few months I have been averaging 6-8 tours per month. Summer is upon us and the tourist traffic is up in Laguna Beach. I have had half a dozen referrals since I started this business a year ago, so I must be doing something right.

Donna and Dorothy
Donna and Dorothy
This is a photo of Donna and Dorothy. They were here in Dana Point Ca for business. They stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point (what a place to your company to put you up in, huh?). Donna contacted me about renting bicycles a couple weeks back. I reserved the two bikes for her and Dorthy.
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