Bike Carson – Looking Back on 2008

The end of year is upon us, and it’s time to reflect back on all the memories of 2008! I went through the archives and selected some of the best events, posts, pictures, and memories from each season. There were so many good things to pick from, and I was amazed at what we all did this year. We were busy! I must also admit that I had a brief wave of anxiety as I realized how quickly the year went by.

Bike Carson is not only the name of this blog, but also a good theme name for 2008.  Local Riding.  Most of the riding I did this year was local, rides I did from the house.   I seldom had the bicycle on the car roof rack, which is a big contrast to 2007, a year of many road trips.

But what a great year! I look back fondly on 2008. It was a great year for bicycling in Carson City, and I met and rode with many wonderful people.  We saw big development on the west side trails, and there were many more people out on bikes than in previous years, both out on the trails and around the city.

I’d like to give a BIG thank you to all the friends, bicycle shops, fellow riders, the Lunch Time Bike Riding Crew, fellow blog contributors, and blog readers that have made great subjects to photograph and write about.  Thank you everyone for reading and leaving your comments.  I look forward to more of the same next year!

Rather than writing a lot about the content that follows, I invite you to click on the link below each picture to visit the original story with more pictures.




Jeff P interviews Anne Macquarie, president of Muscle Powered

Bike Path

January Riding


Kristy on Franktown Road

February Riding

Jeff P and the Iron Mountain Boys

Pecos Potter and the Iron Mountain Boys



Lumpy Gravy

Baldy Green Trail
March Riding


Carson BMX

Fighting Predator

Fighting Predator


Kill Zone

Return of Scott R

Riders on the Ridge
April Riding

Ash Canyon
Bike Carson and TBS Ride

Counting Sheep

Lamb Chops with Garlic Please

Black Diamond Walking

Walk Carson


Jeff P with NewsCarsonCity

Bike to Work Week Begins

Me and James

Visit to Veltec

End of BTWW Party

Bike to Work Week Wrap Up

Tour of Carson

Tour of Carson


Vance Harper
Going Big in Ash Canyon


At the Pump Track

Looking Towards Carson Valley

Kings Canyon to Ash Canyon Loop

We Made It!

Flume Trail by Tandem


Tour de Fat 2008

Tour de Fat 2008


Water Fall Fire – Four Years Later


Tahoe Rim Trail / Flume Trail Loop

Tahoe Rim Trail – Flume Trail Loop

Bike Carson in the NV Appeal

Bike Carson in the Nevada Appeal

Farmers Market

Farmers Market Bicycle Valet

Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge Tour

Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge


Kids Bike Safety Rodeo

Kids Bike Safety Rodeo

Trip to Oakland

Visit to Oakland

Harvest Moon Ride

Harvest Moon Ride

Commuter Convoy

Commuter Convoy


El Dorado Canyon

Expedition into El Dorado Canyon


Baldy Green Trail
November Riding

Pushing Single Speeds



Night Riding in December

Scott R, Jesse, Jon

Winter Bicycling is Here

10 thoughts on “Bike Carson – Looking Back on 2008

  1. Very nice. This blog kept the idea alive that I could move out here again and get back into a healthy rhythm. It gave me a goal which made it much easier. It surely made 2008 a better year than my past few. Thank you!

  2. Seems like just yesterday we were making the Kings Canyon to Ash Loop.

    A big Thanks to a Big Group of Friends here on Bike Carson.

  3. Funny to see me up on there!
    Hope things in CC are going ok, looks like I missed the snow! It’s a balmy 67 degrees down here, and yet I haven’t been on my bike since I left Nevada, funny how that works…

  4. Bar? What Bar?

    I remember a pleasantly Scenic (scenery, sights, views, yep yep) deck near some beach after a glorious ride through the pines of the Sierra but a Bar? Surely had there been a Bar involved then my buddy Scott…R or XD would have partaken but they didn’t so try proving there was a Bar now???

    Bueller? Bueller?

    That’s what I thought…’Silence of the Lambs all over again!!

    ouch…did I just call the Scott’s lambs?

  5. It was a great year. Glad I was able to get in one of those rides during 2008. Looking forward to seeing some of the cool trails in CC and Tahoe in 2009!

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