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Alan Garvick

Alan Garvick

Boone, NC
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Alan Garvick is a cyclist from Boone, NC. Join Strava to track your activities, analyze your performance, and follow friends. Strava members can plan routes, participate in motivating challenges, and join clubs. Get started by signing up for free.

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Oct 2014
Jan 2015

Current Month

  • 52.4mi
  • 11h 13m
  • 4,977ft

Recent Achievements

  • 9th overall on Rocky Knob Full Loop via PBJ
  • PR on 2015 Rocky Knob Super D
  • PR on RKMBP Boat-Middle-Rocky DH


Distance 4,270.9mi
Time 335h 30m
Elevation Gain 335,417ft
Rides 195


Total Distance 10,532.1mi
Total Time 721h 38m
Total Elev Gain 683,527ft
Total Rides 387

Recent Photos

  • TWO WHEEL SURFIN BRAH. #leafsurfing #mtb #rkp #rockyknob #fall #basic
  • @sarahjanemac926 been working on dem wheelie skillz. #mtb #wheelie #rad
  • Absolutely blasted after a day of riding RKP in town with @sarahjanemac926 then heading out and dropping into the forest down the 'hole. Putting in work on Labor Day!
  • Rocky Knob, you look so good in the early morning light. Once again eating cobwebs but this time @jacob3richard was helping me ingest some of them. #earlytobedearlytoshred #mountainbike #mtb
  • The Blue Ridge: ????
  • Maiden voyage aboard the TCX Advanced #inthewoods. This thing slays single track unlike any drop bar bike I've ever ridden. #giant #ridelife #crossiscoming #mycrossbikecame
  • #tbt to the time this #baller bombed @sarahjanemac926's photo of #lombardstreet on a rad BMC with baggies, flats, and no shirt. #chiller status.
  • Porch vibes with the fam. Five minutes later came the torrential downpour so we were forced to sit under the awning and watch the rain. #chillestday #emmathebordercollie
  • #shittiestrideever? #santacruz
  • Apparently I run more than ride now?
  • 19deg at the start of this morning's ride but luckily my @origin8cycling is so ????I was able to stay nice and warm. ????
  • The mountain bike is calling and I must go.
  • Test day. Few things are scarier.
  • Coffee and the love of my life were certainly the best possible way to kick my Saturday off with. #emmathebordercollie aka #thepassionpup
  • Great day for a schralp.
  • "Make a funny face... Dangit Emma you look too serious." #emmathebordercollie #passionpup
  • Down by the riiiiivvverrrrr, I shot my @origin8cycling. When down east, gotta cruise the waterfront.
  • @sarahjanemac926 crushing the last little bit of broken pavé before topping out on the mythical Locustberg.
  • Rocky Knob why you gotta bite so hard? Thankful @sarahjanemac926 came to my rescue after blasting this with CO2, riding hoping it would seal up, stopping to put a tube in and realizing my CO2 had flown out of my pocket somewhere. ????????
  • Rode to NASA with @byronrice today. Okay, okay, it wasn't NASA but it was the ASU Dark Sky Observatory. Pretty cool.
  • Hot Tam! Can't leave California without at least a little sample of the singletrack! #tamarancho #mtb
  • No samplin' of singletrack would be complete without a follow-up samplin' of some locally brewed beverages. #beer #ironsprings
  • #techtuesdays... well at least for me. I've ridden this section many a time now so it's not really challenging anymore but it feels pretty steep in person!
  • And thus it began. 4am up Profile to McRae to catch the sunrise with @brfreyerisbanned!
  • Top of Profile in the dark. #grandfathermountain #828isgreat #boone
  • Made it to the top just in time. #grandfathermountain #828isgreat  #boone
  • We up here y'all. Who says Mondays suck? #828isgreat #boone #grandfathermountain
  • Ladders on ladders on ladders... on boulders. #828isgreat #grandfathermountain #boone
  • Should we be wearing helmets for this? #boone #828isgreat #grandfathermountain
  • Drug the fiancé on my 4.5hr Tour de Boone dirt ride today. She crushed it smiling, she gets to keep the ring.
  • Oreos, openers, and a view. Oh yeah, and @origin8cycling!
  • 23 and gold pins. This might be too bling for even me.
  • Bike practice with @borntorideinthegutter was passionate today.
  • So much passion.
  • Happy birthday to my brother @snakpakkinzer. We might as well be real brothers as I love this kid and his whole family like they are my own. Also, happy birthday (yesterday) to the old diesel (Tom Hewitt, dad) and @jstippins (Julian, the otha brotha, tomorrow). How the universe made y'all's birthdays back to back to back I will never understand.
  • Afternoon coffee. Important ritual, or, the most important ritual? Especially pre-ride.
  • #outsideispee
  • Long shadows and long roads on long(ish) rides.
  • No ride down east is complete without the famous #downtownbrown.
  • For how boring New Bern trails are on a MTB, they are every bit as rad on a CX bike. #cycling #cx #cyclocross #crux #specialized #easternc #chartreuse #bikes #GetOutdoors #OutSideIsFree
  • It all started out so bright and sunny.
  • As we cruised Flannery fork to Thunderhole we had little idea what was in store.
  • Not long after dropping in to a very wet, very slippery, very terrifying Thunderhole we lost a man to the rocks. @csrtaeiwgart was a brave soul, maybe a little too brave. Shoutout to @fetushoward for coming to he rescue to take Craig to the hospital.
  • After some sketchiness and hike-a-bike sections on Thunderhole we got to China Creek and took in some more manageable single track and sweet creek crossings.
  • China took us to Globe rd, some other gravel roads, then finally to Woodruff Ridge where a fork in the trail required a quick check of the map.
  • Woodruff was steep and wet but parts made it totally worth the dying legs.
  • After Woodruff there was gravel road to Schoolhouse Ridge which was awesome and fun but at parts unrideable (for @thrifty_gene  and I at least). #gnar
  • Schoolhouse ridge, you kind of scared me at parts. #hikeabike
  • Schoolhouse spit us out near Mortimer where we enjoyed a much needed store stop.
  • From Mortimer it was just back up up up the mountain on gravel.
  • We stopped in Gragg to take in this awesome sign and realize how many miles we had left.
  • Pilot Ridge was steep. Thanks @milesc_hubbard. You did warn us though.
  • Pilot spit us out on 221 which we took back to Flannery and Winkler's Creek back to town. Never have I ever been so happy to see this stretch of road. Almost home.
  • Post-ride chilleur buddy.
  • After a nice and hard 5 hours with the @highcountrydevo boys all I wanted was to sit on the porch and sip on a Coke. Unfortunately, by the time I sat down the Coke was gone. #coke #cocacola #recoverybro #mybikehurtmetoday #
  • Whenever I go for a little brappp in my ol' Atomic Cycle's bibs it puts a smile on my face. Miss the shop and my bike family!
  • A little post-work relaxing on campus. #mondaysarerecoverydays
  • The inner nerd in me was geeking out that I got to race my bike around the NC Research Campus tonight. #racecation #crossroads
  • Pedal pedal pedal.
  • Such a big smile on my face from my #newbikeday with my new @origin8cycling frame. Sick!
  • Got some new training tires per the recommendation of @ryanfjackson. Naturally had to put them to the test in a #roadbikesoffroad situation.
  • Always fun to come home and get out on a Sunday cruise with the ol' diesel. This is the guy I have to thank quite a bit for sparking my interest in road cycling.
  • @sarahjanemac926 keeps her "pinkies out" even when riding.
  • Never a bad day to finish a ride at the beach and work on fading the tan a little.
  • Damnit Peabody's, all I wanted to do was have a nice easy ride home from work but your magnetism was too great to overcome. #drinkgoodbeer #peabodysboone
  • Sometimes being a personal trainer and having appreciative clients has its perks.
  • Positive Reinforcement.
  • In a constant gravel daze.
  • Butterfly tryna shred.
  • Not a bad view at the end of some intervals!
  • Had a nice ride with some good climbing today with @way2finish and @thrifty_gene.
  • Visiting the top secret @highcountrydevo headquarters on today's ride.
  • Choice recovery drink whilst uploading. ????
  • Had these babies 9 years today.
  • In Cholula I trust.
  • Yo @joshbike4605 you missed out on some crucial cobble crushing yesterday.
  • Lines 'n stuff.
  • On a short ride to Blowing Rock two days ago. Descending back to Boone and under those clouds brought cold rain and frozen digits.
  • My bike says to come ride but this cup of coffee says to stay cozy and warm with it.
  • Post-ride puppy love.
  • Not a food photo guy usually but family fish taco night was pretty on point.
  • Cinnamon cubano time.
  • Who throws an iPad out the window?
  • Fuhhh.
  • Lots of this today. Yaaawn.
  • Damn, I'm sexy. @highcountrydevo Poster boy #selfie. #tired #grumpy #getoffmylawnyadamnkids
  • Ride bikes, drink Coke, admire mountains.
  • Edgemont Strikes Back. I managed to have a stupid front tire slippin' uphill (slow) topple and Sean got three flats. On the upside @milesc_hubbard was crushing for haven ridden 100+ miles with lots of vert yesterday. #gravel #isuckedtoday #earlybonk #idontbonkoften #what #beertime
  • Smallest bottle of Pellegrino I ever did see. Shown next to semi for reference.
  • Best use for the keurig in our room: heating water for the French Press #freshpot #keurig
  • I like bridges, I like Boston. I like Bridges in Boston.
  • Farewell Boston Park Plaza. You were kind of cool. #boston
  • Riding a bike path that goes all the way from Brewster to Manhattan with @brfreyerisbanned. What!
  • Blue steel ice coffee #selfie
  • @brfreyerisbanned ready to race!
  • Actias Luna straight chilling. #lunamoth
  • I'm fairly convinced I rode through a magical forest today. #bikes #cycling
  • Post-work, pre-ride shots. I don't know if I could even make it home without this right now. #tired #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends