1/4 milers

Kurt Kinetic Pro Trainer – shown with an orange Continental training tire, and a Bontrager 2008 Race X Lite rear wheel (obtained via replacement warranty, and now ironically relegated to indoor training duties.) I’m a drag racer now! Not really. … Continue reading

Two weeks to go

With the Death Valley Double less than two weeks away, that gulp in my throat is getting bigger. A combination of nagging aches and pains, winter weather colder and wetter than normal, (well, for Phoenix anyway), and a general sense of low-level fatigue/lack … Continue reading

More hill climbs added

Finally had a chance to add a few more climbs to my Mountain Pose pages. This time, it’s the Hills of Paradise Valley, including Desert Jewel, Desert Vista, Superstition Lane/Starlight Way, Sage Drive, and the most popular of the climbs: … Continue reading

Bartlett Lake test ride

Bartlett Lake route, including extra climbs, from Paradise Valley area. Approx 7,500-8,000 ft of climbing. February 6, 2010 With the Death Valley Double looming on the horizon (only four weeks away), I went on a test/training ride to Bartlett Lake, to … Continue reading

Restless body syndrome

I recently attended the first in a series of classes on yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique otherwise known as “yogic sleep.” Taking these classes seemed like a good idea at the time — who doesn’t need to “learn how to relax?” … Continue reading