Fall Death Valley Double 2013

The Fall Death Valley Double route: Furnace Creek to Stovepipe Wells, then back northwest along Scotty’s Castle Road, turning northeast up Grapevine Canyon to Scotty’s Castle, northeast along Bonnie Claire Flats to Highway 95 in Nevada, back to Scotty’s Castle, … Continue reading

Miles and Miles

A 226 mile weekend: 152 miles one day, 74 miles the next. Basically the Bicycle Ranch route 2X including Carefree towers, Dynamite / Jomax / Hidden Hills, and then Fountain Hills / Gilbert loop. 6,000 feet of climbing on Saturday, … Continue reading

Taylor House Century 2013

The Taylor House Century – 2013 version, a ride put on by Absolute Bikes out of Flagstaff, AZ. Features a scenic journey out to Wupatki National Monument, passing through a portion of the Painted Desert, and up past Sunset Crater … Continue reading

Grand Tour Double 2013

The Grand Tour Lowland Route. The official distance is 198.7 miles, though my GPS and the profile above shows a few miles shorter than that. Approximately 5,800 feet of climbing. Dateline: Malibu, CA, June 22, 2013 A large pack of … Continue reading

Yarnell Pass

Yarnell Pass, up and back from Congress, AZ to Yarnell, AZ. The pass is roughly 8.5 miles from the intersection of Hwys 71 and 89, to the outskirts of Yarnell. 1,900 feet of climbing, with a steady 4-6% grade most … Continue reading

Clint’s Well Century

A out-and-back ride from Flagstaff, AZ to Happy Jack Lodge, one mile north of Clint’s Well, along Lake Mary Road, with optional ride around Mormon Lake on the way out. I skipped the last mile or so on the way back, … Continue reading

Desert Classic 2013

ABC’s Desert Classic Century, 2013 edition. 102.5 miles (we goofed and had to backtrack at one point, adding some extra miles). Approximately 3,000 feet of climbing. April 27, 2013 It’s been a few years since I’ve done Arizona Bicycle Club’s … Continue reading