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

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

Fall Death Valley Double 2012

The Fall Death Valley Double Century Route, starting at Furnace Creek, going out to Stovepipe Wells, then on up to Scotty’s Castle, and then north/northeast to Hwy 95 in Nevada for the turn around point, returning to Scotty’s Castle, then … Continue reading

A fun day of suffering on the 2011 Triple Bypass

The east-bound version of the Triple Bypass on Sunday, going from Avon to Evergreen, CO, just outside of Denver. Roughly 120 miles with 10,300 feet of climbing. This year, there were 3,500 riders on the west-bound Saturday ride, and 1,900 … Continue reading

A grand time on the Grand Tour Double

The Grand Tour Double, Lowland Route, 2011 edition, put on by the L.A. Wheelman Club, touted as America’s oldest double century. The Lowland Route, pictured here, goes from Malibu, (starting right across from Pepperdine University), and makes its way along the Pacific … Continue reading

Davis Double 2011

Another double century under my belt, this time the Davis Double. With the exception of a sore back, all went well. While apparently in previous years the riders suffered mightily under stifling heat, this year, the weather was as good … Continue reading

South Mountain 4×4

South Mountain 4×4 – To the towers 4 times followed by San Juan Point 4 times, plus occasional forays back to the ranger station for food and water.  (We should have parked our trucks at San Juan Junction. Doh!) 8,100+ … Continue reading

Hemet Double 2011 Report

April 16, 2011 — A magical day on the Hemet Double Well, that was one fine ride I just completed: the Hemet Double Century in Hemet, CA. I had a magical day, feeling good the whole way. My legs seemed … Continue reading

Death Valley conquers me, again

Map of the Death Valley Century route — an out and back. I only completed 85 miles, with roughly 3,700 feet of climbing, according to the GPS. February 26, 2011. An epic day in Death Valley “This is just an … Continue reading