Ride the Rockies 2005

Yes, the title says 2005, not 2015. Was just thinking the other day it’s been ten years since I did the Ride the Rockies tour. It was my first major cycling event. I just discovered yesterday that the 2015 version … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

New River / Tonto Hills Ultra Century

A 153 mile route, passing by Lake Pleasant, New River, Joy Ranch Rd, Spur Cross Ranch, Double Canyon Ranch, Carefree Towers / Tonto Hills, the climbs of Dynamite and Jomax, and the Hills of Via Linda. 6,000 feet of climbing … Continue reading

Where the pavement turns to sand

Carefree Highlands Double Metric – To the end of the pavement on Seven Springs Road, with an additional visit to the end of Fleming Springs Road (Double Canyon Ranch), and the flanks of the McDowell Mountains. 122 miles with over 5,400 feet … Continue reading

A fine morning on Scottsdale Mountain

Scottsdale Mountain / Hummingbird training loop. For a more detailed look at Scottsdale Mountain, see this mountain pose page. I gots to get some climbing in, if I want to have any chance of finishing Death Valley, so off I went … Continue reading