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

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

Legs feeling super

In the past few weeks, my legs have finally come around, feeling like they used to in the “old days.” I can actually climb hills again without feeling totally pathetic. In an experiment, I’ve done a lot of metric century … 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

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

Lucky Sevens Century

A mostly flat century, incorporating PMBC’s Lucky Sevens loop which goes past several casinos in the southern part of the city, hence the name. I’m a month behind schedule, but I finally completed my first century ride since the Triple … Continue reading

Heart of Arizona

Heart of Arizona ride (Hey! It does look like a heart!) in the, er, … heart of Arizona, which starts in Congress, AZ, some 60 miles northwest of Phoenix. Put on by the Bullshifter’s Club of Phoenix, this ride features … 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