Down the dog

Other than when I was out of commission due to shoulder injury, the past few months have been the longest dry spell I’ve had when it comes to riding. I’ve only been out on the bike a few times since last October … 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

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

Seven Springs Super Century

Seven Springs Super Century – End of Pavement on Seven Springs Road to Tempe (Mill Ave and Baseline) loop. Approximately 5,700 feet of climbing. 6:15 am – 6:30 pm. Whew! That was one tough ride I did yesterday. I rode … Continue reading

Reverse Triple Bypass Ride in July?

This year, the folks at Team Evergreen have added an extra day to their annual July Triple Bypass ride in Colorado. The usual Saturday route goes west from Evergreen to Avon (just west of Vail), but this year, on Sunday, … Continue reading

If at first you don’t succeed

Try Death Valley again. I thought so … Signed up for the Spring Death Valley Double Century yesterday, put on by AdventureCorps. I’ve had this ride on my mind ever since I wasn’t able to finish last time. My only problems … Continue reading