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

I think I can’t

Many routes look harder than they really are. Driving up (or down) a mountain pass in your car, you might think there is no way you could ever ride that course on your bike. But you know what? I’ll bet … 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

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

Happy Valley Century

A mostly flat century ride covering both ends of Happy Valley Road, extending from 137th Ave in Peoria (end of Vistancia Boulevard) to 118th St (top of Happy Valley/Jomax in northeast Scottsdale). 107 miles and 3,000 ft of climbing, as … Continue reading

Fountain Hills Metric

Fountain Hills / Hills of Via Linda metric century hill climbing circuit, shown with start from Roadrunner Park (36th St & Cactus). 62 miles, approximately 3,500 ft of climbing. January 15, 2011 In preparation for the upcoming Death Valley Double, … 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

A great day on Mt Lemmon

Mt Lemmon, starting from Le Buzz (Safeway shopping center, Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy). Approx 6,700 ft climbing total, (5,900 ft to SummerHaven), according to my GPS. The climb up Catalina Highway to the top of Mt Lemmon, northeast of … Continue reading