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

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

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

Unfinished business in Death Valley

Here’s my report of the Death Valley Double Century. Whew! That was one tough ride. I’m sorry to say I didn’t finish. But still, it was a great day – any day upright on the bike is a great day. … Continue reading

Death Valley at bat, Solvang on deck

In another bout of insanity, this week I signed up for the Solvang Double, scheduled for March 27th, just three weeks after the Death Valley Double this Saturday. If all goes well, by the end of the month I’ll have … Continue reading

Restless body syndrome

I recently attended the first in a series of classes on yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique otherwise known as “yogic sleep.” Taking these classes seemed like a good idea at the time — who doesn’t need to “learn how to relax?” … Continue reading

Frodo goes for a ride

The Two Towers Century, looping from 52nd St & Doubletree in Paradise Valley. It’s a 134 mile loop, with 5000 ft of climbing. Saturday, January 16, 2010 I click into the pedals, coasting down the block and rounding the corner, turning east into … Continue reading

Gulp, I’ve gone and done it

Don’t know what got into me, but I signed up for the Death Valley Double Century, slated for Mar 6, 2010, a ride put on by AdventureCORPS. Now I’m having a bit of buyer’s remorse. Gulp! What have I done? … Continue reading