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Performance Group Ride (Tough Climbs!) – October 6, 2016

Today was one of the toughest rides I’ve done, “Hills of the Foothills.” Just 28 miles, but about 3000 feet of climbing according to my Strava data.  The ride was led by Carolyn Audilet, Race Director and Owner of Race Arizona LLC. Nine women attended – all str
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San Diego Century Ride – May 21, 2016

On Saturday, May 21, I joined about 1500 other cyclists to ride the 105 mile San Diego Century. Sent out in small groups, we started from MiraCosta College in Encinitas shortly after 6am. We first headed N/NW to San Marcos and Escondido, then S/SE through Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks
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Mt. Lemmon Training Ride to Summerhaven – May 3, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, I rode with two friends from Le Buzz Cafe to Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon. Round trip was 59.2 miles, with 7022 feet total elevation climb. Great weather – temperature at the top was in the 60s, while it was in the 90s below in Tucson when we returned. We stopped
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Mt. Lemmon Training – Spring 2016

In preparation for the San Diego Century Ride on May 21, 2016, I started leading GABA training rides on Mt. Lemmon on March 1. Over the course of 10 weeks, we add a couple miles to our climb each week, eventually reaching the town of Summerhaven (elevation 7800 feet) on May 3. At mile
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Birthday Brew Ride – January 16, 2015

I hosted my 2nd annual Birthday Brew Ride on Saturday, January 16. We had 15 cyclists on our 63 mile, social-paced, ride along The Loop. We started from Dragoon Brewing Company at 9:30 am and rode The Loop clock-wise, with our first stop at Morris K. Udall Park for bagels and coffee,
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The 33rd El Tour de Tucson – November 21, 2015

I completed the 104 mile Tucson Medical Center 33rd El Tour de Tucson, which was held on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  Our group of eight (7 men and me) met at the starting line at 4:30am, and tried to keep warm while waiting for the 7am start. We were only able to ride together the f
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GABA Silverbell Century – November 8, 2015

Another epic ride completed yesterday – GABA Silverbell Century! Just short of a hundred miles – 98.9 by my Strava app. It was a lot tougher than the Tumacacori Century three weeks ago – the last half was into fairly strong SSE head winds. I was riding with a group o
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GABA Tumacacori Century, October 18, 2015

I completed my first 100 mile ride yesterday – GABA (Great Arizona Bicycling Association) Tumacacori Century! It went much better than expected, given that my longest ride this year was 75 miles last weekend, and I felt that was much harder than this ride. Riding in a well organ
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El Tour de Tucson training, September 2015

I’ll be stepping up my training over the next couple of months, in preparation for El Tour de Tucson 2015. Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide,
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GABA Ride – Tucson Mountains

On Saturday, June 6, I led a ride with 12 other members of the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association up A Mountain, and then climbed Trails End and El Camino Del Cerro. It was a 50 mile ride, with about 2250 feet total climb. For map and elevation profile http://ridewithgps.com/routes
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