I did it. For real this time. I submitted to be a speaker for the next Ignite Phoenix. I submitted once before, but the name of the topic was rather lame: “Thank You”, and to be honest, I’m glad I wasn’t selected for it. That topic wasn’t actually a true, deep-seeded passion of mine. Instead,… Continue reading Hoping to Speak at Ignite Phoenix #11
Im currently planning my cycling events for the year and working to get back into better riding shape, now that the worst of the heat of the summer is starting to inch behind me. Im already registered for The Tour of the White Mountains (TOWM) and El Tour de Tucson (ETT). TOWM is October 3,… Continue reading Thinking on two wheels
Another crappy view. Chicken Point is off the Broken Arrow Trail. I was pretty much toast by the time I got here. Being off the mountain bike since February wasn’t a good idea, but with the 65 mile Tour of White Mountains on October 3 more saddle time is in order. For those curious, it… Continue reading Chicken Point Sedona: where the cool kids wish they were
We did the double-bypass on Sunday. The route starts by climbing up Windgate Pass from the Scottsdale side. At the top is this view, which is looking to the east. Unfortunately my saddle is blocking the view of 4 Peaks: After this climb, you head down the back side, then loop around and climb up… Continue reading The double-bypass
This is near the top of Sunrise Trail on the McDowells.
I’m just about to leave the office, pack up and head to our house in Pinetop for the weekend. This weekend, Epic Rides is having their annual Tour of the White Mountains. I rode the event last year, and am doing so again this year. Last year I pushed through 52 miles, and this year… Continue reading Heading to Ride the Tour of the White Mountains
Today we rode the Six Shooter Canyon trail from the top of Pinal Peak outside of Globe Arizona. The road from the bottom to the top is 14 miles long, so we shuttled the bikes to the top, to make the descent more enjoyable. Globe is at an elevation of 4500 feet, and is about… Continue reading Riding Photos from Six Shooter Canyon
We’ve rounded up some lights for Robert, Chris thinks he’s got a bead on some, mine are working as well as ever, and today we found our 4th rider. So we’re all set. Final obstacle is a team name. Not that that’s much of an obstacle. Whew! I’m pretty excited. Robert’s been night riding with… Continue reading 24 hrs in the Old Pueblo is a Go!
After going over the race with Robert, and to some extent Chris, we’ve found a stumbling block: lights. The type of light needed to compete in a 24 hr event has some fairly specific requirements. First, it needs to burn for 3 hrs on a charge. If it doesn’t burn for 3 hrs (say, only… Continue reading 24hrs in the Old Pueblo is in jeopardy