And so it begins… The 2016 Tour Divide is ON!

Wow 5 years goes by fast! Can’t believe my last post was in August 2011. Lot of change in 5 years. New house, new job, sold the cabin, kid about to graduate from UofA and another about to start there. Time flies by so fast you occasionally have to sit down and look at your […]

    Score 1-2 on Mountain Bike events! or… Old guy who gets FAT in Summer!

    This weekend was the “Dirty Mogollon Mormon Madness 205k Permanent”, a ~130 mile mountain bike adventure that started in Clint’s Well, AZ (near Happy Jack) and took fire roads and OHV roads down to the Mogollon Rim before heading back up to AZ87 and crossing over to head up to Mormon Lake.  I’ve never done […]

      2011 Dawn til Dusk Mountain Bike Race – Turns out I’m not hardcore, who would’ve thunk it?

      Saturday, April 9th was the Dawn til Dusk Mountain Bike race just outside of Gallup, NM.  I previewed the course when I was visiting my dad over Christmas last year.  It’s a hard course.  It’s a 13 mile loop with almost 1700 feet of climbing.  One big climb at the beginning and a lot of […]

        2011 El Tour de Mesa!

        The start of the 2011 El Tour de Mesa

        I wasn’t planning to do El Tour de Mesa (name changed from “El Tour de Phoenix”) at the beginning of the year, but I attended the kickoff meeting for “Uphill into the Wind” a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of Bob Griffiths.  Uphill […]

          There and back again – 600k Brevet, Casa Grande to Tombstone

          Super Randonnuer!  This past weekend Leonard Zito and I completed the fourth brevet in a set of four and are now qualified to ride in the longest running cycling event in history — Paris Brest Paris!  Randonnuer’s USA’s description of PBP:

          First run in 1891, the 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris, or “PBP” as it is commonly called, […]

            I’m BAAaack!!

            Wow, has it really been over a year since I’ve posted anything??  Man time flies!  I did have a bit of technical difficulty, but certainly should have fixed it sooner than I did. In my last post (from Feb 2010(!)) I mentioned that 2010 would be a year of cross training and down time.  That’s […]

              Slackin’ again…

              Ok, to I haven’t been updating this site in a while and I haven’t been posting anything on examiner.com, so what’s up??? I’ve actually been pretty busy, but haven’t gotten around to posting any updates. For the “off” season I’ve … […]

                Tucson Marathon

                Annette and I had a great time at the Las Vegas Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon, but doing that the weekend before the Tucson FULL marathon wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had!  Nor was going to a “standing room only” concert at the Realto Theatre in Tucson on Thursday night.  Standing for 5+ hours […]

                  Las Vegas “Rock-n-Roll” 1/2 marathon

                  I'm in yellow and Annette is running next to me

                  On Sunday, December 6th Annette ran her first ½ marathon with “Team Challenge” in support of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America (it’s not too late to make a donation!) at the inaugural Las Vegas ½ marathon! I joined her to do it […]

                    McDowell Mountain Century

                    I was originally registered to do the Mount Lemmon 200k Brevet on Saturday, but changed my mind when I scheduled a business trip that would take me to Denver on Thursday, then Salt Lake City on Friday with a late night return flight to Phoenix the night before the event.  Luckily, there was another option […]