2003 Devil Mountain Double Ride Report

Saturday, April 26 in San Ramon, California See also my photo album from this ride Prologue: I was quite apprehensive about this ride, as at 205mi and 20,000′ of climbing, it would be by far the most difficult ride I’ve ever attempted, plus its really early in the season. My fears were not tempered by the…

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2003 Terrible Two Ride Report

Saturday, June 28 in Santa Rosa, California: See also my photo album from this ride. I started (along with 250+ of my closest cycling buddies – the largest mass-start I’ve participated in by far!) at 5:30 after we received a safety lecture from the ride organizer. He reminded us that our field was larger than the…

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2003 Climb to Kaiser Ride Report

Adam likes to ride It fills his big head with pride Justify fried food – Sarah Saturday, 25 July – Clovis, California: (See also my photo album from this ride) The Climb to Kaiser. Reportedly one of the 10 toughest one-day cycling events in the country. This coupled with my lack of success with the…

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2002 Top Hat Classic Ride Report

Saturday, April 27 in Pleasanton, California I had been planning on riding the Devil Mountain Double Century this day, but due to a tendon injury at the Solvang Double, I hadn’t been able to do enough training, and so I signed up for this ride instead. This would be my third Top Hat Classic, having ridden…

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2002 Tierra Bella 65k Ride Report

Saturday, April 13 in Gilroy, California: I woke up much earlier than I wanted to at 6:45, & headed down to Gilroy. It took about an hour to get to Gavilan College, and once there I geared up, stretched, and went and checked in. Denise & Ralph arrived shortly after me, and after checking in, we…

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2002 Primavera Century Ride Report

Sunday, April 21 in Union City, California: My alarm rudely interrupted my sleep at 5:45, I got up, chugged down a bottle of Spiz, suited up, and rode off to the ride start at Logan High School in Union City at 6:20. The Primavera Century is the only Bay Area century that’s close enough to…

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2002 Solvang Double Century Ride Report

Saturday, March 23 in Solvang, California: Before the ride: I left Fremont at 11 on Friday morning after putting in a half day of work. Since I had plenty of time, I decided to drive down Highway 1 instead of 101. I hadn’t been on Highway 1 south of Monterey as an adult, and was…

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2002 Solvang Century Ride Report

Saturday, March 09 in Solvang, California: This was my first organized ride (and first century) of 2002, so of course, I was really looking forward to it! I did the50-mile route last year, which was pretty good, but the 100 was rumoured to be much nicer. On Friday at 11am, I left Fremont and drove…

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2001 Knoxville Double Century Ride Report

Saturday, September 29 in Vacaville, California: This ride was to be my third double century for 2001 (and my third double century ever, for that matter), the other two being Davis and the Grand Tour, and, if I finished it, completion of the California Triple Crown, and all of the bragging rights that confers I was pretty anxious…

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2001 Holstein Hundred Ride Report

Sunday, August 19 in Tomales, California: Catherine & I left at 3:45am (yikes!) to meet some of her fellow Sacramento Bike Hikers. After we all had congregated and loaded up our bikes, we headed out from Sacramento towards the ride start in Tomales at 4:30. There were 6 of us total, so 4 went in one…

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