My Century Ride Log

High Sierra Fall Century (supported) – September 11, 2010

Location: High Sierras, Mammoth to Mono Lake to Benton to Whitmoor
Distance: 95 m
Elevation Gain: 5670 ft
Time: 7h 14m
Weather: beautiful – very cold to start (31°F) and as the day progressed into low 70’s
Comment: Amazing ride through the Eastern Sierra mountains with challenging climbs with grades in excess of 12%
Other: Garmin Ride Data

SM Mountain and Coastal Century (unsupported) – June 12, 2010

Location: Newbury Park (CA) loop via Westlake, Santa Monica Mountains, Camarillo & Moorpark
Distance: 103.3 m
Elevation Gain: 5915 ft
Time: 7h 20m
Weather: beautiful – hot and sunny in Hidden Valley, cool and overcast at the coast
Comment: Great ride through the Santa Monica mountains with challenging climbs with grades in excess of 16%
Other: Garmin Ride Data

Conejo Century (organized) – May 8, 2010

Location: Newbury Park (CA) loop via Westlake, Santa Monica Mountains, Camarillo & Moorpark
Distance: 102.3 m
Elevation Gain: 6625 ft
Time: 6h 17m
Weather: beautiful – hot and sunny to finish
Comment: Great ride through the Santa Monica mountains with challenging climbs with grades in excess of 12%
Other: detailed ride report

Gold Coast Ride for Adult Literacy (supported) – April 17, 2009

Location: Ventura, CA
Distance: 103.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 4383 ft
Time: 6h 38m
Weather: chilly morning with variable sunny stretches through the day, mostly arm warmer weather
Comment: Beautiful route meandering through the foothills and touching the coastal region several times. At 103 miles and roughly 4400 feet elevation gain, this is a fairly easy century. The route is very well marked, SAG support is good, the organizers (Rotary Club) are very appreciative and really try extremely hard to please and support the riders. Rest stops have all the essentials to refuel without the frills. A worthwhile cause, an amazingly beautiful route and caring volunteers make this a great Century ride.

Other: Garmin Ride Data

Port Hueneme (unsupported) – Jan. 16, 2009

Location: Brentwood, CA
Distance: 100.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 3036 ft
Time: 6h 22m
Weather: sunny but brisk and windy Southern California winter day
Comment: this is a relatively flat ride up the coast from Brentwood/Santa Monica to Port Hueneme, just south of Oxnard. The ride is a straight out and in, with the exception of a detour to Playa del Rey on the way back to get the mileage. An all around good long distance training route.
Other: detailed ride report can be found here

Coastal Century Ride (unsupported) – Oct. 17, 2009

Location: Malibu, CA
Distance: 106 miles
Elevation Gain: 2999 ft
Time: 6h 20m
Weather: gorgeous Southern California Day all day
Comment: this ride starts out about 30 miles north of Santa Monica at Neptun’s Nest restaurant and winds its way up the coast, through Ventura, then up to Lake Casitas and back. The rides goes through rolling terrain for the most part, with the exception of the climb towards Casitas pass, which has an average 8% grade, with the occasional double digit incline for good measure.
Other: detailed ride report can be found here

Eastern Sierra Fall Century (organized) – Sept. 12, 2009

Location: Eastern Sierra Mountain range near Mammoth Lakes, CA
Distance: 95.6 m
Elevation Gain: 5597  feet
Time: 6h 56m
Weather: from beautiful to thunder storms
Comment: detailed ride report
Other: this is a high altitude ride with most of the route between 6000 to 8500 feet elevation

Ventura/Santa Barbara Century (unsupported) – July 11, 2009

Location: Ventura via Hollister through SB return via Carpenteria, CA
Distance: 101.2 m (completed distance 44 miles)
Elevation Gain: 3220 feet
Time: incomplete – accident
Weather: beautiful
Comment: detailed ride report about the accident at mile 22
Other:

Malibu Century (unsupported) – June 13, 2009

Location: Neptun’s Nest in Malibu, CA via PCH to Carpenteria and back
Distance: 98.9 m (completed distance 67.2)
Elevation Gain: 1600 ft
Time: incomplete
Weather: cool and foggy to start – beautiful and sunny mid day
Comment: this was an unsupported century ride with a group of friends – the ride turned unexpectedly very challenging and I did not complete
Other: detailed ride report

Conejo Century (organized) – May 9, 2009

Location: Newbury Park (CA) loop via Westlake, Santa Monica Mountains, Camarillo & Moorpark
Distance: 101.7 m
Elevation Gain: 6000 ft
Time: 6h 26m
Weather: cool and foggy to start – hot and sunny to finish
Comment: my most challenging ride thus far, there are sections with grades in excess of 12%
Other: detailed ride report

Solvang Century (organized) – March 14, 2009

Location: Solvang, CA loop via Lompoc, Santa Maria, Sisquoc and Los Olivos
Distance: 100.8 m
Elevation gain: 4937 ft
Time: 6h 58m
Weather: cold, low to mid 40’s (F) all day, winds avg. 12 mph with gusts to 25 mph
Comment: challenging ride, most of the climbing comes between mile 80 and the finish. Wonderful route through some great country side, roads are rough though. Ride is very well supported and definitely worth while doing.
Other: detailed ride report

Amtrak Century (organized) – September 6, 2008

Location: Irvine, CA to San Diego, CA along the Pacific Coast
Distance: 101.9 miles
Elevation gain: 4649 ft
Time: 6h 11m
Weather: mid 60’s (F), sunny, no wind
Comment: a perfect first Century ride, well supported and a beautiful route

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