Tag Archives: Challenge

Latigo Canyon – a New Year’s ride

Originally I declined to participate in a ride for Monday, January 2nd with my good friend @roadchickie, which was to take place somewhere in Santa Clarita. My mind was elsewhere, but once I realized that everyone was still on a … Continue reading

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Not Los Flores Canyon again??

Since I received a message from @M2Tiguy in his best Schwarzenegger imitation (he is a natural at that) stating: “WE WILL RIDE HILLS, NO WHINING!!! – YOU CHOOSE!!” – I figured, what the heck, it may as well be my nemesis Los … Continue reading

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High Sierra Fall Century

The highlight for me for this trip was the fact that I would ride the Eastern Sierra Fall Century, something that was greatly in doubt when I had my heart attack in June. For me this Century ride was very special, sort of a personal celebration of life ride. Continue reading

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Riding Mt. Baldy when the legs stay at home

I knew going into this ride that it would test me as it throws 6400′ feet of climbing at you on about 35 miles of up (the entire loop is 62 miles). I have not ridden a serious climbing challenge in several months, and my expectation was that I would hurt and be slow, but, I would finish the ride. Continue reading

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The hills are calling

The hills are calling – I’ve got to get this body back in shape. Continue reading

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Tomorrow is a big day

Finally – the day I have been waiting for has arrived. Tomorrow I will have a cardiac stress test in a very controlled environment. I really am looking forward to it, because my biggest hope is that the results are good, and that would translate into a significant reductions of medication I am on since my heart attack.
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Century rides are awesome

The last several weeks just flew by me. I am still getting used to my new schedule and am not quiet in control of my own time yet with my new job, but, that will come in time. For the … Continue reading

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