Category Archives: Double Century

A new decade starts

Really, we’re into a new decade?  I guess so … 2020 … wow, it was just yesterday when they were concerned that the world would end due to Y2K.  Now really, did anyone really think the world would end?  Nature … Continue reading

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Finally a Weekend Off, and Doing the John Clare Memorial Solvang Double

For the first time in about 2 months, I finally was able to get a weekend off (not being on call, or attending to family related issues). This was the weekend to celebrate John Clare’s life (a highly popular double … Continue reading

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Volunteering for DMD 2018

My feeble goal of completing DMD (Devil’s Mountain Double) was squashed by all the cold and rain we had in March/April.  My knees were just not having it, even though I felt good last week on Primavera Century.  So instead, … Continue reading

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Probably the Lowest Mileage I’ve Had in a Month In a While

So February is over, and it is the shortest month of the year, with smaller number of days.  But that hasn’t stopped me in the past from piling up the miles.  Well, it’s odd, this time, I only got 369 … Continue reading

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Devil’s Mountain Double was Epic, but DNF’d

I finally got the courage to enter and ride Devil’s Mountain Double, despite the advertised 206 mile, 18,600 feet total elevation.  However, the result was a DNF, but it’s not that I am disappointed at this.  I am pretty happy … Continue reading

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Social Double Century Becomes an Adventure

A social double?  Well yes, that is possible, with the right, fun crowd.  This is an event I love to do not just because it is pretty, and not incredibly, but it’s fun to reunite with my double friends from … Continue reading

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What Type of Rider Am I

I’ve found a great circle of cycling friends on Google+, with a large variety of different styles, from highly functional commuters, to racers, climbers, cyclocross, to long distance century and double century riding, and even randoneurs.  So that got me … Continue reading

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2011 Grand Tour Party on Wheels

My fourth double of the year is the Grand Tour.  This is one of my favorites (mostly for personal reasons, as a lot of  my friends are riding this).  Plus, as an added bonus, my friend Steve, is doing the … Continue reading

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Davis Double – No Ice Socks Needed Today

The third double of the year for me is Davis.  This is one double that I attempted a couple of years ago, and had to DNF (did not finish), due to heat exhaustion.  This year, with all the rains, the … Continue reading

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Solvang, Another Brutal Double

Solvang is the second double century on my schedule, and I was really looking forward to this.  After Camino Real, I felt I wasn’t really prepared for that, so I really trained, doing two centuries (hilly ones), and I even … Continue reading

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