Category Archives: Double Century

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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Camino Real Double … Or Butterflood Revisited?

This is one double that I will always remember … This was epic.  This was formerely the Butterfield Double (hence the reference to Butterflood).  The days leading up to this event had predicted massive amounts of rain.  Since I pre-paid … Continue reading

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California Triple Crown Schedule is Posted

Finally, now I can schedule my triple crown schedule. California Triple Crown Doubles Calendar Date Ride Name Polar Elevation Gain* Highlights 02/19/11 Camino Real Double 8,800 Ride the best of Orange, Riverside, and San Diego Counties. Kick off the New … Continue reading

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Bass Lake Double … Last Leg of My Triple Crown

I felt so good after completing Knoxville, that I decided to do Bass Lake Powerhouse Double, two weeks later.  Egad, 2 weeks?  Is that enough time?  Well, I figure Knoxville was a training ride for this …hahaha Donald and I … Continue reading

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I Gots the Double Century Bug

After completing an extremely tough and difficult Knoxville Double (well, it was for me at least … was a scant 12,500 feet climbing), one would think this would be the last for me for a while. Well, there’s something about … Continue reading

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Knoxville Double … Double #6 #30daysofbiking

I didn’t get much sleep the night before this ride.  Everything seemed to be in check … checked in before 6 pm, and finished dinner before 7 pm … so everything should be okay, right?  Well, for whatever reason, I … Continue reading

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Grand Tour … Not Everything Goes As Planned

I survived this year’s Grand Tour.  Don’t let the title deceive you, it was a great ride, and I feel great about the finish.  More patches to add to my ride collection … but to really tell the story of … Continue reading

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Doubles Not in My Plans … for now at least

I recently decided not to go for doubles anymore.  I just think the logistics of it is too difficult, and I just haven’t had any luck with them lately.  Last year, I DNF’d Davis Double at about mile 136.  This … Continue reading

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