The Unforgettable Journey of Hoodoo 300

The Unforeseen Challenge Before The Race Less than a week before Hoodoo 300, I encountered an obstacle that would test my resilience and determination. Just five days prior to the race, my support crew, who happen to be my wife and son, fell ill with norovirus. It was a harrowing week, trying to balance taking […]

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Triumph Over Adversity: Overcoming Injury and Illness to Conquer the Eastern Sierra Double Century

In the realm of cycling, some stories are more about the journey than the destination, more about the fight than the victory. My journey through the 2023 edition of the Eastern Sierra Double Century is one such story, marked by trials, tribulations, and ultimately triumph. This was my third California Triple Crown double century of […]

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Solvang Spring Double Century (2023)

Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in the Solvang Spring Double Century, and it was an experience that I will never forget. My favorite part of the ride was the first hour or so, when the whole ride was ahead of me. There’s something truly exhilarating about setting out on a long-distance cycling journey, […]

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June Updates: Two Double Centuries, Re-Injury, and More

Time has been in short supply over the past few month, and as a result I have not posted here as often as I would like. It has been about a month since my last post, and a lot has happened since then. So, I am writing this “mega update” post to fill in some […]

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Mulholland Challenge

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, I completed the Mulholland Challenge, a 170-kilometer (106-mile) event that started in Agoura Hills, California, and traversed many of the iconic climbs of the Santa Monica Mountains, with over 3,700 meters (12,100+ feet) of climbing. This was my first “event” following my recovery from the Achilles tendonitis that I had […]

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Everesting Camp 9 (Part 1)

I signed up for Planet Ultra’s Everesting Challenge, which is running from April 2nd through April 29th this year. That’s 29 days to see how far I can climb. My (challenging, but highly unrealistic) goal for the month is to complete at least 29,035 meters (a metric Everest??), or 95,035 feet, during the month, excluding […]

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Santa Barbara Century #ridesb100

On October 23, 2021, I completed the Ride Santa Barbara 100 (100-mile route). This was my first century since I got back into cycling nearly a year ago (but not my first century). I selected this event to mark the “anniversary” of the beginning of my weight-loss journey and my return to cycling. After being […]

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