Monthly Archives: March 2013

Day 28 I get up I get down The battle of Ascent VS Descent

Day 28 was the battle of the hills.  Would I ascend or descend more.  All the grades were just too steep for an old guy like me to use high gear up or down.  It was a slow slog up … Continue reading

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Day 27 Climb to Silver City

Day 27 was started 10 degrees warmer than yesterday at 44 degrees.  I checked with knucklehead to see if he was on board with the route.  The dashboard of the GPS looked completely different.  The words were in some other … Continue reading

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Days 25 (Climbing) and 26 (Wind)

Day 25 a tale of two rides. Tale of the first ride. Day 25 started out at the top of the bell about 4600 feet and quickly began to descent rapidly. The sign said 7% grade use low gear. So … Continue reading

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Day 24(20 riding) One half of the Bell Curve

We spent our layover day on day 23 with Phyllis and Mike who graciously delivered my spare tires and tubes.  We went to 3 places in Globe in search of quality beer.  Best I could find was Fat Tire on … Continue reading

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Day 22 (day 19 riding) Better than expected.

Managed to get up a little earlier than usual expecting high winds later in the day.  Drove 17 miles east of camp to pick up where I left off.  The day started off with rolling hills for the first 12 … Continue reading

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Day 21 (day 18 riding) Recovery Test

Day 21 was a test day to see how well I recovered from my climbing.  My legs were a little stiff and weak but no real pain.  I started descending where I left off a several miles west of  Miami. … Continue reading

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Day 20 (Day 17 riding) Where’s the traffic lights when you need them?

Day 20 delivered on the promised climbing.  It was  physically my hardest day yet.  I rode from 7 miles east of Tempe, to 5 miles west of Miami all on route 60.  The first 11 miles I was able to push … Continue reading

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