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road biking

Tour de Cure Finish!

March 14, 2011

Thank you to all who supported the Tour de Cure by donating to the cause. The team I rode with, Team University of Phoenix, raised $2,170. The team I celebrated with during the lunch party, Team Sugar Daddies, raised $1,020. In total the American Diabetes Association raised close to $300,000! It was a great day […]

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Tour de Cure Training

March 8, 2011

I’m not much of a trainer. I’m not much of an “event” rider. So I never train for anything, except my next ride. Following the advice of a good friend and extremely competent road racer (despite his rice crispy addiction), I headed out Saturday for a long hot “training” ride, to get time in the […]

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Tour de Cure

February 23, 2011

It’s official. I am registered to ride in the 2011 Tour de Cure fundraising ride for the American Diabetes Association. This will be my first organized road event ever (not counting the Varsity Triathlon that was a whopping 7 miles short). I’m looking forward to riding with friends and meeting new people out there. My […]

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Desperately Seeking Allen

February 12, 2011

It should have been a simple thing…a couple of friends meeting at South Mountain for a friendly ride up to the Towers. Throw in a borrowed bike with Look pedals that require a 8mm Allen wrench to remove and we were off to a non-existent start. I asked everyone in the lot if they had […]

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May 18, 2010

I wasn’t planning on writing anything about this ride. But my road buddy really wants me to tell the story of how I bonked on this ride. He thinks I need to share this experience with the world…to humble me…or something like that. So after a short hiatus from riding (off the bike for 16 […]

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Little Duke Loop

April 17, 2010

Little Duke Loop at EveryTrail For the record, I named this loop myself. I figure since I’m new to the road scene I can name my rides whatever I want and who cares if no one else knows what I’m talking about. From SE Gilbert all the way out to John Wayne Parkway via Hunt, […]

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El Tour de Phoenix Race Report

April 12, 2010

Submitted by Chris Anderson Chris finished in 40th place out of 1029 racers. That ‘aint too shabby. Chris is a good friend of mine (by “good” I mean as good as an obsessed mountain biker can be with an obsessed roadie… :). Now that I see what a supreme cyclist he is, I don’t feel […]

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The Tour de Payson Returns on Saturday, May 8

April 2, 2010

By Bob Beane What does Payson have in common with Paris-Roubaix, La Vuelta a Espana and Le Tour de France? Well, within 50 miles of riding in Payson you can (1) cross a ¼ mile dirt/cobbled section of road…twice, (2) ride a climb that will remind you of a Vuelta route in southern Spain and […]

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Wagon Wheel Rd

March 8, 2010

Queen Creek’s only hill. One mile long, 135 feet gain. I’m ready for Alpe d’Huez! It ends at the Skyline lot of San Tan Park. I rode it as far as I could. Then I rode it two more times. It’s the best I have from my door with only a couple of hours to […]

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SoMo Towers

January 21, 2010

For some reason the road has been calling me and the towers up on South Mountain were singing like Sirens to my ears. With a break in the weather yesterday, Big Red and I set out for my first road summit to the towers of South Mountain. I’ve ridden the road to Holbert on my […]

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