Category: Tour Divide
Finishing Florida (and Mississippi)
I started this post in February of this year right after what turned out to be a ridiculously cold ride in Mississippi to finish off the last counties I needed to have ridden in all the counties in the state. The ride started out cold in the mid 20s for nearly the first 100 miles […]
Ride4Gabe 5.0 – Hoover, AL to Durango, CO
Photos! I have a ton of them from the trip. You can quickly scroll through the thumbnails and see some of my captions on my pickuta website by clicking on the link below: https://pickuta.com/album/226 BACKGROUND – RIDE 4 GABE v1, v2, v3, and v4 I met Gabe Griffin and his family back in 2014 during […]
Three Rivers Way plus the Cheaha Challenge Ultra
Buckle in folks. This one is going to be long. Some quick background first: Kim Murrell is a well respected mastermind behind a number of bikepacking routes all over the southeast. She coordinates the grand depart for the Three Rivers Way bikepacking race each May. A lot of times this conflicts with the Cheaha Challenge, […]
Skyway Epic 2021
I ended up writing up about the skyway epic just on Strava, so here is a belated copy and paste of the race report … plus a pic of my favorite view in Alabama below. Enjoy! Where to even begin … this was such a great race as always. Super honored to race against the […]
One to go, one to go, one to go!
UPDATE 3/20/21! After I started writing this blog, I hit lifetime eddington 200 today on my ride to the NICA race pre-ride, but when I first started writing the blog a couple weeks ago, I still had “one to go”. One of my most successful racing disciplines was criteriums. I could use strategy and positioning […]
Completing the 2020 Rapha Festive 500 in a single ride!
“Quick” 500km ride in Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to pick up eight new-to-me counties.
Cross Florida ITT – the Spanish All Saints 2020 edition
Quick summary Distance: 546 mi (including 15 mi ride to start), 1007 mi (including 451 mi ride back to start) Climbing: 8967 ft Time: 2 days, 11 hours, 46 minutes (Mon, 12/7/20 5:24am to Wed, 12/9/20 5:10pm) Speed: Overall average (9.1mph), Moving speed (11.0mph), Total stoppage time (10 hours) Sleep: ZERO – I stopped at […]
“We ride at midnight” – TNGA and CRAAM 2020
One of my favorite songs on the Hamilton soundtrack is “Right Hand Man”, which introduces General George Washington. In that song it talks about the long odds the Americans face in revolution and how Washington needs someone to help him organize and strategize, which ends up being Hamilton. There is an off-beat line towards the […]
Mini Tour of the Southeast
TLDR – quick stats and map Day 1: YELLOW – the Alabama Skyway – 273.51mi. (22,838ft) Day 2: BLUE – the Cohutta – 177.57mi. (19,836ft) Day 3: RED – the Memories – 177.20mi. (19,344ft) Day 4: ORANGE – the Counties – 256.04mi. (16,388ft) Day 5: PURPLE – the Home Sweet Home – 173.77mi. (14,639ft) Total: […]