Tag: photos

  • Southern-style Paris-Brest-Paris – there and back again

    There and back again – topocreator county map showing my outbound route to Clemson in blue and my return route to Birmingham in red. 17 counties traversed on the outbound route, 18 counties traversed on the return route. Click to enlarge and see detail and annotations. I just finished reading the Lord of the Rings […]

  • Palmarés Updated, 1993-2006

    1993 – After my first mountain bike race – the 1993 Cumberland Classic at Sewanee, TN. 6th in the juniors and 25th in the beginners (there were 100 people in the race!) I started this post earlier in the year when I decided to update my racing results dating all the way back to my […]

  • Lakeshore Trail and Vulcan Trail with the kids

    I needed to have some work done on my mountain bike in preparation for Leadville – so I thought I would throw the kids bikes in the car and have a little fun on the Lakeshore Trail and the Vulcan Trail. Into the car went both the kids bikes, my mountain bike, and my road […]

  • Loving where you ride

    My friend and teammate Jacob Tubbs sent me this link to a Fat Cyclist post from earlier this week: http://www.fatcyclist.com/2012/07/30/how-climby-is-your-climbiest-ride/. Even though it was a contest with a specific set of rules, what I got out of the post was that the Fat Cyclist really loves riding where he lives and was wondering if other […]

  • Rapha Rising Climbing Competition – Days 4, 5, 6

    It’s 4AM – time to start my longest ride ever. At midnight, celebrating with @beautifulwife the end of a very long day of riding. Wednesday – Day 4 – 249 miles, 42,200 feet of climbing These two pictures above bookend my longest ride ever with the most climbing ever. Getting up at 4AM and then […]

  • Out west – day 13 – Barn Burner 104 MTB race

    Me and Josiah immediately after the finish Great race today at the Barn Burner just outside of Flagstaff, AZ. This was by far the hardest race I have ever done – 104 miles of double track forest roads – some very bumpy, some very sandy, some very crazy, all of it a whole lot of […]

  • Spring climbing

    After yesterday’s long climbs in Huntsville, today was a different style of climbing – numerous short, steep climbs. Check out the iBike gradient graph: Numerous climbs – click to enlarge and count the changes in gradient from up to down and then post in the comments how many “hills” there are. I don’t have time […]

  • Shades Mountain and Red Mountain climbing

    Annotated view of the Big Momma (West Oxmoor Rd) climb Fun, hard ride today. I didn’t have any particular goal in mind other than steady tempo climbing for most of the ride and a KOM attempt on the West Oxmoor Rd climb (Big Momma). Big Momma is a moderately steep climb that starts out really […]

  • Southern Cross Weekend Wrap-up

    Panoramic view from a grassy knoll just below the summit of Brasstown Bald – the highest point in Georgia at just under 4800′ Wrapping up a wonderful weekend of riding, racing, and climbing in the beautiful North Georgia mountains outside of Dahlonega that included the Southern Cross Ultracross race, I headed out for one last […]

  • Cheaha weekend wrap-up

    While Kristine finished up her work yesterday at Fort McClellan, I biked home to Birmingham from our hotel in Oxford by way of Mount Cheaha. I climbed Cheaha three different ways — including a new Cat 2 climb starting at the low point on the Adam’s Gap side and climbing all the way to the […]