Tag: photos

  • Exploring, climbing, riding the Oxford-Jacksonville ridge line

    Riding today was easily the most fun I’ve had on the bike in four or five years. Considering how much I love to ride all the time, that really is saying a lot about my ride today. I guess the thing that strikes me the most is how many times I was just flat out […]

  • Red Mountain 1200s – revisited

    After riding out to see firsthand yesterday’s tornado damage, I decided to go climb my favorite spots on Red Mountain that have an elevation greater than 1200ft because I spent a lot of time yesterday looking at the topo maps of the far northern end of Red Mountain near Chalkville and Clay. I call all […]

  • Adventures riding in the cold northland

    Wisconsin Divide, a set on Flickr. We had an inch and a half of new snow last night so today’s ride was again on the mountain bike. The snow is perfect depth and texture for good riding as I discovered today since the road to the ski resort was completely covered all the way back […]

  • Sunday Adventure

    Summary Wow, what a great adventure yesterday was! We had tickets for the Andrew Peterson Christmas concert “Behold the Lamb” last night at the Ryman Center in Nashville and went on a fun double date with my cousins in Nashville. I left right after my daughter sang in a trio at Lakeside in the morning […]

  • Thankful for mostly traffic free roads

    An annual tradition for me for the past three years (including this year) has been to incorporate some of the more busy roads around Birmingham into a Thanksgiving morning ride since there is relatively little traffic out on the roads on this holiday. This year I hit all four US highways that run through Birmingham […]

  • Mount Cheaha Revisited 4.25x

    Awesome ride today doing hill repeats out on Mount Cheaha. I managed to climb it 4.25 times (yes I turned around about a quarter of the way up to restart the climb from state highway 49 when I was not happy with how the climb was going … just a number of random things interrupting […]

  • 2011 End of the Season Epic

    Me at the turnaround point on the ride – the highest point on the blue ridge parkway 2011 End of the season epic ride – route with categorized climbs labeled 2011 End of the season epic ride elevation profile Quick summary Awesome ride. I was aiming for about 9 hours on this ride (wall-clock time), […]

  • Tropical Storm Lee flooding photos

    Yesterday, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee blew right through Birmingham transitioning into what our local forecaster, James Spann, called “the perfect storm” as it turned into an extratropical storm when it collided with a low pressure system just north of us. We ended up with almost 8 inches of rain and some pretty amazing […]

  • Gwinnett Center Criterium (Day 2 – Georgia Cycling Gran Prix)

    Quick summary – my teammate Justin Bynum won the Cat 3 race from a four-man break. He looked strong all race! My race was cancelled due to a thunderstorm with nearly constant lightning. Also, I’ve posted pictures below from Justin’s race and from yesterday’s Road Atlanta race.

  • 2011 Tour of America’s Dairyland Summary

    What a great race series the 2011 Tour of America’s Dairyland was. I’m already looking forward to next year. This year featured 9 criteriums, 1 road race, and 1 time trial. The criteriums were a mix of hilly technical courses and flat, fast courses. This was my first time to race more than six days […]