May 19, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

48 miles – Total so far: 1151 miles

What a superior day! Another early rise to beat the heat! Left Superior, Arizona around 6:30 am amidst fairly cool weather. I immediately started a single climb out of the small town, which honestly, I thought would be worse than it actually turned out to be. After that cli...

May 17, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

31 miles – Total so far: 1103 miles

Today was difficult.

The setting for today’s ride was something out of the Old West. The ride started where yesterday’s ended, at the Apache Gold Hotel and Casino in the San Carlos Apache Indian reservation. Heading West into Globe, Arizona, I was greeted by a town of a...

May 16, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

71 miles – Total so far: 1072 miles

Today was difficult.

I had a feeling from the beginning it would be tough, and unfortunately, I was right. I glanced at the hour-by-hour weather forecast last night, and saw that the Westerly winds were going to be a problem early, and they were going to get worse throu...

May 14, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

35 miles – Total so far: 1001 miles

Left Three Way Arizona at a decent hour and was immediately greeted by a tough climb up Mt. Guthrie. After cresting that particular climb, much of the rest of the ride was a gentle downhill into high desert country. Most of today’s ride could be characterized as desert-like...

May 13, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

45 miles – Total so far: 966 miles

I will keep my writings short tonight, and let the pictures do most of the talking. The first 15 miles West of Buckhorn were nice and almost relaxing, with sweeping, seemingly endless grasslands and rolling hills. My, how the next 15 miles changed! Moving back into the Gila...

May 13, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

39 miles – Total so far: 921 miles

Today was sort of a rest day. Woke up this morning seriously drained from yesterday’s ride out of the mountains. The plan was to go the relatively short distance (39 miles) from Silver City to Buckhorn, which is at the Western edge of the state line that New Mexico shares wi...

May 13, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

49 miles – Total so far: 882 miles

Emory Pass, at 8,228 feet above sea level, was the goal. It took me two hours, eight miles, and a 2,000 ft climb to reach it. Grades of 4-11% dominated the first part of the ride, up the Black Mountains. At this first destination, the wind howled and the temperature dro...

May 13, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

31 miles – Total so far: 833 miles

My friend Dan Domagala tells me that climbing presents us with an opportunity to build character. Please also note that Dan is an avid cyclist who lives in Colorado and really has no other option but to climb. Given that today and tomorrow’s ride builds up to and ultima...

May 10, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

46 miles – Total so far: 802 miles

Left the campground not quite as early, given a shorter ride today, and the fact that the wind forecast was not expected to be in my face. Today was a semi-rest day (46 miles), from one New Mexico state park to another New Mexico state park. The ride continued North right al...

May 8, 2013

My cycling journey around the American perimeter

55 miles – Total so far: 756 miles

Left the motel in El Paso at Dark Thirty. As usual out here, I wanted to get a head start on the prevailing westerly winds that kick up as the day wears on. Travelled first through the West side of El Paso. Very ritzy neighborhoods, but didn’t get to fully appreciate th...

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