Tag: long ride

  • A good day to ride

    A good day to ride

    strava.app.link/zBMehMixhpb Good day to ride fast. We got Kate a new/used road bike. So we had to do a 27.8 mile break in ride around our neighborhood. I like this ride cause about 30 minutes in we stop at the local coffee shop For caffeine and cherry tarts. We also spend half the ride or […]

  • Day 5 : Hold onto yer butts

    Day 5 : Hold onto yer butts

    Bittersweet morning today. It was the last day of the ride which is exciting as we will be done riding soon. Which will be nice on our butts. On the other hand it means we will be done riding our bikes. Which means we have to go back to our normal lives. It was chilly […]

  • Day 4 : Hi, my name is wind

    Day 4 : Hi, my name is wind

    Today was the second shortest ride of the tour. 38 miles on highway 82 from Tombstone to Sonorita. The thinking was this might be a pretty nice day to ride with less elevation gain than either of the first two days. Then the wind forecasts started showing 30mph gusts for Tuesday then Wednesday and finally […]

  • Day3 : OK in Tombstone

    Day3 : OK in Tombstone

    Today marks the third and shortest riding day of the tour. Bisbee to Tombstone is just 24 miles. Sure there’s a hell of a climb out of Bisbee and another insane climb five miles from Tombstone but otherwise we got a massive descent. Initially we were thinking of taking the morning to chill in Bisbee […]

  • Day 1: aaaaand we’re off!

    Day 1: aaaaand we’re off!

    Here we go! It’s the first day of the Tour de Bisbee. Today we rode 55 miles from central Tucson southeast to Sonoita. We climbed over three thousand vertical feet and completed the ride in 7 hours with 5.5 hours in the saddle. We rolled out of Tucson about 10am and rode down Broadway to […]

  • Prologue: Dry Run Tucson

    Prologue: Dry Run Tucson

    We drove from Mancos to Tucson yesterday on a route that was new to me. Usually we drive through flagstaff and Phoenix on the way to Tucson. This time google recommended that we stay further East and go through sho lo and globe before hitting Tucson. The route was great. We only had to drive […]

  • Getting excited

    Getting excited

    It’s Thursday night and our week long ride starts in a few days. Tomorrow we work one last day before driving to Tucson Arizona on Saturday. I’m so excited for this trip it’s hard to sit still. The only real concern was my rear tire. It had been leaking air for a while but slowly. […]

  • Chicken Transfer : 10/100

    Chicken Transfer : 10/100

    Happy mothers day to all you mothers out there! Kate and I spent some time with my mom at their home in Durango. We brought some homemade chocolate treats that Kate made: buckeyes, peppermint patties, and orange truffles. Too maintain social distancing we sat outside and wore masks. Bike talk: The free-hub on my bike […]

  • Late post Saturday 2/100

    Late post Saturday 2/100

    Bike maintenance: If there are two things you need to maintain on your bike they are the tires and the chain: Tires need air. Most pumps have gauges and generally your tires will tell you what pressure they should be inflated to. You should check this before every ride. Proper tire inflation will ensure a […]

  • Sunday Ride – 3 hrs of riding

    Sunday Ride – 3 hrs of riding

    In a few religions Sunday is a day of rest. In the world of Roger’s cycling training Sunday is a big day of riding. While we aren’t going for crazy hard efforts like in intervals we are riding the longest and biggest ride of the week. There are a few reasons for this: 1) Its […]