California Triple Crown Series - Double Century Rides / Training
Well for those of you doing double rides, lets use this thread as a way to communicate, organize and share the rides through the year. I did a similar thread for the KOM and last year for the Triple Crown. This also helps create motivation, I wouldn't have ridden eastern Sierra Double (ESD) last year if Vic didn't convince me, and boy was it worth it. Anyhow I only got 4 doubles in and I missed White Mountain Double (WMD) before my car encounter :(.
Anyhow I am back on a new bike (carbon this time) and getting back into shape. You got to ride centuries to get ready for double centuries and my first one up is Tour de Palm Springs. The doubles I plan on riding this year are: Joshua Tree, White Mountain, Eastern Sierra, Death Valley if it is available, Grand Tour, and Bass Lake. I want to complete the Thousand Mile Club. Hopefully I can volunteer for Solvang. I may also do Hemet since it is so close and cheap but there are other rides with better scenery at least it would get me into shape.
Anyone else interested? I know it is kind of a crazy undertaking to go from 100 miles to 200 miles but for those new beginners don't be afraid. When I did the King of the Mountain, Mulholland Challenge (120 miles 12,000ft) it took me almost 12 hours. A flat double will be close to the same time. The biggest advantage is new scenery!