Century a Month Club = ride suggestions and discussion
WE WILL MAKE A LIST OF ALL THE RIDES WE LIKE AND I WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THE ORIGINAL LIST AS PEOPLE SUGGEST RIDES. THEN IF EVERYONE OR THE MAJORITY AGREES - WE WILL DO THAT RIDE :thumb:
December 31 - January 1, 2009 -- New Year's Revolution = GOODYEAR, AZ
Jan 11: Casa Grande Century Ride = CHANDLER, AZ
Jan 17: Stagecoach Century Ride = OCOTILLO, CA
Feb 14: Tour de Palm Springs Century = PALM SPRINGS, CA
Feb 21: Camino Real Double Century = ANAHEIM HILLS, CA
Feb 28: Mardi Gras Century = VENTURA, CA
February 28, 2009 -- Zion Country Century
Feb 28: Death Valley Century-Furnace Creek
Mar 11: Mulholland Century = CALABASAS, CA
Mar 14: Solvang Century = SOLVANG, CA
Mar 14: Tour of the Borrego = BORREGO SPRINGS, CA
March 14-16, 2009 -- The Moab Skinny Tire Festival = MOAB, UTAH
Mar 14: Spring Metric Century (we add 35 miles )= ANAHEIM, CA
Mar 14: Tour de Sewer = BELL GARDENS, CA
Mar 28: Solvang Double Century = SOLVANG, CA
Mar 28: Redlands Bicycle Classic = REDLANDS, CA
Mar 28: Tour de St. George Spring Century = ST. GEORGE, UT
Apr 4: Spring Stagecoach Century = OCOTILLO, CA
Apr 11: Camp Laurel Aids Ride - SAN DIEGO, CA
Apr 16: Sea Otter Century = MONTEREY, CA
Apr 18: Hemet Century & Double Century = HEMET, CA
Apr 18: Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour Rides = GILROY, CA
Apr 25: Wildflower Century = ATASCADERO, CA
Apr 25: Alpine Challenge Century-Alpine = SAN DIEGO, CA
Apr 25: Tour de Summerlin (we add on 20 miles to make it a century) = SUMMERLIN, NV
April 25-26, 2009 -- Cactus Hugger Cycling Festival = ST. GEORGE, UT
May : Breathless Agony Century = REDLANDS, CA
May 2: Tour de Fire = LAS VEGAS, NV
May 3: Ghost Town Riders Century = TOOELE, UTAH
May 3: Delta Century = ACAMPO, CA
May 9: Cruisin the Conejo = THOUSAND OAKS, CA
May 16: San Diego Century = ENCINITAS, CA
May 16: Davis Double Century = DAVIS, CA
May 16: Cycle Salt Lake Century Ride = SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
May 17: The Foothill Century = SUNNYVALE, UTAH
May 23: Heartbreak Hundred & Double Century = LEBEC, CA
May 23: Great Western Bike Rides = PASO ROBLES, CA
May 30: Ojai Valley Century Rides = OJAI, CA
May 31: Sequoia Century = PALO ALTO, CA
May 31: America's Most Beautiful Ride = LAKE TAHOE, CA
May 31: Bikes for Kids w/ Dave Zabrinski ( we add on 38 ) = SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
June 1 -- America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride = LAKE TAHOE, CA
June 7 -- Little Red Riding Hood ( women only - sorry guys ) = WELLSVILLE, UTAH
June 7 -- Utah Summer Games Petroglyph Century = CEDAR CITY, UTAH
June 13: Canyon Classic Century = PATTERSON/MODESTO, CA
June 14: Tour de Nez = RENO, NV
June 20: Country Coast Classic = CAMBRIA, CA
June 20: Best of the Bay Century = ORINDA, CA
June 27: Grand Tour Centuries = MALIBU, CA
June 28-29 -- Bike MS: Harmon's Best Dam Bike Ride - CACHE VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS, UT
July 5: Three Harbors Tour = VENTURA, CA
July 10: Windmill Century = LOS ALAMOS, CA
July 17: Central Coast Century = AVILA BEACH, CA
Aug 2: Marina Century = MARIN, CA
Aug 15: 14th COOL BREEZE CENTURY = VENTURA, CA
August 16 -- Tour of Utah ( 15,000 VERTICAL FT ) PARK CITY, UT
August 23 -- Desperado Dual = PANGUITCH UTAH
Sept 5: Amtrak Century = IRVINE,CA
Sept 5: High Sierra Fall Century = MAMMOTH LAKES, CA
Sept 6: Tour de Tahoe = LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sept 19: Auburn Century Rides = AUBURN, CA
Sept 19: Tahoe Sierra Century = LAKE TAHOE, CA
September 19-21 -- Moab Century Tour = MOAB, UTAH
Sept 20: Tour for Woodside = WOODSIDE, CA
Sept 20: Grand Tour Lite Century = MALIBU, CA
Sept 26: Lighthouse Century = MORROW BAY, CA
Sept 26: Tour de Irwin = BARSTOW, CA
September 27 -- Heber Valley Olympic Century = HEBER VALLEY, UTAH
Oct. 3: Angeles Crest Century = FLINTRIDGE, CA
Oct. 3: Grizzly Century = NORTHFOLK, CA
Oct. 3: Harvest Ride = VENTURA, CA
Oct. 4: Five Counties Century = LAKE OF THE WOODS, CA
Oct. 4: Tour de Poway = NORTH SAN DIEGO, CA
Oct. 4: Surf City Century = SANTA CRUZ, CA
Oct. 4: Harvest Century Rides = UKIAH, CA
Oct. 17: Salton Sea Century = BORREGO SPRINGS, CA
Oct. 17: Foxy's Fall Century = DAVIS, CA
October 18 -- Tour de St. George = ST. GEORGE, UTAH
Oct. 24: Spooktacular Century = BAKERSFIELD, CA
Oct. 24: Fall Metric Century = REDLANDS, CA
October 25 -- RTC Viva Bike Vegas = LAS VEGAS, NV
Nov. 1: Solvang Prelude Rides = SOLVANG, CA
Nov. 1: Tour de Julian = JULIAN, CA
Nov. 7: Tour de Foothills = UPLAND, CA
Nov. 8: Autumn Century = SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Nov. 14: Solvang's Finest Century = SOLVANG, CA
So shellie? Cyn? anyone - any suggestions :) for a local January Century. Don't try and kill our newcomers either - or ME :)
Hola Homies!! This is Cyn from Vegas!!
Some of my favorite rides are those Garrett-Gang rides that are unofficial organized events. For the money we spend traveling and riding organized Century rides, I have grown to enjoy putting my cashola towards awesome ride with my homies....GARRETT STYLE!!
Here are a few rides that I would be interested in helping coordinate this year. They are all killer century rides plus.
1. Fixie Fisher and I are currently planning a ride to Nipton from Las Vegas sometime in January. Approx. 140 miles.
2. I have missed the Tour de Fire the last two years by no fault of my own...such as hitting a DEER on my bicycle two weeks before the event. I would like to do this ride in '09.
3. One of my favorite rides last year was climbing Angeles Crest w/ the Garrett's. I would like to go back and do this ride bottom-up, whether organized event or not.
4. I recently had the pleasure of riding Redlands CA. My host took me up to Jenks Lake past Forest and Angelus Oaks. As I understand, the route continues towards Big Bear and pretty certain this is the Breathless Agony ride in the KOM challenge.
5. I would like to see our local version of the Death Ride...which could easily be done by mapping out an H-Bomb of Mount Charleston, both Lee and Kyle Cyn and both sides of Deer Creek Pass. That would be a killer century ride.
Oh....and I have roll overs for doing the KOM in 2009. That damn mountain of rock jumped out at me on the Mulholland descent last year. So, put me down for:
May : Breathless Agony Century
May 23: Heartbreak Hundred
Add: April 11: Mulholland to your master list
Ok I am down for the Tour de Fire route --- yippee. That's a good one. No Angeles Crest til it warms up :(
Lets find a date and a secondary date in January.
I suggest January 4rd and January 25th.
I was wondering who the heck caporider was :) so Keith.... what's your take on the above days .... one is a saturday and the other a sunday ?
Caporider is one FAST dude....he has earned the nickname "Hammerhead". :-)
Our first local Century ride has been determined....Sat. Jan. 10. We are going to be doing a Nipton loop. The route is LVB - I15 - Nipton Exit to Searchlight. Miles approx. 140+ I know that may be a lot, but we are sic like that and have been aching to do this ride!Ride details will be posted everywhere!!! lol
My spring '09 will be busy with KOM, but but some tentative travel plans that would be great to do as a group and even a group campout:
Death Ride - July
Cool Breeze - August
Angeles Crest - October
November I hope to be doing HooDoo on a team (Fixie, Hollywood, Metro Shellie and myself). :-)
That's cool - But I need a modified version for those that cannot roll 140 miles :twitchy: So if you send it over -- I can subtract 39 miles :D
How about 126 miles?? It's only 26 more than 100!!! I mapped the route this morning. The route is St. Rose Pkwy to LVB - LVB out to Jean - Jump on the I15 to Nipton - Nipton Road to Searchlight -95N Back to Henderson. Elevation gain is only 5500 for this ride. :-)
The only place to cut out miles in this ride is eliminating the 20 city miles. Riders could start their ride at some determined place on LVB/St. Rose, but the return from Searchlight is thru BC back to Henderson with no alternate route. The only way to void those city miles is to have a car at each spot...making for a 106 mile ride. :)
This is definitely a great ride for those who like to just get out and pedal...as there are simply 5 turns in the route once you get out of town.
Hey everyone, I am interested in all rides. "Miles of Smiles".
Let me know when and where and I will do what I can to attend.:D
Nipton Loop tentatively scheduled for Jan. 10 is CANCELLED due to the bike lane being closed for two-years (thank you Caporider for your investigative work). So, we'll spin another century around the hood somewhere.
February: Jeffrey and I are wanting to ride Tour de Palm Springs. Any takers?
Add: January 11, 2009 - Casa Grande Century - 103, 62 and 34 mile Options
Start/Finish in Chandler, AZ (Phoenix area)
Sponsored by Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
Download the Official Casa Grande Century Flyer in Microsoft Word format (.doc): CasaGrande2009flyerA.doc.
ps.......love those yellow and purple socks -
corona/oceanside loop jan, 1 2009
Corona ca, jan 1 2009 143 miles
Not a organized ride
appox. 5000 ft. of climbing
Started 6:30 cold and overcast most of the day. rode down the bike path to newport beach, met some friends there who started in L.A. i had to wait about 30 min. for them to show up. Continued down the PCH to Oceanside with the group. I had to part ways with the group at that point went through Oceanside to old hwy 395 started north on 395 back to Corona.
Stagecoach century 2009
karen and I just starting out
The top of Sweeney Pass
looking back down - no sign of karen or anyone for that matter
A great descent ( campbell grade ) which means a long climb coming back :(
I pulled over to take pictures and find my drafting buddy John
There he goes
One more picture for the road - now i have to haul butt to catch him
John's ride parked at the rest stop
some day hikers heading out
one of the fabulous rest stops
Plesantly surprised they were VERY clean and didn't smell from the boys :notamused:
Last climb of the day w/ a few switchbacks
Still don't see a soul - out of 650 people - no one in sight
I was about to put an APB out on Karen but she showed up
This was my view for about 60 miles :rolleyes: a new friend I met along the way - His name is John and he's from Northern California. THANKS JOHN - He was great company and had great stories to tell of his many cycling adventures
I have a friend who LIKES to ride from Redlands up to Big Bear. I swore I'd never do that. However, after I rode from my home in San Jacinto, up to lake Hemet, it may not be so bad. Maybe next year when I start logging more hills. My ride was 52 miles round trip and I was not ready for it. It had a rise of 3,500 feet to the summit. It didn't look that step on Google Earth.
I love the coast route. A friend and I rode from Santa Barbara to San Diego, stayed in motels. I know, softy. My favorite ride so far. We went through Oceanside on the way. The ride up the hill at Torey Pines, just south of Carlsbad was pretty steep but manageable. Give me the California coast routes any day. Went from Oregon to San Francisco, took 10 days. Now I just need two more legs to complete the Canada to Mexico run. Got to go from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and then Canada to California border.
mesa to payson?
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