Lakeside, Santee & Mission Gorge August 5, 2010

Distance: 46.8 Miles Moving Average: 11.2 MPH Total Climb: 3091 Feet Max Speed: 36.4 MPH Max HR: 169 BPM Avg HR: 129 BPM

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This is the long view. If you want to see the entire route take a trip over to RideWithGPS where I’ve […]


Trekking Bars

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Close up of instrument panel

Blackburn Delphi 5.0 with Heart Rate Monitor and Cadence on right. Garmin Etrex Vista HCx with Topo Maps on left. Crane Brass Bell conveniently located on left, within easy reach from all […]


Solana Beach, Thursday July 29, 2010

Mileage: 40 Miles Total Ascent: 2100 feet Average speed: 11.7 mph

Thursday was a great day to ride. Marine layer in the morning guarantees a cool start, though as it burns off, the day can get quite warm inland.We started from the area of Rancho Penasquitos close to Black Mountain.  We rode north on Black […]


From the halls of Montezuma

From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli We fight our country’s battles In the air, on land and sea First to fight for right and freedom And to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title Of United States Marine.

I thought it was appropriate to open with the […]


Mountains and Headwinds

Distance 58.94 miles Climb 3861 feet Average Speed 9.3 mph Average Heart Rate 142 bpm

The day started inauspiciously with a flat rear tire. Since it was in my garage, I decided to fix the tube, instead of just putting in new. So I ended up starting almost an hour later than I originally planned. […]


First fully loaded ride

I decided to try my Surly Long Haul Trucker fully loaded, on my regular short training ride. This is a roughly 15 mile loop around town. It includes a pretty long climb, not really steep but about 2-1/2 miles uphill. I was pleasantly surprised that I seemed to make good time. I definitely wasn’t setting […]


New site

I decided I needed a site to blog about my bicycling and my future tours, on my Surly Long Haul Trucker. I built the bike myself. My goal is to ride the Pacific Coast route in the summer of 2011. In the mean time, I will start out doing some short 24 hour camping trips […]