All the bike tracks I made in the first half of 2011. Well, most of them. The 104 mile mega monster is too far south, as is the CCCX race I did last weekend. 1918 miles in 80 rides so far this year.

For the rest of this year I’d like to do a few more rides in Henry Coe SP, a few up at Demo Forest, and maybe a race or two in the fall if I can get my act together.

I raced today in the final CCCX XC mountain bike race of the year. I learned a valuable lesson: don’t race your first race of the year with a bunch of guys who are riding their eighth race of the year.

The Death Ride is coming up in about a month, so I figured it was time for a long training ride. Tonight’s going to be ice water, ibuprofen, and an early to-bed.

It was a pretty fun ride. I broke a spoke (no doubt due to the awesome power in my legs being too much for the rear wheel) but luckily it was with only about 1 mile to go!

Awesome ride today, there was a ton of snow up on Kennedy Trail above Los Gatos. Beautiful, crispy, crunchy, and fun.

Mega Monster

Riding in the Mega-Monster Enduro 100 mile time trial last weekend near Paicines, CA. I finished the 100 miles/4650′ gained in 5:42, and it hurt. The route was absolutely beautiful. The rolling green hills and bucolic farm scenes contrasted thoroughly with the world of pain riding into the wind for the last 10 miles.

Late in 2009 I decided to keep track of my rides in 2010 to see what the year would look like. So starting in January I saved every GPS track from every ride. This is their story.

I rode 2586 miles on 162 rides in 2010. 69% or 1782 miles were on a mountain bike, either the Blur LT or the Moto 29er. The rest were road miles on the Cervelo (road rides started in May when I got the skinny tires).

2010 Miles by Type

The longest was the Death Ride at 122 miles. The shortest was when I left work to ride home and got a flat tire after 4.5 miles.

Five mountain bike races. One broken collarbone.

St. Joseph’s Hill was the king of 2010. I rode it 65 times or about 40% of all the rides I did. St. Joe’s ate up 734 miles and 76k feet of ascent. You’d think a fella would get sick of so much St. Joe’s, but not me (apparently!). Coming in second with 15 rides is the fan favorite, Kennedy Tree.

2010 Rides by Total Distance

Top 20 Mountain Bike Rides by Distance

Top 20 Mountain Bike Rides by Distance

Excluding some of the outliers and plotting by distance and ascent is kind of interesting. Looks like the MTB rides are generally steeper than the road rides. Who knew??

This year’s edition of the Turkey Ride on Kennedy Trail was… keg-tastic. The keg backpack was my favorite, but we also saw Mr. Spock, a giant fuzzy turkey, and a roast pig.





111 rides
1786 miles
216,709′ gained
1 broken collarbone
4 more weeks in the sling