Category cycling

The FInish!

Happy 40th Birthday on Haleakala

Is there a better way to celebrate turning 40 than by riding to the top of the highest paved road climb in the U.S.? (The answer is no if you’re a crazy cyclist like myself!) Our legs were pretty thrashed after doing this 202k just two days earlier, so we took our time climbing the mountain. We left from Kihei and rode through rain and sunshine to reach the top. TBO suffered from altitude sickness and slowed down at the 7000 ft. mark, while I was just tired, hungry and ready to pass out from fatigue by the summit. But we made it 8 hours later! Then we headed back to Kihei to finish our 91-mile roundtrip ride and eat tons of delicious food at Star Noodle in Lahaina.
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Piilani Hwy

Randonneur Ride Report: Hana Hiatus 202k

I’m not one to be lazy when I take a vacation, even when I travel to tropical getaways like Maui where the only decision you’re expected to make is whether you should order your third piña colada at the hotel bar,  or mosey on down to the beach and pass out on the sand with beer in hand. My idea of relaxation usually consists of a frenetic day jam-packed full of outdoorsy activities: “It’s time to go hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, [insert sporty verb]!”
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gilles berthoud

Leather Saddles and Me, We’re Just Not Meant To Be (Sort Of)

Last December, I declared 2013 my Year of Randonneuring. After several of years of reading about other friends’ exploits on their steel bikes — riding miles and miles all throughout the Bay Area, sometimes through the night (and later I learned, even longer) — I succumbed to my perceived romance of embarking on my own long-distance endurance adventures. Read More