#200milesinoneday

MOST RECENT

Just rode one of the of the most challenging events on the California Triple Crown circuit, the Central Coast Double Century, through some of the most stunning scenery in California. 193 miles, and 13,500 feet of elevation gain, twice ascending the centerpiece climb - Nacimiento - first from the east and then back over from coastline. This was my 22nd double century in 28 months.
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I was reminded again and often during those miles how fortunate I am. Cycling has gifted me greatly. And among all those gifts, my most treasured are my relationships, both with the ultra-cyclists I've met along the way, and also my longstanding core, which have been deepened through my time on the bike. We are all climbing together.
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First, doubtlessly in the heart and mind. Then joyfully on the road.
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The Devil Mountain Double Century - 200 miles and 16,000 feet of elevation gain, beginning with a sunrise lightshow up and through the clouds on Mt. Diablo.

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It won't be easy. But it will be deeply rewarding and enriching.
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Salute to my guys at Revolution Bike Shop in Solana Beach. Snapped this two days ago on a 200 mile ride in and around Death Valley, where I was again reminded of the degree to which I really put my gear to the test. When it comes to my bike, I have total confidence, under the most demanding of conditions, thanks to them. Proud and honored to fly the colors on a super tough ride under this huge majestic sky!
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An epic Southern Inyo 2018, now in the books. 200 miles, about 8,000 feet of elevation, all between an altitude of 3,500-5,800 feet. Only about 50-60 cyclists finish this ride every year, and this was no exception – it is not for the faint of heart.  We faced all that we expected, and more: 40mph winds, rain, hail and, on other segments of the course, temperatures over 90F. .

For me, this was about holding and riding from a place of peace, joy and love.  Despite the sheer scale of the course and the weather happening around us, I returned to that center and held it throughout the ride.  And with that, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute, every mile, and every climb.  I am deeply grateful.
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Second photo in this series: two endurance legends, Seana Hogan on the left, who on this day completed Southern Inyo twice (she was nearing mile 300 in this shot, after starting her second loop through as the main field started our first), and in the middle, John Clare, a California Triple Crown Hall of Fame cyclist. Yours truly on the right.
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“A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life.  And as he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his conditions, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of discovering the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.”
~James Allen, As A Man Thinketh.
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Photo credit, pic#2 - A. Valiunas

Throwback to last year's Southern Inyo double century, at a quiet point around mile 105.
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One of the most interesting aspects of endurance cycling, to me, is the many micro-climates encountered over long distances. And in Death Valley, they can be surprisingly diverse. This pic reminds me of the 35mph tailwind on that day - which later became a headwind - the extreme heat, and then the thinning air as we climbed off the desert floor. Each was a factor at different points along the course. It was hard. But my training, nutrition and preparation were there. And I was open, in the moment, and fully enjoying all that the course and the Death Valley dealt that day. I love this course, and I love that day, especially because it was challenging. I'll be there again, for Southern Inyo 2018, in about 48 hours.
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I look back at various difficult "micro-climates" I've encountered over the course of my life. I have love for them too. And I remain in training, nourishing my spirit, and rooted in the present. I just keep riding my ride.
#gratitude
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"He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish #thoughts, belongs to neither oppressor nor oppressed. He is #free." ~ James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
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Photo credit: @steven_blackwell10
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193 miles and 7800 feet of elevation gain: Solvang to Morro Bay and back, in time for dinner, on an unbroken river of gratitude and appreciation. Really, there are no obstacles.
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"Once you understand the clarity that your emotions provide, you will never again not know what you are doing with your current thought. You will always be aware of whether you are, in this moment, moving toward or away from your intended goal or desire. Your awareness of the way you feel will give you the clarity you are seeking - and you will never be lost in the desert again. Once you have the knowledge that you are moving in the direction of your desires, you may begin to relax a little bit and enjoy the fantastic journey." ~ Esther and Jerry Hicks
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California Triple Crown's first double century of the season tomorrow - Camino Real. 60 miles today alongside two hall of famers who invited me to tag along, and 200 tomorrow... We're just warming up over here
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Getting excited! We're just a few days out from the first Imperial double century of the California Triple Crown season. This is Camino Real - 193.5 miles/311 km and 11,000 feet/3,350m in elevation gain. (There may be a course/elevation change at last minute...) Although a bit more urban than the other doubles on this circuit, one of its best features (in my view) is the long stretch down gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway... About now, I begin to feel, envision and ride the entire route in my mind. I'll have ridden it dozens of times in the next several days, before physically rolling off the starting line Saturday morning... #200milesinoneday #californiatriplecrown #200miles

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become" ~ James Allen
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Hot coffee coming up for 5 on an early weekend morning... #californiatriplecrown #200miles #200milesinoneday

Came in the mail just in time for my 35th birthday 🤪 @suenbautista my hunnypot thank you for everything all your suport understanding patience encouragement etc etc! you and the kids are the greatest gift. Love you all. #DePedal badis and all other friends in cycling and was part of our 2017 #ToGodBeTheGlory #CaliforniaTripleCrown #MaramingSalamat #ThousandMileClub #1000milesin5days #DePedalCycling #ALC2018 #RideLoveLive #CTCWINNER #200milesinoneday #DoubleCentury #EarnedNotGiven

We had a great time supporting all the riders at the Bsss Lake Double Century turn around rest stop yesterday. Congratulations to the finishers! #basslakedoublecentury #fresnocycling #fresno #basslake #doublecentury #200milesinoneday #californiatriplecrown #californiatriplecrownseries #ultraendurance #ultraendurancecycling #fresnocyclingclub #roadcycling #makemineadouble #cycling

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