Aug 042010
 

Holbrook, AZ to Ramah, NM Today’s ride was long (close to 80 miles) at altitudes up to 7,000 feet, and all uphill — at least it seemed that way to me. Nothing very steep, but nothing downhill either. That definitely got old. We were all tired from yesterday’s 58 mile ride, and it wasn’t pretty at times but everyone did great in the end. The long slog was made worthwhile by the incredible scenery along […]

Aug 042010
 

Holbrook, AZ to St. Johns, AZ It was a cloudy morning in Holbrook as myself (Bruce Lamb), Raza Lamb (my 15 year old son), Lee Ryan (an Alzheimer’s disease researcher from the University of Arizona) and Cathy Wasmann (a friend of Lee’s and cycling buddy) met to receive our daily briefing for our upcoming ride. It was going to be a 58 mile ride to St. Johns, with a total of about 550 feet elevation […]

Aug 032010
 

July 29 (DAY 1) – Phoenix, AZ to Payson, AZ I arrived at the hotel the night before with a bit of anxiety for the day ahead of me. On paper it looked like a pretty tough day on the bike, but sometimes the paper is wrong. The next morning at breakfast, I met Melanie and Evan in the lobby of the hotel. These two would be my guardian angels for the next three days […]

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