Bikes, Travel


July 24-30, 2011

The route: Glenwood to Atlantic (64.2 miles); to Carroll (65.4) to Boone (70.9) to Altoona (56.1) to Grinnell (57.5) to Corralville (75.3) to Davenport (64.8).

From river to river this would be the Ragbrai I would love to do because the route finishes in my hometown of Davenport.

Gonna work on the schedule to try and make it happen.


Bikes, cycling, Mountain biking

Trek Team Edition 110 Top Fuel carbon fiber mountain bike for sale

I am parting with my ultra light Trek Top Fuel carbon fiber 110 team edition mountain bike.

Medium frame

This bike is a full carbon (with no craks) frame rear shock lock uot, front fork lock out. It is equipped with sram x-o derailures, 26 inch mavic crossmax tubeless wheels, Bontrager carbon cranks handlebars and seat post – Avid Ultimate Juicy brakes – x-o grip shifters, fsa carbon riser bar, Chris King headset, rock shox full carbon world cup fork. – This bike has been maintained by High gear bike shop.

I purchased the bike from Bret Batchelder, bike mechanic for Team Subaru out of  Golden, Colorado.

The bike was not raced  but built by him for a friend to ride.

I used the bike on the Whiskey (50) Off Road Mountain Bike race in 2009 but used it mostly for social riding here in Prescott.

I am selling the bike because I like a 29 inch wheel set up and this Trek sits in my Garage most of the time.

Here are a few more pics of this light weight (24/25 lbs) mountain bike. (click on the pic to enlarge)

Mavic tubeless Crossmax wheel set

This bike is ready to ride and is in great shape.




Just wanted to post a few pics of the new Cannondale Quick Urban commuter bike I won this summer.

I guess I entered a contest on facebook through Bear Naked Foods last spring.

Can’t wait to take it up to Flagstaff and hand it over to my son this weekend.

He has 50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) to explore.

I took the bike out this morning and it handles great for what he will use it for.

Just want to say thank you to Cannondale, Bear Naked Foods, The Kellog Company and High Gear Bikes for the gift.

Cindy and I at High Gear here in Preskitt.

Almost every time I go to high Gear Findley hands me one of these. :).

I will post pics of Caleb’s madden voyage this later  week.

gotta go.



Two Bikes in One Year

Hey, just wanted to post a blog about winning two bikes in one year.

Thanks go to Ravensingletrack and the Prescott community for the event that allowed me to win this Cruiser at the Ales for Trails fund raising event this last Spring.

Also I wanted to send out a big thank you to The Kellogg Company, Cannondale Bikes as well as Bearnaked foods for helping me to win this Cannondale  Quick CX FS

Gonna give the Cannondale away when it arrives but think I will keep the cruiser for special occasions.

Arizona, Bikes, cycling, Mountain biking, Prescott, SINGLE SPEED

The 2010 Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Endurance Race

For my birthday over the past five years I have entered the Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Endurance Race.

I have five posters from the past five events hanging in my man cave.

This year for my 52nd birthday I needed to kick it up a notch by doing the event on a single speed rigid.

This year I did the 25 proof and could not have ask for better trail conditions as well as the company of over 1000 mountain bikers from all over the nation.

The course this year was the same as it is pretty much every year except for the large amounts of snow we had in the months approaching the event.  The week prior to the race we had a crew out shoveling snow off a section of trail 48.

The snow really kept everything on the trails in perfect condition…..tacky and fast  is the only way to describe this years dirt. It was what contributed to records being broken by the top riders as well as helping me beat my time in for the previous four years.

Last year I did the 50 proof in just under a week – haha

But the other three years I did the 25 proof in 5:13 , 4:27 and 4:13. This year my goal was to break the four hour mark. I reached my goal by finishing at 3:57:17.

Very happy with this years time.

This year I dedicated my ride to our best friend and companion Cody. Cody passed away Saturday morning April 16th and he will be missed dearly and beyond words.

If he could have physically been able to, he would have ran the entire course right beside me. I so admire his dignity and desire to live.

The Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Race of 2010  is history now but the memories and friendships will be with us for a long time.

Again, thanks to http://www.epicrides .com for an amazing weekend and fun. Thank you to the community of Prescott Arizona for your amazing people and wild west Spirit.

Here are just a few pics of some great people that made the weekend such a great experience.

Bikes fill up the town every year in April thank to the Whiskey

Hal Hayden Nate Woods and Mike are great buddies that make life in Ptown the best.

Everybody loves Tomas and we all respect his riding ability. He is the real “Mayor” of  Preskitt.

Tina Ooley road the 25 on a single speed and podiumed the event in honor of her brother Nick who passed away just weeks before the event.

Keith Beesmer

Dave Sewell and I

Bren always meets me at the finish line with a kiss and a cold root beer 🙂

No wonder I am in a hurry to finish the race.

Next year I plan on being in a support role for some of my friends here in town. I have never seen the race from a spectators side and look forward to watching the hammerheads climb the water bars.

Arizona, Bikes, Mountain biking


I just wanted to post a few pics of our Prescott trail work day this past Saturday.

What a great day of repairing one of the fastest sections of this years Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Endurance race.

The event will begin on the famous “Whiskey Row” square in mile high city Prescott Arizona April 24th.

It is steeper than it looks.

Riding mountain bikes is much better when you contribute to building the trails you ride on.

Epic rides Todd Sadow writes,

“Whiskey Off Road is three weeks away, a HUGE ‘THANKS’ to the Prescott trail crew who saddled up this weekend and put in the hours cleaning up the course. We hear the 260 descent has ‘fast’ written all over it. Tighten your woodscrews folks..”

Bikes, God and your bod, Mountain biking, outdoors


My “prayer vacation” included  another priority as well as hiking the Virgin River in Zion.

One of my best outlets is discovering a new section of singletrack whenever possible.

This past weekend was pure joy when I discovered The Rockville Bench Trail, also known as Slickrock Swamp, starts in the town of Springdale (just outside of Zion National Park) and climbs onto the mesa above Rockville. This an advanced technical singletrack that features some great sandstone rock. The trail is a lariat loop, 10.5 miles in length, with a 400-vertical foot climb to the loop section of the trail. Peak altitude is 4080 feet.

When entering a new trail system I always wish that I would have a guide to show me the way.

Well, early Sunday morning  I  prayed a simple prayer. “God, it sure would be great to have an awesome mountain bike ride today…..please help me find my way.”

Has I approached the trail head I notice two other mountain bikers in front of me. I pushed hard to catch up and ask, “Hey do you guys mind if I tag behind ?” they said, “no problem.” – About half way through the 10 mile ride I found out the ride leader was Morgan Harris who actually built the Rockville Bench Trail. I guess God heard my prayer that day.

Also, I just want to put in a word for a great bike shop in Springdale.

Freddo at Zion Bikes does a great job for us out of town guys and you need to stop in to see this classic bike shop.

Also, when in Zion, don’t miss out on Oscar’s Cafe. A great breakfast or lunch after a great ride.

Great getaways are needed.

Steve Lummer

Lead Pastor Prescott First Assembly

“Come apart by yourselves into a desert place, and rest a while:” – Mark 6:31

Arizona, Bikes, Mountain biking

Sunny Sedona Red Dirt

Just wanted to post a few pics from Saturday’s mtn bike ride in sunny Sedona.

Ten of us from Preskitt started in the Basha’s parking lot – rode through town to Midgley Bridge – up the Jim Thompson trail – Jordan trail Past the sink hole – seven sacred pools trail out and back – Teacup down to Buena vista to Coffee Pot and back to the Parking lot.
Keith told me it was 15 miles…..I add 15 miles of Sedona sunshine and beautiful red dirt.

Sedona is one of the most beautiful places in the Southwest to ride and best of all it is 45 minutes from the house.

Arizona, Bikes, cycling, Mountain biking


Today was one of the funnest rides I have been on this year.

Here are just a few pics of a great day in Cottonwood Arizona on the Thumper/Raptor loop.

thumper trail map

This is an amazing loop to ride in the winter,fall and spring.

The tribe from Prescott Mountain Biking had a great time riding the loop twice today for a total of 15.3 miles.

Just had to get of pic of one of Arizona’s exclusive spa and resorts….kinda pricey though.

Bikes, cycling, Life Goals, Mountain biking


If you like to run, swim or cycle, check out this link. helps you track your activity and let you monitor your workouts.
I love this workout journal.
February 04, 2010
Posted at 09:31 AM
  • Distance 7.20 miles
  • Time 01:10:00
  • Average Speed 6.17 mph
  • Average Pace 9:43 min/mile

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Brownlow trail in prescott – great tacky dirt
Sewel, Becker, and Middlemore and I road today.


January 30, 2010

Posted at 09:28 AM

  • Distance 14.00 miles
  • Time 02:00:00
  • Max Speed 4.70 mph
  • Average Speed 7.00 mph
  • Elevation 3000.00 feet
  • Average Pace 8:34 min/mile

Black Canyon City – Table Mesa to boyscout loop and back.

32 other rmtn bikers.