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Concussion / Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) AKA concussion, a personal experience report..

Everest Challenge 2-Day Stage Race 2012 / 2013

The most challenging cycling road race in the USA?.

Everest Challenge 2-Day Stage Race — 2011

Details from the 2011 race..

Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak

A challenging one-day mountain bike ride in California’s White Mountains..

Double Centuries, Centuries and Similar

Some great and not so great miles..

Nutrition and Food

Tips on how to eat and recover when training and racing..

Fast Ascents/Climbs With Lower Total Weight

Focusing on bike weight alone is often not the most cost effective way to cut weight..

Training and Recovery and Illness

Tips on avoiding problems..

Workouts

Analysis of various workouts..

Mountain Bike Wheels and Tires

Choosing a mountain bike, wheels, tires..


Blog posts

2020

2020-06-20 Summitting White Mountain Peak on Mountain Bike — Minimal Snow

2020-05-28 Ultra Endurance Exercise: Nutrient Deficiency in Magnesium, Iodine, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Chromium?

2020-03-04 Southern Inyo Double Double Century

2020-03-02 Reader Comment: Heart Health and Diet

2020-02-15 Can an Extreme Endurance Athlete Have an Early Heart Attack? CT Coronary Calcium Scan, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Statins, Atherosclerosis, etc (UPDATE with a cardiologist viewpoint)

2019

2019-03-14 Sodium and Electrolyte Losses During Prolonged Exertion

2019-03-12 Experience Report: 2019 Southern Inyo Double Century

2019-03-12 Experience Report: 2019 Joshua Tree Double Century

2019-02-28 Southern Inyo Double Double Century

2018

2018-07-25 The Best Performance Enhancer for Cycling: Drafting

2018-07-06 Counting Up My Double Centuries and Double Centuries in 2018

2018-07-04 Recovering in 40 Hours After Finishing Alta Alpina = Unprecedented — Using Bemer® Vascular Therapy Intensively

2018-06-30 Finished: Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge

2018-06-29 Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge

2018-06-20 2018 Terrible Two Double Century: Good and Terrible

2018-06-14 Recovering from Extreme Efforts

2018-05-21 2018 Davis Double: Strong Headwinds, Moderate Heat, Force of Will Gets it Done with a Little Help from a Pool and Ice

2018-05-12 Central Coast Double Century: Won Highland Route, Exactly 8 Weeks After My Crash/Concussion

2018-03-14 Hamstring Tendon Injury: How to Treat When a Season of 8 More Double Centuries Looms?

2018-03-12 Counting Up My Double Centuries

2018-03-12 2018 Double Century #2: Joshua Tree Double Century in Twenty Nine Palms, CA

2018-03-09 Poor Customer Service Not Good for Any Business — Double Centuries Included

2018-02-28 Thoughts on Recent Training, What I’ve Learned and What Remains to Learn

2018-02-24 2018 Double Century #1: Camino Real Double Century in Irvine, CA

2018-02-09 Progress on Shedding Body Fat, Thoughts on Winning

2018-02-04 Double Century Schedule for 2018

2018-01-25 How is Drafting in a Paceline Different from an Electric Motor?

2018-01-01 Double Century Schedule for 2018

2017

2017-06-03 Completed: 2017 Eastern Sierra Double Century

2017-04-30 Completed: Devil Mountain Double, but with weird symptoms again

2017-04-01 Completed: Southern Inyo Double Century, and Using a Face Mask for Dust

2017-02-24 Completed: Camino Real Double Century

2016

2016-06-18 Next Up, the Toughest Double Century of all: Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge

2016-06-17 2016 Eastern Sierra Double Century: a Win in Spite of Extreme Conditions and No Aid at the Worst Section

2016-05-28 How is Drafting in a Paceline Different from an Electric Motor?

2016-04-16 Are Grains the Culprit in Health and Weight? Is 'Wheat Belly' a Crackpot Diet? (UPDATED through 29 April)

2016-04-06 2016 Solvang Spring Double Century

2016-03-14 2016 Southern Inyo Double Century and Joshua Tree Double Century

2015

2015-12-17 Keeping the Pounds Off + Fat Loss, Muscle Mass, Bone Density, Training, BMI, DEXA

2015-08-03 Everest Challenge 2015: Not Happening as far as I can tell

2015-07-17 Veloflex Vlaanderen Tubular 700 X 27C: Putting to the test for Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge

2015-03-22 Three Double Centuries, a Week Apart

2015-02-22 Aggressive Start to 2015: Two March Double Centuries Planned, Maybe 3

2015-02-21 Fitness Pre-test for a Double Century

2014

2014-12-07 Awesome MTB Video: Danny McAskill: 'The Ridge'

2014-10-03 Everest Challenge 2014: Ugly Weather, Minor Illness Leads to DNF

2014-09-17 Off to Everest Challenge 2014: September 26/27

2014-09-13 Nine Ascents of Old La Honda

2014-08-18 Stages Cycling Power Meter: Mechanical Damage on 2nd Ride from Rock Slam (bummer)

2014-04-01 Panda Licorice Powers Me Through the Solvang Double Century

2014-03-24 Solvang Spring Double Century — Results

2014-03-20 Death Ride or Everest Challenge Not Hard Enough? Try the ’Four Horsemen of the Solstice’

2014-03-18 Solvang Spring Double Century

2014-03-16 To Draft or Not to Draft: What Does it Accomplish?

2014-03-09 First Long/Hard Ride in Preparation for Double Century

2014-02-19 Discipline of Getting the Fat Down for Optimal Power-to-Weight

2014-02-08 Rides in 2014 to Prepare for the 2014 Everest Challenge

2013

2013-12-30 Everest Challenge 2014: September 26/27

2013-08-26 Everest Challenge Results

2013-08-17 Acclimatizing for the Everest Challenge

2013-08-10 8 Ascents of Old La Honda Road: Can I Handle the Everest Challenge?

2013-08-07 Eat More, Lose More Weight?

2013-07-27 Cooling Vest for Dealing With Hot Riding Conditions?

2013-07-23 Observations on High Altitude Adaptation (Fluid Loss / Gain and Hematocrit vs Hypoxia)

2013-07-15 Tracking the Caloric Deficit — First Week

2013-07-11 Assessing Performance Ascending At a Higher Body Weight

2013-07-11 2013 Everest Challenge Stage Race

2013-06-30 Ascent of White Mountain Peak (MTB)

2013-03-13 Everest Challenge 2013 is a Month Earlier — Late August

2013-02-28 Shoulder Healing, Left Knee Happy or So I Hope

2012

2012-10-22 Everest Challenge 2012 Ride Notes

2012-10-10 White Mountain Peak Cycling Videos

2012-10-04 Everest Challenge 2012 Power Data

2012-10-04 2012 Everest Challenge Results

2012-09-21 9500' Is Not Sea Level, So Say My Lungs and Heart at Tioga Pass, Aerobic Energy at High Elevation

2012-09-08 The Everest Challenge Sept 28-30 Could Use Some Aid Station Volunteers

2012-09-08 My Race Prep for the 2012 Everest Challenge Coming on Sept 28-30

2012-08-20 Summitting 14,232' White Mountain Peak, on the Moots Mooto X YBB 29er

2012-08-08 Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak, 2012 Version with Moots Mooto X YBB 29er

2012-07-02 Recovery from a Double Century (normally not bad, a virus is no fun)

2012-07-01 Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge Double Century, 1st Finisher, 2nd Place

2012-06-23 Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge Double Century, 20,300' Ascent on June 30

2012-06-16 Everest Challenge 2012

2012-06-15 Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge Double Century, 20,300' Ascent on June 30

2012-06-05 Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge Double Century, 20,300' Ascent

2012-05-07 Double Centuries and Killer Rides for 2012

2012-04-29 Devil Mountain Double Century: 206 miles and 18,870+ Vertical Feet

2012-04-24 Devil Mountain Double Century: 206 miles and 18,000+ Vertical Feet

2012-03-28 Solvang Spring Double Century Performance Analysis

2012-03-28 Solvang Spring Double Century Experience Report

2012-03-22 Solvang Spring Double Century

2012-03-14 Power Output During the Death Valley Double Century — Possible Explanations

2012-03-09 Analyzing Power Output During the Death Valley Double Century

2012-03-06 Death Valley Double Century As a Self-Supported Ride — DONE!

2012-02-23 Nutrition for a Double Century

2012-02-23 Death Valley Double Century As a Self-Supported Ride

2012-02-22 Comfy Tires for a Double Century

2012-02-17 Endurance Energy Source with Protein

2012-02-17 Double Centuries and Killer Rides for 2012

2012-02-13 Signed up for Double Centuries: Devil Mountain Double and Alta Alpina

2012-02-08 Training for 2012 Everest Challenge — Double Centuries

2012-01-31 After Such Big Gains, How to Train in 2012?

2011

2011-11-17 Efficiency On a Bike

2011-10-05 Moots MootoX RSL Hard-tail in the Mountains — Ride and Handling (Plus White Mountain Photos)

2011-10-03 Everest Challenge — The Experience

2011-10-03 Eat at Dick’s in Big Pine, CA any Day, or after the Everest Challenge

2011-09-26 Everest Challenge — Success!

2011-09-17 My Racing Bike for the Everest Challenge 2-Day Stage Race Sept 24/25

2011-09-16 Everest Challenge Stage 1 Course REVERSED in 2011

2011-08-07 Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak — Trip Report Now Up!

2011-08-07 Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SSL and Trek 'Gary Fisher' SuperFly 100 Elite 29er Reviews Now Online

2011-08-01 Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak — Mission Accomplished

2011-07-22 Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak — On Schedule for ~ July 29

2011-07-15 Everest Challenge— Weight Down, Fitness is There, Two Months to Go

2011-07-01 Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak — Late July

2011-06-29 Everest Challenge 2-Day Stage Race With 29,000 Feet of Climbing, Sept 24/25, 2011

2011-06-01 The White Mountain Peak MTB Challenge™ (from Bishop to Summit)

2011-04-01 Training Progress For Everest Challenge 2-Day Stage Race

2011-02-10 Training progress for the Everest Challenge

2011-02-09 Everest Challenge road bike stage race: 29,000 feet of climbing

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