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2012 Season Schedule

My schedule for this year is now finalized. Guess what? I’ll be spending a lot of time in the mountains. I am thus far registered for eight mountain events and a couple smaller, local events.

This year is a little different from last in that I am skipping a lot of the smaller century rides to focus on training for the larger, more challenging events. Last year when I was figuring myself out, I used these smaller rides as training (and a way to accumulate lots of T-shirts). I have since found that I train better on my own and prefer the flexibility to choose my rides. I’ll still probably ride in a few of them, but I am not going to bother registering in advance.

The four target rides are the same. Assault on Mount Mitchell is still my key ride, which I have been training for all winter and will continue throughout the spring. Blood, Sweat & Gears will be my summer challenge. I’ll end the season in the fall with Bridge to Bridge and then Six Gap Century within three weeks of each other.


Colon Cancer Challenge
Tour de Lure*
Assault on the Carolinas*
Tour de Lake
Issaqueena’s Last Ride*
Tour de Cashiers*
Tour de Midlands
Assault on Mount Mitchell
Blood, Sweat & Gears
Copper Triangle*
Blue Ridge Breakaway*
Bridge to Bridge
Six Gap Century