Northern Ireland Ride with Foyle Cycling Club

Posted on October 14th, 2007 in Century Rides,Photos by lane2train

FCC-LK-GPS Route Another enjoyable ride with 13 members of the Foyle team starting in Derry, Northern Ireland riding out to Letterkenny in Donegal, Republic of Ireland then back.  I’m lucky to have the chance to ride with these hardcore bikers each time I’m over for business.  I’m even luckier that they’ve allowed me to travel to Italy with them the past two years to participate in the 2006 Gran Fondo Campagnolo and the 2007 Gran Fondo Pantani.  In June, 2008 I’m joining them in Italy for the Maratona dles Dolomites.  I need to get back to those Italian lessons.

Furnace Creek 508 – 2007

Posted on October 7th, 2007 in Century Rides,Photos by lane2train

Furnace Creek 508 route Team Zorilla (the African desert skunk) set a new team record on this this challenging ultra-distance ride.  See maps, my computer output, and photos here.  Our team of Marnel, Laura, Barry, and yours truly (Lane) set a new team record of 32 hours 47 minutes, bettering the prior record by about 20 minutes.  Even with that improved time we still came in second behind Team Kite for our age group and class (40+ mixed four-person team).  This is the third year Marnel has led the Zorilla team through Death Valley.  The prior two years her team was Barry, Doug, and Patti. This year Patti is replaced by Laura but Patti was our support crew.  I replaced Doug whose schedule didn’t allow him to participate this time. 

This was the first time I’ve been involved in such a long ride (508 miles), a relay race, and a non-stop overnight bike ride.  It was a ton of fun and sometime I’ll post a story of our adventures on this site.  The GPS results from this ride are at