D-Tour 2007: Glendale, AZ to Del Rio, TX myThoughts

The Maps

The maps are here! I ordered them from and they are here! The first map starts in Tempe and ends at El Paso. The second map begins in El Paso and ends in Del Rio. There are turn by turn directions as well as helpful information like road conditions, climate, elevations, camping grounds and hotels along the route.

Its not all good news however: the elevations have me very concerned. I still have a hard time climbing hills around town. I start here in town at about 1200 feet above sea level. I climb to 8228 ft above sea level. Some of the trip has me climbing 3000 ft in 20 – 30 miles. I have a month to get my legs in shape to make those kind of climbs. I’ll keep you posted…

D-Tour 2007: Glendale, AZ to Del Rio, TX Events

Planning a 1000 mile bike ride…

Many of you have heard me talk about my biking commute to work. Last summer I put about 1500 miles on my bike 19 miles at a time. Well it was on those rides that I began to appreciate being on the bike; I really enjoy cycling. Then I stopped riding for any number of excuses. I stayed off the bike when winter hit. I know, for many of you still looking at snow the idea of an Arizona winter seems a joke, but it gets cold!