Category Archives: Races and Gran Fondo Rides

Tour de Poway Ride Report (by Rob V)

Tour de Poway Ride Report (by Rob V) Tour de Poway Ride Report-Oct 2013.pdf   Also photos below (by Oleg):     

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Catalina Gran Fondo MTB Report (by Dave Ernst, May 2013)

Dave Ernst “I did a ride report for the (epic) Catalina Gran Fondo back in May (attached)” Catalina Grand Fondo 2013 pdf.pdf

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Scripps Old Pro Ride-Catch me when you can (followup by Oleg)

to add to Rob’s detailed report: I rode over from my house to Sorrento Valley to avoid the hectic starting miles, but I was a bit early – a good 10-15 min ahead of main group. I met with and … Continue reading

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Alpine Challenge Ride Report

Alpine Challenge Ride Report 27 April 2013 by Rob Verfurth The Alpine Challenge has been an annual Descenders group ride for many, many years. In the past we have ridden hard on the 62 mile loop, trying to finish in … Continue reading

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Belgian Waffle Ride Report

Belgian Waffle Ride 7 April 2013 Riders: Mike Hodges and Rob Verfurth Let me start by affirming that 130 miles of riding is a long distance and a long time pounding the pedals. Hodges coerced me into signing up for … Continue reading

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Ride Report – Race for Autism

Descenders: Strava says that we had Desenders in several locations today. The scheduled ride went to Old Julian, HVR, etc., and sounded like several attended. Some of us, notably Rick, Dave V, myself and my son that’s on the spectrum, … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Century Shadow Tour Team Time Trial–Ride Report

Stagecoach Century-12 Jan 2013.pdf

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Ride to Palm Springs…almost and Tour de Palm Springs Ride Report

Ride to Palm Springs…almost and Tour de Palm Springs Ride Report 8 and 9 Feb 2013 by Rob Verfurth I should have listened to the sage wisdom of Len or at least read the weather report headline in the Friday … Continue reading

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Tour de Poway Ride Report

Tour de Poway Ride Report 30 September 2012 by Rob Verfurth The Tour de Poway was a great success for the Descenders.  We had 14 riders out for the Nick Venuto Century while Dave Voris rode the 100 km ride … Continue reading

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Bob Raibert competes in Fiesta TT, Eddy Merckx would be proud! (Sept. 9, 2012)

Bob Raibert has done Merckx-style Time Trial (no aerobars, aerohelmets or other aero equipment of any kind) at the Fiesta Island. Bob rode 20K (3 laps around Fiesta) in 30 minutes and 28 seconds. Below is a brief report from … Continue reading

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Sept. 8, 2012, ElliptiGO Ride up Palomar (South Grade)

ElliptiGO Worlds.pdf Download this file Writeup for Elliptigo Ride Thanks for the pictures Gary!  A really fun day.   Dave  

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Scripps Old Pro Ride Report and Descenders Ride, Sat-7 July

Hi Guys, I hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th of July holiday.  Guys were out riding, running and some even roller skating, according to Strava. The Scripps Old Pro provided a nice 50 mile ride to earn a few BBQ … Continue reading

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Tour de Poway 62 mile ride report

Hi Guys, Congratulations to all the studs who rode the 100+ mile Tour de Poway.  We had a great turnout of about 15 or so guys all lined up at the front for the start.  Nick Venuto Sr had a … Continue reading

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Everest Challenge Ride Report Sept. 24-25, 2011

Brutal…sign me up for next year!!!   Softened us up with a nice registration dinner Friday night attended by 500 people with tremendous volunteer support by the groups who are supported by the proceeds and were wonderful for the whole … Continue reading

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Scripps Old Pro Ride, July 4th, 2011

Hi Guys, We had a smaller but strong showing at the ride today.  At the start were Bernie, Cresap, Voris, Len, John, Scott, Jonatan and Rob.  As usual, the early frantic pace flew along Mira Mesa Blvd, towards Sorrento Valley … Continue reading

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Palomar Challenge Report, June 25, 2011

Hi Guys, We had a good turnout for the Palomar Challenge last weekend.  Rick, Drew and Bernie did the timed climb, they all rode great.  Ernst and Voris have written a trip report that I am getting into pdf so … Continue reading

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Descenders/2011 Stagecoach Century TTT/post ride

I collected some great photos from the event – from Dave Ernst who artistically captured the lonely feeling of doing 100 miles out in the desert solo, great photos from Bob Reibert’s wife – she was the one with a … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Century, Jan 15, 2011

Stagecoach_Century-15_Jan_2011_2_.pdf Download this file

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Tour de Poway 2010

tour_de_poway_2010.pdf Download this file

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Omnium Road Race, 2010

Omnium_2010.pdf Download this file

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