Entries by lccooper

CHELAN CENTURY CHALLENGE APPROACHING PERFECTION

Now in its seventh year, I’m not sure how the Chelan Century Challenge can get any better. In my opinion, they have the perfect route with the perfect scenery, a perfect weather window over on the dry Eastside of the state, and the perfect support. What else can the organizers do? The ride even has […]

2012 CENTURY CHALLENGE – Tom Meloy

The arid landscape of central Washington isn’t especially spectacular, yet its muted features, orchard lands, watersheds and communities offer much to enjoy, including a top notch destination cycling event called the Chelan Century Challenge. Lake Chelan lies in a scalloped bowl of buff-colored hillsides sculpted by the languid Columbia River. Sparse ponderosa pines outline the […]

CHELAN CENTURY CHALLENGE REPORT – Tom Meloy

That’s David Longdon, who does the cool Seattle-area cycling blog for the Seattle P-I, nearing the top of McNeil Canyon, the featured spot of bother on the spectacular Chelan Century Challenge ride. He’s a little less than a mile from the top, a stretch that’s consistently 11-percent with a bit of 14-percent thrown in for […]

2011 CENTURY CHALLENGE (DAVID LANGDON)

August 05, 2013 The Chelan Century Challenge has been on my “B” list for about three years ever since High Performance Cyclingteammate Carol Noble-Potts mentioned it during the Flying Wheels Century, which she was using as a training ride for this event. I originally had other plans for the weekend (the Mountain Lakes Challenge in […]