100 Miles of Nowhere: Team CarboRocket AZ Division

05.12.2010 | 5:29 pm

A Note from Fatty: Let’s end this deluge of 100 Miles of Nowhere stories with one from Team CarboRocket. And be sure to read Mary’s bio. She’s awesome. And while you’re at it, check out the Team CarboRocket blog in general. Many of them participated in the 100 Miles of Nowhere, which makes them the coolest cycling team in the world.

“Hi Sammy!” Lisa called out every time we rode by the headless snake in the gutter.


She named him after about the 10th time we rode past him on our 33.5 times around a 3-mile loop in Surprise, AZ. Team CarboRocket of Arizona won the “Team CarboRocket AZ” division, starting early in the morning and finishing early in the afternoon.


We battled wind gusts, heat, one bee swarm, muscle cramps, and climbed over 1000 feet in 100 miles to nowhere. Mountains and farm fields and newly minted subdivisions framed our ride around the box.

Enthusiastic neighbors rode one lap with us rocking the flip-flop-beach-cruiser style; a triathlete lasted about 8 laps. In our final mile, we raced the neighborhood bmx gang.


CarboRocket fueled successful team bonding, and we hatched hillarious plans for Team CarboRocket bootcamp and bbq.

– Mary, Team CarboRocket


  1. Comment by tim Guthrie | 05.12.2010 | 7:07 pm

    How fun including your son!!! I often ride with my kids. Making memories.

  2. Comment by roan | 05.12.2010 | 7:43 pm

    Lisa & Mary (alphbetic order) y’all didn’t mention your choice of bike(s). I’m 100% certain…almost anyway…that the mode of transportation was NOT a tandem, seeing as you both want to ’steer’.

  3. Comment by John A | 05.13.2010 | 8:41 am

    These 100 MON stories were awesome. I am so in next year.

    Since they are so awesome, I think you should treat them like a fireworks show. Methodically post one per hour (as you have done), then a huge finally where you post 10 or 15 all at once!

    Just wanting more.

    Congrats to all you participants.

  4. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 05.13.2010 | 10:15 am

    Great story! Love the BMX race towards the end!
    Dang, wind gusts and 1,000 ft of climbing? you rock!

  5. Comment by Ian Thomson | 05.13.2010 | 11:36 am

    More stories!! Congratulations!!

  6. Comment by Frederica Stehr | 07.24.2011 | 1:11 am

    Thanks for showing me, a “beginner”, there is much more in it! Keep making things easy and captivating and there will certainly be many many more people just like me knocking on this door.


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