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Yet again we can report a tremendous increase in numbers for our Tannehill Ironworks Century!  Total registration almost doubled with 189 signed up.  Of these, 98 received Centurion status!  What an awesome number!!!

From Ride Director, Doug Daughhetee:                                                                                            The mid-day heat took its toll on folks, leading some to linger long on the porch at Eclipse (we call it “homesteading”) before starting their journey back to Tannehill.  Relief from the heat arrived in the afternoon in the form of cloud cover and occasional rain showers-some of ‘em briefly heavy, but a turn in the weather welcomed by the riders.  A few riders caught sag rides back to the park, but without those showers it is likely more would have had to get sagged in.  As it turned out, though, the riders going the full distance late in the day seemed relatively cool, calm and collected as they arrived back at Tannehill.


Beginning with our 6 out of 10 Centuries DONE (sorry we’re missing fresh photos of Alex & Calvin!), congratulations to 9 Alabamians for this awesome achievement!!!

Bradley Garrett2  Greg Bowen2  Margot Andison2  Rick Swagler2  Ted Goode2  Tony Robins2    Alex Kamman  Calvin HallVic Camp2

And BIG kudos to our cyclists with 5 Centuries DONE!


Barry Cato
Bill Stockton
Brian Smith
David Emery
Greg Brinkman
Jason Robins
Kathryn Thornton
Kathy Welch
Markus Wagner
Paul Laborde
Stan Muse
Thomas Fluker

And a few pics of them:

Brian Smith2 Markus2 Thomas Fluker2 Paul Laborde2 Kathryn Thornton2

 These men and women have accomplished 4 of our century options so far and many were awarded their 2014 ABCS patches at the Tannehill Ironworks Century on August 9th:


Barry Holmes
Barry Parker
Bart West
Cecil Kwong
Christopher Grund
Dale Robertson
Don Polk
Edward O Shipman
Jeff Schrimscher
Jeffrey Wilson
John Beaird
John Halsey
Jonathan Torre
Joseph Creel
Joseph Pate
Ken Moore
Ken Swanson
Paul Holsinger
Ronnie Ashley
Russell Fulmer
Sonja Rieger
Stephen Perkins
Terry Grizzard
Travis Self

Bart West2 Christopher Grund2 Dale Robertson2 John Halsey2 Joseph Pate2 Russell Fulmer2Paul Holsinger2 Ronnie Ashley2 Travis Self & Jenn Kuklinski2 Ken Swanson2

 With 3 of our first 6 centuries as fait accompli are these men and women!   We look forward to awarding ABCS patches to many of them at our next event, Birmingham Bicycle Club’s 41st Annual Century on September 6th!

Allen Folse
Alan Sanders
Andie Thompson
Bert Hutson
Bill Mayo
Bonnie Traphan
Brenda Robbins
Bryan Strickland
Charles McCain
Cindy Pounds
David Adams
David Wanhatalo
Emeterio Hernandez
Eric Murray
Glenn Baird
Greg Caldwell
Jim Dobbs
Jim Reburn
Joseph Ray
Junaid Memon
Kenneth Newsome
Kimberly Cox
Kimberly Wynn
Lance Classen
Larry Murphy
Lindsey Griffin
Malcolm Byrd
Michele Montgomery
Pamela Kennedy
Pamela Lindsley
Patrick Brock
Paul McCracken
Robert Johnson
Robert Montgomery
Robert Traphan
Roberto Aldo Yburan
Roger Larsen
Sean Benjamin
Shane Schwarzman
Stephen Browne
Stephen Hays
Thomas Schwerin Jr
Tim Hall
Vicky Reburn
Wainscott Hollis
Walter Kennedy
Will Sparks
William (Billy) Ritch
William Cox
William Lockridge


Bonnie & Robert Traphan2 David Wanthalo & Mark Miller2 Roger Larsen2And, more photos…

And finally, we have a HUGE list of cyclists who have ridden 2 of the 10 century rides so far and have four more opportunities to take home the 2014 embroidered patch: Be sure to click on the Tannehill Ironworks menu button (top of this page) to see more photos from the 2014 event to be posted soon!  Please use the comment form to let us know any missing names.


Al Schlosser
Alan Beasley
Allen Yates
Barbara Gower
Bill Mundy
Blake Owen
Bob Davis
Bob Hereth
Brandon Ponds
Brian DeGaetanc
Brian Pate
Bryan Chace
Carey Jinright
Cathy Pagani
Chip Harrison
Christian Gann
Christopher Hill
Christopher Messick
Clive Bigsby
Corkey McFarland
Courtney Crowder
Dana Hornady
Daniel Earnest
Dave Crain
David Barringer
David Blunier
David Hoppe
David Moak
David Smalley
David Smith
Denise Ryland
Diana Gough
Dirtdog (Dan) Watson
Doug Littrell
Douglas Mitchell
Dwayne Jamieson
Edwin Schevey
Elizabeth Taylor
Evelyn Stephens
Fulton Ramsey
Gerald Muench
Gerome Gacula
Gil Kracke
Greg Hartley
Greg New
Greg Sweeney
Gregg Bray
James Jackson
James Johnson
Jason Smith
Jason Steidel
Jennifer Talley
Jesse Smith
Jim Carter
Jim Cockrell
Jody Coombs
John Schwab
John Zupancich
Jon Rasmussen
Junaid Memon
Kamper Floyd
Karen Higgins
Ken NcOmber
Kenneth German
Kenneth McDaniel
Kurt Webb
Larry VanHorn
Laura Milligan
Lori Helms
Louis Schwarzman
Mary Gilmer
Matt Jaeh
Max Britton
Michael Horton
Mike Ferguson
Mike Flowers
Paul Pitts
Ramona Bryant
Randy Charles
Ray Harrison
Rick Forehand
Rickey Anderson
Rob Braun
Scott Askins
Scott Eason
Scott Staubach
Selby Holler
Seth Muench
Shawn Holmes
Stephen Secor
steve patterson
Steven Haskins
Steven Hodges
Susan Muench
Tim Real
Tina Hicks
Wayner Spooner
Wes Schaeffer
William Wolfe

Apologies for any errors on photos or lists!!!  The centurion lists have really grown (yes, achieving our goal!) and it’s so easy to miss someone!  Please use the comment form below for any corrections.You can find the list of all century riders from each event in the far right column of this page!

 Our Purpose

  • The Challenge:To promote the growth and development of long-distance cycling in the state of Alabama, encourage participation in established Alabama century (100-mile) rides, recognize and reward individuals for their accomplishments, and benefit the charities and advocacy efforts supported by each of these events.
  • Complete four of the Alabama Centuries (100-mile options)  in the Series.

The Rewards:

  • Receive a collectible “Centurion” Finisher’s Medal for each (100-mile) century you complete.
  • Upon completion of four century rides in the Series, receive an embroidered patch in the shape of Alabama, indicating each event location.
  • Plus, your name will be listed as Centurion on each event website and on this DISCOVER ALABAMA BACKROADS  website.




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  1. Barry Holmes says:

    I think the jersey’s are an excellent idea. Thanks for all the hard workk. Had a great time this year.

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