This is a very lengthy post, however, I hope you’ll consider it a worthy investment of time. As the leader of this club, I am tasked with creating and nurturing a culture for a group of more than 800 people who have a variety of divergent opinions about cycling, respect for others, the law, what…

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Outside of actually riding a bike, there are a few other awesome things about cycling – (1) getting a new bike, (2) talking about cycling (while enjoying a few beers) and (3) giving your bike a major upgrade.  Well, our fellow CF cyclist Dave Holbrook, provided the opportunity to do two of those three things.…

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Today was one of those days where the weather is giving you a perfectly reasonable excuse to stay inside and relax while your fitness conscience is saying HTFU.  Unfortunately, when you are a ride leader and you post a ride, your choice is much more limited. Joel and I had posted a Gruppetto Graduate ride…

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While doing a “Rescue Me” ride, I happened upon Jason Rogers and we started chatting about the great changes to the cyclefosom.com website and some of the challenges faced in making those updates.  During this conversation we talked about adding a CF blog and how it could be used for a variety of reasons.  Shortly after the ride, I…

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Cycle Folsom has been around for nearly a decade now. Being an all volunteer organization, the club’s activities, interests, service levels and member involvement go through what I consider to be normal ebbs and flows. As new members come in, they bring new talents, interests, and enthusiasm. And then things change. Those same members move…

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A great group of Cycle Folsom newbies and old dogs showed up to challenge themselves on the 10 mile South Canal TT course. The Spring Cycle Folsom time trial is not meant as a contest with your peers, but a contest with yourself. Many cycling coaches and trainers recognize the value of a standard 10…

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Nice ride everyone! 14 cyclists took on the slopes around Folsom and El Dorado Hills; there were some brand new faces riding along with the familiar faces. This past Tuesday we did the clockwise loop around Folsom. I’m not sure if Gary went too early or if he was leading us out, but Ed &…

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There were all kinds of reasons not to race Snelling: the weather (cold rain & snow predicted earlier), flooding (last year the course was flooded), my fatigued legs, and my recent cold. The weather was cool, but not wet. There wasn’t any flooding, and I wasn’t as sick as I was a week or 2…

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Steven Paine had posted a “Deer Valley Loop” ride for Saturday, 2/19. The weather forecast was a bit dicey; chance of rain was 50% in the morning and it was certain to rain overnight. Steve sent out an email notice Friday evening that he was canceling the ride. I didn’t see the notice, and Joel…

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More Cycle Folsom Ride Leaders and members are racing this year. While the Peloton Group was heading down to Pocket for wet 78 mile jaunt, and the Gruppetto Group was tackling the local Folsom Cols, Performance Ride Leader Phil and new Cycle Folsom member Mark, both riding for the Folsom Bike Race Team, had a…

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