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A Tale of Two Rides

Yesterday, we completed the 10th and final century ride in the Train for the Tours (TftT) series for 2016.  This one was an out and back from Sly Park to Carson Pass and included more than 10,000′ of climbing, riding at altitudes above 7,500’ for much of the ride and some tough climbs like Carson…

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One Cool Loon

Mike and Brad at Loon Lake Scott McKinney’s Train for the Tour (TftT) series is Cycle Folsom’s most grueling set of training activities.  These 10 progressively more difficult century rides from February to June will get you in condition to do almost any extreme endurance cycling event you can find – including the Death Ride.…

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Tuesday Climbing Ride

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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Fox ‘n Hound, Cameron Park

“Chase or be chased” is one of the Cycle Folsom motto’s. For this ride, the Peloton group were the sly foxes, and us Performance riders would be the hungry hounds trying to chase them down. I did the math. It would be nearly impossible to catch the foxes with their 30 minute lead over a…

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Tuesday Climbing Ride

I think we all had a great ride Tues night! The route was cut a little short due to the waning daylight, but what we lacked in distance and climbing was made up with speed. We all rolled out of Folsom on time. I really only had one goal for the night even though the…

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Folsom Lake Loop

The plan for the Folsom Lake Loop ride was stated this way in brief: “Both the Peloton and the Performance groups will be doing this ride together. The plan for the Performance group ride leaders is to keep this ride mellow and provide some pacing, encouragement, & coaching for Peloton riders should they want it.…

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Tuesday Climbing Ride

Tonight’s evening climbing ride of 14 riders split-up into two groups (OK, maybe 2 1/2 groups): the Billy Goats doing the full clockwise route, the Easy Riders opting for the easy clockwise route, and the Junior Billy Goats knocking out the easy clockwise route, but at a faster pace than the Easy Riders. I opted…

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Coon Creek via Garden Bar Road

My ride stats: 68 miles in 3:46 ride time for an average speed of 18.0 mph and 4,300 ft of climbing.We had a good group with 7 of us setting out on the ride to see where Coon Creek was at and to see what riding Garden Bar had to offer for cycling. The weather…

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Tuesday Climbing Ride

Hot! Hot! Hot! We were feeling hot, Hot, HOT! At 5:30 pm the temperature in Folsom was about 103 degrees! A dedicated group of us rolled out despite the heat to get in a ride: CF regulars Phil, Gary, Kevin, Stan, Carl, Krysta, Curt, & myself were joined by Chad and Bob for a counter…

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Georgetown

PreviewCounter clockwise; we’ll be heading out Green Valley & return on Salmon Falls with Prospector’s Grade thrown in for good measure. RSVP via Meetup.Route map: RideWithGPS or MapMyRideMeet location: Parking lot across from Karen’s Bakery/Bicycles PlusLeave time: 8:00 amDistance: 70 milesClimbing: Yup, its all climbing heading out. About 6,000-7,000 feet.Ride ReportMy ride stats: 71.5 miles…

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