Several weeks ago, I was with a group riding a route that used very common roads.  I noticed the rider(s) in front looking back occasionally and asking “which way?”  We weren’t in a remote area or on an unusual route by any means.  They clearly didn’t know the route.  After a short while, I spent…

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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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As I get older (and maybe a touch wiser), I realize that what inspired me in my younger days is not the same as what inspires me today.  I remember the 1981 49ers having a phenomenal season and winning the game against the Cowboys where Dwight Clark caught the winning touchdown pass from Joe Montana. …

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One of the great things about this time of year as Spring takes hold, is the great cycling events coming upon us.  For many of us, we have big goals being realized in the Summer.  Maybe it is the Death Ride or the Davis Double Century.  You might have plans for your first century or metric century.  Whatever your goal may…

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As we start moving into Spring and everyone is thinking of the big rides they have planned for the Summer, one of the key things to consider is your hydration game plan while on long endurance rides.  In 2015 as I was preparing for the Death Ride, I had dialed in a hydration system that…

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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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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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There was more challenges tonight than just the tarmac tilting upwards. The mercury was topped out around 95 and the flags were saluting a 10+ mph wind. Colleen and I were up for the challenge & opted for all the climbs with a short break at the park. My Garmin logged 29.6 miles in 1:50…

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Since the 4th of July fell on a Sunday this year, some of us with Monday as a holiday decided to ride down to Discovery Park and back from Folsom. Kevin, Joel, John and myself were joined by Graham (Gram?), a rider new-to-Cycle Folsom. We did the trail dance with a few thousand other cyclists…

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The Cycle Folsom Peloton group set out at 07:30 to ride the Lincoln-Chili Hill-Power House Loop. This set up a perfect “fox & hound” ride for the Performance group. Could the big dogs close down a 1/2 hour gap on the foxes up the road? Oz, Eric and I set out at 08:00 sharp opting…

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