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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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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I just finished reading Boys in the Boat the other day.  It is a great story about the University of Washington crew team that won the rowing gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  There were many memorable things about the book, but one thing stuck with me that could translate to cycling was the…

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