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Performance Group

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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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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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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Eight ‘Hoods

PreviewRoute map: RideWithGPS or MapMyRideMeet location: Parking lot across from Karen’s Bakery/Bicycles PlusLeave time: 8:00 amDistance: 75 milesClimbing: Relatively flat Ride ReportCarl, Gary, Phil, and I set out from Folsom and hit the rollers through Orangevale and Fair Oaks. We met up with Patrick in Carmichael and kept the pace high along American River Rd,…

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Magnolia Road

PreviewRoute: Magnolia Road (Nevada County) from FolsomMeet location: Parking lot across the street from Karen’s Bakery/Bicycles PlusLeave time: Saturday, 24 July, 7:30 am (Sharp! You’ve been warned)Distance: about 74 milesClimbing: About 5,500 to 6,500 elevation gain; mostly rolling hills.Pace: Variable, but we’ll likely average about 17-19 mph. It really depends on who shows up and…

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Where’s Wilton?

PreviewRoute: Where in the world is Wilton?Meet location: Parking lot across the street from Karen’s Bakery/Bicycles PlusLeave time: Saturday, 17 July, 8:00 am (Sharp! You’ve been warned)Distance: about 55 milesClimbing: None to speak of except a bump north of Rancho Murieta.Pace: Variable, but we’ll likely average about 18-19 mph. Note the CF Peloton Group will…

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Pilot Hill, out & back

With many Cycle Folsom riders out of town for either the Death Ride or the San Jose LiveStrong Challenge over the weekend, the Performance and Peloton ride leaders decided to consolidate the groups and do an out-and-back to Pilot Hill. This was a great opportunity for the Peloton and Performance riders to compare their fitness…

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Tuesday Climbing Ride

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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Holiday Disco Dance

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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