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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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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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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The Peloton group started the morning at Karen’s Bakery with about 17 riders – and 2 more planning to meet up on the route. It wasn’t terribly cold, but it was rather foggy and damp. Nonetheless we started out in great spirits. We modified the planned route just slightly after hearing about a rather large…

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The spectrum of cycling talent within Cycle Folsom is pretty broad. Most of our Members range from “inspired cycling enthusiasts” to “performance-oriented cycling devotees.” Over the years, Cycle Folsom has seen many of its members make the move to the amateur racing circuit, too. The early race season has begun and I just received a…

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In the past, prior to the creation of CycleFolsom’s Meetup.com site, Cycle Folsom maintained separate blogs for the Peloton and Performance Groups. The purpose of the two blogs was to give people a sense of what transpired during our rides. Now, this is done through comments and reviews on our Meetup.com site. After some discussion…

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[Posted by Phil Blay, January 1, 2011] Happy New Year to all the readers of this performance ride blog. Ride updates have been few and far between in 2010. I’m going to try and post a new ride writeup at least once a month. I plan to lead Saturday rides in 2011 working around racing and…

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Saturday 6am…..getting up and checking weather conditions. Wet roads, slight sprinkles and roads seem to be drying. 6:30am, taking in the usual bowl of oatmeal pre-ride breakfast meal. Watching the news wondering if the rain will hold off until the ride is completed today. 7:20am start to get dressed, piecing together what layers to wear.…

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