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The resurection of a club blog.

Image of Stan Schultz

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 on to new interests, or technology changes, or something forces change. For better or worse.

Such is the case for the Cycle Folsom Club Blog. I initially launched the blog back in 2011 because the Cycle Folsom web site was not equipped to handle regular updates from multiple contributors. The blog worked well for a while and had many subscribers. But then the club made a big change. It moved its event calendar and social exchange activities to the Meetup platform. Meetup was new, it was cool, and members were having a blast exchanging comments on the site. As a result, interest in our blog wained, and it got left behind.

Fast forward 5 years. The club has grown tremendously, and Meetup still does a great job handling group comments and our calendar. But it doesn’t allow our leaders and members to post more in-depth ruminations about their cycling experiences, inspiration, tips or techniques.

Recently, Jim Ramseier and Jason Rogers inquired about starting a blog. They were pleasantly surprised when I gave them a link to our long forgotten, but still not dead blog of the past.

So I went ahead and dusted it off, added a new theme, and have prepped it for new authors who may emerge. Jim Ramseier has some plans in mind, and I look forward to supporting him to resurect the blog and start the flow of new content for your reading enjoyment.

I’ve left all the posts from the past. It’s kind of fun to see the motley crew from the early days—back before we looked stylish in our Cycle Folsom apparel.

Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. Debbie Vogel on January 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    The first TftT ride was exhilarating, exhausting, and well supported. It was a reality check of what it takes to train for an endurance event. Participation in the training is paramount to successfully completing all five passes of the DR.

    First, I'd like to thank the ride leaders for their time, dedication, passion, mapping out the training routes, support, and priceless information and knowledge they provide. The leaders and seasoned riders help others maximize their training and understand how to prepare for such an epic event. Thank you!

    The training rides are necessary to build up endurance. Endurance is something that must be built over a period of time; there are no shortcuts… It also provides a platform for learning how to listen to your body, understand what to use as fuel and when to use it, and strengthen one's mental toughness.

    I had not ridden for a few months leading up to the first TftT ride. I was cognizant of the impending pain, fatigue, and mental challenge, but yet, could not wait for the ride to begin. Around mile 56, the fatique started to set in. It was at this moment that I understood the need to properly fuel before getting to this point….and kept telling myself to HTFU…lol

    The pre-ride advice was invaluable….Thank you Scott! The information regarding options for eating, hydration, and sleep, helped me to get through this ride. The support and camaraderie were the icing on the cake which made the ride enjoyable and time in the saddle fly by.

    To train for the DR, I plan to ride all 10 TftT rides, have signed up for the AtheletCamp nutrition classes, and will continue to stenghten my mental toughness. My goal is to complete all five passes while developing a new level of fitness and friendships. CF is an awesome club with exceptional cyclist who lead and inspire others to be their best! I'm honored to part of such an awesome club.

    Debbie Vogel

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