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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Tonight’s evening climbing ride of 14 riders split-up into two groups (OK, maybe 2 1/2 groups): the Billy Goats doing the full clockwise route, the Easy Riders opting for the easy clockwise route, and the Junior Billy Goats knocking out the easy clockwise route, but at a faster pace than the Easy Riders. I opted…

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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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Hot! Hot! Hot! We were feeling hot, Hot, HOT! At 5:30 pm the temperature in Folsom was about 103 degrees! A dedicated group of us rolled out despite the heat to get in a ride: CF regulars Phil, Gary, Kevin, Stan, Carl, Krysta, Curt, & myself were joined by Chad and Bob for a counter…

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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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12 of us rolled out of down town Folsom for a 30 mile clockwise loop of the local climbs. We all stayed together more or less onto Green Valley and Sophia. I’m not sure what happened to Rowland and his two friends; I thought everyone made the light onto Green Valley. Jeff was off the…

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Wow! Ten of us set out to conquer the local cotes: new or returning Cycle Folsom riders John & Brad, Peloton group regulars Joel, Kevin, Bruce, Stan, & Krysta, and Performance group regulars Jeff, Patrick, & myself. The group stayed together on the warm-up along the trail and Iron Point. As expected, the first pass…

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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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Colleen, Patrick, Phil, and I set out to conquer the local buttes in the regular clockwise direction. We all stayed together until we hit the climb up Ridgeview. Some of the folks short cutted the Montridge climb due to route finding, but Colleen and I did this nasty little climb on the sun baked slope.…

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The Peloton had a super ride out to Auburn on Saturday. We started out with an unbelievably crisp morning (in July??!) and lucked out with stunning weather throughout our jaunt through the hills. Fitness was not an issue with this pack as we averaged a tad under 20 mph over most of the terrain but…

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