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Mojo Slim 12-03-07 11:03 PM

New Area. New Group
 
About 6 weeks ago, my wife and I moved from the Quincy, CA in the Sierras to Lincoln, CA in the foothills. I have hooked up with the local 55+ bike club and these guys are riding me into carbon fiber dust. I assume I will get better, but right now I have to really work to keep up. On the hills? Fugetabout it. Our rides are 45-70 miles and 2500 - 5500 feet of climbing, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I don't have any great pictures, but here are a few to give you an idea.

This is the Foresthill Bridge, the highest bridge in California, even higher than the Golden Gate. It's a 3.5 mile climb to get up there.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...rodewherer.jpg

This is Folsom Lake, a resevoir. All that green you see? It should be water.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...olsomLaker.jpg

This is a typical road for us. There is usually a good shoulder and minimal traffic.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...11-26-07br.jpg

Our "leader" has lived here forever and knows all the backroads.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...11-26-07dr.jpg

Finally, here I am (on the left) climbing up to the aforementioned Foresthill Bridge. This was taken with a camera phone.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...12-03-07wa.jpg

When the countryside turns green I should be able to get some great pictures.

cranky old dude 12-04-07 05:44 AM

Sounds like your enjoying your new digs. Thanks for sharing.

BSLeVan 12-04-07 05:45 AM

Looks like a great new place to be riding. I've always been impressed with the posts you've made describing your rides. I wonder if the new club is pushing a little bit harder, because there's a new guy in town?

Hermes 12-04-07 09:25 AM

Congrats on the move and nice pics. Are the pics from this last weekend? I assume Quincy had some hills so I am sure you will adapt to the new climbs.

Terrierman 12-04-07 09:28 AM

Nice place to ride. Sounds like you have fallen in with a rough crowd too. WTG.

Floyd 12-04-07 09:42 AM

Continue to enjoy...and you will catch up with there riding style.,.,.in time......If i were to ride across that bridge, I would be in the very middle and not looking down.

Beverly 12-04-07 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Floyd (Post 5742378)
If i were to ride across that bridge, I would be in the very middle and not looking down.

You're braver than me:o I would be on the ground crawling and dragging the bike.

jppe 12-04-07 11:39 AM

Great to hear you've found a great group that is pushing you along. Looks like a terrific area to ride.

Beverly 12-04-07 11:51 AM

Looks like some great places to ride. Enjoy the new surroundings.

John E 12-04-07 11:53 AM

Thanks for the thread. Happy trails to you!

BluesDawg 12-04-07 11:59 AM

Looks like a good area to ride and a good group to ride it with. Enjoy!

Mojo Slim 12-04-07 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hermes (Post 5742270)
Congrats on the move and nice pics. Are the pics from this last weekend? I assume Quincy had some hills so I am sure you will adapt to the new climbs.


The pictures span about three weeks. Only the final one (climbing the hill) are from last weekend, a 70-miler with 5500 feet of climbing. The Quincy area tends to have longer climbs. The difference here is the pace this group maintains. In Quincy, we usually rode at a "social pace" or I rode alone, not pushing myself.

Mojo Slim 12-04-07 12:19 PM

Floyd and Beverly, this is for you. This is looking down off the Foresthill Bridge. You really don't get a very good feel for how far down it is. Trust me, it's a looooong way.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...okingdownr.jpg

Beverly 12-04-07 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mojo Slim (Post 5743376)
Floyd and Beverly, this is for you. This is looking down off the Foresthill Bridge. You really don't get a very good feel for how far down it is. Trust me, it's a looooong way.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...okingdownr.jpg

OMG:eek::eek: I'm hanging onto the monitor for fear of falling out of my chair.

overthehillmedi 12-04-07 12:41 PM

Can you say bicycle bungieeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D :lol:


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