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Old 12-03-07, 11:03 PM   #1
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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.


This is Folsom Lake, a resevoir. All that green you see? It should be water.


This is a typical road for us. There is usually a good shoulder and minimal traffic.


Our "leader" has lived here forever and knows all the backroads.


Finally, here I am (on the left) climbing up to the aforementioned Foresthill Bridge. This was taken with a camera phone.


When the countryside turns green I should be able to get some great pictures.
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Old 12-04-07, 05:44 AM   #2
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Sounds like your enjoying your new digs. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-04-07, 05:45 AM   #3
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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?
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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.

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Nice place to ride. Sounds like you have fallen in with a rough crowd too. WTG.
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Old 12-04-07, 09:42 AM   #6
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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.
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If i were to ride across that bridge, I would be in the very middle and not looking down.
You're braver than me I would be on the ground crawling and dragging the bike.
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Great to hear you've found a great group that is pushing you along. Looks like a terrific area to ride.
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Looks like some great places to ride. Enjoy the new surroundings.
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Thanks for the thread. Happy trails to you!
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Looks like a good area to ride and a good group to ride it with. Enjoy!
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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.
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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.

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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.

OMG I'm hanging onto the monitor for fear of falling out of my chair.
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Can you say bicycle bungieeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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