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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Markleeville - Ebbets Pass area. The fall colors were beyond words.









    In Escendo Est Verum

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    Quick ride on Saturday, just from San Mateo to the Farm Hill on ramp on Canada. I turned around when I hit the shredded pavement for repaving.

    Sunday I set out figuring on just riding to Woodside, since I haven't done two rides in a weekend since forever. But instead, every time I expected to be out of gas, I still had lots of legs left. So I ended up doing a fairly intense (for me!) ride, and then felt great all evening. Today, a little sore, but not too bad.

    Sometimes, I feel younger than I am. I think the bike helps a lot!

    Oh, and just in case the young woman in the chartreuse jacket whom I chased down and passed twice is on here - I'm sorry about that. I just felt so great I needed someone to catch and drop, and you were going the right speed for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
    Quick ride on Saturday, just from San Mateo to the Farm Hill on ramp on Canada. I turned around when I hit the shredded pavement for repaving.

    Sunday I set out figuring on just riding to Woodside, since I haven't done two rides in a weekend since forever. But instead, every time I expected to be out of gas, I still had lots of legs left. So I ended up doing a fairly intense (for me!) ride, and then felt great all evening. Today, a little sore, but not too bad.

    Sometimes, I feel younger than I am. I think the bike helps a lot!

    Oh, and just in case the young woman in the chartreuse jacket whom I chased down and passed twice is on here - I'm sorry about that. I just felt so great I needed someone to catch and drop, and you were going the right speed for that.
    Nice GeneJockey.
    I ended up riding Thusday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! None of the rides were very long but there were some good intense efforts on Friday and Saturday.

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    On Thursday, I went with a couple friends and a couple other people from my place up to the top of OLH. It was still really wet on the road, so on a couple of the steeper parts, my rear tire lost grip. Other than that, it was a good ride, though it was the first time I had been up it (or any large hill) in a couple months. I was feeling it.

    Yesterday, I went with a friend and did the Stanford loop in the Portola Valley Area. My friend is a much stronger rider than I, so I was sucking air the whole time trying to keep on his tire. Needless to say, he took the lead for almost the whole ride.

    I am finally starting to get out of my riding funk and getting back on my bike. It is easy to forget what you are missing when you are on the bike.

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    Went out on a short ride with my club. (ACTC) We started at Lexington School on the backside of Lexington Reservoir near Los Gatos. We headed up Old Santa Cruz Highway to Summit Road then headed over to Morrill Ave down to Wright's Station then climbed back up to Summit Road. We stayed on Summit Road until we hit Highland then Mt. Beare then onto Loma Prieta until we went as far to the top of Loma Prieta until the road went to gravel.

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    Saturday i rode around Saratoga and Los Gatos culminating in going up Kennedy and Shannon.
    I got lazy on Sunday and took it easy on foothill to Palo Alto. Rode for a few miles with members of some club (i think it was the Fremont freewheelers club).

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    I pretty much stayed in the peninsula. Saturday, went up Hwy 9, then north on 35 to Woodside. Sunday, climbed Page Mill, north on 35 to Woodside, then up Kings Mtn.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    With some friends new and old, we did a 70 mile loop on Saturday. Started in Walnut Creek, raced up SouthGate to the Junction, fast descent down Northgate. Mild cruise out to Moraga, raced up Pinehurst, down Skyline back to Pinehurst to Moraga and finally back to WC. I was cooked. That was the 4th day in a row of good fast riding.

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    I was with the Oldstrongs in Markleeville. It was a great weekend -- the weather was fabulous, the scenery was beautiful, and the company was great.

    Well, most of the scenery was beautiful ...



    Now that's more like it!



    I still need to get my climbing legs back, aaaack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    Markleeville - Ebbets Pass area. The fall colors were beyond words.
    Fantastic pictures - highly jealous.

    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    Well, most of the scenery was beautiful ...
    Nothing worse than a rest stop that comes back to haunt you, eh?

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    I was with the Oldstrongs and the Bobs and Sagebum and a bunch of other fine folks...








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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Good BF long weekend for me. Thurs evening, Race across the Sky w/ pelikan, BlastRadius, powpow, taxi777 and other halves/friends. Friday a nice 65miles up Kings and W Alpine with mellum76 and 1jacktripper, then Sunday AM, crack-of-dawn flat(ish) and fast(ish) ride Orinda BART to Danville Peet's and back (36.5miles) with brentley and RoboCheme under blue skies and perfect temps. A nice weekend.

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    Out from North Concord to the Benicia Bridge, over to Benicia.

    Then a nice loop out Lake Herman Rd/Columbus Parkway /Benicia State Park back to town.

    Downtown Benicia on K St. along the water back to the bridge and then a long loop home.

    Taco truck tacos were the perfect mid ride food to fight the bonk.

    Rode hard with Midland and passed 5000 miles for the year right as we turned the corner onto my street.

    Best mileage year for me yet. 4000 each of the previous two years that I have been riding my road bike.
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    I rode the AC Trail to Niles Canyon, over Palomares, Dublin Canyon, Foothill to Sunol, and back along Niles Canyon and the AC Trail.

    It worked out to a half century, to commemorate my reaching a half century last Thursday.

    It was also my longest solo ride since my crash this past March -- Lee accompanied me as far as the top of Palomares, and then he headed back home. I wanted to ride down the north side of Palomares (whee!) after which I figured I'd get on BART in Dublin.

    But once I reached Foothill Rd I was having a grand old time so I kept going, and it sort of morphed into the half century.

    It felt so nice being out there cruising on my own! Didn't even matter to me that I was slower than snot, just being out on such a lovely day was pretty freakin marvelous.

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    saturday morning, our typical "Saturday Morning Ride", thru Pebble Beach, then a repeat, by the time i got home, a bit over 70 miles.

    today, Monterey & out and round "The Loop".
    which is River road out to Arroyo Seco then back into monterey.
    110 miles 6:48 on my hunter 29er with schwalbe fat franks...

    weekend total about 180 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    ...It was also my longest solo ride since my crash this past March...
    It felt so nice being out there cruising on my own!
    I am so happy reading this!
    In Escendo Est Verum

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    Ugh, the wind was horrible.....my wife and I set out to do 50, but only did 30 with the wind...

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    These pictures from the Sierra in full Fall colors have me salivating with envy. I thought I might have the time to get there to do some photo shooting but couldn't find a free weekend. Well, there's always next year. Having a dusting of early snow on the peaks is a rare treat at this time of the year though.

    Back to bike riding. Since we got the tandem my road bike is thinking about applying for unemployment benefits. It only had one sortie in two months when my brother visited us on his way from France to Japan. The bike is complaining but I am not. Tandem riding is quite nice. Our Saturday morning rides are still on the short side (15 to 25 miles) but we are tackling some more challenging hills. Yesterday we even gave Via Roble a shot. We climbed 25% (the toughest) of the hill on the bike and walked the rest.

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    Short (1 hr) loop from the SF zoo, through GGP (past some sort of 60's music festival), up into the presidio, down past Baker Beach, back into GGP and down the Great Highway. About 16 miles. What great weather! And a nice easy ride to break in the new bike.

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    Spent the weekend in LA. I decided to go Billy Goatin' ... Saturday, climbed some 12-16% grades between Pasadena and Glendale ... Sunday, climbed some more 12-16% grades by La Canada-Flintridge. Also passed by some charred remains from the Station Fire. Pretty eerie.

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    Saturday: From the house in North Berkeley, to and up Tunnel Road to Skyline to the Chabot Space & Science Center, then retraced my steps home. 23.30 miles, 1,800 feet of climbing sayeth Mr. Garmin. Stunning weather, great views of the Bay . . . plus it was blast passing all the stalled pre-Cal game traffic on Tunnel coming back into town.

    Today, no ride, but a wonderful hike at the Pt. Reyes National Seashore from the Bear Valley trailhead to the top of Mt. Wittenburg and back by a different route. A little over 5 miles total hike. Not bad, since we didn't hit the trail until 2:00 or 2:30. (Truth is, I wasn't about to go another step even if we had started at 7:00 a.m. - that trail was a workout. ) Another simply gorgeous day.


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    My ride was allready posted by LanceOldstrong. Fun ride, great views(minus the Industrial wasteland) & beautiful, gorgeous weather.

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    Saturday I just did a simple out and back to (and around) the Portola Loop (up Alpine, down Sand Hill). 37 miles total.

    Sunday, I did the SJBC Winter Series race. This weekend was the individual time trial down near Morgan Hill. Start was at Bailey/Santa Teresa, then south on Santa Teresa, west on Willow Springs, north on Oak Glen/Uvas/McKean then east on Bailey to finish. Good stuff!

    After the race, a group of us went out and did a loop up Metcalf and then down Silver Creek Valley Road. Why oh why do I always forget to refuel after races? I bonked hard on San Felipe Road...

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    This mornings ride from Winters, over the front of cantelow, a few laps of Gibson/Stieger and back over cantelow home. Incredible weather!
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