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    Well, considering I'm just shy of 5'7" tall... I...

    Well, considering I'm just shy of 5'7" tall... I weighed in at 210 pounds. Sleep apnea, borderline diabetic, high blood pressure, the usual weight related issues. That first year I dropped 68...
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    I went through that same journey in 2008. You...

    I went through that same journey in 2008. You can do it!

    There are a number of cycling clubs in the area that you can join and may help with motivation. I'm in Rancho, but time is really tight...
  3. Contact Mark Stemmy at: Home - Optimitized...

    Contact Mark Stemmy at: Home - Optimitized Cycling Solutions - 530-363-2697 Located a little way up 50 in Cameron Park.

    He's got a small boutique shop. Heck of a good mechanic. Campy pro shop. ...
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    It does happen occasionally.

    It does happen occasionally.
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    Average grades are interesting, but they don't...

    Average grades are interesting, but they don't tell the story of the climb. You really need a profile map with different sections of grades highlighted. For example, while the average grade of...
  6. I'd love to go, but there's no way I can get away...

    I'd love to go, but there's no way I can get away tomorrow. Have fun!
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    Glad you're not more seriously injured. FWIW, my...

    Glad you're not more seriously injured. FWIW, my experience with Gatorskins has not been positive the 4000s on the other hand, has been outstanding.

    Cornering is a learned skill. Do you ski or...
  8. Great job Curtis and Ron! Sounds like you had a...

    Great job Curtis and Ron! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.
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    Glad you came out and joined us! You shot more...

    Glad you came out and joined us! You shot more pictures than I realized, thanks :-)
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    Ya'll missed a great day! I think gw_12 shot a...

    Ya'll missed a great day! I think gw_12 shot a few pictures. Here's my Strava: Bike Ride Profile | Cothrin Ranch Loop near Rancho Cordova | Times and Records | Strava

    Next time on a Sunday. Any...
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    We're fixing to leave now (8:40). We'll regroup...

    We're fixing to leave now (8:40). We'll regroup at the Sac State Aquatic Center about 9:10 if you're running late. The address is: 1901 Hazel Ave, Gold River, CA 95670
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    All sent. See ya Saturday!

    All sent. See ya Saturday!
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    There must be something strange about that...

    There must be something strange about that section that the mapping programs all route through the dirt. It's like a cycling Bermuda Triangle.
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    RWGPS always does strange things through there. ...

    RWGPS always does strange things through there. The route I plan on is all paved. Ugh. Sometimes I hate technology.
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    Curtis, have a great time!

    Curtis, have a great time!
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    Sent you both a PM with my address. :thumb: ...

    Sent you both a PM with my address. :thumb:

    Are you two staying for dinner?

    Make sure to include that info when you sign up!
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    NorCal East, Group Ride, Saturday the 22nd

    Ok folks. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. It's looking good for me on the 22nd, so that'll be the date. The route is amazing, and very green right now. There are a few stretches of busy...
  18. Thread: Busted

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    Her incredible amount of power is what broke that...

    Her incredible amount of power is what broke that pedal. ;-)
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    Wish I could have made it. Hopefully I will...

    Wish I could have made it. Hopefully I will later on in the Spring or Summer.
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    The group ride is likely to be a bit slower...

    The group ride is likely to be a bit slower :thumb:
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    Yup, road bikes. I expect that on Sunday we'll...

    Yup, road bikes. I expect that on Sunday we'll be pacing 18'ish on flats. Regroups at hill tops. The ride is pretty hilly, with grades over 17%. Lots of climbing. I've been put to shame buy guys...
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    Incidentally, I'm planning to do the route this...

    Incidentally, I'm planning to do the route this Sunday. I want to get an idea of total ride time with the Subway lunch stop. If any of you are interested in coming up to preview the route, please...
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    We're closing in on March. I'll pick a Saturday...

    We're closing in on March. I'll pick a Saturday in another few weeks, looking for a long term forecast where the weather is favorable. We'll meet at my place and have a meal/beer post ride.
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  24. There are always a few lights on my rides that...

    There are always a few lights on my rides that don't turn. But not a city or township as a whole.

    I always wait at lights for a cycle. If it doesn't turn, then I'll run it when traffic is...
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    Looks like enough of you are interested. As we...

    Looks like enough of you are interested. As we hit March, I'll start tracking the weather and pick a date about a week out.

    Do you prefer a Saturday or a Sunday?
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