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  1. From the California Triple Crown site on...

    From the California Triple Crown site on Facebook, Alta Alpina Challenge has been cancelled, due to the fire.

    Alta Alpina Challenge
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    It looks like Alta Alpine Challenge is being...

    It looks like Alta Alpine Challenge is being cancelled because of the fire. Hope it doesn't affect the Death Ride
  3. After failing DMD, the jury is still out on...

    After failing DMD, the jury is still out on whether or not I do it this year. I'll aim for Solvang in March (maybe Camino Real, but not sure).
  4. Awesome report. Now you know what we have to...

    Awesome report. Now you know what we have to deal with as far as climbing. Sierra in daylight is much nicer. For me, bailing at almost half way up Sierra was more due to leg strength, rather than...
  5. Damn, just found out I'm on call that weekend. ...

    Damn, just found out I'm on call that weekend.

    :(
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    I've pretty much been on Google+, and active on...

    I've pretty much been on Google+, and active on various Commuting communities. I'm also on Twitter and Facebook. I've been also spending quite a bit of time with the Peninsula and South Bay Meetup...
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  8. Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge is first week of...

    Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge is first week of August. I guess that would qualify as summer. They call it the Santa Cruz Death Ride ... and if you choose to do all spurs, you'd get in about 130...
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    I'd say Diablo Repeats too ... However, doing...

    I'd say Diablo Repeats too ... However, doing Hamilton, both sides, and starting with Quimby wouldn't be bad either. Santa Cruz Mountains have some good options too ... Redwood Gulch, Hwy 9, Jamison...
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    I was just outside of the 3 km mark, just after...

    I was just outside of the 3 km mark, just after Camp Juniper, with uspspro and ruthness. We scoped out our spot Friday afternoon, and we were able to ride up to the summit. But on race day, we...
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    Sticky: I went for it ... splurged and got a Volagi...

    I went for it ... splurged and got a Volagi Liscio ... it's a sweet ride.

    http://spingineer.smugmug.com/Cycling/Volagi-Liscio/i-2p22trK/0/M/20130410_165632-M.jpg
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    I've started doing rides that I've dubbed "Holy...

    I've started doing rides that I've dubbed "Holy Sh*t" climbs. Several weeks ago, it was Sierra Road, followed by Welch Creek. This past Saturday, it was Bohlman/On Orbit, followed by Hicks. I can...
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    If you actually did separate North, Central,...

    If you actually did separate North, Central, South, this is how I would break it down:

    North: Oregon border to Gilroy
    Central: Monterey to Buelton/Solvang
    South: Solvang down to Mexican border
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    Very timely thread ... I'm in the Bay Area, and...

    Very timely thread ... I'm in the Bay Area, and just did Bohlman, On Orbit, and Hicks. Plenty of 20+% grades. I'll give today a rest. http://app.strava.com/activities/46543599#805738040
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    Yeah, it was a great plan ... my friend Karen was...

    Yeah, it was a great plan ... my friend Karen was up visiting from Thousand Oaks, and she climbs really good. Got part of the old BF gang together, and that would have been great, if i didn't have...
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    Very sad indeed. :(

    Very sad indeed. :(
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    I too haven't had issues desending Hwy 84. In...

    I too haven't had issues desending Hwy 84. In fact, many times, I would descend, without anyone behind me (usually before 1 pm). One of my favorite loops is Hwy 9 > L Skyine to Bear Creek, then R...
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    I'm toying with randonneuring ... and will...

    I'm toying with randonneuring ... and will probably still do Solvang and Grand Tour. Mt. Tam??? Don't know.
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    I wrote a couple blogs on my adventures up Welch...

    I wrote a couple blogs on my adventures up Welch Creek ... not for the weary, that's for sure

    http://sevencyclist.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/welch-creek-lkhc-brutal-as-advertised/
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    Headed out to SF, and met Pete (taxi777) at...

    Headed out to SF, and met Pete (taxi777) at Sports Basement at Crissy Fields. Rode through Marin Headlands, before the rain, then did Tiburon loop. Did not beat the rain, but at least it wasn't...
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    Same here, except I started from Walnut Creek...

    Same here, except I started from Walnut Creek side. 54 mph? So that's what 54 mph gusts feel like.
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    Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt....

    Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt. Eden, then over to Hicks. Great ride, tough climbs. Large group for an Impromptu Ride ... ~ 25 people. Nice showing.
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    Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt....

    Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt. Eden, then over to Hicks. Great ride, tough climbs. Large group for an Impromptu Ride ... ~ 25 people. Nice showing.
  24. Curses, you know a lot of people have to travel...

    Curses, you know a lot of people have to travel out of town to visit family on that day. Oh well, have fun, for all that stay local.
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    Since it would be clear skies, I went ahead and...

    Since it would be clear skies, I went ahead and did a climb up Mt. Umunhum ... one of these days, we'll make it all the way to the top.
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