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    Here are a couple of options for you (compliments...

    Here are a couple of options for you (compliments of my friend DanM) that will give you lots of climbing, however, they are down the hill from the fire.
    JenkinsonLake_to_Kyburz - A bike ride in El...
  2. We travel to Seattle quite a bit. All the above...

    We travel to Seattle quite a bit. All the above suggestions are great. If you want to stay close to Seattle before the rally, you might want to consider going to Vashon Island. Just a short 15 minute...
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    New Chip Seal in El Dorado County

    For those of you that know and ride the Cothrin Ranch Loop in El Dorado County, be advised that Brandon Road and French Creek Rd. between South Shingle Springs Rd. and Old French Creek Rd. are about...
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    It always has been a well supported event and it...

    It always has been a well supported event and it looks like it is already sold out. However, there is climbing - mostly rollers. Here are a couple of links to the 100k
    Party Pardee 100K - Ione, CA...
  5. Another update..Yesterday, we did a 6 mile hike...

    Another update..Yesterday, we did a 6 mile hike (by my wife's Map My Walk calculation). My Garmin only registered 5.62 miles. I changed the data recording from Smart Recording to Record Every Second....
  6. Update: Like On The Path, my Garmin couldn't...

    Update: Like On The Path, my Garmin couldn't detect when I was stopped or walking, especially when I was doing a climb and moving slowly. I got a lot of straight lines and the distance was completely...
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    427228Fun Century in NorCal last year....

    427228Fun Century in NorCal last year.
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    and a couple of pics on Donner Summit
  8. Anybody used your bike computer to map a hike?

    We are going to hike the Inca Trail in Peru next year. I have seen some profiles and a satellite view of the hike, but the satellite views show several points of satellite contact and straight lines...
  9. Interesting that no one has mentioned Specialized...

    Interesting that no one has mentioned Specialized seats yet. Specialized has a sit-bone measurement device (commonly referred to as an ass-o-meter). It is a stiff memory foam. After you sit on it for...
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    This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it ...

    This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it cccorlew. My contributions.
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  11. Joel is the poster child for changing his life...

    Joel is the poster child for changing his life for the positive. Listen to him. He is a great resource. You can do it too.
  12. +1 for Mark. He is your guy.

    +1 for Mark. He is your guy.
  13. I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a...

    I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a month ago. I just finished climbing out of Rollins Lake and pulled out of the stop sign onto SR174 going toward Colfax. He nailed me on the slight...
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    +1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort,...

    +1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort, go faster". If you have a heart rate monitor, check it sitting and standing. I'll bet your HR is higher when you stand.
    Just a thought.
  15. Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have...

    Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have lunch. Should be about 65+ miles. We started at the junction of 89 (Monitor Pass) and Highway 4 just for something different. A beautiful, hard ride....
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    FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally...

    FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally routed.
    K-WING COMPACT WHITE HANDLEBAR
    The cables still cross in front of your head tube. FWIW, I tried them for a couple of weeks, but returned them...
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    11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your...

    11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your time on the bike (or distance) by about 10%/week. That way, you won't hurt yourself and you will do just fine. Make it a mix of flats and hills. Go with...
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    +1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for...

    +1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for rehab for an overuse injury a couple of years ago and still do it at least 1x/week for 4-10 miles on a flat course. I spin 40-50 revolutions with one...
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    Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is...

    Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is average from stop sign line at the bottom to the stop sign line at the top.
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    In my zanier moments, I calculate out average...

    In my zanier moments, I calculate out average grades. Here are a few of my favorites. Start and stop points may be different than yours, so the numbers may vary.
    grade=((rise'/(5280'*distance in...
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    The grade increases as you get closer to the top....

    The grade increases as you get closer to the top. I will have to look back on some of my rides to see if I picked it up, but it is probably closer to 18% for the last 50'
  22. +1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the...

    +1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the person fitting you has the credentials to do so. Post a inquiry regarding who the best fitters are in your area. It is worth every penny you will pay...
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    I would go clockwise. The prevailing south winds...

    I would go clockwise. The prevailing south winds blow right down the TC/Truckee corridor. It is better to have a downhill tailwind from TC to Truckee that the other way around. The climb over...
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    Nesdog, I used to live there. Probably not any...

    Nesdog, I used to live there. Probably not any organized rides, but you can solo it. A nice 45+- loop is to go from Tahoe City to Truckee via Highway 89. You can use the bike trail that starts across...
  25. I have been a loyal Kestrel guy since the 4000's...

    I have been a loyal Kestrel guy since the 4000's and have owned probably 7+ Kestrels. I loved the Evoke and owned two of them. Light, quick handling, and stable in corners (even on crappy road...
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