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    Crossing the border at San Luis RC?

    I'll be visiting the Yuma area over the holidays, and I've got this idea in my head that it might be fun/interesting to ride down across the border and around San Luis Rio Colorado for a bit just on...
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    Oops, my bad for not changing my old profile...

    Oops, my bad for not changing my old profile info. I'm already +1, so our vehicle is full of both people and bikes, alas.
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    We're there, assuming the mountain roads from the...

    We're there, assuming the mountain roads from the Bay Area aren't snowy. Looks like we'll probably need to take the long way via Baker to avoid the high part of Hwy. 190.

    I'm reminded that lots of...
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    Four years later, my left leg still has scars...

    Four years later, my left leg still has scars where a loose dog attacked me while I was on Zediker Road east of Fresno. Bit holes through the leg warmer. Then it ran off to the house alongside the...
  5. Situation resolved. From the Silicon Valley...

    Situation resolved. From the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition:
    http://bikesiliconvalley.org/content/529#comments
  6. Wonderful pics, and great report. Ewwww on the...

    Wonderful pics, and great report. Ewwww on the rumble strips, but I suppose they might help keep errant drivers out of a bike's path. Perhaps I'll need to make a Sunol-Livermore-Pleasanton loop...
  7. Has anyone braved the rebuilt Vallecitos Road (Hwy 84) yet?

    Drove back from Livermore to Fremont today on the newly rebuilt Hwy. 84. Looks like there's now a good, wide shoulder all the way from Livermore to I-680, except for one tiny stretch of about 0.1...
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    Indeed, here...

    Indeed, here are all seven days of route sheets for this year's ALC. Note that you're on your own when it comes to rest stops, although the longest stretch between actual services is never more than...
  9. If you can wait till next spring and can head...

    If you can wait till next spring and can head over to the Valley, there are two century rides that are about as close to flat as you'll get: the Lodi Sunrise Century, in (of course) Lodi; and the...
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    One thing to watch for on the trail: the wind! ...

    One thing to watch for on the trail: the wind! Depending on the time of year and the time of day, you can get really nasty headwinds (or really awesome tailwinds) along the trail as the air funnels...
  11. Thread: Reedly Area Ride

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    The Fresno Cycling Club runs twice-weekly 30-mile...

    The Fresno Cycling Club runs twice-weekly 30-mile afternoon rides from Reedley to Doyal's Store, just a couple of miles away from the dam, on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
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    Look here for the routes of the Blossom Bike Ride...

    Look here for the routes of the Blossom Bike Ride that's held in Reedley every winter/spring:
    http://www.blossombikeride.com

    The 45-mile route has a couple of tiny rolling hills on it and is good...
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    Check a whole boatload of routes here:...

    Check a whole boatload of routes here:
    http://routeslip.com/routelist.php?city=Fresno&state=CA&country=United%20States

    Distances range from 21 to 103 miles. Enjoy your ride, but watch out for...
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    All these scary comments aside, Hwy. 37 was part...

    All these scary comments aside, Hwy. 37 was part of the recent Bay In A Day double century route. And I rode the entire length from Novato to Vallejo (the opposite direction) ... in the dark (with...
  15. Las Vegas Century 2005 -- 100km and 100mi routes?

    Hey there... if you went to the Las Vegas Century last year, do you have the route sheet for the metric and/or century routes, and could you scan it in and post it? I think I'm going to do one of...
  16. Laughlin is in the Colorado River gorge, so any...

    Laughlin is in the Colorado River gorge, so any eastbound or westbound road riding is going to give you very steep, long grades. Both ways are four-lane, divided highways with traffic moving at...
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    Velo Swap -- what kind of deals?

    So I'm considering going to Velo Swap this Saturday in San Francisco. Never been to one before. Clothing, accessories -- I'm in need. New bike? Nope, not now.

    Does stuff sell at great prices? ...
  18. I inadvertantly crashed some type of cycling...

    I inadvertantly crashed some type of cycling event today heading westbound on Dillon Road in the hills north of Palm Springs. It wasn't the Furnace Creek 508, because that ended up in Joshua Tree. ...
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    Tour de Farm (AZ) cancelled -- alternate?

    http://tourdefarm.com

    A notice on the event website says the Tour de Farm in Arizona, set for Oct. 22, has been cancelled for this year "due to a bridge closing and our inability to find an...
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    If you're a Golden Gate Bridge newbie, here's a...

    If you're a Golden Gate Bridge newbie, here's a point to take to heart: There are two towers on the bridge, and the wind often whips around these towers at speeds much higher than the open air.
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    Specs on my old Cat Eye ML-373 headlight?

    I've still got an old Cat Eye halogen headlight I bought way back when, probably more than 10 years ago. The only ID I can find on it is "Model: ML-373" -- I have no idea how much power it's...
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    Installed Specialized Armadillo tires on March 3....

    Installed Specialized Armadillo tires on March 3.
    Since then, 3096 miles with no flats. And I've pulled some nasty stuff out of those tires, too.
  23. There were several points at which I could have...

    There were several points at which I could have turned east to head toward Yosemite -- but, for instance, from Merced it's 80 miles one-way, and there's a whole lot o' climbing involved. A lovely...
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    Stretch your range to about 80 miles, and US 50...

    Stretch your range to about 80 miles, and US 50 can fill the bill, with stops in Ely, Eureka, Austin, and Fallon. But you're heading to Yosemite? Heading east to west, you're asking for a world o'...
  25. Today, I completed my first-ever overnight tour:...

    Today, I completed my first-ever overnight tour: a two-day, 150-mile, one-way journey from Stockton to Fresno, Calif. -- the culmination of a proposed tour I first mentioned here back in April.

    I...
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