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Old 07-25-23, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Super pics you animal and congrats on the big ride. I visit Auburn a couple of times a year. I should have left a bike there to explore the local ups and downs.
Thanks, photo opportunities abound in my local area. I ran a 11-40t cassette for the Death Ride...I was able to keep power levels down to a very manageable amount, but excessive heat made the ride more difficult than the climbing. I'm fairly well heat acclimated, but you can only do so much riding for 9 hours in 90/100s temps.

I'm a bit southeast of Auburn, so don't know all the local secrets of that area, but Mosquito ridge is one of the roads I do want to try one of these days. It's just outside of Foresthill and is an 18 mile climb with about 4500' of gain.
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
Thanks, photo opportunities abound in my local area. I ran a 11-40t cassette for the Death Ride...I was able to keep power levels down to a very manageable amount, but excessive heat made the ride more difficult than the climbing. I'm fairly well heat acclimated, but you can only do so much riding for 9 hours in 90/100s temps.

I'm a bit southeast of Auburn, so don't know all the local secrets of that area, but Mosquito ridge is one of the roads I do want to try one of these days. It's just outside of Foresthill and is an 18 mile climb with about 4500' of gain.
Last year there was quite the fire near Foresthill. Used to go up there to a restaurant for brunch with some mining motif. Have driven most of the roads in the area heading north, south and east toward Tahoe. There is a popular loop starting at Folsom and going up the south side of the Folsom river, crossing at 49 with that wonderful climb up down through Auburn and back. Mosquito Ridge sounds like a real challenge. Pick a cooler day and best of luck. PM me your Strava handle.
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Old 07-25-23, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon
On my ride last Saturday, I took a route I was vaguely familiar with, having driven parts of it in my car and ridden most of it on a motorcycle years ago. I thought I was facing a steep climb for 3-4 miles at one point, but it turned out to be only a mile or so, followed by a really fun descent. The road was wide and smooth, good visibility, no gravel or debris, very little traffic... I was able to tuck in and just cruise effortlessly. I coasted at 40-42 MPH for about two miles. Then I turned onto another highway where I expected more descent and was not disappointed, although this one was not quite as steep. Of course, this whole time I was only withdrawing energy I had deposited in the bank while climbing for the first half of my loop route. I want to go back and ride this one again soon.

Sounds awesome and one I would like to do if Ogden was a bit closer. Working going up and cruising back downhill is my ideal of a really good time.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Last year there was quite the fire near Foresthill. Used to go up there to a restaurant for brunch with some mining motif. Have driven most of the roads in the area heading north, south and east toward Tahoe. There is a popular loop starting at Folsom and going up the south side of the Folsom river, crossing at 49 with that wonderful climb up down through Auburn and back. Mosquito Ridge sounds like a real challenge. Pick a cooler day and best of luck. PM me your Strava handle.
Yeah, that was the Mosquito fire...I think part of the road is in the burn scar, but so are a lot of my favorite roads. The Caldor fire back in 2021 burned quite a bit of the area directly north of me.
I think the loop through Folsom that you're talking about is probably up/over Salmon Falls to 49 and across the American River confluence. Either side of the confluence looks like a fun climb, but the traffic would be a bit unnerving on a bike. To eliminate 49, you could always expand the loop to Volcanoville and cross the river at the Mosquito bridge...eventually climbing up to Foresthill.
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37-spot that was actually a 43-spot with the undercharged garmin. warm/humid inland. once on the coast, very tolerable.
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Got in 2 Rouvy routes tonight, 19.1 and 4.5K ft of gain and 12.4 and 140 ft of gain as a cool down. Did much better on the big climb than I did the other day. Avg grade was 5% versus much shorter distance that avg 8% that killed my legs.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
Did a 30+ mile loop both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday's forecast called for scattered thunderstoms. The radar was clear when I took off. I made it home right as this hit. I was racing it for about 5 miles.
Been there for sure. I got caught in one once where it started to hail on us, not like center of the country golf ball hail, but pea size stuff. We don't get a lot of hail in Florida, but it stung pretty good, so we pulled off to wait it out. We were at a church that has a large covered area near the side door, so as we hung out there, the lightning moved in and the steeple was struck and caught the church on fire. Luckily, they had a sprinkler system that saved the church from burning down and no one was hurt, but the noise that lightning made was unreal.
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
My first kinda difficult ride back after the 13k' of climbing Death Ride last week. My legs were actually good after that, but have been doing easier rides because of knee pain that developed after that. Only 32 miles on this ride, but with 4.5k' of climbing...with a 9 mile long climb, done at threshold effort.

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40 with 1200’ @ 17 MPH ave.





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Rode twice yesterday for Pete's 100 mile Memorial Ride, 11 years since he was hit by a semi and killed.

1st time out --- 12:28 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
-- Distance 55.55 mi Moving Time 3:38:33

2nd time out --- 8:37 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 -- Distance 45.54 mi Moving Time 3:22:56

ALSO was 1 year anniversary since I was hit for a 2nd time by a WILD HOG
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I rode the RAMROD event today in Washington State. 147 miles and 9000 feet of climbing. A long day and a lot of climbs.
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Short hill climb afternoon, so did 24 miles with 1400’ gain in 5 miles. 16 MPH ave with a top descent speed of 44.



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39 miles.
it'll be moiiist this weekend. Hopefully it changes.
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45 miles climbing 2400’ on a mtb. Felt more like 65 riding on fat knobbies.



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71.1 sweltering hot miles today. I started to roast at traffic lights, so altered my route to avoid having to wait for traffic signals and where I could just turn right added about a mile to my distance, but it was worth it.
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70 miles early before it got hot...well it still got hot but not like some people's hot.


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86 miles. Humidity was creeping up.
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Not quite 24 miles, to and from the beach:


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86 miles. Humidity was creeping up.
As long as it was just the humidity doing the creeping.
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31.5 miles with 1400’ at 16 ave. I was hunting fastest times on Strava segments for geriatrics so when I wasn’t going for it, I was resting. Managed 6 fastest segments which made my day.






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Got in 51.7 and 1.3k ft on the trainer tonight.
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69 miles. The hope caliper was a good swap.
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80 miles before air quality goes to ****. just me and the turkeys out and about.

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Man what a most excellent ride today. A frigid 72 F on the Garmin. 28 miles on a 26 mile route. After two miles I had to turn around and backtrack. Then reroute. Road was closed from the storm last Saturday. After acclimating to the heat and high humidity it was chilly. R
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