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11-28-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Alamere

Did Old Cazadero on a road bike. Big, big...

Did Old Cazadero on a road bike. Big, big mistake! The first (uphill) half is a paved road and a nice climb if you turn around at the top. The down hill part toward Kings Ridge keeps getting worse...
08-01-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Alamere

It all depends on how one refers to the freeways...

It all depends on how one refers to the freeways - if one says "the" as in "on the 5", you are in So Calif. But if the "the" is missing as in "go north on 101", then you are in Northern California.
08-01-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Alamere

Ended up doing the whole thing. It was a...

Ended up doing the whole thing. It was a wonderful event. Great weather. Great views. Very well supported. And plenty of double digit climbing. But I didn't get to see too many bikinis lest I miss...
07-29-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Alamere

Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge

I am looking forward to the Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge on Saturday. It should be a lot of tough climbing in a pretty area. It was fun last year. But I would just as soon skip the section near the...
07-12-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,053
Posted By Alamere

This was my second Deathride attempt. Last year I...

This was my second Deathride attempt. Last year I did 4 passes and was very happy with that. I trained with Al Painter and IPF a lot over the winter and this spring doing a lot of high intensity...
03-27-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,900
Posted By Alamere

It should be closed for a little while on May 18...

It should be closed for a little while on May 18 for a few select ascending cyclists! :)
12-11-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,701
Posted By Alamere

If you are a member of IMBA for 6 months, you can...

If you are a member of IMBA for 6 months, you can get a good price on a Subaru. Haven't tried it yet but plan to when I replace my WRX.

http://www.imba.com/tcc/subaru.html

Of course, you would...
12-10-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,585
Posted By Alamere

A good description of the "just in time" approach...

A good description of the "just in time" approach to finishing for those of us who are climbing challenged can be found on Arnie Baker's website
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12-10-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,585
Posted By Alamere

What an improvement from last year's...

What an improvement from last year's registration. First try on the website. They even list the registration time down to the millisecond.
08-22-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Alamere

Overall it is quite bike friendly and the drivers...

Overall it is quite bike friendly and the drivers are courteous. The traffic signals are not set to detect bikes as well as neighboring city's signals are. And it would be nice if the city had street...
07-25-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Alamere

It was challenging. Many of the hills on the...

It was challenging. Many of the hills on the peninsula are 7-8%. But this had a whole bunch in the 10+% range. And then there was also Jamison Creek rd! Of course, each of these ascents had a...
06-14-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Alamere

It was a wonderful event. I marvel at the...

It was a wonderful event. I marvel at the cyclists who did (or even attempted) 8 passes but that wasn't me. I was very happy to do 4 - Luther, Carson, Blue Lakes, & Monitor West. This amounted to 107...
06-05-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Alamere

I am looking forward to doing the event. At...

I am looking forward to doing the event. At first, I had written it off because I knew I had no hope of doing 20k ft. But then I realized it would be a fun way to do a supported ride on a number of...
05-12-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,204
Posted By Alamere

You should ask this question at the local mtn...

You should ask this question at the local mtn biking forum -

www.mtbr.com and go to the norcal section

Montebello has a number of trails but there is also, Saratoga Gap, Russian Ridge, El...
05-07-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,899
Posted By Alamere

Where do you start the repeat for the Mt. Diablo...

Where do you start the repeat for the Mt. Diablo climb repeats? How would Mt. Hamilton compare as a good training hill?
05-03-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,040
Posted By Alamere

I appreciate all the advice people offered about...

I appreciate all the advice people offered about preparations on the fair weather riding thread. I bought a bunch of stuff on Friday keeping my LBS in business. A few friends downgraded at the start...
04-29-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,765
Posted By Alamere

WCC - maybe not fair weather riding

I admit it - I generally have avoided weather that is not dry. But there is an 80% chance of showers and the high temperature is projected to be 63 degrees on Saturday. What kind of clothes are...
04-26-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By Alamere

From a 705 Training Center - 102.34mi,...

From a 705

Training Center - 102.34mi, 5548ft
Garmin Connect - 102.34, 5725
SportTracks - 102.12, 3879
TopoFusion - 102.09, 6255
MTBGuru - 102.1, 5450
12-15-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Alamere

Tierra Bella vs. Primavera

Registration is now open for Tierra Bella and will soon be for Primavera. Both are on the same weekend so I will only be up to do one. And both are within reasonable driving distance. I am looking to...
11-19-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Alamere

Of course, the best riding in Tahoe is done on a...

Of course, the best riding in Tahoe is done on a mountain bike. :) Though road rides up there can be nice too. If you are in North Tahoe, the Tahoe Sierra Century had 3 pretty routes of different...
08-19-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By Alamere

Thanks for the thoughts on the wind. Is there a...

Thanks for the thoughts on the wind. Is there a difference in this regard between the metric and imperial versions? I just did the Tour de Organics and am wondering about a full century or whether to...
08-19-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By Alamere

I have heard that the Davis area can have a lot...

I have heard that the Davis area can have a lot of wind. Is that typically an issue for Foxys? Does it make the event harder than the stats indicate?
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