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03-22-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By JoelS

That

That
10-01-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By JoelS

Blue. White is just wrong.

Blue. White is just wrong.
08-01-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,927
Posted By JoelS

In some ways this event is a terribly sad...

In some ways this event is a terribly sad commentary on the state of our society.

Either way, I'm really happy that you will be ok. Hope we can get together again soon.
06-23-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By JoelS

Keep an eye on the fire. There's the possibility...

Keep an eye on the fire. There's the possibility that the ride may have to be postponed or cancelled.
06-16-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By JoelS

Thanks for the heads up!

Thanks for the heads up!
05-18-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By JoelS

From what I understand, from a 1st hand report,...

From what I understand, from a 1st hand report, is that the rider came around a turn and didn't stop for the stop sign. Either he didn't see it, or he thought the course marshal was sending him...
03-02-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By JoelS

Arbolado Park. We rode up to the Junction with a...

Arbolado Park. We rode up to the Junction with a fellow named Dan. He was on some sort of Ti framed bike. Nice fellow.
02-27-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By JoelS

Thanks for the parking suggestion. It was...

Thanks for the parking suggestion. It was perfect!
02-25-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By JoelS

Diablo, N Gate, Parking?

I may be riding up N Gate tomorrow. Any suggestions on places nearby to park? North Gate Park for example?

Thanks in advance!
02-02-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By JoelS

Looks like a solid starter bike! Glad it worked...

Looks like a solid starter bike! Glad it worked out.
02-01-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By JoelS

Folsom Bike is owned by a woman and has a really...

Folsom Bike is owned by a woman and has a really good saddle demo program.
01-17-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By JoelS

Here are a few routes for you. Ridge Loop...

Here are a few routes for you.

Ridge Loop - A bike ride in Folsom, CA (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4884672)
Glenview/Baxter/Ridge/Powerhouse - A bike ride in Folsom, CA...
01-12-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By JoelS

It takes a few miles to get out to the hills in...

It takes a few miles to get out to the hills in El Dorado Hills or up toward Auburn.
01-09-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By JoelS

You say that like flat rides are a good thing :p

You say that like flat rides are a good thing :p
12-27-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By JoelS

Wish I checked this yesterday. I'm right nearby....

Wish I checked this yesterday. I'm right nearby. Can't get out today though. MTB tomorrow. Hope you found a good route.


Here's about a 2 1/2 hour ride depending on where you are starting....
11-21-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By JoelS

Well, considering I'm just shy of 5'7" tall... I...

Well, considering I'm just shy of 5'7" tall... I weighed in at 210 pounds. Sleep apnea, borderline diabetic, high blood pressure, the usual weight related issues. That first year I dropped 68...
11-04-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By JoelS

I went through that same journey in 2008. You...

I went through that same journey in 2008. You can do it!

There are a number of cycling clubs in the area that you can join and may help with motivation. I'm in Rancho, but time is really tight...
10-05-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By JoelS

Contact Mark Stemmy at: Home - Optimitized...

Contact Mark Stemmy at: Home - Optimitized Cycling Solutions - 530-363-2697 (http://optimizedcyclingsolutions.com/) Located a little way up 50 in Cameron Park.

He's got a small boutique shop. ...
07-02-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,546
Posted By JoelS

It does happen occasionally.

It does happen occasionally.
06-29-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,321
Posted By JoelS

Average grades are interesting, but they don't...

Average grades are interesting, but they don't tell the story of the climb. You really need a profile map with different sections of grades highlighted. For example, while the average grade of...
06-20-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By JoelS

I'd love to go, but there's no way I can get away...

I'd love to go, but there's no way I can get away tomorrow. Have fun!
05-11-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By JoelS

Glad you're not more seriously injured. FWIW, my...

Glad you're not more seriously injured. FWIW, my experience with Gatorskins has not been positive the 4000s on the other hand, has been outstanding.

Cornering is a learned skill. Do you ski or...
03-23-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By JoelS

Great job Curtis and Ron! Sounds like you had a...

Great job Curtis and Ron! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.
03-23-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

Glad you came out and joined us! You shot more...

Glad you came out and joined us! You shot more pictures than I realized, thanks :-)
03-22-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

Ya'll missed a great day! I think gw_12 shot a...

Ya'll missed a great day! I think gw_12 shot a few pictures. Here's my Strava: Bike Ride Profile | Cothrin Ranch Loop near Rancho Cordova | Times and Records | Strava...
03-22-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

We're fixing to leave now (8:40). We'll regroup...

We're fixing to leave now (8:40). We'll regroup at the Sac State Aquatic Center about 9:10 if you're running late. The address is: 1901 Hazel Ave, Gold River, CA 95670
03-20-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

All sent. See ya Saturday!

All sent. See ya Saturday!
03-14-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

There must be something strange about that...

There must be something strange about that section that the mapping programs all route through the dirt. It's like a cycling Bermuda Triangle.
03-13-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

RWGPS always does strange things through there. ...

RWGPS always does strange things through there. The route I plan on is all paved. Ugh. Sometimes I hate technology.
03-12-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

Curtis, have a great time!

Curtis, have a great time!
03-11-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

Sent you both a PM with my address. :thumb: ...

Sent you both a PM with my address. :thumb:

Are you two staying for dinner?

Make sure to include that info when you sign up!
03-08-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By JoelS

NorCal East, Group Ride, Saturday the 22nd

Ok folks. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. It's looking good for me on the 22nd, so that'll be the date. The route is amazing, and very green right now. There are a few stretches of busy...
03-01-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By JoelS

Her incredible amount of power is what broke that...

Her incredible amount of power is what broke that pedal. ;-)
02-23-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By JoelS

Wish I could have made it. Hopefully I will...

Wish I could have made it. Hopefully I will later on in the Spring or Summer.
02-21-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

The group ride is likely to be a bit slower...

The group ride is likely to be a bit slower :thumb:
02-20-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

Yup, road bikes. I expect that on Sunday we'll...

Yup, road bikes. I expect that on Sunday we'll be pacing 18'ish on flats. Regroups at hill tops. The ride is pretty hilly, with grades over 17%. Lots of climbing. I've been put to shame buy guys...
02-20-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

Incidentally, I'm planning to do the route this...

Incidentally, I'm planning to do the route this Sunday. I want to get an idea of total ride time with the Subway lunch stop. If any of you are interested in coming up to preview the route, please...
02-15-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

We're closing in on March. I'll pick a Saturday...

We're closing in on March. I'll pick a Saturday in another few weeks, looking for a long term forecast where the weather is favorable. We'll meet at my place and have a meal/beer post ride.
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01-26-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By JoelS

There are always a few lights on my rides that...

There are always a few lights on my rides that don't turn. But not a city or township as a whole.

I always wait at lights for a cycle. If it doesn't turn, then I'll run it when traffic is...
12-30-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

Looks like enough of you are interested. As we...

Looks like enough of you are interested. As we hit March, I'll start tracking the weather and pick a date about a week out.

Do you prefer a Saturday or a Sunday?
12-30-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

If you like Beatty, there's a 2hour "how many...

If you like Beatty, there's a 2hour "how many times can you climb it" challenge on Jan 1. 9am sign up at the park on Alexandra, climbing starts at 10. I will not be there. I used to climb it twice...
12-30-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

Thanks for the suggestion, but I very much like...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I very much like the route as is.
12-30-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By JoelS

NorCal East, BF Group Ride

Ok folks, I keep trying to get ya'll to come out here for a ride. Here's the route that I'm thinking of. It's a beautiful ride, my favorite in the area. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3522737 ...
12-29-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,615
Posted By JoelS

That was fun! And a bonus to see Pete. ...

That was fun! And a bonus to see Pete.

Here's my Strava: http://app.strava.com/activities/102731320
12-27-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,615
Posted By JoelS

Ok folks, I'm rethinking this. Might make it...

Ok folks, I'm rethinking this. Might make it after all. I'm going to suffer mightily though. I'll likely have 1 or 2 others with me.
12-18-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,615
Posted By JoelS

I'm not going to make it. My fitness is way off...

I'm not going to make it. My fitness is way off right now. Have a great time! And I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas.
12-03-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,615
Posted By JoelS

There's a high probability that I'll be able to...

There's a high probability that I'll be able to make it over from Sactown!
11-30-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,902
Posted By JoelS

Maybe I can make it over there for that too.

Maybe I can make it over there for that too.
11-26-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,740
Posted By JoelS

Sorry about the loss of your laptop Curtis. But...

Sorry about the loss of your laptop Curtis. But at least you are ok. Hope you can retrieve the data.
11-15-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,215
Posted By JoelS

I'll see it eventually. Probably when it comes...

I'll see it eventually. Probably when it comes out on NetFlix.
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