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Sierra_rider 07-25-23 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22963905)
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.

diphthong 07-26-23 12:43 AM

37-spot that was actually a 43-spot with the undercharged garmin. warm/humid inland. once on the coast, very tolerable.

Ttom 07-26-23 05:25 PM

18 miles

jaxgtr 07-26-23 08:02 PM

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.

jaxgtr 07-26-23 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by Paul Barnard (Post 22963635)
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.

jaxgtr 07-26-23 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22963603)
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.

3D map says it all:


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How do you like your Hunt wheels. I have a buddy considering them, but is not sure as we do not know anyone local with them or any Hunt branded wheels.

rsbob 07-26-23 08:15 PM

40 with 1200’ @ 17 MPH ave.


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OldTryGuy 07-27-23 11:31 AM

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

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-27-23 10:26 PM

I rode the RAMROD event today in Washington State. 147 miles and 9000 feet of climbing. A long day and a lot of climbs.

rsbob 07-27-23 11:44 PM

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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Roosevelt Elk

Troul 07-28-23 05:32 AM

39 miles.
it'll be moiiist this weekend. Hopefully it changes.

rsbob 07-28-23 09:18 PM

45 miles climbing 2400’ on a mtb. Felt more like 65 riding on fat knobbies.


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Trestle converted into MUP
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Avalanche shed
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Tunnel is over a mile long. Rain jacket and headlight required
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jaxgtr 07-29-23 03:14 PM

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.

jadmt 07-29-23 05:33 PM

70 miles early before it got hot...well it still got hot but not like some people's hot.

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Troul 07-30-23 05:10 PM

86 miles. Humidity was creeping up.

rudypyatt 07-30-23 08:04 PM

Not quite 24 miles, to and from the beach:
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rsbob 07-31-23 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22968780)
86 miles. Humidity was creeping up.

As long as it was just the humidity doing the creeping.

rsbob 07-31-23 11:01 AM

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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The old fart

jaxgtr 07-31-23 10:25 PM

Got in 51.7 and 1.3k ft on the trainer tonight.

Troul 08-01-23 05:23 AM

69 miles. The hope caliper was a good swap.

jadmt 08-01-23 11:49 AM

80 miles before air quality goes to ****. just me and the turkeys out and about.

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biker128pedal 08-01-23 07:23 PM

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

rsbob 08-01-23 08:40 PM

58 miles and 3,100’ climbing. Ran into another Strava user that I have been following for 2 years and we rode 10 miles together. It was wonderful finally meeting her and chatting.


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Lake Sammamish
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Great Blue (and fuzzy) Heron

Troul 08-02-23 11:06 AM

Rolled 71 miles & took about 90oz of water. Had to stop for a few more oz as I couldn't keep it in from the humidity.

jadmt 08-02-23 12:12 PM

36 miles as only had a short window of time.

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rsbob 08-02-23 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22971557)
Rolled 71 miles & took about 90oz of water. Had to stop for a few more oz as I couldn't keep it in from the humidity.

Sounds positively delightful.

Troul 08-03-23 02:18 PM

99 miles

rsbob 08-03-23 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22972960)
99 miles

Damn. Just couldn’t do one more mile. I respect your restraint. :cheers:

32 whopping miles and my least favorite hill which starts at 10 and tops out at 12%. Now, not doing the other 68 miles shows superior restrain. :D

Troul 08-03-23 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22973124)
Damn. Just couldn’t do one more mile. I respect your restraint. :cheers:

32 whopping miles and my least favorite hill which starts at 10 and tops out at 12%. Now, not doing the other 68 miles shows superior restrain. :D

lol


I wasnt looking at the distance, was more focused on beating the clock.

rsbob 08-03-23 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22973136)
lol


I wasnt looking at the distance, was more focused on beating the clock.

Such violence!!!!! :eek:


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