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Broctoon 07-24-23 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22962784)
With my wife, that would be one heck of an accomplishment! Congrats and well done

It was somewhat of a feat for my wife. She's recently recovered from cancer and doesn't have her full stamina back yet. We got her an e-bike to ride while she was recovering, and that's been really fun for her, but now she's trying to transition back to the regular bike. I think this morning's ride was her longest one in two years, not counting e-bike rides. :)

Broctoon 07-24-23 09:46 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22960569)
Today was a compact hill climbing day. 23 miles with 1800’. Most of the climbs were at 6% but the evil ones were 12% and one 0.70 climb started at 10 topping out at 15%. Ugg - but got PRs on all climbs and one fastest for age group.

That sounds like fun. I like routes with short, steep climbs (okay, maybe not 15%), or rolling hills. Long, gradual uphill slogs are not as fun.

rsbob 07-24-23 09:55 PM

50 miles with 1800’ at 17 MPH average. Intermittent sprinkles, 72*. The periodic rain kept my nicely cool. Got a wind assisted PR on a 3.5 mile climb beating my previous by a whopping 31 secs.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d5cda00bc.jpeg

rsbob 07-24-23 10:00 PM


Originally Posted by Broctoon (Post 22963347)
That sounds like fun. I like routes with short, steep climbs (okay, maybe not 15%), or rolling hills. Long, gradual uphill slogs are not as fun.

It was a good time but legs were shot after and had to take the next day off. Climbed well today between 5 and 8% on one 3 miler. Was far more fun coming back down at 35.

Cheers to your wife for getting back her strength and back on a bike. Best wishes

Troul 07-25-23 06:12 AM

75 miles, & could have went longer if I didn't have prior commitments to attend.

Broctoon 07-25-23 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22963472)
75 miles, & could have went longer if I didn't have prior commitments to attend.

Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of important things, like biking?

Sierra_rider 07-25-23 08:50 AM

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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Gyro 07-25-23 09:22 AM

500 for the month so far. Mostly flat land compared to a lot of you.

Paul Barnard 07-25-23 09:27 AM

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.

https://i.postimg.cc/HWbRwdBh/thumbn...091531-382.jpg

rsbob 07-25-23 09:36 AM


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.

https://i.postimg.cc/HWbRwdBh/thumbn...091531-382.jpg

Yikes! Glad you had the legs.

rsbob 07-25-23 09:40 AM


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:



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.

Broctoon 07-25-23 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22963362)
Climbed well today between 5 and 8% on one 3 miler. Was far more fun coming back down at 35.

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.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...baee19c756.jpg

Sierra_rider 07-25-23 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22963655)
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.

rsbob 07-25-23 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22963738)
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.

rsbob 07-25-23 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Broctoon (Post 22963672)
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.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...baee19c756.jpg

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.

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:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...934375b4af.jpg

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.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb78df5fc.jpeg
Roosevelt Elk


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