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Curt “Michael” Mills: Fun Facts
11 Jun 2012
Sunday was a good day for our buddy Curt. However, this up-and-coming racer a carries with him an air of mystique. So today we celebrate with a couple fun facts about our favorite local racer…Read More...
The Sights of the 2012 Chico Wildflower
26 May 2012
Admittedly its been a few weeks since the Wildflower and still no write up. What gives?! Well, after a sitting down on more than one occasion to relive and hammer out the recap, I’m officially throwing in the towel. It was a gorgeous day and a fun time with great friends, but quite honestly it was an ordeal.
This year we collectively fought through missed turns/route adjustments, a broken seat, a busted shifter, the onset of heatstroke, and just the standard fatigue as we set out to complete the 100 mile course.
Don’t get me wrong. We absolutely enjoyed our share of…Read More...
#HereWeRide – The Folsom Lake Loop – Ride Review
20 Apr 2012
Ah sunlight — and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Following a week of dark clouds and downpours, along with a friday brimming with bad news, amateurish press conferences, and ridiculous statements from the ownership of my favorite basketball team (I’ll spare you the Maloof rants), the elements joined forces to push the clouds aside and offer me some much needed riding time. Two weeks in the making, it was finally time to roll out on the Folsom Lake Loop.Read More...
Saturday Ride! Folsom Lake Loop
14 Apr 2012
April is here and we’re only a few weeks away from the Chico Wildflower Century! That means it is time to pick up the pace, head into the hills, and take advantage of the emerging spring weather.
This saturday we’re taking on the Folsom Lake Loop. Clearly, I’m stoked about this as it will be my first full lap around the lake of the year and it comes right on the heals of some pretty outstanding rainstorms. The Hills are green, the streams are flowing strong, and the lake is nearly full. As for the route, the loop is just short of 55 miles and will take us up nearly 4,400 ft of elevation gain. If you’re interested in joining, just mention it in the comments. Otherwise, check back in for some pics and a quick write up of the day.Read More...
A Morning Ride up Deer Valley
9 Apr 2012
I hope everyone enjoyed an easter weekend, packed with family, friends and good food. Mine was wonderful and the sunshine and warmth was a welcomed sight. Some tight scheduling pushed back the Folsom Lake Loop to next weekend, but this past saturday we took the opportunity to roll up Malcolm Dixon and Deer Valley Rd. to take part in the Deer Valley Loop.
A gorgeous little section of road, tucked away in the hills next to the heavily trafficked Green Valley, it is easy to forget how close to home you really are. On this particular Saturday, our early morning start was greeted with a brisk chill. However, a quick charge up the first hill was all that was required to thaw. From there it was all tall spring oak, near florescent fields of green, sharp climbs, and quick descents toward to the fire house in Rescue.Read More...