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The need for speed – 2016 Wilier Cento Uno SR

Last week my new Wilier Cento 1 SR arrived. I had ordered it in June so if anyone wants to complain about having to wait all I can say is that you haven’t waited as long as me. 735 more words

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Tour of Lake Tahoe - Stage 5: Tahoe Mountain & Fallen Leaf Lake

Stage 5 of my own, personal “Tour of Lake Tahoe” was another relatively short one. The forecast earlier in the week had called for rain today, and I figured today would be a welcome rest day after yesterday’s epic “ 589 more words

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Tour of Lake Tahoe - Stage 4: Ride around Lake Tahoe

The marquis ride of every spring break in Lake Tahoe is the “Ride Around the Lake”, and I looked forward to it even more this year after just having my… 1,329 more words

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Tour of Lake Tahoe - Stage 3: Echo Summit via Old Meyer Grade

I’d gotten in close to 100 miles in the first two days of riding, and I had a hard ride planned for tomorrow—the classic ride around Lake Tahoe. 615 more words

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Tour of Lake Tahoe - Stage 2: Luther Pass & Kingsbury Grade

Wow, what a day! Temps again were in the mid 60s in South Lake Tahoe, a bit colder at higher elevations, and warmer down in the valley. 666 more words

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Tour of Lake Tahoe - Stage 1: South Lake Tahoe to Spooner Summit & Sand Harbor

We returned to Lake Tahoe for Spring Break this year—as we have done for the past eight years. Unlike past years, however, conditions were not good for skiing—California is now in its fourth year of an extended drought, and the snow pack in the mountains is down to 12% (12%!!!) of normal. 654 more words

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Too dark to ride… oh wait!

I totally figured I wouldn’t be able to ride today due to an all-day seminar, but I got out at 4 pm, felt the mild temps (mid-40s), looked at the sun still hovering tantalizingly high in the sky, and decided if I raced back to the office and changed I could be on the bike with enough daylight left. 343 more words