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LKHC #2 Sierra Road

Second on the calendar is Sierra Road.  I ride to the start from home, and that gives me a nice 13 mile flat warm up.  When I left the house, it was actually a bit chilly, so I had to … Continue reading

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Montebello LKHC 2014

It’s that time of year again … start of the Low Key Hill Climb series.  It was a hot one for this ride … usually, you’ll want to carry a jacket for the descent, but not today.  At least I … Continue reading

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Preparing For Another Organized Ride But Not Routine

Well it’s a day before Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge, and I’m still questioning my sanity.  This is a really hard century/double metric, with majorly difficult climbs, and I’ve only really been climbing again for the past 3 weeks.  But this … Continue reading

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I’m Not Quite Ready for DMD Yet

I finally was able to get in a good training ride for DMD.  This was an 80 miler, starting from Fremont, then climbing Mt. Diablo, then back.  It’s actually a pretty flat ride, with one bump in the middle … … Continue reading

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Mt. Hamilton PR Shattered

Saturday, Bronwen led a meetup to go up Mt. Hamilton.  Funny that she thought only 1 or 2 people would show up.  We had about 16-20.  Uh, hello, this is one of the most iconic climbs, and it’s on a … Continue reading

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Climbfest, Heatfest, Sufferfest … all just to get to Crystal Lake

We all know about the climbfest (Baldy, Crystal Lake, Dawson Saddle come to mind), but I just heard a newly coined term, heatfest.  I guess this all comes under the category of sufferfest.  I might as well add my 20 … Continue reading

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Enjoying The New Ride on My Volagi

This was the first weekend I had to give the Volagi a good test, so I decided to ride up Hicks and Mt. Umunhum on Saturday, and OLH and the chipsealed Skyline on Sunday. I was actually quite worried about … Continue reading

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With a Name Like On Orbit, it’s Gotta Be Tough

This weekend, my friend Karen came up for another Bay Area visit.  Ramon tweeted me earlier in the week, “Bohlman/On Orbit, Hicks” … oh boy!  You know what that means … climbfest!  NorCal style.  This will be a doozy. We … Continue reading

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Hill Climbing and Fast Rolling Hills Makes for a Tough Weekend

Saturday, I decided to do some hill repeats of Montebello, my local mountainous hill.  It’s a 5.2 mile, 2,000 foot climb.  I did this with the Meetup group, who were training for the Death Ride.  Their goal was to do … Continue reading

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Both Sides of Hamilton and with PRs

Sunday was a Meetup ride up Hamilton, and a small group wanting to do the backside as well.  I was determined to do this, after I failed to complete this when I arranged to get my friend Karen, Dan, and … Continue reading

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