From the monthly archives:

June 2008

I’m headed to the Tour de France

June 19, 2008

Plans are firming up for my visit to the Tour de France.  Here’s the details: Day 1 – Fly Fly to Paris, get in a nice 40km ride to shake the legs out and help with the jet lag.  I hear our hotel is very close to the Eiffel Tower. Day 2 – Alpe d’Huez […]

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37m: I don’t want to slow down!

June 17, 2008

It’s really just common sense.  You apply stress to your body (training) and then allow your body to heal in a way that it can handle the stress better next time (recovery). My problem is that I love to train hard and to train often.  It’s just fun.  So I find myself (like last weekend) […]

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Thanks Dad!

June 16, 2008

It was sometime in the ’80s, one of those really bright, clear SoCal days and my Dad and I were at the Schwinn store in downtown Orange. He was helping me get my first road bike, a Miyata Six-Ten, very similar to this one. Note the panniers – this was a sturdy touring bike, designed […]

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70m: No legs for old pie

June 15, 2008

Coming off the tremendous high from last week’s Monster Climbs adventure, I was ready for long, hard rides this week.  Unfortunately, my legs are not.  I’m surprised at how long it’s taking for me to recover my A-game after the grueling punishment of last weekend. I went out Monday for 20 miles of high-RPM / […]

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Day 1 – Onion Valley

June 10, 2008

On Day 1 of the Descenders Monster Climbs Trip, Arlyn rides his bike up Onion Valley Road, a Sierra Monster that gains 5,000 feet of elevation in just 13 miles.

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