Thursday, June 30, 2016
What a great ride! Another new bike route this morning. This time I rode 25 miles from Glenshire to Stampede Reservoir, and back, in the greater Truckee area before work. There was little traffic and I even stopped to watch some white Pelicans making their annual migration. The new route was very hilly with some steep sections. But the views were worth it. Tomorrow is a rest day and Saturday I plan to ride 40 miles over Donner Summit.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Me and my Boxster led a 24 Porsche tour of the Sierra today. We drove from Truckee north on 89 to 49 and down to Nevada City for lunch before driving 80 east back to Truckee. Along for the ride were 986, 987 and 981 Boxsters, several Caymans, many 911s, a 951 (944 turbo) and two Macans. Great weather and a great drive. Tomorrow I am riding my 1998 Porsche Bike S 50 miles back to Lake Tahoe. This will be an all Porsche weekend!
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sunday I rode to Lake Tahoe, this morning I opted for an early morning 24-mile ride out around Donner Lake and back. Again I started on the beautiful Truckee River Legacy Trail and through downtown Truckee. Then stayed on Donner Pass Road and out to Donner Lake. I left at 6am and avoided all the morning traffic. Temperatures were cool, but not cold. And no wind. Great morning for a ride! This little ride also put me over 1,000 miles on my Porsche Bike S!
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
I just completed another quick 12-mile ride along the amazing Truckee River Legacy Trail. I rode my best time to date, averaging 15.3 mph. Not bad on a 1998 Porsche Bike S mountain bike considering I had a 20 mph headwind for six miles and had to dodge kids, dogs, cars, frisbees and women holding hands. I love riding this bike flat out on the smooth, hilly, windy and narrow paved path. It feels like the biking version of the Nordschleife. I know I can beat this time. On a warmer morning, I'll go out super early before all the cars and people and go for a record!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
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