Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Using MapMyRide.com, I mapped out the Tour De Tahoe event course. The elevation gain over 72 miles doesn't look too bad, albeit at a rather high elevation. I am guessing it will take me five and a half hours to ride with another 45 minutes to an hour at rest stops. Two weeks until the event. I am getting excited to ride around Lake Tahoe!
Monday, August 29, 2016
I re-pedaled my route and couldn't find my missing Porsche emblem. It's gone, gone, gone. I'll install my newer crest Wednesday. Tonight I rode 25 miles back out to Stampede Reservoir and completed my 2nd of 3 25 mile rides in preparation for the Tour De Tahoe 72 mile ride. Tonight was cloudy and a little muggy. The 80 degree temperature cooled as the sun went down and the sunset was beautiful. Tomorrow morning is 3 of 3 25 milers.
In preparation for the Tour De Tahoe 72-mile ride around the beautiful Lake Tahoe September 11, I decided to taper down the next two weeks with some shorter rides. Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will ride 25 challenging miles which will equal the Tour De Tahoe distance over three days. Then I'll take two days off and ride an easy 30 miles this weekend. Next week will mostly be shorter rides to keep the legs loose.
Now here is the awful part. Last night when I rode over a big bump, the Porsche crest flew off the bike! Yes, I am heart broken. I heard the metal emblem hit the bike frame. At first I though a rock flew up from the tire and hit the frame. Happens all the time. But when I got home, I found the Porsche crest missing! I drove back to the same spot in my Cayenne and looked around with a flash light with no success. I plan to retrace my pedaling tonight, riding my 2nd of 3 25-mile rides and see if I can find it.
A Porsche without a Porsche crest isn't a good thing to a Porsche enthusiast. So, I already have a back up factory made crest ready for mounting - if I can't find the original!
Friday, August 26, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I covered 60.76 miles on high Sierra roads around Truckee and Tahoe this morning. A new personal longest ride to date. I rode the Truckee/Tahoe triangle with an additional out-and-back to Homewood to achieve 60 miles. I started in Glenshire, rode over the steep climb to Brockway Summit. Then the steep downhill to Kings Beach. From Kings Beach, I rode along Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City. Then the extension to Homewood and then back to Tahoe City. From Tahoe City I followed highway 89 back through Truckee and to Glenshire. I burned over 2,900 calories! I think I'm ready to ride the 72 miles around Lake Tahoe on September 11.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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