Author Archives: loungeManager

Summer 2016

Songs have a way of elevating the overall mood of summer adventures.  In most adventures the mood is celebratory and liberating.  A road trip down HWY 1 in California for example is always better with “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flats.  The carefree melodic tone of this song takes smiling to another level.  May...
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Iron Mountain Road Climb

Iron Mountain Road Climb   Level of Difficulty:  Difficult (5200′ total climbing) Riding Time: 5 hours  Printable Area Map:  Iron Mountain Climb  (Adobe Acrobat required) Season to Ride:  Summer through Early Fall Description:  Wow… every time I do this ride, I promise myself to do it more often.  The ride is scenic, has generally light traffic (though sometimes on weekends...
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Deer Valley Ponderosa Loop

Shingle Springs / Deer Valley / Ponderosa Loop Level of Difficulty:  Moderate (1700′ total climbing) Riding Time: 2 hours  Printable Area Map:  Deer Valley / Ponderosa Loop  (Adobe Acrobat required) Season to Ride:  All year – except coldest winter days. Ideal in Spring and Fall.  Summer afternoons may be too hot. Description:  This is a good ride at lower elevations...
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Winter Season

The winter season in Northern California is filled with unpredictable weather.  So far it has been cold.  Everyone is in great anticipation of some much needed rain. The recent forecast does have rain on the radar. The ski resorts wish it would just snow for days.  Boa Vista Orchards is featuring apple donuts and hot...
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Mary Poppins

“Hey come to auditions tomorrow and see how it goes” [Michelle, Karen, Peter] .  It was this statement of encouragement that set me up for a new adventure in my life.  I found an audition song, and made my way to the stage.  I got through the first few lines of the song, whew.  The...
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Apple Hill Cable Road Loop

    Cable Road Loop Level of Difficulty: Moderate (2000′ total climbing) Riding Time: 2 hours (moderate pace) Printable Area Map:  Cable Rd. Loop  (Adobe Acrobat required) Season to Ride:  Spring through Summer Description:  One of the most favorite local rides.  Very scenic all the way throughout.  Can be ridden Spring, Summer and on warmer winter days.  Avoid riding during...
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Cycling essentials

On a cycling note, a new/refurbished bike is awesome investment. As we role out the door there are a few essential items that will ensure a successful and fun ride. Tires need to be inflated to proper pressure, using a floor pump or air compressor. Even as safe as we try to be, accidents do happen. A...
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