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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