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Tour of Lake Tahoe – Stage 5: Tahoe Mountain & Fallen Leaf Lake

Stage 5 of my own, personal “Tour of Lake Tahoe” was another relatively short one. The forecast earlier in the week had called for rain today, and I figured today would be a welcome rest day after yesterday’s epic “Stage … Continue reading

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Tour of Lake Tahoe – Stage 4: Ride around Lake Tahoe

The marquis ride of every spring break in Lake Tahoe is the “Ride Around the Lake”, and I looked forward to it even more this year after just having my newly rebuilt LOOK 585 with Dura Ace 11-speed components and wheelset. … Continue reading

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Tour of Lake Tahoe – Stage 3: Echo Summit via Old Meyer Grade

I’d gotten in close to 100 miles in the first two days of riding, and I had a hard ride planned for tomorrow—the classic ride around Lake Tahoe. As a result, for the third day I wanted to do a … Continue reading

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Tour of Lake Tahoe – Stage 2: Luther Pass & Kingsbury Grade

Wow, what a day! Temps again were in the mid 60s in South Lake Tahoe, a bit colder at higher elevations, and warmer down in the valley. Today was definitely not a “big chainring” climbing—the two climbs featured today were big! … Continue reading

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Tour of Lake Tahoe – Stage 1: South Lake Tahoe to Spooner Summit & Sand Harbor

We returned to Lake Tahoe for Spring Break this year—as we have done for the past eight years. Unlike past years, however, conditions were not good for skiing—California is now in its fourth year of an extended drought, and the snow … Continue reading

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