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Chico Wildflower Century

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Great way to celebrate spring at the Chico Wildflower Century! Fun pre-ride party and expo on the day before at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico with camping options. Chico is a fun college town with lots of places to drink and dine, but after setting camp we sampled the many food trucks at the expo. We had burritos with iced coffee and cupcakes while enjoying the live music, then later on hot pastrami sandwiches! The ride offers 3 scenic climbs with long descents that will get your heart racing! The route is well-marked and well-supported with lots of food and catered delicious post-ride dinner. It was perfect weather for the ride with a little cloud cover. The county roads were mostly well paved and wide open, not too much traffic except on the highway and around the lake with trucks towing boats at high speed. We set out around 6:30am and got back around 4:30pm in time for dinner. Moving time was 8:08 with elapsed time 9:41. There were 4 rest stops and a couple of unofficial…

Spring Training

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Spring is in full swing and I am just having fun making fitness a part of my lifestyle. I am signed up for a few things but do not feel I have to sign up for everything that comes my way, I just like to stay active.  I'm looking forward to the Wildflower Century, with an olympic tri about a month after that. Training includes some longer bike rides, spinning, bike commuting, strength training, running, rowing and swimming. Just enjoying being outdoors whenever possible!