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Monday, June 28, 2010 - General
Classic composition Last weekend, to escape the Davis heat, I headed up to Tahoe for a ride. While circumnavigating the lake I took this classic Burke shot (1 2 3).

Funny thing is, to take the picture I had to get off my bike and stand behind it. Seems like Burke's "I'll just casually take a sweet iPhone picture with my bike to show I rode up here" pics aren't so casual after all.

I also participated in Sierra Nevada Hill Climb TT #2. It was a nice little climb up Mt. Rose from the Lake Tahoe side. I ended up second... to Jesse Miller-Smith... a cat. 2... who had just finished working the night shift..... I'm not going to lie, I cried a little bit.

As a side that note, one of my wife's students used that last phrase as a supporting argument while asking for more time on a test. I guess even Davis High has its share of bad apples... roast!

For those of you that bothered to read this far, I have some extra special news for you. Well, more like rumors, Tour de Nez rumors.

First, next year they plan on having the prologue start inside the casino, you'll zoom past the all the slots before heading outside.

Next, they want to add a road race. Something that should be made easier with a changing of the guard at Tahoe's CHP.

Lastly, I heard the Truckee crit was canceled because they couldn't find any local businesses to sponsor. Sad times we live in.

Of course those are all rumors, rumors about a race 11.5 months away.

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Monday, June 28, 2010, 4:13 pm
Jesse Miller-Smith won the RR state championships last year as a cat. 4. He attacked up the final climb for the win. Pretty impressive if he's already winning as a 2...

Monday, June 28, 2010, 5:02 pm
Watch out for that Jesse. He's produced some power files that make me want grow out my leg hair and throw my bike in the dumpster. I refuse to train with him unless I'm on a moped.

brian takagi
Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 9:10 am
Paul, question unrelated to your posts - given your running talent, have you given any thought to triathlon, especially in light of Lance's intention to compete in 2011 ironman?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 8:56 pm
No, I haven't. I'm kind of over running. There is so much more to cycling than just being in good shape. That is why I like it.