Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Back to school and the road –Carson City to Minden (48k/5047k)

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(August 31 – Written by Dave) After a nice break at my Mum’s house in Carson City, today we were back on the road.  Thanks for everything Mum!  Our bikes are all tuned up.  Our routes through the rest of … Continue reading

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Home to Carson City – Kings Beach to Carson City (63k/4998k)

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(August 22 – Written by Dave) I was up early this morning and took a stroll to the end of our hotel 2nd floor balcony to have a look at the lake.  Down on the first floor where folks were … Continue reading

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Riding through the eclipse – Truckee to Kings Beach (44k/4935k)

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(21 August – written by Nancy) Another quiet, bear-free night in the campground last night, notwithstanding the warnings from the campground staff when we checked in.  We were supposed to have a sleep-in, as we had a short day planned, … Continue reading

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A Champion’s Day – Graeagle to Truckee (81k/4892k)

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(Written by guest writer Pete) I am happy to be the new intern for Leave Without Pay.  It is a temporary assignment.  Which is probably a good thing.  The application process was rigorous.  I have heard that the senior editor … Continue reading

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Fast “downhill” day –Lake Almanor Graeagle (98k/4811k)

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(July 19 – Written by Dave) Today was completely different than yesterday.  We ended up climbing nearly as much (~3000 ft), but it was a lot faster because the ultimate Sherpa (Inge) carried our bags from Lake Almanor to Graeagle.  It … Continue reading

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Mt Lassen visuals –Lassen National Park to Lake Almanor (103k/4713k)

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(Written by Dave) I’ll keep today’s post brief.  We had a stunning morning riding up to the 8,500 foot Lassen Pass, in the middle of Lassen National Park.  We had close to 3,500 feet of climbing by 11AM.  The morning … Continue reading

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Mt Lassen approach –Burney Falls to Lassen National Park (71k/4610k)

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(Written by Dave) We awoke this morning to smoke in the campground, but rather than forest fire smoke it was smoke from fellow campers, the early risers, who gotten up and re-kindled their campfires. We’ve started to notice a real … Continue reading

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Shasta la vista baby – McCloud to Burney Falls (77k/4539k)

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(Written by Nancy) We had a cool night overnight – this morning the temperature on my computer read 47F and Dave finally had to dig out his coat while we made breakfast and packed up camp.  We left the McCloud … Continue reading

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Around Mt Shasta – Yreka to McCloud (87k/4461k)

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(Written by Dave) Before I forget – HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mom! The theme for the day was definitely Mt Shasta.  We started in the morning barely able to see it in the east due in part to the smoke, but mainly … Continue reading

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California here we come – Ashland to Yreka CA (74k/4374k)

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(Written by Nancy) We had our final night in the posh hotel in Ashland last night – well, posh for us, anyway!  We were up early – back to working hours, so that we could get on the road in … Continue reading