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Paul Pruschki featured in Outside Magazine

Photo of Paul Pruschki descending down alluvial fan at the end of our Tour of California trip in May of 2014 is featured in Outside magazine article about trainer vs. outdoor training. Fitness Coach:Which Is the Better Workout: Riding on … Continue reading

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Oleg’s Hamburg Ride Report (June 2014)

A lot of descenders spending time in Europe (Proulx and Hodges are there now, I think) – I ust returned from a trip to Hamburg, Germany this past June. I watched Germany play Brazil in World Cup, while in Hamburg, … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz coastal ride and Portola Valley Ride Report by Oleg (June 2014)

I spent a few days in Palo Alto, and did two rides on Ritchey Breakaway. The first ride started in Saratoga – easy quick drive from San Jose airport. I wanted to do Marin Headlands but forgot that my flight … Continue reading

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Bay Area Ride Report (Oleg)

I did two long-ish (by my standards – 60+ miles, 6K+ ft of elevation gain, 4+ hrs) rides during my most recent visit to Bay Area. First day I started in Woodside, rode around Portola, went up Page Mill Road, … Continue reading

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Beijing Ride Report (by Oleg)

Cycling in Beijing, China: This is the first time I brought my Ritchey with me to Asia. I have recently (since last December or so) travelled to China, Japan and Hong Kong but each time the combinations of the weather … Continue reading

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Monster Climbs 2013 Ride Report (June 7-9, 2013)

From June 7 to June 9, 2013, twenty San Diego Descenders took part in “Monster Climbs VII” – a three day road riding test that will surely will go down forever in annals of history. Ok, so maybe not THE … Continue reading

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Coronado FUN ADVENTURE ride (Sept 2, 2013)

Descenders, Yesterday was a Labor Day, many of us riding all over county. None of those rides were as full of fun and adventures as the one we did, I guarantee it. Seven brave descenders met at my house in … Continue reading

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