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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Skyline Double – Southbound – Part 2

  Getting out of Rt 211 was the second roughest stretch of road of the day.  Basically 4 miles at 6%, with peaks at around 9%.  Not all that hard when you think about it, but after going out a little harder than I normally do on a century, this climb hit me a little … Continue reading »

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Skyline Double – Southbound – Part 1

I was not expecting things to go smoothly, so at least I set my expectations high. I did however, expect to complete both legs of the trip, so I had that going for me. Watching the Weather was forefront on my mind during the week before.  I had three tabs open in my browser; Front … Continue reading »

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Mountain Anticipation

In getting ready, I had that huge list, but there were still things we needed to do. First was printing out the Cue sheets.  With much research I put together two separete tracks, downloaded the TCX files Igenerated from RideWithGPS, and made some hand-created cue sheets in Excel. Next we had to make the tasty treats … Continue reading »

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Prep Work for My Skyline Drive Double

Throughout this year’s ups and downs, I’ve realized that I need a lofty goal to aspire to if I’m going to stick to a strict training schedule. It’s that little extra bit that gets me up at sunrise for sprints or some zone 4 work, rather than rolling back over and missing my opportunity to … Continue reading »

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Beef & Sweet Potato Pockets

Beef & Sweet Potato Pockets Recipe Type: Pie Cuisine: Cycling Author: Feed Zone Portables Tasty Beef Pockets for Quick Mid Ride Snacks Ingredients Pie Crust: 3 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 cup cold water Filling: 8 oz grass-fed ground … Continue reading »

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Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bits

Bitter Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bits Recipe Type: Rice Balls Cuisine: Cycling Author: Peter DeNitto Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 15 Small Rice Ball Bites Ingredients 1 cup uncooked sticky rice ½ cup uncooked rolled oats 2 cups water 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons bittersweet … Continue reading »

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Honey Rice and Fig Cakes

Honey Rice and Fig Cakes Recipe Type: Snack Cuisine: Cycling Author: Peter DeNitto Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 1 hour 10 mins Serves: 12 Small Rice Cakes for Cycling Ingredients 2 cups uncooked calrose rice or other medium-grain “sticky” rice 1½ cups water 1 cup toasted pecans 1 cup chopped … Continue reading »

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Creamy Grits

  Creamy Grits Cuisine: Cycling Author: Peter DeNitto Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 12 Pocket Fuel for Rides Ingredients 4 cups water 2 cups uncooked grits 3 egg yolks, lighten beaten 2 Tablespoons raw sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Lightly coat a muffin tin or ramekins … Continue reading »

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