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CYCLING THROUGH PLACER COUNTY

Life in the Bike Lane

By: Tom Frady
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“There’s always one more hill” is a truism for many rides in Placer County. 

Riders heading due west from Lincoln can find flat (and sometimes windy) routes but a ride to Newcastle, Auburn or Meadow Vista will involve some climbing. 

Of course, even what appears to be a somewhat level route might have many smaller hills, called rollers, that can make any ride a challenge.  

While there is often considerable complaining during a hilly ride, everyone says “great ride” after the ride. 

Tom Frady is a Lincoln resident and avid cyclist and driver.