Life in the Bike Lane

Cycling through Placer County

By: Tom Frady
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I have to get younger friends. 

We have a loose tradition in my group of riding “Birthday Rides” to honor those with birthdays during the month. We ride a mile for every year of age.  For us, that means 70 to 80 miles. 

Here are some pictures from The Birthday Ride for three of us, including yours truly. 

Seventy-one miles from Lincoln, up through Auburn to Applegate, more climbing to Dog Bar Road, down Magnolia to Higgins Corner for lunch, then home. 

It’s not an easy ride.

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