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Rich Strauss

TOC Camp Stage 4: San Jose to Modesto

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EN ToC is met by members of the EN NorCal Sleeper Cell Theme of the Day: The Team that is Endurance Nation comes together to make some pretty cool stuff happen for the camp. Summary: We climb legendary Sierra Road right out of the gate, the EN NorCal Sleeper Cell meets the camp and leads…

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TOC Camp Stage 3: San Francisco to Santa Cruz

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Dr. Kitima before Stage 1 with her emergency med supplies…a foreshadowing of the events of Stage 3 Theme of the Day: Murphy Comes a Knockin’, Big Time! Summary: a great ride down the coast, a quick transition to a dramatic rainforest KOM, then things go sideways with two crashes and a coach in the San…

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TOC Camp Stage 2: Davis to Santa Rosa

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Theme of the Day: Does it always rain here?!! Summary: Campers ride in a drizel all day, climb Mt. Howell, a serious KOM, and are met with dry clothes and hot soup in Angwin. The Full Run Down The hills and length of Stage 1 provided a good shakedown that identified some maintenance issues to…

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TOC Camp Stage 1: Nevada City to Sacramento

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We left the city of Grass Valley at about 8am, off to find the KOM on the other side of Auburn and then “cruise” downhill to just outside Sacramento. What looked like a simple stage turned out to be quite difficult…but we all made the most of it and had fun despite the pain!

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Preview: Endurance Nation Tour of California

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Now that IMSG is in the can, we turn our attention to our next team event: our Tour of California training camp! Like the swallows to Capistrano, every year TeamEN athletes assemble themselves at EN West Coast HQ for this camp, our signature “Epically Cool Training Experience.” This year, 17 Team EN members will ride Stages 1-6 of the Tour of California, just hours ahead of the race.

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