So we've got only 27 days left until the Death Ride. The Death Ride is a killer bike ride near Tahoe that is 130 miles long with 15,000 feet of climb. This will be Jim's 7th year and my 1st. We've been training like crazy to be ready. I not only want to finish the ride, but I want to enjoy it and not have it be painful and miserable.This last Saturday we rode from Alameda to the top of Mt. Diablo, down to the base and back up to the top again and then home to Alameda. It was 95 miles and 9300 feet of climb. The ride was great except that Jim got 4 flat tires- a new record!