PJAMM Cycling Blog

PJAMM Cycling: Cycling Colorado's 14ers
By: PJAMM Cycling

For mountaineers, It is a big deal to hike to a mountain peak that is 14,000'+. There are many websites that are dedicated to hiking the fourteeners of the US. There are 96 fourteeners in the US: Colorado has 53, Alaska 29, California 12, and Washington two. There are 18 mountaineers who are known to have submitted all 67 contiguous US fourteeners.

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KOM Corner: 2021 Vuelta a Espana
By: PJAMM Cycling

Our coverage of the King of the Mountains classification for the 2021 Vuelta a Espana and the race for the polka-dot jersey.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 11 | End of Cycle 5 - Skydiving with Grandma Dodo
By: PJAMM Cycling

John overcomes his fear of heights and takes his final steps to the end of chemotherapy for SLL.

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Just Get Out and Do It! | Climbing Until You Can't
By: Bob Amiral, Director of Membership & Outreach | PJAMM Cycling

At 65 years old, and likely among the oldest 'rookies' to become a climber, I am very satisfied with my progress. As I have said before, just get out there and do it!

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PJAMM Cycling Strava Club July climbing challenge winners
By: PJAMM Cycling

PJAMM Cycling announces the winners for the July Strava Club climbing challenge.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 10 | End of Cycle 4, Beginning of Cycle 5
By: PJAMM Cycling

The Death Ride is cancelled due to forest fires but John starts to prepare for his next challenges as he continues chemotherapy for SLL.

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KOM Corner: 2021 Tour de France
By: PJAMM Cycling

Our coverage of the King of the Mountains classification for the 2021 Tour de France and the race for the polka-dot jersey.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 9 | Final Prep for Death Ride
By: PJAMM Cycling

John gets ready for the Death Ride in Markleeville, California next weekend by attempting to climb 10,000 feet in the summer heat.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 8 | Cycle 4
By: PJAMM Cycling

John provides a video and written update on his chemotherapy treatment for SLL and training as he prepares for the Death Ride in Markleeville, California later this month.

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Out of This World
By: John Summerson, Author & PJAMM Cycling Member

PJAMM Cycling welcomes guest articles to share with our cycling climbing community, this is an article submitted by one of our members: 50 years ago this July, an event occurred that shook the cycling world.

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Things to Bring on a Cycling Trip
By: PJAMM Cycling

After many years of heading out on cycling trips and adventures we have compiled a comprehensive list of things to remember to bring with you. We have organized this list into 5 main categories of items and put together checklists for you to utilize as you plan for your next cycling adventure.

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What to Look for in a Bike Travel Bag
By: John Johnson, Founder & CEO | PJAMM Cycling

If you're setting out on a cycling adventure and have decided to transport your bike with you, the most important decision you will make is which travel bag you should use for your bike. There are many materials, sizes and features to consider but I have narrowed it down with some specific recommendations and where to purchase these travel bags.

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Transporting Your Bike for Cycling Trips
By: John Johnson, Founder & CEO | PJAMM Cycling

I've packed up my bike in a bike bag for air travel over 50 times over the course of 25+ cycling adventures. I have surveyed several of my cycling contacts who have travelled extensively with their bikes for cycling trips to see what their experiences and preferences have been. Combining my personal experiences and the results of this survey, I've come up with this valuable resource on traveling with your bike for a cycling adventure.

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PJAMM Cycling: Bogus Basin | Boise, ID
By: PJAMM Cycling

Join PJAMM Cycling as we climb Bogus Basin just outside downtown Boise, ID.

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Everesting Stinson to Pantoll
By: Mollie Bernstein, Guest Blog Post & PJAMM Cycling Member

PJAMM Cycling welcomes guest articles to share with our cycling climbing community, this is an article submitted by one of our members. The first time I heard of Everesting I thought, why would anyone ever want to ride up and down the same hill over and over again?!

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 7 | Cycle 2
By: PJAMM Cycling

John takes us through several of his workouts during Cycle 2 of chemotherapy for SLL as he continues to train for his cycling trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this fall.

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Training With Tayler | John and Tayler's training chat
By: PJAMM Cycling

John introduces PJAMM Cycling's Director of Training Tayler Hockett. John and Tayler discuss Tayler's background and John's training program during chemotherapy for SLL in preparation for his trip to the Asir Mountains in Saudi Arabia this fall.

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Just Get Out and Do It! | Age is Not a Factor
By: Bob Amiral, Director of Membership & Outreach | PJAMM Cycling

Very recently, I experienced a humbling yet inspirational couple of rides. A few weeks back I rode with my local cycling group, the Santa Rosa Cycling Club.

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Announcing the PJAMM Cycling Director of Training, Tayler Hockett
By: PJAMM Cycling

PJAMM Cycling is pleased to introduce another member of our team, Tayler Hockett. Tayler has been involved with PJAMM Cycling for several years helping document many of our climbs. Tayler is our Director of Training and will be providing training guidance for cyclists interested in building and improving their cycling performance and endurance for climbing.

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My Mauna Kea Adventure
By: Mollie Bernstein, Guest Blog Post & PJAMM Cycling Member

PJAMM Cycling welcomes guest articles to share with our cycling climbing community, this is an article submitted by one of our members. My boyfriend and I rode to the summit of Mauna Kea from the Kona side! After hours of research, this is how we accomplished the ride self-supported.

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PJAMM Cycling Strava Club climbing challenge!
By: PJAMM Cycling

How much cycling climbing can you complete in a month? PJAMM Cycling, the leading global resource on cycling climbing, wants to know.

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Making the most of COVID... Colorado!
By: Lisa Irizarry, Guest Blog Post & PJAMM Cycling Member

PJAMM Cycling welcomes guest articles to share with our cycling climbing community, this is an article submitted by one of our members. In August 2020, my husband and I decided the pandemic seemed to have no end in sight so what better way to take advantage of working from home than cycling around the West Coast.

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Missing the Tour of California
By: John Summerson, Author & PJAMM Cycling Member

PJAMM Cycling welcomes guest articles to share with our cycling climbing community, this is an article submitted by one of our members: Normally at this time of year we would all be right in the middle of the Tour of California. However, in October, 2019 came the announcement that the event was cancelled for financial reasons.

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Just Get Out and Do It! | Finding the Right Balance
By: Bob Amiral, Director of Membership & Outreach | PJAMM Cycling

Probably the most important part of cycling as an older cyclist, or anyone really, is to just get out and do it.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 6 | Start Cycle 2
By: PJAMM Cycling

John begins his second cycle of chemotherapy for SLL and describes the infusion treatment process.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 5 | End of Cycle 1
By: PJAMM Cycling

John provides an update on his fitness training during the last few days of his first cycle of chemotherapy for SLL. John soon begins cycle 2 of 6 of infusion chemotherapy and will continue to train for his trip to ride up the Asir Mountains in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this fall.

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No Hill is Too Small!
By: PJAMM Cycling

We often are asked "what is your criteria to list a climb on your website?". The short answer is usually a climb that is challenging, well known, epic, or scenic.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 4 | The Old Home Course
By: PJAMM Cycling

John climbs his "old home course" Los Alamos Road to test his fitness and get a sense of the effects chemotherapy has had on his cycling abilities.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 3 | Cycling at Altitude
By: PJAMM Cycling

John does his first cycling climb at altitude since beginning chemotherapy treatment for SLL.

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You are never too old to take up cycling climbing!
By: Bob Amiral, Director of Membership & Outreach | PJAMM Cycling

I would have never guessed 25 years ago, when I was raising kids with my wife and working in the tech industry, that I would be taking up road cycling in my 60's and cycling up various mountains in the western US.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 2 | Back on the Bike
By: PJAMM Cycling

John gets back on the bike to do his first hill repeat training ride since his chemotherapy treatments for SLL started.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Update 1 | 500 Stairs to Saudi Arabia
By: PJAMM Cycling

John continues his stair workouts and discusses what his goals are over the course of his treatments and afterwards.

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Cycling Over Cancer with John - Introduction | First Steps
By: PJAMM Cycling

John has agreed to publicly share his fight against cancer to show how, with the proper prognosis, treatment, nutrition, training and most importantly attitude, cancer can be overcome.

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Best mountains to Everest on in the US
By: Sam Lyons, Director of Social Media & Merchandising | PJAMM Cycling

Over the last year or two, Everesting has become a trendy thing to do on a bike. The goal is to climb the height of Mt. Everest (8,848 m, 29,032 ft) on your bike, all in one day (or one ride).

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Who is ready to start traveling again?
By: John Johnson, Founder & CEO | PJAMM Cycling

2020 posed challenges for many of us to get out and travel as we normally would due to the COVID pandemic. With the COVID vaccination program in full swing across the US, many of us are starting to think about our travel plans for the remainder of the year, I know I am - Asir Mountains in Saudi are at the top of my list this year! As some areas begin to ease restrictions and more Amreicans get vaccinated, I think 2021 could be a great year to get out and make up for lost cycling time in 2020.

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Why cycling climbing?
By: PJAMM Cycling

PJAMM Cycling is focused on the sport of cycling climbing which at its core is the skill and endurance of riding your bike up hills or mountains. Climbs can be a series of simple rolling hills on your local route or as challenging as the great climbs of Alpe d'Huez in France or Pikes Peak in Colorado. No matter what the climb may be, it takes a certain level of physical fitness, bicycle handling and mental fortitude to take on a climb

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Welcome to the new PJAMM Cycling!
By: PJAMM Cycling

We are the leading global resource for cycling climbing around the world and we are thrilled to share with you the new and exciting upgrades and enhancements we have made to our platform. We have redesigned our website to make it easier for our users to find the cycling climbing information they are looking for quickly and efficiently.

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Welcome to the new PJAMM Cycling Blog!
By: PJAMM Cycling

PJAMM Cycling has many exciting developments for 2021 and our new Blog is one of them. This is the first of what will be an ongoing communication with you, the PJAMM Cycling community.

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