PAUL KITAGAKI JR./pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Dwarfed by the hills near Foresthill, the teen cyclists push through their training ride. "When they get older, they will have things burned into their soul from this experience," noted Jared Ellison, coach of the team and dad of team members Connor and Savannah. The Race Across America starts in Oceanside and ends in Annapolis, Md.

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