Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-29-09, 08:12 PM   #1
smoothisfast
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
San Gabriel River Group Ride -Encanto Park-

I have been looking around for a group ride that is not too fast in the area. The Rose Bowl group rides are too fast and the others still seem out of my league. I figure I would ask if anyone here is interested in getting together and riding the SGR.


Friendly group ride for us that starts at Encanto Park in the city of Duarte.

google map of Encanto Park

We can ride down south on San Gabriel River to the city of Montebello and back

It is about 30 miles round trip

Ride info


Date: Sat 08/01 or Sat 08/08 (This sat may be too short of a notice)
Time: 8am
Location: Encanto Park
Distance: 30 miles
speed: 12-18 mph

Who is in?
smoothisfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 08:31 PM   #2
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We'll be out of town that weekend. Bummer!
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 08:56 PM   #3
mkadam68
Senior Member
 
mkadam68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
Bikes: 2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
Posts: 3,678
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoothisfast View Post
I have been looking around for a group ride that is not too fast in the area. The Rose Bowl group rides are too fast and the others still seem out of my league. I figure I would ask if anyone here is interested in getting together and riding the SGR.
What other rides have you been considering? At any rate, I cannot. Saturdays I do the Montrose Ride.

You could try this ride. It was started to help riders who want to go slow acclimate to group riding skills & techniques. Wednesday nights, 6pm-ish at the Rose Bowl (no, not the fast Tue/Thu RB ride). I don't know if they've done anything lately, but if you register & post on the forum about it, maybe it could start going again.
mkadam68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 01:25 PM   #4
vwchisme
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
me and my non clyde buddy ride that route quite often, unfortunately I cracked the frame on my trek fx 7.5 .
vwchisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 01:33 PM   #5
alicestrong
Pedal pusher...
 
alicestrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: I've got a bunch...
Posts: 7,767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoothisfast View Post
I have been looking around for a group ride that is not too fast in the area. The Rose Bowl group rides are too fast and the others still seem out of my league. I figure I would ask if anyone here is interested in getting together and riding the SGR.


Friendly group ride for us that starts at Encanto Park in the city of Duarte.

google map of Encanto Park

We can ride down south on San Gabriel River to the city of Montebello and back

It is about 30 miles round trip

Ride info


Date: Sat 08/01 or Sat 08/08 (This sat may be too short of a notice)
Time: 8am
Location: Encanto Park
Distance: 30 miles
speed: 12-18 mph

Who is in?

You might pick up a couple riders if you post this to the SoCal Forum...
__________________
May you live long, live strong, and live happy!
alicestrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 02:08 PM   #6
terbennett
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chino, California
Bikes: Felt F1,Felt FA, Fuji Club LE and Specialized Allez
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd be interested any weekend but this one. It's my son's 7th birthday.
terbennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 02:40 PM   #7
Wulf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Great ride, 40 miles and you only have to cross 1 major road; Arrow Highway. Kinda seedy throug Whittier Narrows and Pico Rivera, but in a group its ok. Comming back, the grade up the dam is the only real hill in the ride.
Wulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 02:45 PM   #8
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wulf View Post
40 miles and you only have to cross 1 major road; arrow highway.

Live Oak!
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 03:14 PM   #9
terbennett
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chino, California
Bikes: Felt F1,Felt FA, Fuji Club LE and Specialized Allez
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just wondering, how far north does the San Gabriel River Trail go?
terbennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 03:24 PM   #10
smoothisfast
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it ends about 2 miles north of the Encanto park, from there it is all uphill on the road with cars


I'll try this again with a post on socal and another forum as well.
smoothisfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:35 PM.