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    Sat ride report 71 miles (2/18)

    71 miles with HerbM, MarkAJ, TomBunn, and their buddy Glen. Wow, nice day and ride. Encanto Park (Duarte) to Seal beach on the SGRT. Tom's plan was to do a portion of the ride after a vacation from the bike. So after he dropped off, the 4 of us headed to Seal Beach. MarkAJ and his buddy Glen are strong riders so I figured they'd leave HerbM and I behind but I was wrong. We all stuck together cause Herb is now a monster on the bike.

    On the way to SB I figured Herb would get tire but he never did. As a matter of fact, after every underpass, the pace seemed to kick up into high gear. Didn't take long before I started feeling my legs burn and Herb was still hammering the pedals. the dude is not fading!

    OK, Mark is strong and I expected that. Not to mention Herb told me of his cycling diet, losing weight while eating blueberries and alfalfa sprouts(exaggeration). But Herb, when did this dude turn into cycling monster on the bike? Ah OK, found out after the ride he has been doing plenty of miles. Believe me it shows. 69 miles into the ride, 2 miles before the end of the ride, I felt the major fade so I slowed to do my own thing and let the others go. That's when I saw Herb waiting for me on the side of the road. Wow, Herb is a monster now ha ha! I tried to come up with an excuse but couldn't find one. Only thing I could think of was that my bar tape is getting old and slipped a little bit at the bar end but nobody was buying it ha ha! Heb's just a monster!

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    Nice - thats an impressive amount of miles in just over 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magohn View Post
    Nice - thats an impressive amount of miles in just over 4 hours.
    Thanks!

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    What's with the long sleeves and the spring jackets? I mean its like 70 where you guys are, and you're using the same (similar really) set up I am using in sub 50 weather.

    Base layer (long sleeve shirt), cycle shirt, arm warmers, windbreaker....
    Bike shorts, sweat pants
    2 pairs of socks ( I need some shoe covers bad)

    Well good work on that ride. I need to get in a nice long ride soon. One that will feel like most of the day is gone.


    Oh and for the record, I know someone will say I need to HTFU as they do it in colder weather with less. I just wanted to complain is all....
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    Hey, it was 66 ...I used a snobbish wallyworld underlayer and a jersey.

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    Good song!

    Which one was MarkAJ? I talk to him on SoCal Bike Forums in the climbing video thread you started last year. Really nice guy!

    I did my first group ride today with The Hammerin' Wheels. Video is uploading as we speak. Unfortunately it is bouncier than I would like. I adjusted the straps on the GoPro chest mount upwards in hopes of reducing the boing-boing effect. Instead, the problem got worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
    Good song!

    Which one was MarkAJ? I talk to him on SoCal Bike Forums in the climbing video thread you started last year. Really nice guy!

    I did my first group ride today with The Hammerin' Wheels. Video is uploading as we speak. Unfortunately it is bouncier than I would like. I adjusted the straps on the GoPro chest mount upwards in hopes of reducing the boing-boing effect. Instead, the problem got worse!
    MarkAJ is the dude in the middle with the thumbs up (TDCure jersey). He and Herb (yellow vest) are both great guys!

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    I thought I saw a Contour camera mount on that helmet. Yup, that's him! He has a Contour camera similar to mine.

    BTW, I met sinclac on today's ride. Worked everything out. Ended up being a nice guy too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
    I thought I saw a Contour camera mount on that helmet. Yup, that's him! He has a Contour camera similar to mine.

    BTW, I met sinclac on today's ride. Worked everything out. Ended up being a nice guy too!

    Yup, he had a mount but no camera..... Most members are nice, just misunderstood ........like me.

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    And me! I was able to explain to sinclac what I couldn't say on a public forum, which helped a lot I'm sure. It also helps to have a face-to-face with someone, as the printed word lacks emotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
    as the printed word lacks emotion.
    So true!

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    71 miles, I don't believe I have ever done that. Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by funrover View Post
    71 miles, I don't believe I have ever done that. Way to go!
    I haven't done it in a while so it was good workout.

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    You ride through my hood and don't say hi? Nice.

    And frankly, 66 is freezing. You were right to dress warm.

    I went for a tiny little 8 miler tonight. Wife's cleat got stuck and she crashed, my son was recovering from stomach flu and had no stamina. The highlight of my evening was riding roughly 2 miles per hour up Colima Rd. keeping pace with my WALKING son and not tipping over. Eh. What are you gonna do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    And frankly, 66 is freezing. You were right to dress warm.
    On today's group ride I was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt-in 52 degree weather. Yes, I'm very warm-blooded. Not only that, but I knew I would warm up rather quickly from riding.

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    I'm very warm blooded too - you should see the locals down here. 72 degrees and they bust out the down vests.

    But 66 is cold, let's be clear about that. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    And frankly, 66 is freezing. You were right to dress warm.
    That's tee shirt and shorts weather. If no wind, its nice beach weather too. Now I never said it was swimm weather, as at that temp the water is about 40 up here. Good to keep your beer cold, not good enough to swim in... You southerners and what you think is cold.
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    Yet another great California trail...you guys have a great trail system out there.

    Nice pace for the ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    You ride through my hood and don't say hi? Nice..
    Well heck, if I had known. You should have jumped in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sinister View Post
    That's tee shirt and shorts weather. If no wind, its nice beach weather too. Now I never said it was swimm weather, as at that temp the water is about 40 up here. Good to keep your beer cold, not good enough to swim in... You southerners and what you think is cold.


    The thing that makes it cold is the wind. You cand see the breakers flapping in the wind (video). On GMR rides, it's the downhill that is real cold with the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    Yet another great California trail...you guys have a great trail system out there.

    Nice pace for the ride
    Thamks. I haven't done that distance in a while so it was rough. I need to get back into shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    The thing that makes it cold is the wind. You cand see the breakers flapping in the wind (video). On GMR rides, it's the downhill that is real cold with the wind.
    Excuses... Excuses...
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    This is pretty cool IMO and I'm always glad to hear that others recognize these types of things. From another forum member that has ridden with Lots of other riders and forum members, some with no so good endings. So to see this response from him in his ride report makes me happy!


    There were a lot of people on SGRT today. There were bicyclists, rollerblades, runners, dog walkers and wondering soles. So riding with this group was good because they make verbal calls, use hand signals and realize conditions forming up as you ride that can setup for a problem and adjust for it so as not let it become a problem. That is experience. And Mr. Beanz uses a bell on his bike.

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