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    Lincoln, CA Mojo Slim's Avatar
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    Post-A-Pic II: The New Year

    We seemed to enjoy this a few weeks ago, so let's try again. Post one or two pictures from your first rides of the New Year. Minimal narrative, just good pics.
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    OK I will give it a shot. The ride started at 9am and was a casual ride to the 2009 foot level heading towards Idyllwild CA.















    Ended with coffee and some people had pie.

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    I already posted this on Yen's Southern California weather thread.

    This isn't Southern California weather...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    I already posted this on Yen's Southern California weather thread.

    This isn't Southern California weather...

    Benge, that's one of the biggest myths about SoCal (right up there with "every one drives a convertible and has a hot tub" -- not!) There are some parts of Southern CA that have as much snow as in your pic and even in Cranky's pic in my weather thread. We're an hour from the snow in one direction, and and hour from the beach in the other.
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    I went Druid hunting. I snapped this picture of Foamhenge, a lifesize styrofoam replica of Stonehenge in the middle of Virginia farmland. The guy who constructed it is a real character.
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    The Perfect Ride of The Year. 55 miles Temps 58* to 68*

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Here is a young friend crossing a fallen tree on our easy MTB trail ride this morning. I had ridden over it just before this. Only three of our group of ten tried it. A log like this is not that hard to cross if you know what you are doing. If you don't, it can slam you to the ground quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yen View Post
    Benge, that's one of the biggest myths about SoCal... There are some parts of Southern CA that have as much snow as in your pic and even in Cranky's pic in my weather thread. We're an hour from the snow in one direction, and and hour from the beach in the other.
    First time I ever went (snow) skiing was at Big Bear Lake, just up the hill from San Bernadino...when I lived in SoCal I remember reading every winter about the folks who would drive up into the mountains every weekend "just to see snow for the first time" who would end up crashing, getting lost, freezing to death, etc.

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    I'll have to get back to you tomorrow. My tire exploded at 6 am this morning to bring the New Year in with a bang.

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    Quiet ride down the local MUP (Coyote Creek) to the San Gabriel MUP, to Seal Beach and back. Here are a few shots on the way to the ocean.

    This is the entrance to the MUP via the small opening (can you find it?) on the right.


    Here is the view from the bike 2.5 miles from home. Bike is my '77 MASI fixed gear.


    Some riders going back towards Whittier, passing a park (in Cerritos) on their left, my right.


    This is the transition from totally paved "creek" to something resembling nature. It continues in this more natural environment from here all the way to the ocean. Approx. 10 mi. mark.


    Turning around and looking from whence I'd come. Note snow on the mountains in the far background.


    Here is the turn-around point, the Seal Beach Pier.


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    Why do they pave the creek beds in California?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Why do they pave the creek beds in California?
    We are told it is because of flood control. We don't get much water in those river beds except when it rains. If it is a heavy rain the water will destroy a traditional earth riverbank. The cement allows for more water run off than dirt does. Two or three weeks after a heavy rain it will be nothing more than a small trickle. Right after a rain storm it will be a raging river.

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    Weather permitting -and it's not looking good right now (well, it is... we really need the rain but, you know...)- I'll be back with something even better tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Why do they pave the creek beds in California?
    So they can film car race scenes for movies.


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    No PIE so had coffee cake instead. Only a 20 miler to say I had been out. Now got to defrost myself.
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    I got my new year off by looking for greener pastures and finding Coach Troy instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Why do they pave the creek beds in California?
    I think it's to allow people without any sense to walk on them during heavy rains so they can be rescued by helicopter (thereby putting more lives in danger) when they are helplessly drowning in the raging current of a flash flood.
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    Given our CA drought-ridden condition, I'd call it "California Dreamin'".
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    We took the tandem and some club-mates (and another BF friend from the NorCal sub-forum) and did a Lake Loop -- 39-42*, wet, foggy -- I believe I posted that ride in another thread here. Now for the pictures:

    Climbing Cardiac Hill, part of the Tour of California


    We rode in and out of the fog throughout the ride


    Despite the drab weather, nature was often surprisingly bright


    On the outskirts of town, we pass this small barnyard and occupant


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    Great Photos!

    For New Years... got up at 4:30 drove to Pasadena... walked around the Rose Parade Floats (best time to see the floats, crowds are small and you can walk right up and study the floats) and was home by 10am. Right out later that day (around 2p) and did an easy MTB ride with a buddy. The temperature was perfect - around 69, bright and sunny. We did a fairly easy (with a few small hills) ride, around 8 miles. Here's an example:



    By the way this is my photo from last weekend, I think Friday after Christmas:
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    First century of the year today. Rode the loop at Pea Ridge Military Park and counted 24 deer. Nice weather today.
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    First ride of 2009? Uh, I'll get back to you

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    Mt. Diablo, New Years Day, up through the fog and clouds into a sunny day
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    Raoad costal area of Cebu - Tuledo were they build ships, and then back across the mountains to Cebu, BTW- tried to drop a local - he stayed with me for 20 kilo's.
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    The usual great pics!

    I finally got out for my first ride. Just 32 easy miles with my friend, who doesn't ride much. I call this picture "A Good Sign".

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