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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    What's Your Style?

    My style is mostly Roadie but I like doing some MTB too. I'v heard that MTB'ers are more friendly (debateable as I know lots of friendly roadies) but the people on the MTB trail were rather friendly too.

    I'm not a commuter though, sounds good but dangerous around here, IMO.

    Along with the roadie and MTB, tandem riding also. It's also a blast.

    I mostlhy post roadie stuf but his is anexample of the fireroads I ride when I feel like getting dirty.

    Did a couple loops around CHWP. About 5 miles of good climbing (2.5 on each loop) 11 dirty miles. Ran into some friendly Ladies along the way. Angelica (and puppy Conan) and Jennifer walking their doggies on the trail. Man, I'm getting old, they had the hip talk going on and it took me a few seconds to figure out what they were saying. Very cool ladies though, Angelica even subscribed to my youtube channel.

    Then I ran into Georgette and Colleen as they busted me posing for some video footage! Oh well, gotta get into the picture haha! Georgette used to ride in Chino Hills before all the developing of Phillips Ranch and spoke of getting back into cycling. Very fit lady and her legs? Daaaaaaam! Pure muscle! Cycle ready!



    Stills from the vids never come out very well so to say the pics do the ladies justice, naah!

    Angelica and her puppy Conan.


    Jennifer and her doggies


    Georgette on the left and Colleen on the right. Georgette is one fit looking Lady!


    Hauling my big butt up the hill!


    Looking down over Claremont

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    I try a bit of MTB action but Single track and I work out much like Mogals and Skiing did. I spend a lot of time falling down on single track. I used to commute a bit but it wasn't very productive for me personally. So I have become a roadie and most of my friends I ride with seem to be roadies as well. I have a road bike, a back up road bike a MTB and am thinking about a TT bike. I can conceive of getting a SS with a flip hub but that is it. Ok maybe another Full suspension MTB but that is it. Well if I got a good deal on a Tandem maybe but that would be it. Unless I found just the right folder but that would be it...........I think.

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    Damn, I need to take my new 29er up there. Oh and to ride the trails too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mijome07 View Post
    Damn, I need to take my new 29er up there. Oh and to ride the trails too.
    I went a bit late 11 am. The lots were packed with cars. 4 or 5 years ago, there were 10% of the peeps there are now. That's why I went a bit late.

    A word of caution, don't take a Flip recorder, they are chick magnets.

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    Bike Stylee? Straight commuter, brah. I know of no better way to get where I want to go (as long as where I want to go is in town), it's five times faster than walking and a hundred times funner than driving.

    I don't bike to have fun, but I do have fun biking. Which is why, even though my current commuter works just fine, I'll be springing for a faster summer commuter sometime soon.

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    My style is mainly on asphalt because that's all there is around here, but my true style is dirt and mild jumps and things.

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    Commuter = FG/SS or beach cruiser
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    BMX race bike on MTB trails, whenever possible, because I'm 34 going on 12.
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    My style ... I think Mr. Beanz could guess already ...

    I'm a long distance roadie, and have been since 1994. Prior to that I was building up to be a long distance roadie.

    I'm also a cycletourist who has ridden in North America, Australia, and Europe.

    I have done a little bit of mtn biking, but it isn't my thing, and I have commuted now and then. I commuted for 6 years a number of years ago, but just occasionally before and after that.

    I've also ridden a tandem, a recumbent, and a recumbent trike.

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    Mostly commuter style, but I'll hit some bike trails on weekends.
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    Commuting/utility cyclist style.
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    I'm a road biker and aspiring cyclocross racer. I can't mountain bike anymore due to a wrist injury so I took up riding a cross bike instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    I went a bit late 11 am. The lots were packed with cars. 4 or 5 years ago, there were 10% of the peeps there are now. That's why I went a bit late.

    A word of caution, don't take a Flip recorder, they are chick magnets.
    Good to know. I may see you someday on the S.A.R.T. I usually go in spring/summer.

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    Most of my riding is commuting. It just works out that way (between 130 and 160 round trip commuting rides per year all year long.). However, I've been mountain biking since 1983. I even mountain bike while commuting. It helps to work here


    (I work in the building on the far left)

    I also ride a road bike. I own a tandem but my wife doesn't want to ride with me and the kids are gone.

    I also tour...see my signature. I tour on both mountain bike and road bike. Not the kind of tour where someone carries you and 1000 of your friends stuff but real touring. It looks like this



    As for you not commuting, grow a pair, Beanz. You live in California. If I can ride through this




    and the ice that followed it for 2+ months with cars and in the dark, what are you worried about? Sunburn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Most of my riding is commuting. It just works out that way (between 130 and 160 round trip commuting rides per year all year long.). However, I've been mountain biking since 1983. I even mountain bike while commuting. It helps to work here

    and the ice that followed it for 2+ months with cars and in the dark, what are you worried about? Sunburn?
    Idiots on cell phones driving too fast. That's what scares me... and I have been cycling and commuting for 40+ years. I have had too many idiot close calls in the past few years... stuff that never used to happen.

    Like your touring rig. And recognize your lighting... looks like the same Niterider set up I have (at least the double headlight). Been trying some MTB riding lately (bought a nice bike a couple years ago). Seems I fall somehow every darn time. I don't get hurt, but still... frustrating. If I stick to fairly wide track, no problem, it's crossing creeks and the like that seems to get me.

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    RetroPoseur / Krusty the Clown / Commuter:



    Sadly, my dilapidated knee has ended my days as a tri-exhibitionist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    As for you not commuting, grow a pair, Beanz. You live in California. If I can ride through this

    , what are you worried about? Sunburn?
    I guess you haven't seen my summer pics, sunburn? ...Snow? Weather would be the least of my worries when it comes to riding. Try working around the Ontario Airport (California), 4 lane roads with absolutely no shoulder and cars, semis, trucks, cops doing 90 in a 50 mile zone. Anybody that knows the area would know what I'm talking about. Thinking your pair is bigger cause you'd ride through this isn't about being big, it's about STUPID!

    And there are no alternate routes, I've checked!

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    Dude please! Not the Speedos again!

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    At least the quick-thinking photographer was kind enough to use an arm to obscure my circumcision scar.

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    I'm the casual fun guy. I just ride for the fun of it. I don't wear spandex and lycra and stuff. None of my shirts have numbers of bike manufacturer logos on them. I can often be found wearing..... gasp.... blue jeans while I'm tearing it up. I'll ride offroad on local trails, take my bike to the mountains for some more fun, and ride around town on the pavement. To give myself a reason to ride around town, I try to do any local shopping via bike.

    My latest ride is a 2008 Trek 4300, which gets used for pretty much everything. It's not fancy or terribly expensive. Just a reliable steed. My daughter, on the other hand, is my polar opposite. She is all about the bling ride and the accessories!!!!!!!



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    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Commuter and rec cyclist on a CX bike. 50 yrs ago I also did tandem as my elder brother was blinded by a rugby injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Anybody that knows the area would know what I'm talking about. Thinking your pair is bigger cause you'd ride through this isn't about being big, it's about STUPID!
    Are you saying I'm stupid for riding in snow? If I didn't ride in the snow, cold and dark, I couldn't ride for most of the year.

    Or am I stupid for suggesting you ride to work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    And there are no alternate routes, I've checked!
    There's always alternatives. Google maps shows more than one road around the airport. It also shows lots of roads in the neighborhoods surrounding the airport including what appears to be a bike ways on your 'rivers' around the airport. You might have to ride a little out of your way but it doesn't look to me like it'd be that far. East Gausti Road, which appears to be about 100m north of the airport terminal, even seems to have a bike path on it.

    Plus it's mileage
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    No, I think he's saying it would be stupid for him to ride through the areas he would need to in order to get to work.

    I used to commute from north of LAX to south of LAX.... is that the airport? There are ways. Of course, one of the ways I used to ride in the 80s was the Ballona Creek trail and apparently the gangs mess with people on that route now. Culver Blvd. worked for me, but it was busy even then... Did they ever widen it?
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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