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Old 12-22-02, 06:49 PM   #1
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socal oldie,, getting into freestyle again,, after 15 years

hello everyone,, im 30 years old as of today,, and i am getting back into the freestyle scene after 15 years,,, i hope that i will be able to learn a lot from everyone here, also i look forward to in depth conversations and constructive arguments,,,, also i look forward to all the helpful hints to executing dificult tricks,,,

also i live in the southern california area...

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Old 12-23-02, 12:08 AM   #2
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WELCOME STRANGER!!

I hope you enjoy a this forum as much as we do...as you noted it is chucked full of information on almost anything bicycle. We might be lacking in low-rider but that is about all.

I am old, big, a roadie, always right and don't mind sharing the forum with even a freestyler. Again welcome.
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Old 12-23-02, 11:35 AM   #3
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Welcome fellow SoCaler !!

Wherabouts are ya from ?? Freestyle huh ?? I used to try that back in Jr. High.. was never quite good at it... I'm 28, Living in Orange now

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Old 12-23-02, 11:54 AM   #4
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Welcome!!

I am a young 63 year old who enjoys road biking and cruising around on my mtn bike.

I am not totally sure what freestyle is, but assume is has someting to do with those folks who zoom around in those bike parks with all the concrete ramps and do absolutely AMAZING things twisting and turning thenselves and their bikes in the air in all sorts of configurations.

Anyway, I doubt I will be doing any freestyle, but would invite you to do some road biking.
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Old 12-23-02, 01:30 PM   #5
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well first i have to get my bike in order,, and we will see howlong i last in the freestyle scene,, but i think it stays in your blood,,,,,,

also i stay in corona,, off the mckinley and the 91
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Old 12-24-02, 07:44 AM   #6
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Started riding 6 yrs ago with a $50 3 speed.My dad,78 at the time gave me his gt with 15000 miles on it but it was the first good bike i rode.He got a R600.After a year or so i got a trek,7500 but the frame broke.While i waited for them to figure it out,i got my silkpath700,they replaced the trek with a year newer one and i sold it.I ride in the lakewood,long beach paths along the river beds.Anyone what to hook up.
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Old 12-24-02, 10:50 AM   #7
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Heya Shokhead,

Yeah myself and Johnny Fausto were throwing out the idea of a SoCal group ride... I'm just getting back into riding this year so I'm not the fastest out there yet.. I avg about 16-18 mph... but it would be nice to get some BF guys and girls together for a little group ride and some food someday...

I'm 28 and live in Orange

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Old 12-24-02, 01:57 PM   #8
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Mph doesnt matter to me.I avg. 12-15 depending on the headwind. ppm is what i go by.I ca do 13mph and get my 105-110 ppm in.
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The headwind out here has been horrible lately.. great exercise but I could barely go 13Mph for a couple miles last week.
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Old 12-24-02, 04:07 PM   #10
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I know what u mean.This morning i really screwed up and throught i had a small head wind going towards the ocean but after 8 miles and i turned around,i found the real head wind the next 8 miles to home.It about killed me.
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Old 12-24-02, 04:15 PM   #11
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You riding along the San Gabriel river? I normaly go along the Santa Ana river, but hit that path sometimes.

It's hard to tell sometimes I swear no matter which direction I go lately it feels like I'm hitting a headwind or a bad side wind.
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Old 12-25-02, 10:23 AM   #12
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I get on at del amo and cross over after willow towards seal beach for another few miles.
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Old 12-26-02, 11:46 AM   #13
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I used to ride the San Gabriel trail when I was in High School.. if you leave before 9am toward the beach, the wind is either none, or at your back, and if you leave the beach coming back after about 1pm the wind will be at your back... any earlier and it is headwind city baby !

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p.s. what the heck is ppm ?
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pedals per min.
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ahhhh ok... I was thinking it was something like that.. but i'm used to RPM, not PPM... all good... wow.. that is a high cadence.. I think I'm somewhere around 85-90 most of the time.. just a guess though.. no cadence checker on my bike

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Another SoCal rider. Welcome to the forum. If you ever want to try your hand at dh then let me know.

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