I'm Jerry. Though I've read many a comment on this site, I haven't joined until now. It's a great site to compare notes, especially for buying equipment. I ride in Orange County, CA with the OC Rebel Riders, some of whom are regular contributors to the forum. My bike is a Kuota Kredo, Dura Ace with American Classic 420 wheels. Great Bike! I also ride with a small group in LA from Ocean/San Vicente north up PCH into the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu. Orange County has the best infrastructure for riding - wide roads, bikes lanes almost everywhere, etc. But it's hard to beat those wonderful climbs in the mountains north of LA.