Earlier this year (either at Breathless Agony or Ride Around the Bear) caligurl recommended this forum to me, as did Mr. Beanz . . . both of whom I met on the "other" Fourm, then in person on various rides.
My wife and I ride with OCRR (Orange County Rebel Riders) out of Irvine, plus we ride double centuries in the California Triple Crown series. I've been riding since '68, mostly in MO and IL until ten years ago, when I moved to SoCal.
My absolute favorite place to ride in SoCal is Glendora Mountain Road.
Join us on any Rebel Ride: www.ocrebels.com Then click on the "Ride Schedule" tab.