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    Another hello from So. Cal.

    Hello to all. I stopped riding 21 years ago (I really am an old guy - be 70 come January). Since then I've shot up from 160 lbs to 225 lbs!! So, its time to get back in the saddle again. I work in So. Central so cycling to work is not an option but I've been able to get some decent weekend rides in and a few 10 milers before work. That's helped me to go from 220 lbs to 225 lbs in a very short time. Wife tells me I'm just gaining muscle, but I know better. My rides are an old Ciocc and a generic 45 lb 26" wheel thing that for the moment works best for me as its got "Alpine" gearing as opposed to the 13-20 freewheel on my Ciocc. My doctor said I have to loose weight if I want to remain above ground, so its back to the bike. Only one thing bothers me though - there's a lot more old fat guys then old skinny doctors.

    John

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    Welcome! Sounds like you´d better tune in with C&V with your Ciocc. And bring that humour!

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    Welcome, OldSchoolGuy!
    I used to live near you. I grew up in Sierra Madre, CA. That is by Pasadena. Sorry about the fires. Tragic. Those Santa Ana winds can really come at the bad times during fire season. I really feel for those people who lost their homes and possessions.
    Do you ride the river bikepath? if not, you should really check it out. I mean mainly the San Gabriel River path. You can drive to a supermarket parking lot next to it, then hop on the bikepath. You can build up to making it all the way to the beach. The beach itself, with it's lovely views, is reward enough for the effort! The Ciocc would be best for a good river ride. Where do you ride? I used to like Carbon Canyon. Or, going over the big hill on Colima, down to Whittier, then Beach Boulevard all the way to the beach. Fun. Put some bigger cogs on the road bike for now, so a hill won't be so hard. Be safe. Later.

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    The Brea fire got within walking distance of my house but stopped at Lambert. I used to ride the San Gabriel trail when I commuted from Brea to Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach. Also, the Colima hill a few times, but never Carbon Canyon. I frequently rode through Santiago Canyon from Whittier to the El Toro Marine Base (gone now). Haven't ridden the Ciocc much lately, but I replaced the stretched out Regina Superleggera chain with a new Campy and just today laced up a pair of Ambrosio rims. I'd planned on fitting them with some nice Clements, but learned Clement is long gone. Most other tires seem to be made in Asia. I did pick up a pair of (made in Thailand) clinchers on my old Araya rims. Clinchers have become a little pricey, used to pay $15.00 for nice Specialized "Turbo" foldable clinchers. Oh well!

    John

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    Hi John, yes, photos of the Ciocc in the C & V forum would be most appreciated .

    Always love to look at beautiful older bikes...

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