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    newbie here, but longtime cyclist living in LA!

    Hello fellow cyclists,

    I am 40 and my bicycle has been my primary source of transportation since I was 8 years old. Before that, roller skates were my primary source of transportation.

    I don't race, but do love to off-road it on my bouncy mountain bike. I finally got myself a bike better suited to commuting on the nice flat, long streets of Los Angeles. But I miss my mountain bike for it's awesome curb conquering powers! I can't ride it again until I give it a major overhaul, so the commuter it is.

    I learned about the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition back in 2003 through the LA River Ride. I promptly became a volunteer and wrote a column for their newsletter until 2005 when I was asked to be the volunteer coordinator for the River Ride. In 2006, I took over coordinating the whole ride and have done it ever since. If you have ever done the ride I would love to hear what you think of it. I am always looking to improve the ride.

    The 9th Annual Los Angeles River Ride is June 7th. The ride provides funds to keep this important bike advocacy organization running. Last year we were able to not only raise money, but to provide bikes for 60 kids living in south east Los Angeles.

    Check out www.la-bike.org 213-629-2142 if you want to know more about the LACBC.

    Thanks everyone. Ride safe!

    JJ Hoffman

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    Sound's like a great event and organization. You'll have to post it in the Regional Discussions Forum. Out of curiosity, what do you use for commuting in Los Angeles? I'm assuming a road bike?

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    Hi JJ! It's great to hear of your devotion to the fun of cycling. I spent a few of my childhood years living next to the San Gabriel River. The last time I visited, I realised that there was a beautiful bicycle path there now . I would have enjoyed riding it if I had thought to bring a bike.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for posting.

    I ride a cannodale Adventure Cruiser. It is more comfortable than most road bikes, but the tires are quite a bit bigger and slimmer than my mountain bike.

    I sit really upright on it, though, which I still find kind of weird. Although I will say when my back pack is full of heavy groceries I am relieved to be more upright. I need to get some paneers...haven't got around to that yet.

    Cheers!

    JJ

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    The San Gabriel River path is fantastic! I wish I lived closer to it, I would ride it often.

    As it is, I do enjoy the LA River Path very much. The hope is that one day it will be complete. Can you imagine uninterrupted riding right through the middle of downtown LA? Would be fabulous!

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjhoffman View Post
    The San Gabriel River path is fantastic! I wish I lived closer to it, I would ride it often.

    As it is, I do enjoy the LA River Path very much. The hope is that one day it will be complete. Can you imagine uninterrupted riding right through the middle of downtown LA? Would be fabulous!

    Cheers.

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    It would certainly encourage more people to get out and cycle, that's for sure!

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