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Jim_Hikes 02-18-13 12:12 AM

Hello from San Diego
 
I am a telecommuter and ride a Sentinel Sophomore model, with three drive sprockets, to work and home for lunch, 4 days a week. ~1.25 mile one way
I bought the bike from a co-worker in the early 90s; recently changed the tires to 1.25 x 27 to give it more tread.
I am a very active Boy Scout Leader, am a Scoutmaster, Round Table Commissioner, Training Chair, and regularly train adults to be good Cub Scout Leaders.
I enjoy vegetable gardening, finish woodworking, an working on cars too.

Jim

no1mad 02-18-13 12:31 AM

Welcome aboard :)

Never been to SoCal myself, but my wife is former Navy and was stationed at San Diego for a time... she keeps going on and on about Del Taco's chili cheese fries. :lol:

teufelhunden222 02-18-13 01:21 AM

<- In escondido

10 Wheels 02-18-13 06:36 AM

Hi Jim,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Toured throught SD in 2009 on the way to LA.

This hill was a hard one.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/IMG_5977.jpg

Ekdog 02-18-13 06:43 AM

Welcome! I was born in San Diego in the lates 50's. I grew up in a conservative city in the 60's, 70's and 80's that was plagued by political corruption, car-centric, in many ways hostile to cyclists, and which offered only a serverely deficient bus service to anyone who either preferred not to drive or could not afford to buy a car.

You're lucky to live a town that now boasts one of the finest light rail systems in the United States. Congratulations!

My questions for you: I left town in the 1980's. What kind of cycling infrastructure has been built in the San Diego area since then? What is being planned?

Ekdog 02-18-13 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels (Post 15286419)
Toured throught SD in 2009 on the way to LA.

This hill was a hard one.

That looks like the one I used to have to climb every night as a teenager on my way home from my job at Sea World. I don't remember its name (Fairmount Ave,? Aldine Dr.?), but it's a road that goes from Mission Valley up to the Talmadge neighborhood, where I lived with my grandparents. It was a real nut buster, even for a young kid.

qcpmsame 02-18-13 07:40 AM

That bike sounds unique to me, never have seen one with that drive set up. Welcome to BF. I was active in Scouting here in NW Florida, Gulf Coast/Perdido Bay Council in the 90's, served as a DC and helped organize troops here for a bit. Very rewarding work to see boys get a good start. We have a commuting forum you may want to visit for others in your area as well as the regional forums.

Bill

10 Wheels 02-18-13 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ekdog (Post 15286448)
That looks like the one I used to have to climb every night as a teenager on my way home from my job at Sea World. I don't remember its name (Fairmount Ave,? Aldine Dr.?), but it's a road that goes from Mission Valley up to the Talmadge neighborhood, where I lived with my grandparents. It was a real nut buster, even for a young kid.

Texas Street Hill

Ekdog 02-18-13 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels (Post 15287131)
Texas Street Hill

Yeah, I think you're right. Another steep one is the aptly named Hill St. in Point Loma.

Jim_Hikes 02-25-13 02:43 PM

Bill, my bike has Tourney AID Cranks and an ACE aluminum handlebar stem (don't know what was original) - the original owner got Aluminum rims and did the mods - (I use the steel rims).
Going to the Vigil Weekend and Lodge Encampment - soon - to work on camp improvements.

I'll check out the commuting forum, Thanks.

Jim

Zinger 02-25-13 07:21 PM

Hi Jim

Used to live in San Diego. Best biking town I ever lived in. They have some great hidden bike trails there and the great weather.


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