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Forum: Southern California 02-24-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By peckma
His garage currently. Looking for shop space,...

His garage currently. Looking for shop space, probably in Old Torrance somewhere. Call him - he'll pick up and deliver!
Forum: Southern California 02-24-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By peckma
Ted's is closed. Manny, the former head mechanic,...

Ted's is closed. Manny, the former head mechanic, can be reached at 310.618.4425 or manfelare@yahoo.com. He's in business for himself. Top notch mechanic, bike/wheel builder.
Forum: Southern California 11-09-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By peckma
Hawthorne is within the city limits of Ranchos...

Hawthorne is within the city limits of Ranchos Palos Verdes. The LA Sheriff's Lomita station provides law enforcement services to RPV. You might contact them and share your video. Can't hurt.
Forum: Southern California 06-16-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By peckma
Ted's in Manhattan Beach - Manny/Armando - do...

Ted's in Manhattan Beach - Manny/Armando - do great work. They'll tell you what needs to be done, versus the typical "menu" services at other shops. I take my bike there with a general "do what...
Forum: Southern California 08-20-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By peckma
Water/bathrooms at Sycamore Canyon park, a few...

Water/bathrooms at Sycamore Canyon park, a few miles past Los Posas Road interchange. The porcelain facilities are at the north end; otherwise there are port-a-potties. Water is from spigots and is...
Forum: Southern California 05-16-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By peckma
How was the road? Clean or littered with debris?

How was the road? Clean or littered with debris?
Forum: Road Cycling 05-09-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By peckma
Get which ever bike gives you the biggest smile,...

Get which ever bike gives you the biggest smile, assuming that if you dollar up for the Fuji you have something left over for the inevitable extras (kit, helmet, shoes, bidon cages).

San Diego is...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-24-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By peckma
Portland to Astoria - any suggestions?

Hello,
In July I will be visiting Portland, and going over to the coast for some riding. I'm thinking of riding from Portland to Astoria. It looks like I can go out Mt .St. Helens road and pick up...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-11-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,199
Posted By peckma
I use the same LBS, with 2 mechanics, for all my...

I use the same LBS, with 2 mechanics, for all my work, and try to buy my parts/supplies from them as well. At Christmas, I drop off a large gift basket with fresh fruit, Peets coffee and Belgian...
Forum: Southern California 02-04-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By peckma
apparently she's being released pending "further...

apparently she's being released pending "further investigation"......

http://ranchosantamargarita.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/suspect-in-cyclists-death-to-be-release-from-jail-today
Forum: Road Cycling 01-23-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By peckma
At the price range for Roubaix 105, a better bike...

At the price range for Roubaix 105, a better bike is generally worth the money. As others have written, there is a noticable difference when moving up in the componentry - i.e. Sora to Tiagra to 105....
Forum: Road Cycling 01-09-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By peckma
Definitely something looks odd here. However,...

Definitely something looks odd here. However, despite that, I've heard, and experienced myself, that prolonged use on a trainer will wear out the tire prematurely. Might be worth your while to go to...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-31-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,749
Posted By peckma
Distance 6,013.6 mi Time 391h 31m ...

Distance
6,013.6 mi


Time
391h 31m


Elev Gain
242,595 ft
Forum: Southern California 12-27-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By peckma
This blog post has some additional info about the...

This blog post has some additional info about the incident: http://bikinginla.com/2013/12/22/breaking-news-apparent-fatal-bike-collision-on-pch-in-pacific-palisades/

Towards the end of the post,...
Forum: Southern California 12-26-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By peckma
Ditto the LA Sheriff SUV on PV Drive East down...

Ditto the LA Sheriff SUV on PV Drive East down the switchbacks.
Forum: Southern California 12-23-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By peckma
There really is no avoiding PCH if you are going...

There really is no avoiding PCH if you are going to ride north or south. If I only had one day to ride, I'd go north from Santa Monica (take the bike path to Temescal) and head towards Malibu. The...
Forum: Southern California 12-22-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By peckma
Helens Cycles in Santa Monica rents road bikes,...

Helens Cycles in Santa Monica rents road bikes, but call ahead first. There is a bike path from Temescal Canyon to PAlos Verdes, roughly 25 miles in length, which follows the coast. Otherwise,...
Forum: Southern California 12-20-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By peckma
Ride in peace, fellow cyclist.

Ride in peace, fellow cyclist.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-18-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,711
Posted By peckma
Kudos for wanting to patronize your local LBS. I...

Kudos for wanting to patronize your local LBS. I faced a decision earlier this year: the bike I wanted was not carried by my preferred LBS. I explained the situation to the owner, who said "we...
Forum: Southern California 12-13-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By peckma
Try riding with a group to build your confidence...

Try riding with a group to build your confidence on those roads. Conejo Valley Cyclists is a club in your area.
Forum: Southern California 12-11-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By peckma
Most people go north to south, as the winds tend...

Most people go north to south, as the winds tend to come out of the north. Cold? If you consider night time lows in the mid 30s cold, then it will be cold. Daytime temps can vary from 50s to 70s.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-04-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By peckma
How to prep for PCH? Update your life insurance...

How to prep for PCH? Update your life insurance first. Then go ride it. Lots of traffic from Santa Monica up to Pepperdine. The shoulders get a little wider, and the traffic thinner, the further you...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-19-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By peckma
I take a spin class, once a week - taught by one...

I take a spin class, once a week - taught by one of our local racers and current state champion in his category. Definitely has helped my cycling - particularly the intervals. Out of a class of 20...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-06-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By peckma
and also you're searching in the $500 and below...

and also you're searching in the $500 and below range. The Allez, when new, is at Specialized's lower price point. If you're looking for Tarmacs or Roubaix, then up your price range.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-05-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By peckma
welcome to a sport where most of the clothing is...

welcome to a sport where most of the clothing is designed for people weighing 150#.... As UnderArmour and Nike, among others, make compression and wicking clothing for pro football players, you...
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