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Forum: Southern California 01-29-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By jimxyz
I ride GMR regularly and it seems like the volume...

I ride GMR regularly and it seems like the volume of riders is actually up (at least on warmer days). I don't do group rides much anymore simply because my family schedule is tight so I tend to ride...
Forum: Southern California 07-16-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,383
Posted By jimxyz
I (used to) always look forward to CHP while I am...

I (used to) always look forward to CHP while I am up on GMR as it meant that the cars and motorcycles that race the road will drive a little slower past us slow bikes. What's next? They start...
Forum: Southern California 07-01-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,520
Posted By jimxyz
No way - never at 3! (3:30 was the earliest, but...

No way - never at 3! (3:30 was the earliest, but only because we wanted to make it to Baldy and back before the heat kicked in...)
Forum: Southern California 06-28-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,520
Posted By jimxyz
Wow - crossing in a crosswalk at 3 am on a Friday...

Wow - crossing in a crosswalk at 3 am on a Friday and the driver hit him at 80 mph! It is getting harder and harder to venture out for a ride these days
Forum: Southern California 05-13-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By jimxyz
Saturday looks like it will be dry - but cooler -...

Saturday looks like it will be dry - but cooler - up GMR area. The last few weekends up there have been nice, except the descents have been cold. I was fine with full finger spring type gloves,...
Forum: Southern California 04-20-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By jimxyz
Helmet saved the day. Front light was working...

Helmet saved the day. Front light was working fine - not sure if it was blink mode or not, but it is bright. The driver probably just wasn't looking for a cyclist coming down the hill at speed.
Forum: Southern California 04-20-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,594
Posted By jimxyz
What fellow biker would not help another in...

What fellow biker would not help another in need?! That sucks.
Forum: Southern California 04-19-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By jimxyz
Watch out for those left turns that cross your path...

Friend of mine was descending Pacific Island Drive in Laguna Nigel Saturday morning when a BMW made a sudden left turn right into her path. She smashed the hood and windshield on her way over the...
Forum: Southern California 03-23-15, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By jimxyz
Reminds me of the video of the motorcycle rear...

Reminds me of the video of the motorcycle rear ending the cyclist on the rockstore climb, that was crazy.
Forum: Southern California 03-23-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,539
Posted By jimxyz
+1 I had my fitting done with Steven, including...

+1 I had my fitting done with Steven, including the cleats on my shoes and he spent pretty much an entire day with me (although it was a flat fee so it didn't cost me $100 per hour). He is very...
Forum: Southern California 03-22-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By jimxyz
+1 on 18 - 38 is bad enough, but 18 is where you...

+1 on 18 - 38 is bad enough, but 18 is where you get the really close calls
Forum: Southern California 03-06-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By jimxyz
My favorites: Unsupported - The "Cloudbursting"...

My favorites:
Unsupported - The "Cloudbursting" loop from Pasadena up AC, down Azusa Cyn and back to Pasadena via Foothill. Amazing views. Would love to add in GRR and GMR - that would be epic....
Forum: Southern California 02-28-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,822
Posted By jimxyz
436705 I think we are all already scofflaws,...

436705
I think we are all already scofflaws, violating CVC 21201 - riding without all those cool reflectors. I can only imagine what the "high visibility safety apparel" in the proposed Bill will...
Forum: Southern California 02-28-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By jimxyz
I felt that way when Don was there. Are you...

I felt that way when Don was there. Are you still feeling confident and, if so, which mechanic? I have been in once since Don left and the bike was not set up properly
Forum: Southern California 02-28-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By jimxyz
I still have a hard time riding SART toward the...

I still have a hard time riding SART toward the beach (I generally ride the other direction from Fullerton area - thieves don't look me up...) because of the guys who were jumped and had their bikes...
Forum: Southern California 02-28-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By jimxyz
We did MC 2 years ago and the support left a lot...

We did MC 2 years ago and the support left a lot to be desired. Hopefully they have fixed that (most of the good food was stashed at the stops for the double century riders - and the variety was...
Forum: Southern California 02-20-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By jimxyz
Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Southern California 02-18-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By jimxyz
Can you give me some specifics on how to get to...

Can you give me some specifics on how to get to the Norco/Chino trailhead? Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Southern California 02-18-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By jimxyz
Beyond the end of the river trail - ?

My regular rides these days include SART north to the "end" (Green River area) and the Irvine path (not sure of the name) from back bay out to the spectrum area. Although I have gone up into the...
Forum: Southern California 02-06-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By jimxyz
Park in SM at Bike Effect, ride up any of the...

Park in SM at Bike Effect, ride up any of the canyon roads (old topanga, mulholland, latino etc) and eventually end up at Pedalers Fork for lunch (http://www.pedalersfork.com), which is probably the...
Forum: Southern California 02-06-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,756
Posted By jimxyz
Heading up Sunday (assuming my bib still fits...)...

Heading up Sunday (assuming my bib still fits...) - first time in a a long time, so I will be slower than a turtle. Please pass with care - lol
Forum: Southern California 02-06-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By jimxyz
I ride SART (and the Irvine path) after dark, but...

I ride SART (and the Irvine path) after dark, but only going North from around Kramer to the end of the trail. It may get a little creepy toward the end of the trail - thinking about bigfoot etc -...
Forum: Southern California 02-05-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,756
Posted By jimxyz
I find that if I park near downtown Glendora and...

I find that if I park near downtown Glendora and ride the 3 miles to GMR I feel a lot better than if I park at GMR/Sierra Madre and ride up (basically at the start of GMR), it's nice to get a little...
Forum: Southern California 01-29-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By jimxyz
I would start in Glendora and ride up GMR to GRR...

I would start in Glendora and ride up GMR to GRR to Baldy and then turn around and go back the way you came. It is worth the effort. Most folks park on Glendora Mountain Road near Sierra Madre and...
Forum: Southern California 01-26-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By jimxyz
The RB4U Wednesday evening ride is a good group...

The RB4U Wednesday evening ride is a good group ride (25-30 miles) - though I haven't been able to make it out for a long time... A Road Bike 4U - Award Winning Irvine Bike Shop in Orange County,...
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