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    Thanks for the tips!

    Thanks for the tips!
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    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!
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    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...
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    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...
  5. Thread: GMR for Dummies

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    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
  6. 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 -...
  7. Thread: GMR for Dummies

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    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...
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    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...
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    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,...
  10. Thread: Hot r Not

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    lol

    lol
  11. We too have a place in Big Bear and my experience...

    We too have a place in Big Bear and my experience has been that many locals are not fond of cyclists. I have found that it is best to ride very early and avoid cars as much as possible. Spring and...
  12. Genaro - I am actually happy to see the cold...

    Genaro - I am actually happy to see the cold weather moving in so I can cover up with a jacket. haha I need to get out the trainer and get on jmX's system. Takes forever to lose the weight but man...
  13. Great videos - thanks for posting. The scenery on...

    Great videos - thanks for posting. The scenery on the climbs in the Alps can't be beat. Amazing!
  14. [QUOTE=jmX;17444827]I'm still here, check the...

    [QUOTE=jmX;17444827]I'm still here, check the forum a couple time a week. Since co-founding Zwift (game for bicycle trainers) I've ridden very little. I used to be a SART ***** and now I'm out...
  15. Glad to see I'm not the only one whose mileage...

    Glad to see I'm not the only one whose mileage has dropped off over the last quarter, and who is wondering if any of my cycling gear still fits... I need to sign up for some rides to get motivated...
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    As part of a pretty detailed fitting I got "fit"...

    As part of a pretty detailed fitting I got "fit" for my saddle as well and ended up switching from a Selle Italia that I thought I loved, to a wider saddle that I absolutely love. I would highly...
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    Splurged on a Trek Travel trip to France for the...

    Splurged on a Trek Travel trip to France for the Classic Climbs of the Alps. Got to ride some amazing routes, including Alpe D'Huez - 50th birthday present from the wife, very cool!
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    Yes it will make you faster because you won't...

    Yes it will make you faster because you won't have all that heavy money in your pockets weighing you down...
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    A good friend lives in Pasadena and rides it...

    A good friend lives in Pasadena and rides it pretty much every weekend - and is planning on going up tomorrow morning. He said it is fine - although after all this rain there is likely to be some...
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    My Vote = Stay in Pasadena - you can hit Angeles...

    My Vote = Stay in Pasadena - you can hit Angeles Crest easily, GMR/GRR is about a 30 min drive, and Calabassas/Malibu canyons are 40 mins (start your rides on the canyon side - Las Virgenes - and...
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    Some great suggestions on here. If I could only...

    Some great suggestions on here. If I could only fit in one good ride while on vacation in LA area, I would go with the canyons near Malibu - the Gauntlet or any of the go to roads: Piuma, Stunt, Rock...
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    I don't think it's easier - but I don't think...

    I don't think it's easier - but I don't think it's much harder. I climb GMR more frequently than AC so I feel like GMR may actually be easier, but it's probably just because I know the route pretty...
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    I defer to Rick and the other big climbers on...

    I defer to Rick and the other big climbers on what the best hills are - but I think the ride up Angeles Crest to Newcombs Ranch (food and drinks available) or Cloudburst is a good one, any of the...
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    hampster - cool map. Although I ride mostly on...

    hampster - cool map. Although I ride mostly on GMR and in Fullerton area, I have been riding up in big bear quite a bit lately and highway 38 is so nice now that it has been repaved, but the road is...
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    Sticky: When I started I found that Hincapie and Pearl...

    When I started I found that Hincapie and Pearl Izumi fit the best for the big and tall rider. I've since lost enough that I can wear some of the slimer cut brands (but even a XXX in some brands are...
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