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  1. Two benefits for north to south - 1) Winds ; 2)...

    Two benefits for north to south - 1) Winds ; 2) You're on the ocean side of the road, which is nicer for sightseeing. Most the turnouts on PCH are on the ocean side of the road. Big Sur going...
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    I just got all my bikes to 10 speed. I have a...

    I just got all my bikes to 10 speed. I have a mix of 3x10 and 2x10. All of them have mountain derailleurs in the back so that I can toss on a fat cassette if needed. The ability to mix/match...
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    There's a huge hipster/bike movement in some...

    There's a huge hipster/bike movement in some cities. Just go to a Midnight Ridazz or Wolfpack Hustle event here in Los Angeles. Most of those 20-somethings aren't in spandex on carbon bikes. ...
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    If you want to ride snow, you might want to look...

    If you want to ride snow, you might want to look into a fat bike (no pun intended). They have fat tires which are supposed to be great in the snow and super fun on pavement. The bikes themselves...
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    I think Pasadena is one of the best cycling...

    I think Pasadena is one of the best cycling cities in the Los Angeles area. It is right next to some of the best climbs around, and check out the Sat AM Montrose Ride or the Rose Bowl Peloton for...
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    I went LA to San Diego a few times. Longest one...

    I went LA to San Diego a few times. Longest one of these was 134 miles, not something I'd want to repeat the next day. Always took the train back.
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    Malaise

    Malaise
  8. Here's 40+ minute Discovery Channel special on...

    Here's 40+ minute Discovery Channel special on how Lance Armstrong used "science" to win all those tours:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N43DcMBL4w8
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    I think this whole discussion is just another...

    I think this whole discussion is just another negative outcome stemming from Armstrong and his impact on the sport.

    If one rider runs away with it, then it must be doping because the last time it...
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    I rode it last spring. No issues that I recall...

    I rode it last spring. No issues that I recall...
  11. Thread: Hot r Not

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    That bike looks like it has work to do... hot.

    That bike looks like it has work to do... hot.
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    Been there. Clinical depression on/off for many...

    Been there. Clinical depression on/off for many years. Here's a few things I've found that work.

    Meds/Antidepressants - They work, and they numb the pain so you can function. They don't,...
  13. Broke out the touring bikes. We're taking the...

    Broke out the touring bikes. We're taking the train up the San Luis Obispo and riding back.
  14. Yes, visuals matter. I like the simple, classic...

    Yes, visuals matter. I like the simple, classic look, not too many logos. Titanium or steel.

    Not a fan of carbon, mostly because of the visual aesthetics.
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    One of my regular riding buddies got one a little...

    One of my regular riding buddies got one a little over a year ago. He loves it. The bike seems to be holding up, but it hasn't been that long. It's not what you would call a light frame...
  16. Not sure about the rentals, so follow peckma's...

    Not sure about the rentals, so follow peckma's advice. And yes, BH is a cycling black hole. Be sure to stop at every stop sign because the cops there seem to target cyclists.

    BH, however, is...
  17. http://i.imgur.com/AnSR9Wg.jpg I think this is...

    http://i.imgur.com/AnSR9Wg.jpg

    I think this is all of them...
  18. Budget Bikes in Eagle Rock.

    Budget Bikes in Eagle Rock.
  19. Thread: Hot r Not

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    Generally hot. Love Indy Fabs That has to be...

    Generally hot. Love Indy Fabs

    That has to be one of the longest seatposts ever made... makes the build feel a bit unbalanced.
  20. Thread: Hot r Not

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    Hotness.

    Hotness.
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    Posted before. New wheels, fork, a few other...

    Posted before. New wheels, fork, a few other changes.

    308480
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    One more thing on the Big Sur section - there's...

    One more thing on the Big Sur section - there's been a lot of construction, so the highway is down to one lane in parts. This means they let northbound traffic through for a while, then let...
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    I've done the AIDS/Lifecycle ride, which followed...

    I've done the AIDS/Lifecycle ride, which followed the 101 and I've also done HWY 1 from the north though Big Sur and beyond solo on a tour. Coast is much much more scenic, try to do that.

    There...
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    When Cadel's contract is up

    When Cadel's contract is up
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    Helen's in Santa Monica. He's a very good...

    Helen's in Santa Monica.

    He's a very good fitter, but I didn't think he was so much better to be worth the premium he charges (I think I paid around $150 for a fitting a few years ago...) You...
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