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    Thanks to everyone for the ride tips, I got some...

    Thanks to everyone for the ride tips, I got some great rides in including Mt Tam, Hawk Hill and 17 mile drive loop with bonus miles down Hwy 1 - and all before the wife and kids woke up and wanted...
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    That Jack's Peak climb looks like it has some 20+...

    That Jack's Peak climb looks like it has some 20+ sections - that should be a good challenge. I also like the Fort Ord option - thanks!
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    If you can get to Sierra Madre and Azusa Canyon...

    If you can get to Sierra Madre and Azusa Canyon (most likely Colorado all the way out), I would take that to Grand Ave and take that all the way down to Diamond Bar Blvd and then to Brea Canyon and...
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    I would suggest a climb up Angeles Crest. This...

    I would suggest a climb up Angeles Crest.
    This link is not from one of my rides (it starts in Pasadena) - but it shows the area. Getting to Angeles Crest from Glendale is pretty easy and doesnt...
  5. Even if she got the max, that seems like such a...

    Even if she got the max, that seems like such a slap on the wrist for acting so recklessly and causing so much pain and suffering. Very sad.
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    John - Thanks! Another great ride and exactly...

    John - Thanks! Another great ride and exactly the type I am looking for.
    Jim
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    Rich/Darren - thanks for the great ride ideas and...

    Rich/Darren - thanks for the great ride ideas and for the Strava links. That is exactly what I was looking for. Now I can program my Garmin and not get lost! Much appreciated.
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    Dalai - thanks for the links, great info! A...

    Dalai - thanks for the links, great info!
    A friend did Nacimiento Fergusson Road in BIg Sur - not a long ride, but a tough climb (by my standards anyway) and apparently some great views.
    Hoping...
  9. If there is anything harder than baldy lifts, I...

    If there is anything harder than baldy lifts, I don't want to ride it! lol.
    Oynx is a tough climb, primarily because it just goes on forever. But it doesn't seem like it is anywhere near as steep...
  10. If it is the same crew that is doing the...

    If it is the same crew that is doing the underpass on Kramer I'd say the work will be done in 5 years or so. That project is so slow it has to be a "by the hour" job
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    Much appreciated! I hate to limit the distance to...

    Much appreciated! I hate to limit the distance to 25-30 miles, but if I leave my wife in a hotel room with 4 kids by herself for too long there will be trouble... I generally ride early (5 or 530)...
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    Must do rides in SF and/or Monterey

    Taking the family to Monterey and SF in a few weeks for Spring Break and I want to get some rides in while I am there. The only route I have planned so far is over the GG and up Hawks Hill (and then...
  13. I recommended Don at A Road Bike 4 U in a post...

    I recommended Don at A Road Bike 4 U in a post above and since then I continue to go there for repairs. In my experience he does a great job and never gives me the upsell on parts or repairs. ...
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    +1 Although I would add Mulholland out to the...

    +1 Although I would add Mulholland out to the coast. Lots of varied terrain along the way ending with a great ocean view and a descent to the beach with a ride along PCH
  15. Thread: Team Kits

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    I dig the LBS matching kits, looks great when a...

    I dig the LBS matching kits, looks great when a pack of them pass me going up GMR (which happens pretty much every time I'm out there) but since they generally dont fit, I only own two full sets. ...
  16. LOL - at least he could have called me a slowpoke...

    LOL - at least he could have called me a slowpoke or something to get my motivation up to try to chase him...
  17. Sunday morning early - SART ride toward beach and...

    Sunday morning early - SART ride toward beach and I picked up someone along the way, not sure where but I noticed him somewhere near the soccer fields. He stayed on for about 5 miles and finally...
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    I stopped to loan a someone my pump up in Malibu...

    I stopped to loan a someone my pump up in Malibu hills one day - we rode the next mile or two and then I flatted out. The other rider didn't stop or even look back - just rode off into the hills. I...
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    My LBS uses Steadyracks - they are a great...

    My LBS uses Steadyracks - they are a great alternative to the various stands out there.
    http://www.steadyrack.com
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    I'm in as well - the top 4 riders in '13 had more...

    I'm in as well - the top 4 riders in '13 had more than twice my miles so I better step it up in '14! I apologize to the wife and kids in advance for being gone most weekends...
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    Thanks for running this thread this past year -...

    Thanks for running this thread this past year - it was a great motivator for me, except the last two months, haha
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    357394 Glendora Mountain Road

    357394
    Glendora Mountain Road
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    Got the first 100k done, hoping to get another...

    Got the first 100k done, hoping to get another 100 tomorrow. After that it will be tough as we have tons of family stuff between now and end of month. If I can get the saddle time I will probably...
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    We had some moments where we were moving pretty...

    We had some moments where we were moving pretty slow - one fall over when he wasn't able to clip out - but overall it wasn't bad. I don't recall much wind, but maybe I just blocked it out. haha. ...
  25. Thread: GMR Conditions

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    I'll have to catch it next time - running way...

    I'll have to catch it next time - running way late today
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