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    How was the road? Clean or littered with debris?

    How was the road? Clean or littered with debris?
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  5. 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
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    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....
  7. 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...
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    Distance 6,013.6 mi Time 391h 31m ...

    Distance
    6,013.6 mi


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    Elev Gain
    242,595 ft
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    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,...
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    Ditto the LA Sheriff SUV on PV Drive East down...

    Ditto the LA Sheriff SUV on PV Drive East down the switchbacks.
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    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...
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    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,...
  13. Ride in peace, fellow cyclist.

    Ride in peace, fellow cyclist.
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
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    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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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.
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    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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    electrical tape.
  22. If your LBS doesn't help, send the bibs back to...

    If your LBS doesn't help, send the bibs back to PI with a letter/receipts. I've sent 2 bibs in for repairs; PI repaired 1 bib and replaced the other.
  23. Thread: Dead Legs

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    Perhaps it is time to rest? If you've been...

    Perhaps it is time to rest? If you've been racing and going hard all summer, you may now experiencing some cumulative fatigue. Take a week off the bike, go for a walk, sleep in a bit, have some...
  24. don't know. never did this ride but have always...

    don't know. never did this ride but have always wanted to, some new territory for me. but I've another alternative, to go ride from Long Beach down to Newport, around Turtle Rock and back.
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