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    +1 No point in aggravting motorists if you can...

    +1 No point in aggravting motorists if you can avoid it, it just makes it more dangerous for us going forward.

    That's the curve on rock store where the cyclist was rear ended a while back (I'm...
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    I hope you got some - after this string started I...

    I hope you got some - after this string started I grabbed another set of Assos on sale. 6'2", 220, 36+ the XLG Assos fit perfect
  3. This is the part about buying a new bike that is...

    This is the part about buying a new bike that is a pain. I have narrowed my search down to a few bikes and would like to ride each one before making a choice (especially so I can compare to my...
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    Unless there are facts that we don't know about,...

    Unless there are facts that we don't know about, I hope the DA doesn't strike a plea deal that will leave us all wondering what our lives are worth while out on the road. The sentence for gross...
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    I've got two different Rapha bibs (classic and...

    I've got two different Rapha bibs (classic and pro team) vs the S5 Mille (long version). The Assos is my go to bib based on overall fit and comfort. I wear an XLG in Assos and XXL on Rapha. The...
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    Its been a tradition for a while - I expect it...

    Its been a tradition for a while - I expect it will be the same this year
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    I rode up Sunday and there is a section with...

    I rode up Sunday and there is a section with cones and, oddly, fire extinguishers standing by, and the higher end porta potties, which would indicate movie money is involved. There was actually one...
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    I only ride out that way on the weekends, so not...

    I only ride out that way on the weekends, so not 100% on traffic, but in general PCH north of SM is scary. However, turn up Old Tajunga or one of the canyon roads and you will quickly find some...
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    +1 on the rocks and dirt - rode it saturday and...

    +1 on the rocks and dirt - rode it saturday and it was nice to cruise around without worry of getting run over. The gates at GRR/GMR split were open Saturday, but I would still be careful on that...
  10. +1 as well We doing regular rides at 5:30 for...

    +1 as well
    We doing regular rides at 5:30 for weeks and finally snapped from lack of sleep. But with this heatwave I may have to start getting up early (and charging up my lights) again
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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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Saturday did Carbon Canyon, rain was so heavy...

    Saturday did Carbon Canyon, rain was so heavy that riding up Grand was like piloting a boat upstream in a river. Two flats... Today, PCH and Latigo Canyon on Malibu - constant rain the entire way...
  24. Glad you are ok - those switchbacks are fun, but...

    Glad you are ok - those switchbacks are fun, but I always worry about exactly what you went through when heading back down the mountain. Yikes.

    My Verizon usually works until a mile or so past...
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    It's hard not to hesitate before heading out for...

    It's hard not to hesitate before heading out for a ride when we've had so many cyclists hit by cars. Night riding, day riding, drunks or not - the accidents still happen. Don't forget the biker...
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