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    In the Santa Monica Mountains you can easily do...

    In the Santa Monica Mountains you can easily do 15K in a day. The mountains go along the coast for 30 miles and there are 11 major ascents and a lot of smaller ones.

    Here's a blog from a cyclist...
  2. If you like climbing, the Santa Monica Mountains...

    If you like climbing, the Santa Monica Mountains off Malibu are for you. Many opportunities for roadies and MTB with beautiful ocean views from the mountains. The Santa Monicas are an east-west...
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    Getting this out of the way first: Granted, as...

    Getting this out of the way first: Granted, as described, you were in the right and they were wrong. And I'm not surprised, knowing the attitude of some of the club rides.

    And now the beef: So...
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    Poll: I have been waiting for a response from the LACo...

    I have been waiting for a response from the LACo Sheriff. No response.

    So, yes I did report it, by email, but got no response.

    Occasionally I see sheriff's units in the area, so next time...
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    Poll: The agency would be the LASD. I'm sending them...

    The agency would be the LASD. I'm sending them an email to see if they're interested.
    I will update.
    Thanks for the replies.
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    Poll: To rat or not to rat

    Last Saturday I was riding up in the Santa Monica's on a road frequented by cyclists and occasionally by skateboarders screaming down the road. On this day I was grinding uphill and around a blind...
  7. Google maps now shows elevation data for cyclists

    Saw this article in the PC Magazine website. I tried it, it works nicely!
    Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills | PCWorld

    COOL!
  8. ABSOLUTELY. This is a serious accident waiting...

    ABSOLUTELY.
    This is a serious accident waiting to happen. Please notify the police in the jurisdiction. You may save a cyclist's life.
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    This looks like a great tour, potential for a really good time for a cyclist. I'd do it if I could schedule it in.

    I noticed a curious choice they made. I checked the route in the environs of my...
  10. "Well, they weren't wearing helmets... why is...

    "Well, they weren't wearing helmets... why is that such a critical piece of information."

    I can't believe I saw that statement here on bikeforums. Helmets are a critical part of bike safety. As...
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    Daring or Just Plain Crazy?

    Fun to watch, but I don't know if I'd want to be there:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=445655972171039
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    I did PV on Sunday. Heat was mid-80s max. Not so...

    I did PV on Sunday. Heat was mid-80s max. Not so bad near the ocean!
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    Gotta eat my words. I'm the one who did the rant...

    Gotta eat my words. I'm the one who did the rant that started this thread. Turns out I was using the mount wrong and that's why it broke.

    My apologies to Garmin and all.
  14. Thread: Di2 hack

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    Thanks for the answers everybody. The solution I...

    Thanks for the answers everybody. The solution I like best (because it's cheapest route) is to bolt on a long cage from some other Shimano derailleur long cage derailleur. I don't happen to have...
  15. Excellent NYT article on "OK to kill a cyclist" topic

    Excellent article, pointing out a national trend. A trend which has culture war overtones. I won't comment further....
    ...
  16. Thread: Di2 hack

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    Di2 hack

    I have a Dura-Ace Di2 setup on my bike, which I absolutely love.

    One problem however is that I really need a long-cage rear deraileur, and the Dura-Ace only has a short cage. The Ultegra Di2...
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    Thanks for the replies folks! I will link...

    Thanks for the replies folks!

    I will link this page when I take the advice to re-contact Garmin.
    Great ideas there to secure accessories with floss, ties, etc. I've lost various lights from...
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    Garmin refuses to stand by product

    The Garmin VIRB has created some excitement, for good reason, it's a nice cam.

    The handlebar mount, not so. I was descending Yerba Buena Road in the Santa Monica Mountains (extremely bumpy) and...
  19. The bike path is a dangerous place for bikes! ...

    The bike path is a dangerous place for bikes! For one thing there is a lot of (illegal) non-bike traffic.
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    How much to tip a bike mechanic

    None of the tipping guides list this one:
    How much to tip the bike mechanic at the LBS when (s)he does good work on your steed?
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    In LA County we lose on average maybe one cyclist...

    In LA County we lose on average maybe one cyclist per year on PCH. Seems even worse in OC.
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    Water source in the Santa Monica's

    I've been riding the SM's for several years, and I found a new source for water recently. New to me anyway. It's a fountain next to a driveway. Presumably this was put here for cyclists, as I...
  23. I second Bike Effect in Santa Monica. This is a...

    I second Bike Effect in Santa Monica. This is a high-end road bike shop, and Scott and the other mechanic there do excellent work.
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    "the loss of his ability to pursue his chosen...

    "the loss of his ability to pursue his chosen profession!"
    Stealing bikes!

    When I'm on my DeRosa, I never leave it out of eye-shot in public. At home it locked up. Many bikes are stolen from...
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    When I feel that I "have" to ride the sidewalk, I...

    When I feel that I "have" to ride the sidewalk, I do it with extreme caution. At driveways and intersections I slow down and look in all directions that cars and peds can come from, and am...
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