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    I live in Long Beach and I've ridden and commuted...

    I live in Long Beach and I've ridden and commuted all over the city. I would say the whole city is very bikeable. Between the San Gabriel River Trail, LA River trail, the strand on the beach, PCH,...
  2. Thread: Cars and Dating

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    Thank you for saying this Chris. Of course if you...

    Thank you for saying this Chris. Of course if you ask a woman if she wants a man with money she'll say yes, but that doesn't mean it's her top priority. Once you figure out what you want in a woman...
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    Right on! I'm glad someone said it. That...

    Right on! I'm glad someone said it.

    That whole thought that women only like jerks and never like nice guys is such the "poor me" attitude. You have to not care what a woman thinks about you and...
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    Setup/fit is important as well. Consider paying a...

    Setup/fit is important as well. Consider paying a shop to set the bike up for you if you're not sure how to do it yourself. This will make you more comfortable on the bike. If you're comfortable...
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    I've been considering doing some touring on my CC...

    I've been considering doing some touring on my CC as well and swapping out the fork was the first thing on my list to do. Does the LHT fork change the feel of the steering much? Thanks
  6. Naked homeless man swimming in the LA river. Note...

    Naked homeless man swimming in the LA river. Note that the LA river isn't much of a river. It's a concrete bottomed channel that has about 1-2 feet of water running down the middle unless it's...
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    Long Beach, CA - just shy of 1 year

    Long Beach, CA - just shy of 1 year
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    I ride that trail all the time. Consider yourself...

    I ride that trail all the time. Consider yourself lucky, how many people in the greater LA area see horses and wildlife other than dirty pigeons on a daily basis. :)
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    I love dogs and I would never kick one.. might...

    I love dogs and I would never kick one.. might hurt my foot. I have a frame pump for that... in fact I need a new frame pump since I broke one over the head of a rather unfriendly dog last week.
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    Sounds like you're staying near the airport. Go...

    Sounds like you're staying near the airport. Go north on Lakewood to Carson and hang a right. Ride about 3-4 miles east on Carson until you hit the San Gabriel River. Hop on the San Gabriel River...
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    Cycling on the West Side

    I live in Long Beach and I'm thinking about moving to somewhere on the west side (somewhere between Play del Rey and Santa Monica north to south, and possibly inland to Culver City and anything in...
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    I'm not a huge spender but agree that it would be...

    I'm not a huge spender but agree that it would be difficult to not buy anything other than food for a year. What about the concept of if you get rid of something (sell, donate, give away) that you...
  13. Thread: Snappy Comebacks

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    I like to yell back as loud as possible "I love...

    I like to yell back as loud as possible "I love you too sweety!" when someone yells at me. Sometimes in the most effeminate voice I can muster. It gets laughs from onlookers and tends to defuse,...
  14. Thread: Hi from LA, CA

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    Good to have you in SoCal! You might want to...

    Good to have you in SoCal! You might want to check out the Southern California forum if you're looking for local information/riding buddies.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=236
  15. I've removed a rear view mirror, "cleated" a few...

    I've removed a rear view mirror, "cleated" a few doors with my gnarled up SPD-SL's, and broke 1 passenger window (note to self - don't put your hand through a window when you still have 25 miles to...
  16. Riding is great. Riding allowed me the clarity of...

    Riding is great. Riding allowed me the clarity of mind to realize it was time to end a 4 year relationship, and it also helped me understand that I made the right choice when I had those moments of...
  17. I ride from LB to the PV/Torrance area at least a...

    I ride from LB to the PV/Torrance area at least a few times a month. I usually go across Wardlow rather than Willow or Anaheim, it's a bit more open. I either stay on Wardlow as it turns into 223rd...
  18. Thread: Bunny Hopping

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    Part of the fun of cycling to me is curb hopping...

    Part of the fun of cycling to me is curb hopping and bunny hopping. I try not to think too much, just takes the joy out of it. :) Hasn't hurt my wheels yet. If it does it's worth it to me, but then...
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    I live in the greater Los Angeles area, not the...

    I live in the greater Los Angeles area, not the most car-free area. I just started driving a few months ago after 6 months of living car free. When I initially gave up my car my social/dating life...
  20. My favorite meal prior to a ride is a nice cup of...

    My favorite meal prior to a ride is a nice cup of coffee and homemade oatmeal with some kind of fruit and brown sugar. The oatmeal really stays with you throughout the ride, but I finish eating at...
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    Mmmmmmm beer.. ...

    Mmmmmmm beer..

    http://www.anreimann.com/homer_beer.jpg
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    This will work, but like Vik said it will be...

    This will work, but like Vik said it will be sketchy so take it easy. I did the same thing with a car battery and it worked fine. All that weight on the back made doing wheelies really easy. ;)
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    King's in Seal Beach *might* have something like...

    King's in Seal Beach *might* have something like that. They built me a cross check last fall and the owner said he had been getting a lot of interest in some of the Surly bikes and was considering...
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    This is the rear rack I have, it works well...

    This is the rear rack I have, it works well enough as a rear fender for me. On top of that is a darn good rack. I still get some spray in the face off the front wheel when it's really wet, but that's...
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    Does anyone else see the irony in getting...

    Does anyone else see the irony in getting mad/annoyed at people not being friendly? Make no assumptions and you won't be disappointed.
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