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    LaLa Land holiday rides

    So I'll be back home for a week around Christmas time and would like to hook up with some forum people for some rides. I'll be there from the 21st to the 28th and can pretty much ride whenever. I live in Santa Monica so don't know who's on the westside but I'd be down to explore other places on the bike. Any ideas or dates in mind? I was thinking of riding down to Bill Ron's and checking out that shop. I'm gonna bring my 3rensho as soon as I figure how to fly it on the plane without getting charged.

    Disclaimer: I've never really ridden in LA so it'll be interesting for me to adjust to the traffic.
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    I will flying out of LA during those times but keep your eye posted on http://www.bicyclekitchen.com/ for some rides. Those kats throw a good show, just not sure if they are sponsoring any during that time. I know there are tons of roadies and teams that have holiday rides as well.

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    I live in Santa Monica, and will gladly meet up if I am in town.

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    I don't wanna ride with a bunch of roadies... enough of those can be found on montana ave sipping lattes on any given morning and weekends. I have yet to see a fixie on the westside when I'm bike. Everyone seems to ride mtn bikes or cruisers for some reason. Cruisers I can understand but the roads are so well paved I wanna take advantage of it and meet up with some other fixie riders and bomb around town for a bit.

    edit: awww only one person can go on a ride with me? boohoo...
    Last edited by wangster; 12-12-05 at 10:49 AM.
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    bump?
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    well, i'm sometimes a latte sippin roadie, but i mix it up with my fixie a lot. if you haven't been back in awhile you'll be surprised how many more fg's there are rolling around l.a.
    bill ron's is a great shop and worth a trip.

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    I work in Venice and usually commute. call me when you get here.

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    It's the holidays, I would love to ride with you, but I find it very unlikely I'll have time to. Come a few weeks and I'll be in Death Valley. Wooo!
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    I am going home to Santa Monica for those days as well - but I have no room to bring the bike with me this time in the car

    Last time I was there I saw the most gorgeous (yet slightly obnoxious) track bike riding down San Vicente. Still in lots of latex though, and the florescent blue custom had weird geometry, so I assumed he was some hard core track racer training. But it was the first fixie I ever saw on the west side!
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    Sillygirl, how can you not have room in the car? How small is the car? Thats just too bad, looks like it'll only be me and prodigal rocking the fix on the west side. I'm still surprised though seeing as how SM and venice is filled with trendy folks and hipsters. Guess the car is still the preference to impress people and status symbol.

    I'm really excited to ride in LA though, it'll be fun to be the only fixed on the road and seeing people being confused trying to figure out where my brakes are.
    Last edited by wangster; 12-12-05 at 07:02 PM.
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    you won't be the only fixed!

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    I did see someone walking his Pista on Venice Blvd. I know I should have asked why he was not walking, but I was already late for work.

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    sillygirl, latex? you sure?
    putting the pi back in pirate!
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    If you guys want to swing more easterly I might make a guest appearance. I only show myself once in a while so, when I do show up, everyone is happy to see me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigal son
    I did see someone walking his Pista on Venice Blvd. I know I should have asked why he was not walking, but I was already late for work.
    If you don't walk them once in a while they piddle on the carpet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junioroverlord
    If you guys want to swing more easterly I might make a guest appearance. I only show myself once in a while so, when I do show up, everyone is happy to see me.
    how far east? east LA or San Bernadino east?

    I know I wouldn't be the only one, it's just that I NEVER see anyone on a fixed on the westside, which always bummed me out. Hopefully it'll be better this time since I'll be on my bike, hopefully someone will spot me out their window and run out with their fixie to ride with a fellow rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spud
    sillygirl, latex? you sure?
    latex, lycra, tomato, tomato. perhaps I had my mind on other things.... hehe

    Anyway, no room in car because on the way home, my man and I are taking my grandma home to monterey too, and while I could squeeze the wheels in, not worth the weight, tight fit, when I likely could only get 1 ride in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wangster
    how far east? east LA or San Bernadino east?

    I know I wouldn't be the only one, it's just that I NEVER see anyone on a fixed on the westside, which always bummed me out. Hopefully it'll be better this time since I'll be on my bike, hopefully someone will spot me out their window and run out with their fixie to ride with a fellow rider.
    I mean like, not near the ocean, east. Like Downtown....oh and a little north like...Pasadena!!! Hehe, that's asking a bit much. I'll go with downtown/hollywood/echo park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junioroverlord
    I mean like, not near the ocean, east. Like Downtown....oh and a little north like...Pasadena!!! Hehe, that's asking a bit much. I'll go with downtown/hollywood/echo park.
    I am always amazed with how much time you spend on here, but tell me you dont have time to ride. oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh, I ought to..

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    I'm leaving town the 22nd, but if you wanna cruise Santa Monica and the westside, PM me. We'll play a rousing game of Homeless guy slalom.

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    Hey, I like most of the westside bums... Birdman is the coolest bum EVER!!!
    +infinity for him cuz he rides a bike!
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    Alright so I get in tomorrow night but will be down for a ride on thursday so any LA people gonna be down for a ride? Come on!!! I wanna bomb around the westside a bit and then who knows...
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