Iím finally getting around to this.
Hey all, I'm Ralph and I really do live in Santa Ana near Sunflower and Fairview. Itís only about two miles from the SART and that's where I spend most of my time. It's not the biggest challenge, but I can get there on a lightly traveled road safely (Sunflower) and ride nonstop (when it's not being worked on) all day long.
I bought my first road bike when I was 16 or so, a Peugeot U08 and have ridden off and on ever since. I rode a steel Specialized Allez in the 80's and early 90ís and just brought it out of retirement again about three years ago. When I started seeing all the new bikes with the really wide rear ends I looked into it and walked out the same day with my 04 Specialized Roubaix Pro. I ride as much as possible and mostly ride with a great group of guys I meet on the SART about a year and a half ago. And have been on a number of rides with BF group members, including the Apple Pie Ride, the Baldy ride and a few others.
Iím divorced with a ten year old daughter that I have about half the time, so when Iím with her I donít ride. So I can sometimes go a couple of weeks without getting in more than a couple of rides. So Iím constantly fighting the battle of the bulge and at 50, the bulge appears to be winning.
Say ďheyĒ if you see me on the SART.