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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Welcome Dial_tone and sorry about your grandma.
    Thanks and thanks.

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    Im finally getting around to this.

    Hey all, I'm Ralph and I really do live in Santa Ana near Sunflower and Fairview. Its 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 90s 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.

    Im divorced with a ten year old daughter that I have about half the time, so when Im with her I dont ride. So I can sometimes go a couple of weeks without getting in more than a couple of rides. So Im constantly fighting the battle of the bulge and at 50, the bulge appears to be winning.

    Say hey if you see me on the SART.
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    pics are HUGE but nice ride and I like the wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by existence
    I ride in Melbourne Australia. This is my current ride (nothing flash).
    Nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by existence
    I ride in Melbourne Australia. This is my current ride (nothing flash).



    This is the view today from my place - i go south down into the valley flats (you can just make out the bay) or north up into the national forest and mountains...depending on my mood



    havent got any pics of me on my bike yet cos i ride alone - but i will work around it somehow lol
    I love that bike. I'll trade you for a SoCal jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by existence
    hey thanks i went looking for yours but couldnt find it!! im a crappy searcher but!!
    Mine will not impress you, Man from Down Under. It's a mere Trek 1500 Women's Specific (I just have to add that because I like saying it - ). Anyway, it's all aluminum with a carbon fork. My Dad bought it for me, and he offered to spend more for a nicer bike. But he's retired and I would rather he keep his money for the future. In the meantime, I'm thrilled to have my "cadillac" - it fits me like a glove and is very reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by existence
    hey its what you do with it that counts miss californiA!!! bikes dont impress me people do.
    Good sentiment. Too bad you don't ride here in sunny CA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by existence
    YEAH your lucky missy or else id take you on a killer dune running session and make you like spew up and stuff hahahahahaha

    Night.
    Look it...if you're wearing tight shorts and a muscle tee, I'll chase you up and down those sand dunes all day long. Now that would be an "off bike" training method I'd enjoy. And it's doubtful I'd spew. I'm pretty tough.

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    This thread is getting diiirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    This thread is getting diiirty.
    Please note that I had NOTHING to do with it! Shocking, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    This thread is getting diiirty.
    If I had offered to rub his bare body down with sand and then lick it off - now THAT would have been dirty. I was merely speaking in training terms that if he were here running me up and down sand dunes, I suspect I'd have proper motivation. See? Completely clean and appropriate. Besides, you stay out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Look it...if you're wearing tight shorts and a muscle tee, I'll chase you up and down those sand dunes all day long. Now that would be an "off bike" training method I'd enjoy. And it's doubtful I'd spew. I'm pretty tough.

    Id do it, but Id look rediculous being as Im skinny, and dont really fill out a muscle shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    If I had offered to rub his bare body down with sand and then lick it off - now THAT would have been dirty. I was merely speaking in training terms that if he were here running me up and down sand dunes, I suspect I'd have proper motivation. See? Completely clean and appropriate. Besides, you stay out of it.

    This thread is getting darn right interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by injured
    Id do it, but Id look rediculous being as Im skinny, and dont really fill out a muscle shirt.
    I like trainers of all shapes and sizes... But regardless, you're married, and your WIFE chasing me up and down the sand dunes with baseball bat isn't what I have in mind (although it would be motivating!).

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    I used to wear muscle shirts, but the tan lines from cycling just got too ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    I like trainers of all shapes and sizes... But regardless, you're married, and your WIFE chasing me up and down the sand dunes with baseball bat isn't what I have in mind (although it would be motivating!).

    yeah thats a good point, she is a bit on the protective side. She didnt even like me going out in my riding clothes for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    I used to wear muscle shirts, but the tan lines from cycling just got too ridiculous.
    Nothing a little self-tanner can't fix...

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    Quote Originally Posted by injured
    yeah thats a good point, she is a bit on the protective side. She didnt even like me going out in my riding clothes for awhile.
    Does she know that you post here? She's going to hunt us down and harm us, isn't she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Does she know that you post here? She's going to hunt us down and harm us, isn't she?

    yep she knows, says Im addicted to the computer. I went to bed early a couple nights ago so she's happy again.

    ps- no she's not violent, just loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by injured
    yep she knows, says Im addicted to the computer. I went to bed early a couple nights ago so she's happy again.

    ps- no she's not violent, just loud.
    My husband says the same thing...I try not to post when he's home, but that's not very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Does she know that you post here? She's going to hunt us down and harm us, isn't she?
    Says Officer Big Gun's wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Says Officer Big Gun's wife.
    His gun isn't that big...I've used it. It's fun.

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    That reminds me...I need to renew our membership at the firing range, I was just thinking about that a few days ago. What a nice stress reliever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    His gun isn't that big...I've used it. It's fun.

    Hpw fun was it???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    His gun isn't that big...I've used it. It's fun.
    Says Officer Bigguns.

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