Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Southern California Southern California

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-17-06, 04:50 PM   #301
roadfix
hello
Thread Starter
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,534
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADlBOO
howdy! My names Kurtis. Mainly ride road either on my fixie or my madone. Also occasionally do some mtb dirt jumping. Also work for a bike shop down here. if anyone ever wants to do a ride, 40+ miles im down, just hit me up.
Welcome! If you're old enough do you remember the Aero Mexico jet that crashed in Cerritos back a few years ago? That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw your location.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-06, 05:54 PM   #302
ADlBOO
OCP-Poseur...
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cerritos, CA
Bikes: Madone 5.9, Cervelo R2.5
Posts: 254
I've heard about it, im only 20, but it crashed like less than 1-2 miles from my house.
ADlBOO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-06, 06:21 PM   #303
merider1
no more nellie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 17,369
Welcome Richard and Kurtis!
merider1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-06, 11:07 PM   #304
mrdick
mother F'in headwinds!
 
mrdick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by SixEye
Um...erm..<cough>...ahem... I meant hook up in a way which you can tell us what's on SALE! Yeah, that's right, Weekly Sales and Clearance Items!!
yeah... upcoming sales, right
mrdick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-06, 11:47 PM   #305
Brandy
...
 
Brandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 6,948
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fixer
Welcome! If you're old enough do you remember the Aero Mexico jet that crashed in Cerritos back a few years ago? That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw your location.
I remember that...I was 10 years old!
__________________
Brandy

Wheels Rolling
Brandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-06, 11:52 PM   #306
mrdick
mother F'in headwinds!
 
mrdick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 248
a plane crashed in cerritos?? dang where have i been...
how far back was this?
mrdick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-06, 10:35 AM   #307
roadfix
hello
Thread Starter
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,534
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandy
I remember that...I was 10 years old!
Dang! I was 22 years older than you back then! I must be at least that much older still, today...
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-06, 10:58 AM   #308
1955
Senior Member
 
1955's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Pro & Iron Horse Mavrick 5.5
Posts: 3,564
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fixer
Dang! I was 22 years older than you back then! I must be at least that much older still, today...
Info on crash in Cerritos, CA - Aug. 31, 1986

http://aviation-safety.net/database/...?id=19860831-0
__________________
Ralph (not Ralphie) on a Roubaix in
Huntington Beach, CA
& Iron Horse Maverick 5.5
1955 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-06, 12:40 PM   #309
ADlBOO
OCP-Poseur...
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cerritos, CA
Bikes: Madone 5.9, Cervelo R2.5
Posts: 254
Wow... So i was only five months old... Kinda cool to read what actually happened...
ADlBOO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-06, 11:20 AM   #310
cole505
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: 06 Felt F3C
Posts: 186
Hello all, my name is Cole. Iíve been riding my Marin Bolinas Ridge for about 3 years now as an exercise routine. I ride during my lunch hour 3X-4X a week on the S.A.R.T. Got my first road bike last month, an 06 Felt F3C at Performance during their double points deal. Use the double points to get pedals and shoes. After a month of test rides and shopping for the right shoes (Sidi Genius Mega) I went on my inaugural ride this Saturday from Long Beach to Crystal Cove via PCH. Iím still a noob at road bike and donít have enough mileage on this F3C to have an opinion about it yet. Iím Hoping to learn from you all and this forum because this F3C is too much bike for me. Looking forward to meeting all of you on the many group rides.

Cole

[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
"Cole 5-0-5, I'm popping smoke...alfa mike foxtrot..."
cole505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-06, 09:05 PM   #311
Dan Drew
what? Not me...
 
Dan Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, Ca
Bikes: Mt. Bike, Intense tracer; Road, Specialzed Roubaix Pro
Posts: 87
who, what, why, where...

OK,
I'm Dan, from Cosa Mesa, Ca.
I consider myself a Mt Biker and ride whenever I have the time.
Some of my favorite rides are here in OC. The local ride for me is El Moro ( crystal cove), but do others. One of my favorites is Satiago truick trail, but I need to have a high energy to finish is. Also regular rides for me are Bell view trail, this goes from the entrance of Dove canyon to Caspers wilderness park.
Dan Drew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-06, 09:58 PM   #312
roadfix
hello
Thread Starter
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,534
Welcome Dan! Try to join us on our next mtb ride. I haven't ridden in Crystal Cove since the fires back in 1993....
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-06, 10:04 PM   #313
merider1
no more nellie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 17,369
Welcome to the jungle, Dan and Cole! You'll like it here...
merider1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-06, 11:17 PM   #314
flipflops
Hello, heroes.
 
flipflops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Bikes: '08 madone 5.1 WSD, '05 specialized dolce
Posts: 365
A big thanks to Caligurl for telling me about this forum!!!

I'm a new road bike rider, got a road bike as a present back in Feb of 06 but haven't really been able to do consistent riding until the past few months. I ride about 10 miles each morning M-F and at least one 50ish mile ride on weekends. I ride in Santa Monica in the mornings-- mainly just San Vicente loops (I'm the slow one on the purple bike in the obnoxious orange jersey) and on weekends Santa Monica to Palos Verdes.

My bike isn't great (Specialized Dolce) but then again, I'm not a good enough cyclist at this point to really notice the difference between my bike and a really good one

I hope to become a better cyclist as the weeks and months roll on. That's what I really like about cycling, there's so much to learn and there's always stuff to work on.

Nice to meet you all.

No pics on the bike yet-- I ride alone mostly too.
BF-Pic.JPG
__________________
Stay frosty.
flipflops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-06, 11:53 PM   #315
Brandy
...
 
Brandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 6,948
Welcome to the forum flip flop! If you're ever interested in "not" riding alone, we have lots of great group rides.
__________________
Brandy

Wheels Rolling
Brandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 12:01 AM   #316
Tiffanie
...
 
Tiffanie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Bianchi San Mateo
Posts: 3,513
Welcome to the forum everyone. Hope you enjoy your stay here.
Tiffanie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 12:20 AM   #317
flipflops
Hello, heroes.
 
flipflops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Bikes: '08 madone 5.1 WSD, '05 specialized dolce
Posts: 365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandy
Welcome to the forum flip flop! If you're ever interested in "not" riding alone, we have lots of great group rides.
Thanks Brandy! The riding alone isn't totally by choice. I do hope to get in on some of the socal rides!!
__________________
Stay frosty.
flipflops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 12:40 AM   #318
mrdick
mother F'in headwinds!
 
mrdick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by flipflops
A big thanks to Caligurl for telling me about this forum!!!

I'm a new road bike rider, got a road bike as a present back in Feb of 06 but haven't really been able to do consistent riding until the past few months. I ride about 10 miles each morning M-F and at least one 50ish mile ride on weekends. I ride in Santa Monica in the mornings-- mainly just San Vicente loops (I'm the slow one on the purple bike in the obnoxious orange jersey) and on weekends Santa Monica to Palos Verdes.

My bike isn't great (Specialized Dolce) but then again, I'm not a good enough cyclist at this point to really notice the difference between my bike and a really good one

I hope to become a better cyclist as the weeks and months roll on. That's what I really like about cycling, there's so much to learn and there's always stuff to work on.

Nice to meet you all.

No pics on the bike yet-- I ride alone mostly too.
Attachment 28158
maybe ill see you on one of my usual rides from PV to marina Del Rey. do you take the bike path along the beach?
mrdick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 01:08 AM   #319
jiiiim
Noobhead
 
jiiiim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SoCal
Bikes: k2 Zed 4.0
Posts: 688
hi i r jiiiim located in socal!
anyone wanna guess why i made this ID? =)



i luv pix, do you? enjoy!
jiiiim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 02:10 AM   #320
jsk62
Fuel 98
 
jsk62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 13
hey guys, i've met some of you this past saturday at the chino hills meet, but for the rest of you, my name is jee-soo (pronounced G-Sue). I live in Irvine and um...well yeah.

I just recently got into mtn biking, I have a 2006 gary fisher piranha, and i typically ride whiting ranch and chino hills state park for now.

Here is a pic james took of me from last saturday:


it was cool meeting a lot of you. i hope we can all ride together again sometime soon.

Also question:
where can i find a fairly cheap set of pedals/mtn shoes around here? i don't even mind if they're used, i just can't afford to put down >$100 on a set but I really want a pair (i HATE it when my feet slip off my pedals). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
jsk62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 07:18 AM   #321
Mo'Phat
Scum, Freezebag!
 
Mo'Phat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Poway, CA
Bikes: 2007 Leader 796R w/ 10sp DA and 2005 Jamis Dakar XLT FS MTB
Posts: 4,546
Welcome G...for pedals and shoes...if you want new, www.Performancebike.com will generally have the best deals. You can pick up some Forte (Performance house brand) SPD pedals for about $35 and I think the cheapest shoes are about $45. Sign up for the Team Performance and get a 10% (or more) discount.

For Used, you can always try craigslist.org.

If that's still out of your league, just pick up a set of toe cages or Powerstraps, which attach to your platform pedals and you can wear regular shoes. Maybe $20 total.
Mo'Phat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 07:21 AM   #322
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
welcome jee-soo!!!! we're planning more mtb rides.... so we'll see you soon!!!!
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........

Last edited by caligurl; 10-24-06 at 07:30 AM.
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 07:24 AM   #323
Neccros
Technically Canadian
 
Neccros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Bikes: Spec. Enduro/Santa Cruz Chameleon/Franken Road Bike w/ Dura-Ace+Ultegra
Posts: 828
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsk62

Also question:
where can i find a fairly cheap set of pedals/mtn shoes around here? i don't even mind if they're used, i just can't afford to put down >$100 on a set but I really want a pair (i HATE it when my feet slip off my pedals). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

What size shoe are you??? I may have some shoes and possibly pedals....
__________________
Cant we all just ride along???
Neccros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 11:18 AM   #324
flipflops
Hello, heroes.
 
flipflops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Bikes: '08 madone 5.1 WSD, '05 specialized dolce
Posts: 365
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrdick
maybe ill see you on one of my usual rides from PV to marina Del Rey. do you take the bike path along the beach?
Hey mrdick-- i usually do take the bike path from the marina to its end in pv-- it's a little congested at times but i hate stopping for lights so I just deal with the traffic on the path. give a little wave if you happen to blow by me-- i usually do the trip to pv on sundays.

while we're on the subject-- do any of you guys know a good route to get from the end of the bike path in pv(or from palos verdes blvd) to hb? i've heard things can get a little tricky between those two spots.
__________________
Stay frosty.
flipflops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-06, 11:49 AM   #325
jsk62
Fuel 98
 
jsk62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neccros
What size shoe are you??? I may have some shoes and possibly pedals....
I'm a size 10
jsk62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:53 AM.