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Dan Drew 11-12-06 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by redfetish
Hi everyone! My name is Debbie and I live in Hermosa Beach. My typical rides are north along the strand and the PV loop. I'm new to cycling, been riding since May when I bought a road bike to do RAGBRAI (my friend insisted it was just like Mardi Gras, but on wheels....it was close, but there's none of that pesky physical activity coming between me and my beer at Mardi Gras!) Anyway, the trip was a blast and I'm hooked. I did the Rosarito-Ensenada ride and the Solvang Prelude and am hoping to do a century in the next few months.

Looking forward to the chance to meet and ride with you guys!


Glad you could join us!
Welcome.

Dan Drew 11-12-06 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by grumbles
I'm Grant from Irvine. I just started riding again about a month and a half ago for the first time since my early teenage years. Once I'm a bit stronger of a rider I'll be hitting up some of the mountain trails I've heard so much about! I've been mainly riding all of the paths around Irvine for the time being to get myself back in shape!

Here's my ride:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...9/IM000002.jpg


Grant, Welcome!
South OC has some great trails. Get out and start with some of the mellower trails, You can always walk sections that seem sketchy! I'd recomend El Moro canyon, stay in the canyon to start. Oneil park has some good level trails, with some sand and water crossings.
Enjoy!

grumbles 11-12-06 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan Drew
Grant, Welcome!
South OC has some great trails. Get out and start with some of the mellower trails, You can always walk sections that seem sketchy! I'd recomend El Moro canyon, stay in the canyon to start. Oneil park has some good level trails, with some sand and water crossings.
Enjoy!

Thanks for the info! I'll have to look into heading down to one of those parks next weekend if work doesn't have me in another state again.

merider1 11-13-06 02:35 PM

Welcome Deb and Grant! Come out and play with us when you can. :D

grumbles 11-13-06 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by merider1
Welcome Deb and Grant! Come out and play with us when you can. :D

Hopefully soon. I'm saving up for a road bike now.

Brandy 11-13-06 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by redfetish
Hi everyone! My name is Debbie and I live in Hermosa Beach.

Welcome Debbie! :D

Oh...and welcome to Grant too!

LBmtb 11-15-06 12:22 AM

Hello, my name is george and I have an addiction. My bicycle took over and was a major reason I became single (would be funnier if that wasn't a joke) :D . Anyhoo - I own and run STR (check link in sig) and it's been my baby for two years now. Some photos from our last ride:

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/gall...t-motorway.jpg

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/gall...eorge-dead.jpg
(39.7miles and 7,200+ ft of climbing hurts)

octico 11-15-06 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by LBmtb
Hello, my name is george and I have an addiction. My bicycle took over and was a major reason I became single (would be funnier if that wasn't a joke) :D . Anyhoo - I own and run STR (check link in sig) and it's been my baby for two years now. Some photos from our last ride:

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/gall...t-motorway.jpg

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/gall...eorge-dead.jpg
(39.7miles and 7,200+ ft of climbing hurts)

Very cool website! Nice videos, your group should join us at our MTB ride this weekend at Chino Hills see the thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/239412-nov-18th-mtb-group-ride-2-a.html

jpconrad 11-17-06 02:15 AM

I'm John, I just started riding again a few months ago. You can usually find me cruising the streets of Pasadena on my Cannondale Synapse after the sun goes down and traffic's a little better.

powerglide 11-17-06 06:04 PM

Hello everyone!
My name is Tom, living in Manhattan Beach so I ride the South Bay trail during lunch breaks every other day.
As a kid growing up I mostly rode road bikes, did some touring in Japan. But I haven't been riding much these last few years until I started up again late this summer. My bike is a 2002 Gary Fisher Utopia thats pretty stock except for pedals, brakes, bar-ends, saddle. Thinking of buying a road bike/cross bike/or maybe just change out my front forks on the GF...
Cheers,
-Tom

Drew12 11-17-06 11:34 PM

John, Tom.
Welcome!
Join in, and ride on....

merider1 11-17-06 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Drew12
John, Tom.
Welcome!
Join in, and ride on....

+1 welcome! :D

grumbles 11-18-06 01:23 AM

Welcome John and Tom.

John, I may have to borrow your "Bringing up the rear..." tag. I just started riding about 2 months ago myself!

jpconrad 11-21-06 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by grumbles
Welcome John and Tom.

John, I may have to borrow your "Bringing up the rear..." tag. I just started riding about 2 months ago myself!

Sometimes I go so slow power walkers pass me! :D

supersport 11-23-06 02:00 PM

Super Sport
 
I live in San Diego, in the Point Loma area. My wife and I ride out to Point Cabrillo and back almost every morning on my way to work. On days we feel good we ride down to the Tide Pools and back for a nice hill workout. Otherwise, we ride mainly up the coast towards Oceanside.

Here's my bikes. My favorite is a '86 Schwinn Super Sport.

http://www.softwaremaintainers.net/SuperSport1.jpg

http://www.softwaremaintainers.net/SuperSport2.jpg

http://www.softwaremaintainers.net/SuperSport3.jpg

Now you know why I go by SuperSport on BF.

My next favorite is a 2005 Redline Conquest Pro cyclocross bike.

http://www.softwaremaintainers.net/Redline_CX.JPG

My commuter/grocery-getter used to be an old steel DiamondBack.

http://www.softwaremaintainers.net/DiaBack1.jpg

But, the DiamondBack was a little too small for me so we fixed up an old steel Trek mountain frame with fenders and a rack.

I run Biopace on all my bikes and so does the Chief Mechanic (my wife), who is a real bike mechanic, by the way.

That's it!

Jim

merider1 11-23-06 04:42 PM

Welcome supersport. Nice wheels you got there. Thanks for sharing. :)

grumbles 11-23-06 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jpconrad
Sometimes I go so slow power walkers pass me! :D

That's about how I felt today. I did a newport back bay loop today and headed back on Jamboree. I was riding a whopping 5 mph up those hills :D

melmichelle 12-01-06 03:40 PM

Who AM I?????
 


WHO AM I????????
Well I love Fixies, road bikes , frames and their endless possibilities.
Gears to much work ...plus all those componets just add extra weight.
I like my bike clean and stripped to the bare minimun
personally for me its more fun that way.
Less is More.
Moved from SAn FRancisco to LA..La, well there are some perks.
Like getting hit by an 88 Year Old Man driving a 1966 Dodge Dart....GOOD TIMES*****
LA does have the Kitchen talk about a GREAT resource!!!!!!
Built my BABY there, but she's now out of commision due to the whole Bike v. Auto accident case,
not really a fair match, but hopefully I can finish my other bike this weekend.

Cheers and have a good One.

Brandy 12-01-06 03:42 PM

Welcome to BF melmichelle. :)

roadfix 12-01-06 03:48 PM

Welcome melmichelle! Ready to ride your fixie with us next weekend on the burrito ride? :)

mirkee 12-01-06 08:39 PM

Hello from Fullerton
 
M name is Mirko. I just bought a TREK 7100 hybrid a few weeks ago and I'm trying to build up some stamina on it. I'm 56 years old and weigh 225. Never done much exercise. I'm 5'10", or at least I used to be. So far I'm just riding around the neighborhood, 3 or 4 miles. Hope to build on that soon.

The 20" inch bike felt too big so I got a 17.5" (44.5 cm) and I wonder if that is too short. I'm not riding long enough to figure out if anything is unconfortable.

The technical aspect of cycling really appeals to me, which is the way hobbies usually go for me as well. I'm really interested in rebuilding and tinkering on bikes although I am way less than a newbie even. I have a nice book and I'm reading it thoroughly. I usually enjoy learning about my hobby almost as doing the hobby itself.

Let's hope I can ride with you all once I get more confortable with my bike and maybe once I have moved up to a real road bike.

Regards,

octico 12-01-06 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by mirkee
M name is Mirko. I just bought a TREK 7100 hybrid a few weeks ago and I'm trying to build up some stamina on it. I'm 56 years old and weigh 225. Never done much exercise. I'm 5'10", or at least I used to be. So far I'm just riding around the neighborhood, 3 or 4 miles. Hope to build on that soon.

The 20" inch bike felt too big so I got a 17.5" (44.5 cm) and I wonder if that is too short. I'm not riding long enough to figure out if anything is unconfortable.

The technical aspect of cycling really appeals to me, which is the way hobbies usually go for me as well. I'm really interested in rebuilding and tinkering on bikes although I am way less than a newbie even. I have a nice book and I'm reading it thoroughly. I usually enjoy learning about my hobby almost as doing the hobby itself.

Let's hope I can ride with you all once I get more confortable with my bike and maybe once I have moved up to a real road bike.

Regards,

Welcome Mirkee enjoy riding your new bike !!

maximan1 12-04-06 11:45 PM

Well, merider1 asked me to post here (a long time ago) so here. I'm 13 years old for those of you who don't know.
Me with short hair:
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4156/50909003sn3.jpg
Me with shorter hair (crappy pic):
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/8295/60130001ce7.jpg
My little sister (11 years old):
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2255/51028003ha2.jpg

Here's my MTB (in parts lol)
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7...pics003wf3.jpg
Here's my commuter/letfreindsusethispieceofcrap bike:
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/157...pics001up3.jpg
And my yummy nice clean shiny Puch Superleicht road bike:
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2...aded002qj7.jpg

Along with my business flier :D:
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7292/funnysh2.jpg

maximan1 12-04-06 11:53 PM

O yeah I forgot the most important part...
IM SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE ARENT I??????

spindrifter 12-06-06 12:16 PM

Hi every1, just signed up. I like riding up and down the coast mostly. Anyone know of any good routes
in the LA area?


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