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Old 11-21-06, 06:59 PM   #376
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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!
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Old 11-23-06, 02:00 PM   #377
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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.







Now you know why I go by SuperSport on BF.

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



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



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!

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Old 11-23-06, 04:42 PM   #378
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Welcome supersport. Nice wheels you got there. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-23-06, 05:13 PM   #379
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Sometimes I go so slow power walkers pass me!
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
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Old 12-01-06, 03:40 PM   #380
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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.
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Old 12-01-06, 03:42 PM   #381
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Welcome to BF melmichelle.
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Old 12-01-06, 03:48 PM   #382
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Welcome melmichelle! Ready to ride your fixie with us next weekend on the burrito ride?
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Old 12-01-06, 08:39 PM   #383
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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.

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Old 12-01-06, 08:42 PM   #384
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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.

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Welcome Mirkee enjoy riding your new bike !!

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Old 12-04-06, 11:45 PM   #385
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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:

Me with shorter hair (crappy pic):

My little sister (11 years old):


Here's my MTB (in parts lol)

Here's my commuter/letfreindsusethispieceofcrap bike:

And my yummy nice clean shiny Puch Superleicht road bike:


Along with my business flier :
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Old 12-04-06, 11:53 PM   #386
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O yeah I forgot the most important part...
IM SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE ARENT I??????
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Old 12-06-06, 12:16 PM   #387
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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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Old 12-06-06, 12:30 PM   #388
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Welcome Spindrifter! There are so many routes in LA to suggest depending on what areas you are looking at. The valley? The westside? etc.
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Old 12-06-06, 12:31 PM   #389
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O yeah I forgot the most important part...
IM SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE ARENT I??????
You are soooooo young. But yes, very cute, Max.
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Old 12-06-06, 12:39 PM   #390
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Been kind of wanting to do the sepulveda Pass. but am wary. Is it dangerous?
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Old 12-06-06, 01:18 PM   #391
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I finally got around to taking a picture of my bike last night!
2002 GF Utopia (sporting my new Hutchinson Fusion Comp 23 mm!)
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Old 12-06-06, 01:41 PM   #392
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Been kind of wanting to do the sepulveda Pass. but am wary. Is it dangerous?
Not on a Sunday afternoon, but avoid it at all costs during the week and around rush hour! Vertical Bob can attest to this.
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Old 12-06-06, 02:33 PM   #393
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Been kind of wanting to do the sepulveda Pass. but am wary. Is it dangerous?
not dangerous at all, theres a pretty good shoulder the whole way. You can do it!!
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Old 12-06-06, 09:32 PM   #394
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Sepulveda is a great ride when done at the right times. Avoid it like the plague on weekdays and weekend afternoons, especially near Westwood and thru Sherman Oaks. Your best bet is to hit it up on either Sat. or Sun. mornings between 6 and 9am. That's when I've ridden it and it's been okay.
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Old 12-06-06, 09:42 PM   #395
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Sepulveda is a great ride when done at the right times. Avoid it like the plague on weekdays and weekend afternoons, especially near Westwood and thru Sherman Oaks. Your best bet is to hit it up on either Sat. or Sun. mornings between 6 and 9am. That's when I've ridden it and it's been okay.

N2GLOCK.....Our night rides will be on hold til after the new year, but make sure to check back on this board......meanwhile, would you like to join us in HB for our holiday dinner party this Sat?
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Old 12-06-06, 10:05 PM   #396
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thanx guyz!
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Old 12-07-06, 12:46 AM   #397
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Hi, I'm Jessica. I just signed up. I live in Sherman Oaks and am just starting to ride again after several years off a bike. I used to ride regularly in the Mid-Wilshire area on a hybrid, but stopped riding after an accident (a driver opened a car door right into my path). My inspiration for getting back on a bike is that I was just given a Specialized Tarmac Comp as a gift. It's my first road bike, so it's taking a bit of an effort to get adjusted to it (especially learning how to ride with clipless pedals for the first time).

I'd love some advice on beginner rides in the SFV. I'd also welcome advice on how people got used to clipless pedals. I'm debating going to a mall parking lot at 7 am to ride in circles and practice starting and stopping. I'm a bit nervous about riding in traffic before I really am comfortable with the pedals, especially given my accident history.
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Old 12-07-06, 12:51 AM   #398
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Welcome Jessica, wow what a great gift! I live in OC so I can't help you with ride in SFV,but there quite a few riders here in that area.
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Old 12-07-06, 07:16 AM   #399
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I'd love some advice on beginner rides in the SFV. I'd also welcome advice on how people got used to clipless pedals. I'm debating going to a mall parking lot at 7 am to ride in circles and practice starting and stopping. I'm a bit nervous about riding in traffic before I really am comfortable with the pedals, especially given my accident history.
Welcome, Jessica. Well, you've come to the right place for sure. There are so many threads with advice (in not only the So Cal region, but in the Road Cycling Forum as well). I remember getting used to my cleats as well, and I did so at Griffith Park. Basically, you need a place where there are few cars, but also where, once you get comfortable, you can take off on a ride. Just always remember, unclip and THEN stop - even if you do it 30 seconds before you actually stop in the beginning. I know it doesn't seem like it now, but eventually you won't even remember clipping in and out. It will just become second nature!
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Old 12-07-06, 10:36 AM   #400
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Hi, I'm Jessica. I just signed up. I live in Sherman Oaks and am just starting to ride again after several years off a bike. I used to ride regularly in the Mid-Wilshire area on a hybrid, but stopped riding after an accident (a driver opened a car door right into my path). My inspiration for getting back on a bike is that I was just given a Specialized Tarmac Comp as a gift. It's my first road bike, so it's taking a bit of an effort to get adjusted to it (especially learning how to ride with clipless pedals for the first time).

I'd love some advice on beginner rides in the SFV. I'd also welcome advice on how people got used to clipless pedals. I'm debating going to a mall parking lot at 7 am to ride in circles and practice starting and stopping. I'm a bit nervous about riding in traffic before I really am comfortable with the pedals, especially given my accident history.

Hi Jessica...
ME is right Griffith Park is a great place to ride.. not too much traffic....
When I got my clipless....I would ride hard then go onto a grassy area and stop in case...did that a few times...then felt pretty comfortable...clip out early if fine...but you will get used to it and it will be second nature!
As for rides...there is the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club
http://www.sfvbc.com/
They ride out of Cal State Northridge....
I usually ride out of Burbank...In fact some of us are trying to organize something for saturday
Dec 9th SF Valley to Rose Bowl Ride. Help me reach my goal for the year

ANd I usually ride Griffith Park on Sundays...you are most welcome to join in...
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