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  1. #451
    Abby Normal I am The Edge's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy

    i wish i could....can't make it this time. thanks, though.
    Wow.

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    Hi all. Been riding since the beginning of November when I finally bought a real bike (Trek 5200 on a clearout sale since its being discontinued for 2007).

    I was a pack a day smoker for about 16 years and have cut down significantly to the point where I'll only break down when I'm utterly trashed and have lost all and any semblance of willpower. It's just too bad I don't get drunk more often Aaaaanyway, I started to really pack on the pounds because of it and just decided that I should get off my ass and do something.

    During the weekday evenings I usually go for a small loop covering PCH from Warner (at the Jack 'n The Box) up a little past Brookhurst where the Santa Ana River Trail starts up. On weekends I'll usually ride up to the Santa Ana River and take it as far up as I think I can go and then curse myself on the way back when my legs are shot and have to deal with a strong headwind. 3 Weeks ago was the first time I made it to the end, though I swear I almost didn't make it because the headwinds were killing me on the way up.

    For now I'm just a newbie flatlander with absolutely no climbing skills, though I'm trying to change that by looking for some new areas with some beginner hills to try out on the weekends. So if you guys see what appears to be a dark, skinny looking Asian dude with a fat belly, scrawny legs and struggling up an overpass (or on the up through an underpass)...yup thats me.

    Cheers,
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    Hello, and welcome Nacy!! I ride PCH a lot, and hope to see you out there soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gretzky
    Hello, and welcome Nacy!! I ride PCH a lot, and hope to see you out there soon
    Thanks Gretzky! Hope to see you out there as well. My rides down PCH lately have been quite nice, lots of friendly people out there. Yesterday was no exception as nearly EVERYONE gave some kind of acknowledgment.

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    Hi. my name paul. I am new bf. I ride SGRT and SART,mostly to stay away from traffic and bad drivers.also ride around chino hills and chino dairy preserve of whats left of it.
    I look forward meeting you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeelerpaul
    Hi. my name paul. I am new bf. I ride SGRT and SART,mostly to stay away from traffic and bad drivers.also ride around chino hills and chino dairy preserve of whats left of it.
    I look forward meeting you all.

    Welcome!!!

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    Hello, and welcome Paul

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    Welcome all! It sounds like you are riding much more than I am, and I am jealous!
    Women think they're so clever because they can fake an orgasm for the sake of a relationship, but men can fake a whole relationship for the sake of an orgasm.

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    welcome Drew

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    Heyya...

    Name's Joel. Riding -- usually one of two directions from the San Fernando Valley (most of the time I ride from home rather than drive somewhere). Option 1: down to S. Monica to Redondo & back or PV. Option 2: Mulholland Highway to Agoura. I mix up the specifics along the way.

    When I'm more pressed for time, I make runs through Griffith Park. Also started doing more organized rides this past year -- Cool Breeze, Ojai Century, Rosarito. Starting to prep for the Solvang Double in March (since it occurs the day before my birthday and I can deny my aging with my first double).

    Been riding pretty regularly for almost 20 years, but didn't start the longer rides until about 5 years ago.
    If ignorance is bliss, shouldn't you be happy?

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    Welcome magicant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix
    Welcome magicant!
    Ditto

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    Yes, welcome, Joel!!! Solvang double, huh? I almost rode that last year and may do it this year (may being the operative word). I look forward to meeting you tomorrow.

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    Hi my name is Jim and I ride and reside in Ventura county.
    I was turned onto this site by the infamous Beanz"y".
    I'm strictly a road rider. I completed the Cal. Triple Crown in 05 but didn't ride as much in 06. I'm looking forward to riding more this year hopfully getting back into shape for the Grand Tour Double in June.
    I'm married with 3 kids...manage a commercial nursery...and love working on old cars...there you've got it in a nut shell.
    See ya on the road...Jim S.

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    Awesome! Welcome Jim, and Happy New Year!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKD
    Hi my name is Jim and I ride and reside in Ventura county.
    I was turned onto this site by the infamous Beanz"y".
    I'm strictly a road rider. I completed the Cal. Triple Crown in 05 but didn't ride as much in 06. I'm looking forward to riding more this year hopfully getting back into shape for the Grand Tour Double in June.
    I'm married with 3 kids...manage a commercial nursery...and love working on old cars...there you've got it in a nut shell.
    See ya on the road...Jim S.

    Hey Jim, you made it. I'm sho' you already know several riders here!

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    New people to welcome! Yippee. Welcome Magicant, BKD, Drew, Nacy333, I am the Edge! When you get a chance, post some pics so we can recognize you and your bike!

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    Hi, my name is Mike and it is good to be here. On the weekends I will ride from So.Redondo to the marina or Santa Monica, with most of the trip on the bike path. On a weekday I will just ride around Redondo. Here is a pic. of my rig.


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    Welcome, Mike. I feel like I've seen your bike before...? Anyway, nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf
    Hi, my name is Mike and it is good to be here. On the weekends I will ride from So.Redondo to the marina or Santa Monica, with most of the trip on the bike path. On a weekday I will just ride around Redondo. Here is a pic. of my rig.

    Nice rig!

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    As soon as it is done I'll be riding around on this.
    1996 Pinarello Dyna.

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    It is fantastic. voltman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf
    As soon as it is done I'll be riding around on this.
    1996 Pinarello Dyna.
    Wow. What are you going to hang on it?

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    It has a alloy Chorus rd. I have a new Centaur fd, I polished a Centaur crank. I have a Chorus cassette and Veloce brakes. I am waiting on the bottom bracket. It wil be done with new parts but still retain the vintage look. I robbed the Fulcrums off my Bianchi, I may remove the stickers from them. It should a nice ride when it is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf
    It has a alloy Chorus rd. I have a new Centaur fd, I polished a Centaur crank. I have a Chorus cassette and Veloce brakes. I am waiting on the bottom bracket. It wil be done with new parts but still retain the vintage look. I robbed the Fulcrums off my Bianchi, I may remove the stickers from them. It should a nice ride when it is done.
    nice workstand!

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    Pleased if you permit me to join your forum. Most times riding in foothills Tujunga, Sierra Madera or Arcadia. Sometimes ride San Gabriel River to the Seal Beach or Santa Ana River path to the Newport Beach. Would enjoy sometime riding with your groups if OK.

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