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Old 04-06-07, 08:09 AM   #551
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Thanks, Ron. Actually, I have been on their website. I just need to find time to go join them for sure. I heard Renee was recovering (she most certainly has too as she was out on Butterfield and Solvang). I wonder if the site is down for maintenance. Roland mentioned something about updating it at Butterfield. Small world, this cycling planet, huh?
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Old 04-15-07, 07:58 AM   #552
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First post on Bike Forums

My name is Bill, male, straight, married (mostly happily) live in Northridge, and I ride with SFV Bike Club- I sometimes ride with BF posters Vertical Bob, Big John, VanceMac, and others whose aliases I know not... renegaded the first section of the MC with a couple of friends (VanceMac being one) who were riding it- almost bailed due to cold in Malibu Canyon at start but hung around long enough to make it to first bailout point at Westlake Blvd.- favorite places to ride are the mountains- Santa Monica's, Sierra's (favorite ride is from Big Pine to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest- stay away in summer heat), and the west San Gabriel's (fries at Newcomb's are great!) Also like to snow ski, run, volleyball, flyfishing, hike, mountain bike....and play with my grand kids! I'll probably do the Heartbreak so hope to meet some of you out there....
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Welcome Bill! Glad you finally descended out of lurker mode.
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Yes, welcome Bill and hope to see you out on a ride!
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Hey everyone,

My name is Mac and I came across this forum doing research on bikes. Itís been over 10 years since I last rode my original 8-speed Dura-Ace STI Columbus TSX steel Eddy Merckx and Iíll forever remember the memories I shared with it. I still have it and will end up overhauling it.

I picked up a new sled after beating up my knees doing timed 10ks and half marathons. Iím proud of the fact that running allowed me to loose about 30 pounds! Actually that and stress from the office played a big factor!

I purchased a Scott CR1 Pro, all stock. Added the cadence and speed/distance sensors for my Polar 625x that I used for running and now Iíve got a whole integrated logging system which I think is pretty slick. I work for an entertainment company and they are doing a Triathlon in Malibu later this yearÖ I signed up after much persuasion (and even more alcohol ) from my colleagues so I guess Iíll have to try it at least once, right?

I live in Toluca Lake and have been riding around Griffith Park. My work keeps me busy so Iím lucky if I can ride 4 times/week. Then again like the old saying, quality over quantity right? Just a week ago I rode with the SFVBC and got dropped doing a level 2 Sherman Oaks ride but loved every minute of it. I thought I was in pretty good shape but the folks I rode with certainly had deeper reserves than I did. First week out I did about 40 miles total and I expect to stay at that pace for a while building my base.

I appreciate the camaraderie that you all share and hope to build enough endurance to hang with some of you in the future!

Cheers, Mac
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Hey everyone,

My name is Mac and I came across this forum doing research on bikes. Itís been over 10 years since I last rode my original 8-speed Dura-Ace STI Columbus TSX steel Eddy Merckx and Iíll forever remember the memories I shared with it. I still have it and will end up overhauling it.

I picked up a new sled after beating up my knees doing timed 10ks and half marathons. Iím proud of the fact that running allowed me to loose about 30 pounds! Actually that and stress from the office played a big factor!

I purchased a Scott CR1 Pro, all stock. Added the cadence and speed/distance sensors for my Polar 625x that I used for running and now Iíve got a whole integrated logging system which I think is pretty slick. I work for an entertainment company and they are doing a Triathlon in Malibu later this yearÖ I signed up after much persuasion (and even more alcohol ) from my colleagues so I guess Iíll have to try it at least once, right?

I live in Toluca Lake and have been riding around Griffith Park. My work keeps me busy so Iím lucky if I can ride 4 times/week. Then again like the old saying, quality over quantity right? Just a week ago I rode with the SFVBC and got dropped doing a level 2 Sherman Oaks ride but loved every minute of it. I thought I was in pretty good shape but the folks I rode with certainly had deeper reserves than I did. First week out I did about 40 miles total and I expect to stay at that pace for a while building my base.

I appreciate the camaraderie that you all share and hope to build enough endurance to hang with some of you in the future!

Cheers, Mac
Welcome Mac! Glad you found the SFVBC rides... the routes are great and the people are even better. What do you mean "only" 4 times/week? I don't know many people who can manage to get out more than that! With your running base, 4 times/week will have you in Lance shape in no time! See you at CSUN soon...

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Welcome Mac! Glad you found the SFVBC rides... the routes are great and the people are even better. What do you mean "only" 4 times/week? I don't know many people who can manage to get out more than that! With your running base, 4 times/week will have you in Lance shape in no time! See you at CSUN soon...

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Thanks for the welcome Vance! I rode with the SFVBC 10 years ago on my Merckx. I'm starting as a newb again waddling around in my bike shoes introducing myself and observing other riders to learn from. The CSUN parking lot has changed!

I totally took for granted the different muscle groups that cycling uses vs. running. I'm stiff in places I didn't know could be stiff. Surprisingly I don't have saddle soreness? My derriere actually fits the Selle Italia SLR saddle and that coupled with my new bibs is keeping me comfy.

I'm thinking about joining the newhall pass ride on Saturday with the SFVBC. Will you be riding with the club this weekend?
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Old 04-16-07, 09:23 AM   #559
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I live in Toluca Lake and have been riding around Griffith Park. My work keeps me busy so Iím lucky if I can ride 4 times/week. Then again like the old saying, quality over quantity right? Just a week ago I rode with the SFVBC and got dropped doing a level 2 Sherman Oaks ride but loved every minute of it. I thought I was in pretty good shape but the folks I rode with certainly had deeper reserves than I did. First week out I did about 40 miles total and I expect to stay at that pace for a while building my base.
Welcome to the forums, Mac. Sounds like you're doing all the right things. The SFVBC group are great to ride with with many levels of riders. In no time, you'll be out on the centuries having a blast!
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Hey everyone,

My name is Mac and I came across this forum doing research on bikes. Itís been over 10 years since I last rode my original 8-speed Dura-Ace STI Columbus TSX steel Eddy Merckx and Iíll forever remember the memories I shared with it. I still have it and will end up overhauling it.

I picked up a new sled after beating up my knees doing timed 10ks and half marathons. Iím proud of the fact that running allowed me to loose about 30 pounds! Actually that and stress from the office played a big factor!

I purchased a Scott CR1 Pro, all stock. Added the cadence and speed/distance sensors for my Polar 625x that I used for running and now Iíve got a whole integrated logging system which I think is pretty slick. I work for an entertainment company and they are doing a Triathlon in Malibu later this yearÖ I signed up after much persuasion (and even more alcohol ) from my colleagues so I guess Iíll have to try it at least once, right?

I live in Toluca Lake and have been riding around Griffith Park. My work keeps me busy so Iím lucky if I can ride 4 times/week. Then again like the old saying, quality over quantity right? Just a week ago I rode with the SFVBC and got dropped doing a level 2 Sherman Oaks ride but loved every minute of it. I thought I was in pretty good shape but the folks I rode with certainly had deeper reserves than I did. First week out I did about 40 miles total and I expect to stay at that pace for a while building my base.

I appreciate the camaraderie that you all share and hope to build enough endurance to hang with some of you in the future!

Cheers, Mac
Welcome aboard Mac- from a veteran 2 day poster here I'm another SFVBC member and it's great getting new riders into our fold- If you're riding 4 days a week you'll move up the ride levels at a good rate.... Look forward to seeing you out there (but not this Saturday- I'm out of town).
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Yes, welcome Bill and hope to see you out on a ride!
Thanks for the welcome and look forward to meeting you- I hope you wear a helmet to cover those ears
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Old 04-16-07, 05:59 PM   #562
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My ears? Are they that fugly?

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Only until I find something else to pick on
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Hi everybody,

My name is Jacob and I haven't posted on this forum in over a year. (Went to Italy for a long ride, then a new career, new girlfriend, and you know how it goes...)

I'm on a quest to find safe, scenic routes in and around LA for commuting and for fun. I ride practically every day for work, shopping, etc. I've pretty much replaced my car with a bike, but I rarely end up going more than 10-15 miles in a day.

I have time for longer, fun rides every other Saturday (when my girlfriend works), mostly just exploring LA county from a two-wheeled perspective.

I'm trying to get my girlfriend into biking but I don't want to pressure her too much. When she's willing, we go on short rides involving lots of food and coffee.

I try to do at least one multi-day tour every year. One of the best was following the entire Via Appia from Rome to Brindisi in 2005. I'm planning to do it again in the Spring of 2008, if anybody wants to come along.
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Old 04-21-07, 03:46 PM   #565
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Welcome Jacob! Are you downtown LA, or a different part of the region?
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Old 04-21-07, 04:50 PM   #566
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My name is Jacob and I haven't posted on this forum in over a year. (Went to Italy for a long ride, then a new career, new girlfriend, and you know how it goes...)

I'm on a quest to find safe, scenic routes in and around LA for commuting and for fun. I ride practically every day for work, shopping, etc. I've pretty much replaced my car with a bike, but I rarely end up going more than 10-15 miles in a day.

I have time for longer, fun rides every other Saturday (when my girlfriend works), mostly just exploring LA county from a two-wheeled perspective.

I'm trying to get my girlfriend into biking but I don't want to pressure her too much. When she's willing, we go on short rides involving lots of food and coffee.

I try to do at least one multi-day tour every year. One of the best was following the entire Via Appia from Rome to Brindisi in 2005. I'm planning to do it again in the Spring of 2008, if anybody wants to come along.
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Old 04-26-07, 11:33 PM   #567
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Hey, everybody,

N00b here. New to cycling, strictly in it for fun. (Been accused of getting into it for the leggy guys in the short pants, but I refuse to dignify that accusation with a response.)

For the moment, just trying to not tumble arse over headset while I wobble down the street. And loving every cotton-pickin' minute of it!

Bike is a Bianchi hybrid, retooled by a bike-crazed friend of mine, and given as a gift. This little low-budget stealth bike is PERFECT for bombing around L.A. It goes from gravel path, to freeway overpass, to greasy taco stand, with aplomb and good humour.

Anyway, I'm getting a huge kick out of those forums. Sorry to be so loquacious, but I love this new hobby, and it's hard for me to shush up about it.

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Old 04-27-07, 06:26 AM   #568
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Howdy, Allez, . You sound like a hoot and my kind of gal already. Welcome to the forums! It's a fun and lively bunch who post here, so you'll fit right in
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Hey, everybody,

N00b here, based out of Santa Monica. New to cycling, strictly in it for fun. (Been accused of getting into it for the leggy guys in the short pants, but I refuse to dignify that accusation with a response.)

Welcome Allez. No one here is really in it for the leggy guys...
Really. I swear.

I'm in the South Bay and ride through SM all the time.. I'll keep an eye out for you!

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I'm in it for the leggy guys.
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"arse over headset"
"battleax"
"aplomb"
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Welcome Allez. No one here is really in it for the leggy guys...
Really. I swear.

I'm in the South Bay and ride through SM all the time.. I'll keep an eye out for you!

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SoCal Legs Thread

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Something stuck in your throat there, Psy?
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You are too cute. Speaking of leggy guys, are you single? If so, when you joining on a ride? If not...NOTE...I'm backing away from the married man!
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We don't ride married men.
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