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skellener 05-06-07 09:15 AM

Hi,

My Name Is Earl! ;)

Nah...just kidding....I'm Steve. New to the forum. Nice to meet everyone here!

I live in Sherman Oaks. Had my bike ripped off in Pasadena last week. That sucks! Will hopefully have a new bike by next week.

I've been around the valley and checked out all the bike shops I know of. What's your favorite bike shop in the SFV and why?

herbm 05-06-07 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by skellener
Hi,

My Name Is Earl! ;)

Nah...just kidding....I'm Steve. New to the forum. Nice to meet everyone here!

I live in Sherman Oaks. Had my bike ripped off in Pasadena last week. That sucks! Will hopefully have a new bike by next week.

I've been around the valley and checked out all the bike shops I know of. What's your favorite bike shop in the SFV and why?

Bummer...sorry to hear that....
I use Budget Bikes in Eagle Rock...as do a few others here...
their prices are excellent and their service is great!!

VanceMac 05-06-07 04:33 PM

Howdy Steve. I've a few friends say good things about Reseda Bicycles, but haven't been over there yet. Agoura Cycles is great, but a bit of a hike for those of us on the east say-eed.

ovoleg 05-09-07 05:07 PM

I like valley bikes and a few others.

They're all good it depends on what you need though.

board1872 05-09-07 05:45 PM

Hi,

My name is Brett. I usually ride from Huntington Beach where I live with my wife and two kids. I have not been riding a lot lately. I am looking to meet people to help motivate me to ride more. I work with cole505, who told me about this forum.

Brett

merider1 05-09-07 06:22 PM

Welcome Brett! :) I've ridden several times with Cole. He's a sweetheart. Do you know Nacy as well? I hope to meet you on a ride soon.

spingineer 05-09-07 06:22 PM

Everyone, be kind to the newbie. Welcome aboard board1872. Be prepared for many hours on BF ...definitely a fun time to be had. But I must warn you, you may be devoting less and less time doing work. That's what the case was with me.

board1872 05-10-07 01:27 PM

Don't know Nacy.

skellener 05-11-07 08:32 PM

My new bike came in today. Nothing hardcore but it was close to my old one that was stolen. It's a GT Avalanche 2.0 (2005) new. Pretty nice. Definitely lighter than my old GT Palomar. I'll probably give it a try tomorrow. Also got a new lock. Onguard Pitbull mini. No more cables for me. Feels good to have a bike again! ;)

Extort 05-11-07 09:13 PM

Skellener, you cannot post something like that without PICS! :D

Crash716 05-16-07 09:24 PM

hello guys and girls and undoubtably the much faster than myself!!

My name is Jay, i live in Socal, started riding bike when i was like 3...started road riding about 6 months ago...before that it was all off road. My first bike a few months ago was a borrowed Cannondale Cadd3 ALL aluminum bike...holy rough ride!!!

second bike i actually got i purchased was a Tirreno 1000 from Performance....after about 200 miles or so i decided that it was to flexy...i weigh about 170ish and i am 5'9".....

...so i traded up for a 2007 Fuji Team pro!!! Love it...

I commute almost 5 days a week and average about 140ish commuting and 50 training miles a week... looking to start racing Cat 5 crits here in a few months....

um....what else...i do Search and Rescue for the Navy...ie. fly in helicopters and jump out....my big passion is anything on two wheels...motorcycles, MTBs or what ever!!

See ya'll around....i'll be the slow guy gettin' droped by everyone!!

Tiffanie 05-16-07 09:29 PM

Welcome Jay! Whereabouts in SoCal are you?

voltman 05-16-07 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Crash716
hello guys and girls and undoubtably the much faster than myself!!

My name is Jay, i live in Socal, started riding bike when i was like 3...started road riding about 6 months ago...before that it was all off road. My first bike a few months ago was a borrowed Cannondale Cadd3 ALL aluminum bike...holy rough ride!!!

second bike i actually got i purchased was a Tirreno 1000 from Performance....after about 200 miles or so i decided that it was to flexy...i weigh about 170ish and i am 5'9".....

...so i traded up for a 2007 Fuji Team pro!!! Love it...

I commute almost 5 days a week and average about 140ish commuting and 50 training miles a week... looking to start racing Cat 5 crits here in a few months....

um....what else...i do Search and Rescue for the Navy...ie. fly in helicopters and jump out....my big passion is anything on two wheels...motorcycles, MTBs or what ever!!

See ya'll around....i'll be the slow guy gettin' droped by everyone!!

Fuji love.

:beer:

Crash716 05-16-07 09:44 PM

san diego.....i get to climb both ways to and from work....3 times actually...

skellener 05-16-07 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Extort
Skellener, you cannot post something like that without PICS! :D

http://www.kellener.com/steve/webpics/DSC_0021_sm.jpg

:D :D :D :D

alfa63 05-17-07 10:08 PM

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I'm alfa63 (aka Steve) and live in Huntington Beach. I bought a road bike from the LBS in late February and do a mix of commuting to work (12 miles round trip) and weekend riding.

I currently ride from HB to and from SART; I've also ridden on the San Gabriel River Trial but I find that trail a bit too bumpy; when my wife and I visit her mom in Oceanside, I ride out to PCH and down the coast.

My longest ride was last Saturday at 46 miles and I've ridden in just one organized event (Tour de OC on April 21).

Here's three pictures of my KHS Flite 220 (details here); the first picture has my 41 year old Alfa Romeo Giulia Super in the background; the second picture is the bike full of stuff; the third picture is at the Tour de OC.

merider1 05-17-07 10:11 PM

Welcome, Steve. :D When you say the Tour de OC - that's the Geared up for Abused Kids, yes?

spingineer 05-17-07 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by alfa63
I'm alfa63 (aka Steve) and live in Huntington Beach. I bought a road bike from the LBS in late February and do a mix of commuting to work (12 miles round trip) and weekend riding.

I currently ride from HB to and from SART; I've also ridden on the San Gabriel River Trial but I find that trail a bit too bumpy; when my wife and I visit her mom in Oceanside, I ride out to PCH and down the coast.

My longest ride was last Saturday at 46 miles and I've ridden in just one organized event (Tour de OC on April 21).

Here's three pictures of my KHS Flite 220 (details here); the first picture has my 41 year old Alfa Romeo Giulia Super in the background; the second picture is the bike full of stuff; the third picture is at the Tour de OC.

Great Steve. You'll find that after time, hanging out in this forum will lead you to longer, and more aggressive riding ... that is if you want that.

alfa63 05-17-07 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by merider1
Welcome, Steve. :D When you say the Tour de OC - that's the Geared up for Abused Kids, yes?

Yes it is. The tour had 25, 55, and 100 mile routes... I did the 25 mile route.

merider1 05-17-07 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by alfa63
Yes it is. The tour had 25, 55, and 100 mile routes... I did the 25 mile route.

I rode the century back in 2005 but had to quit due to an asthma attack. Very nice folks who run that and the volunteers were outstanding.

alfa63 05-17-07 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by spingineer
Great Steve. You'll find that after time, hanging out in this forum will lead you to longer, and more aggressive riding ... that is if you want that.

As you might be able to tell, I joined in February but have been reading to gain knowledge and have a good laugh as well (you people crack me up - it's kind of embarrassing to suddenly laugh out loud at work and wonder how many people heard me). I'm not sure how the heck I'm going to do a century but I'd like to (plus I'm almost halfway there).

There's a century in August - Cool Breezes I think - that quite a few people have done as their first century and it seems to be a reasonable goal for me.

alfa63 05-17-07 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by merider1
I rode the century back in 2005 but had to quit due to an asthma attack. Very nice folks who run that and the volunteers were outstanding.

I agree! Very organized, plenty to eat and drink, definitely a good experience.

dddave 05-23-07 01:51 AM

i'm dave and i just moved to huntington beach. i ride wherever, usually up and down pch. i work at the melting pot down in san clemente. hopefully when the one in brea opens i can transfer to the one in irvine. if that happens, then i will ride to work every day.

Skypp 05-24-07 09:05 PM

I'm Skypp from North Hollywood... before that... I was Skypp from Glassell Park... before that I was Skypp from Long Beach... before THAT I was Skypp from San Diego... do you see it? The northerly migration of Skypp?

Anyway, I've been riding since I was out of high school... my first bike was a Nishiki Sport... the next bike was a Univega Gran Record (I miss that bike... sigh...) and then I rode a dusty ol' Peugot... I finally got high tech enough and I now own a Scattante CFR DBL. I know... an Orbea, or a Colnago, but it was the right price, for the right frame at the right time! :)

I'm big Disneyland geek... and I work downtown for a major live theatrical organization.... and I love sushi... but not before a ride... that's kinda...umm... gross...

Tiffanie 05-24-07 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by dddave
i'm dave and i just moved to huntington beach. i ride wherever, usually up and down pch. i work at the melting pot down in san clemente. hopefully when the one in brea opens i can transfer to the one in irvine. if that happens, then i will ride to work every day.

Dave, were you at the GMR ride last weekend or am I thinking of someone else? :o


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