Nesdog here....or Sheldon (naw, not THAT Sheldon...sure wish I knew as much as he does though!).
I live in a fantastic riding area, the Conejo Valley! This is the next valley beyond the SF Valley and is the backside of Malibu.
Grew up on the Westside and moved our family here 5 years ago. We are lucky to have it all...the SM Mountains for climbs, lots of good bike lanes in the area, bright blue skies. I have a nice 14 mile ride to work if I want it, with showers and an office to store my bike in. I work as a network manager for a private college prep school.
Favorite ride? Hmm. I really enjoy a run from my house out through Hidden Valley. Lots of ranches and a neat climb out towards Newbury Park. Some of you may remember it from Cruising the Conejo, just past Westlake Village. I make a full loop to Thousand Oaks and knock off about 30 miles by the time I get home. Then again, there is Rock Store 2-1/2 miles of 8% grade. I'm not fast but it's a great thrill to get to the top!
I ride much of the "Cruising" routes. On various Saturdays, I join a group from Agoura Cycles for a 30-40 mile fun ride. I tried riding with Sundance but they are fairly serious and fast!
I'm hoping to get close to 3000 miles this year but figure I'll end up around 2800.
My wife occasionally rides with me. We are shooting for a half metric for her first organized event. Our 11 year old knocked out a 12 mile loop with us in Tahoe this summer. She was jazzed!
That's it....any questions? :)
Pix: Vicki and I rode from Ventura to Rincon and back. Had our picnic on the bluff where CB RS#1 is.
Pix: Me and the Vick in Mammoth in June.