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Old 08-01-07, 09:50 PM   #776
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Old 08-01-07, 10:50 PM   #777
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Just found this site,
Name is Andrew, I kind of quit driving. Ride to work 48 miles round trip. Like 4 days a week, sometimes 3. Ride on weekends but mostly on the mountain bike and mostly on the single speed. Was racing for awhile on the mountain bike but took this year off. I live near temecula. Ride around there try to stay away from the coast highway. I think my first century ride will be breathless agony next year I want that jersey
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Old 08-02-07, 12:59 AM   #778
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Dang, I'm gonna have to read this thread again! Tons of new people!!!

Welcome to all!!!!
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Old 08-02-07, 11:19 AM   #779
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Welcome Driver, Welcome Andrew!

If you want to do BA next year, you've come to the right place. If you haven't already, please join us at http://www.bikejournal.com/home.asp, too.

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Old 08-02-07, 11:55 AM   #780
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Dang, I'm gonna have to read this thread again! Tons of new people!!!

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+1 I've been a little remiss. Welcome folks, come join in the other threads too. We're friendly.
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Old 08-02-07, 11:58 AM   #781
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Yeah, welcome, new recruits! We ride, pose, and talk dirty....
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Old 08-02-07, 12:26 PM   #782
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Who does?
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Old 08-08-07, 01:27 PM   #783
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I posted a blurb in the Intro's and several in the Vintage section, but this seems like a good spot to be...

My name is Lew and I am a victim of the Tour de France mystique every summer. I watch it. I get addicted. I think about riding again, and then reality sets in. This year, though, I actually got out my bike and dusted it off. It's still in the living room so maybe there is hope.

I am a 62-year-old retired middle-school teacher - starving, I might add - living in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area of San Diego up near Poway. I used to be a roadie and have several long distance rides under my wheels, but I've been out of the bicycle scene for years. Now that I'm interested again, it seems that I'm a little intimidated by the carbon fiber, titanium, state-of-the-gut nutrition culture out there. I just have an early 80's Picchio that reeks of passe' technology. Maybe it's just right for an aging jock like me? Anyway, I had hoped to hook up with a few of you who have more crust than muscle tone - maybe there is a small group of you out there who would tolerate a back marker who has some steep hills and some steeper learning curves to climb.

Here is my antique. Please don't laugh. I can't afford anything else.

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Old 08-08-07, 01:41 PM   #784
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I like that bike, Lew...but wow, I'd need a trampoline or something to get up on that saddle!

That gearing might be pretty rough for the Poway, CMR, Escondido surrounding foothills. Looks like a 42/23 low gear? That hurts my knees just thinking about.
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Old 08-08-07, 01:42 PM   #785
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ps. The most important improvement over time vis-a-vis roadbike technology has to be kevlar tires for flat protection.

Just my opinion...
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Old 08-08-07, 01:56 PM   #786
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Lew, having a great bike under you is nice but it really comes down to the rider. I believe this forum is more about getting out and having fun then it is about tweaking the last bit of speed out your body. Atleast that is what it seems like to me. Just have fun. Keep riding. Join www.bikejournal.com and log a ton of miles under the socal Bike forums group!!!!
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Old 08-08-07, 05:42 PM   #787
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welcome to all new ppls too..even though i'm stilll new...
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Old 08-13-07, 07:56 AM   #788
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I've been a bit remiss in keeping up here. Welcome to all the new people!

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ps. The most important improvement over time vis-a-vis roadbike technology has to be kevlar tires for flat protection.

Just my opinion...
My vote would go to the derailleur.
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Old 08-13-07, 08:02 AM   #789
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Well...he's already got one of those, hasn't he?
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True... after that, kevlar lined tires is probably somewhere up there.
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meh...after re-reading my post, I must have been on too much Advil...or Cocoa Puffs.
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Old 08-20-07, 02:37 AM   #792
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just got on this forum.
from burbank.
i own a Giant Bowery; fixed gear.
i do laps on the local bike path and do the forest lawn route.
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Old 08-20-07, 04:46 PM   #793
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I've been posting for several days now, but I haven't introduced myself here.

I live in Agoura Hills. I've been riding off and on for twenty years, but I'm constantly trying to get in better shape. When I'm riding well I will sometimes ride with the Sundance group, but lately I mostly ride with a couple of friends. I like centuries (just did the Cool Breeze), and the Santa Monica mtn climbs. I keep track of the races for inspiration. My job (audio engineer) lets me get out for short rides most every day, but when it gets intense I will go without riding and have to start over. I've been riding pretty well for me lately and I keep setting higher goals.

I ride a DEAN ti road bike, and a 20 yr old Bridgestone MB2 mountain bike.

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Old 08-20-07, 04:53 PM   #794
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Welcome defpiece and Steve!

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Old 08-20-07, 04:54 PM   #795
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Welcome to the forums, Defpiece and Steve!!!!

Steve, I've noticed your posts. Glad you enjoyed Cool Breeze.
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Old 08-20-07, 07:55 PM   #796
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Hola, Aloha, Chao`, Ciao, Konnichiwa, Howdy and however else people in OC tend to say Hello. I would add Felicitations and Greetings, but the two nerds that use that regularly don't even own bikes, so screw them.

I typed in a nice long introductory message in the introduction section of the forum so I think it would just be wiser to insert a link:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...70#post5109870

Voila.

The link-blurb sticks to the thread topic as far as the Who-I'm-Iz and the Where-U-B-Ridin' questions. Any riding updates will be input into the mapmyride.com site under the username McCthulhu since it nicely counts distance and how many calories of In-And-Out burgers and Jamba Juice acai smoothies are being burned up.

I mentioned in the blurb-link that the occasional ride with intermediate skilled MTB riders would be a cool means to find new routes in the OC area as well. So, if you're interested, just peck in a quick private message and we'll hit the trail, then the ale.

"Catch ya later on down the trail. Say friend, ya got any more of that good sarsparilla?"
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Old 08-21-07, 12:40 AM   #797
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Hey everyone, my name is K.C. I live in Los Angeles and will be leaving for school at LMU in 4 days. for those of you who know where I am, I'm not moving very far. I won't have a car, but I will have my 2003 Novara Randonnee and I'm excited to try life car free (gas is a pain in the ***). I just got back into riding a few months ago after a 3 year break. I'm in the market for building/ converting/ buying a fixed gear bike as well (the randonnee is great for touring and long rides, but it a little superfluous for my everyday needs). I've only been on the forums for two weeks and registered for a few days, and already I've learned so much (It's amazing what the search feature can teach you).
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Welcome all, to my house!
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Old 08-21-07, 02:14 PM   #799
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When? BYOB?
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BYOB?
No need to. I have plenty.
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