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  1. #776
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    Noob from Tustin.

    Just joined.

    I usually spend my riding time on Peters Canyon Mountain to Sea trail in Irvine. Just getting back into the swing. Currently my ride is an Electra 7 speed cruiser. I do at least 10 miles a day, stopping to feed the ducks just south of the 5 in the mornings.

    Having been into touring in my teens and early twenties and doing all day rides I have found it difficult to resume cycling 20 years later. Comfort and endurance are the main issues. I am planning on a new bicycle here very soon and have some tough decisions to make.
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    Welcome Driver.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_driver
    I have found it difficult to resume cycling 20 years later. Comfort and endurance are the main issues.
    You are well on your way to getting past the difficult stage. And you'll find plenty of support here.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_driver
    I am planning on a new bicycle here very soon and have some tough decisions to make.
    We are all envious... the new-bike process is half the fun!

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    Thanks!

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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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    Dang, I'm gonna have to read this thread again! Tons of new people!!!

    Welcome to all!!!!
    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 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.

    Joy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extort View Post
    Dang, I'm gonna have to read this thread again! Tons of new people!!!

    Welcome to all!!!!
    +1 I've been a little remiss. Welcome folks, come join in the other threads too. We're friendly.

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    Yeah, welcome, new recruits! We ride, pose, and talk dirty....

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Yeah, welcome, new recruits! We ride, pose, and talk dirty....
    Who does?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    welcome to all new ppls too..even though i'm stilll new...
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    I've been a bit remiss in keeping up here. Welcome to all the new people!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat View Post
    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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    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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    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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    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.

    STeve
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    Welcome defpiece and Steve!


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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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    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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    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).
    See you out on the road... or where ever.

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    Welcome all, to my house!

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