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    Welcome! I love the tacos from the truck behind the car wash at that corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Welcome! I love the tacos from the truck behind the car wash at that corner.
    They can't beat Tito's though.
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    i agree!... there's a taco truck that comes by my work everyday a little past noon. needless to say, i find myself eating from it several times a week.

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    Hey guys, my name is Carlos. Currently (and for the last 3 yrs) I live in Texas, but I grew up in San Diego. I'm in college right now and if everything goes as planned I'll be back in SoCal next summer. I've been a regular commuter for a couple of years and used to ride mountain bikes when I lived in San Diego and when I moved to San Antonio, TX. Now in Corpus Christi, TX there are no hills, so I've taken up road biking. I ride a cheap Ibex, which is all my college student budget could afford, but I ride the heck out of it. I also ride an old Trek that was donated to me and I turned into a fixed gear, which I use as my commuter rig. I've been reading the threads in the SoCal forum and think you guys are much cooler than the TX crowd (no surprise). I come home to visit for 2 weeks in the summer and in the winter, but don't get to bring my bikes with me (I'm a runner for those 2 weeks). Well, thats it, just saying howdy.
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    Welcome, Carlos! Howdy back, and when you do return to So Cal, come out and play with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhenley View Post
    I want to bring my bike and try riding in the area, I just need to remember to stay on the Right side of the road LOL.
    yeah, the big question is where in LA. One possibility is to rent a part of someone's box at the ADT event center--- it's near LAX and it's easy to get to most of the time.
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    I didn't realize the regional sections had intro threads until now so I'll re-introduce myself (original thread is at http://www.bikeforums.net/introductions/348527-hello-orange-county-california.html#post5358442).

    I've biked off and on for a while but this school year, I brought my mountain bike to college and use it for commuting from the train station in addition to biking around campus.

    I tend to be slightly paranoid so I'm still not sure if I should post photos yet. I found a stock shot of a slightly different version of my bike at Amazon.com.

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    My name is Sam, and I'm a bikeaholic.

    And not just the non-motorized kind, although I do seem to be in an exclusively pedal bike phase at the moment. I've been an avid bicyclist since I took the training wheels off my first bike and promptly ran it down a hill, over a jump, and into a bush. I've worked in the bicyle industry in the past, as well as as a bike courier in London. These days, I ride a computer for work, so I at least ride TO work 4 or 5 days per week, which amounts to just under 30 miles a day (across LA in ugly traffic and on godawful surfaces). I'm recently divorced, and still in the process of taking off some of my marriage weight (I'm kind of a foodie, so it is a slow process, even with 200 mile weeks), so I'm still a Clydesdale and y'all are gonna have to wait to see what I look like until I show up at a ride (mid October southbay ride), since none of the pictures I have look anything like me right now. I'm not terribly fast up the hills, but my stamina has gotten really good and I can grind along all day pretty comfortably, finally.

    The one thing I kept from my marriage was my Ventana El Conquistador de Montanas (or however the heck you spell it) full suspension tandem, and I'd love to find a stoker (of either sex and any experience level) to go beat up on it offroad. I called in every industry favour I had to spec it out on the cheap, but my wife and I never got the use out of it that it deserves. I'm kind of a mountain biker at heart, but fairly new to the LA area and don't know any of the trails or any mountain bikers to show them to me, so I've been riding the road exclusively for the last 6 months. I miss the dirt in a big way, but have no idea if my skills hav deserted me or not. I'm going to have to find out the hard way, I guess.

    Oh, i'm one of those nutcases who doesn't have a car here in LA, although I will, on occasion, rip across town on a motorcycle if I really have to arrive in a hurry or looking nice. If I can't pedal to the start of a ride, the bicycle gets bungied to the back of a motorcycle or tossed in my russian sidecar rig, so you can get used to the sight of me hurriedly stripping off the moto-gear after arriving late at the start of a ride. I'm really not a poseur, I swear. I just have no other way to transport a bicycle - though the sidecar rig really is pretty cool, if I do say so myself. Rides are freely given - just ask.

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    Hi Sam..Welcome. I'm a weirdo commuter/bike addict, too...

    Hi Zian...peeked at the other intro. Lot's of OC folks on BF...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin View Post
    They can't beat Tito's though.
    tito's tacos is one of the worst taco shops i've ever been to. it amazes me how popular it is.

    the best burrito i've ever had is from the taco truck on lincoln and rose. best jalapeno carrots and onions ever.

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    ideasculptor,

    full suspension tandem?
    pics?

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    just happened on BF for the 1st time

    hi, i'm Bill
    Been pedaling in earnest since Feb. 07 on a Trek 3700 MTB (thanks to my wife) - got maybe 1900 miles under my belt going solo between Calabasas to the East (commuted to Tech Center until mid-June) and Oak Park to the North, with lots of 'round the lake and up&down Lindero Canyon. not much trail action yet (though there are a ton of great ones nearby), just working the hill sprints. I'd say the only thing fly i sport are the V-Ti's but i have a ball and sure don't miss the 30 lbs. I've shed in the saddle.
    I'll come back with some shots soon - gotta dash off to SF for an interview tomorrow

    Hope to see you out there sometime- great to find the forum

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    Thought I'd formally introduce myself with pics of my new build. Been riding PV West, North, the strand from Redondo to Santa Monica, parts of the SART. Don't be shy to say hello if you see the zebraaaaa!!! Anyway, here are the pics. Enjoy!


    New Build - '02 S-Works E5 Acqua & Sapone colorway
    - Ultegra SL gruppo
    - '07 Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL wheel set
    - '07 S-Works Barmac w/ Deda glass bar tape
    - '07 S-Works Pave seat post
    - Selle San Marco Regal seat








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    Welcome Bill and OneGiant! Hope you like it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onegiant View Post
    Thought I'd formally introduce myself with pics of my new build. Been riding PV West, North, the strand from Redondo to Santa Monica, parts of the SART. Don't be shy to say hello if you see the zebraaaaa!!! Anyway, here are the pics. Enjoy!


    New Build - '02 S-Works E5 Acqua & Sapone colorway
    - Ultegra SL gruppo
    - '07 Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL wheel set
    - '07 S-Works Barmac w/ Deda glass bar tape
    - '07 S-Works Pave seat post
    - Selle San Marco Regal seat







    Looks great! Is that a totally new build, or did you swap the new parts onto your old frame?

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    Volt, it is a completely new build. A lot of the components and frame I sourced from ebay, and the gruppo is from PBK. I was riding an all alum BMC roadie circa 99-00 with Ultegra 9 speed prior to this. Let me tell you, it's like night and day!

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    backatcha

    Thanks, HT!
    beautiful equine portraiture on your site!
    I'll try to get some pics of my lowly rig (OneGiant sets a high bar!) up today. Finally did Hidden valley this weekend -nice ride! Of course, the air quality has bitten every day since then, but I ventured out for a quick round-the-lake yesterday (cough-cough)
    hope everyone on the forum is safe and sound

    take care,
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    I'm in the Pasadena area, and I usualy ride 5 or 6 days a week.

    I've got a lot of friends who ride, all of whom are much faster than me. That's a good thing in my book.

    I also have a GREAT coach who goes by the name Chepe. In the last 3 months, he has transformed my riding completely. I'm looking forward to racing Road next season, and doing a little bit of 'Cross this season.

    This is me on the final ascent to the lifts at Baldy this Labor Day. Baldy on a 105+degree day is as good as it gets, especialy when you spent 7 hours on your bike the day before.


    Here's me and my bike after the Baldy ride. My bike has sexy Reynolds carbon wheels on it now, though... The crappy shimano hoops are now history.


    And this is my mug during my first 'Cross race... The beard is part of my halloween costume. Anyone care to guess who I'm gonna be?


    Thats about it. I'll see everyone on the roads.
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    Welcome Enzo!

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    Hi Enzo and welcome!

    I'm diggin' yours and Giant's B/W rigs and kits!

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    Welcome, Enzo. Welcome...welcome...really....weeeeeellllcccccccoooooooommmmmmeeeeeeee.

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    I agree! Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo Gucci View Post


    And this is my mug during my first 'Cross race... The beard is part of my halloween costume. Anyone care to guess who I'm gonna be?


    Grizzly Adams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onegiant View Post
    Grizzly Adams?
    No. He already stated that his name is Enzo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onegiant View Post
    Grizzly Adams?

    I'm Grizzly Adams on a daily basis, I can't go out as myself on halloween
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