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threeflys 11-11-08 11:02 PM

Well, I'm not new, but I did pick up a new ride tonight....

Salsa Las Cruces currently set up with 105/Tiagra drivetrain, will eventually be Sram Rival

http://threeflys.smugmug.com/photos/...17_ig2S7-L.jpg

insighter 11-15-08 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by threeflys (Post 7834707)
Well, I'm not new, but I did pick up a new ride tonight....

Salsa Las Cruces currently set up with 105/Tiagra drivetrain, will eventually be Sram Rival

http://threeflys.smugmug.com/photos/...17_ig2S7-L.jpg

that is one sweet ride

daoswald 12-01-08 05:04 PM

I'm Dave. Have a home in Van Nuys. I ride the Orange Line Bike Path to:
* Sepulveda Basin Bike Path
* Topanga Canyon to PCH
* Sepulveda Pass to Santa Monica
...once on the west side, I generally ride:
* PCH north
* Beachfront bike path to Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, or Palos Verdes.

My return usually follows the Ballona Creak path to Sepulveda, and back over the pass.


I ride a 2008 Cannondale Synapse Sport 5:
* Synapse Sport frame
* Mostly full 105, except for the TruVativ Elita crankset.

Gordo Grande 12-01-08 10:15 PM

Hi guys,

I've been here for awhile but I never introduced myself. I'm 57, and I've been riding for over 25 years. Back in the day, I was a member of the L.A. Wheelmen, and rode about 5 thousand miles a year. I did a century just about every weekend, and a few double-centuries.

Unfortunately, I let life get in the way. Marriage, home ownership, kids, serious illness, and the job all got in the way. Now Im nearing retirement, and have to drop about 60 or 70 lbs. Fortunately, I still own all my bikes, and I'm back on them.

I live across the creek from the Ballona Creek Bike Path, and ride it almost every day now. I make a lot of runs down to Redondo and Torrance, and the occasional run north to Will Rogers. My longest ride so far in the last few months has been about 40 miles. I'll be working my way back up to centuries and beyond as soon as I can.

See you out there!

crowncitycorey 12-05-08 05:12 PM

Corey. Live in Pasadena. Ride in & around Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Gabriel River Trail, and Griffith Park on Trek 1000.

You can usually tell it's me by my Earthlink jersey's. ;-) (no I don't work there anymore)

NoahTheBoa 12-06-08 12:52 PM

Hey, I'm Noah and I live in Granada Hills north of the 118. I have a Trek 1000 and a Gary Fischer Wahoo. I ride my Trek between Granada Hills and Chatsworth, I'm still trying to build up my endurance. And then I ride the mountain bike in Aliso Canyon (Which is basically in my backyard...), Limekiln Canyon (Also really close), and occasionally in the mountains at the south end of Reseda.
My Road Bike
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...37723_5972.jpg
A view from the north end of Reseda
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...37747_3927.jpg

BeerBiker 12-18-08 10:49 AM

My name is Mark and I live in Redlands. I ride mostly in the IE, cycle commute to North Rialto two to three times/week. I ride with Redlands Water Bottle Transit Company (RWBTC) on the weekends. My riding resume includes everything from ham and egg rides, commuting, to cross state tours, to self supported touring and just about everything but racing. I've been riding for about 12 years, but took a couple years off recently. Got fat drinking homebrewed beer and eating way too much without exercising. Got back into riding lots of miles and the weight has peeled back off pretty quickly.

I'll ride about anything on two wheels, but my current ride is a FWD recumbent.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...o/IMG_1722.jpg

It's Campy equipped, dual 700c, rolls out real nice. I also have a couple fixies, a Santana tandem and a garage full of various frames and parts, of course (don't we all?!!?).

Mark

il Pirati 12-23-08 11:32 AM

I'm Andrew. I ride/live in San Diego. I'm ride a Cannondale on the weekends with SDBC, a Bianchi Volpe to work and around town daily, and a Bianchi Pista at the velodrome on Tuesdays in the summer. I'm a recovering fixed gear rider; my Surly Steamroller was stolen after 3 1/2 years of loyal service. I decided that a freewheel and derailleur are a couple of those inventions that aren't really all that bad.

efficiency 12-23-08 07:01 PM

Hey Andrew, you're on sdfixed? I think I may have met you before down at the Velodrome. I'm the guy on the yellow Griffen with the threaded Look Ergostem.

il Pirati 12-29-08 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by efficiency (Post 8068682)
Hey Andrew, you're on sdfixed? I think I may have met you before down at the Velodrome. I'm the guy on the yellow Griffen with the threaded Look Ergostem.

Yeah, I have the same handle on SDFixed. I ride a chrome pista with red details at the velodrome. I've definetly seen you and that cool Griffen.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rWF-uFDa8s...h/IMG_0365.JPG

alicestrong 12-31-08 08:04 PM

Hi and Welcome to all the new folks!!

GP 12-31-08 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by alicestrong (Post 8105140)
Hi and Welcome to all the new folks!!

Where have you been?

Popeyecahn 01-02-09 08:15 PM

I guess I should add my name in here, proper and all tho I've been hanging out here some for a few months.

My name is Dave, I'm in San Diego. I used to bike around SD in HS on a green Peugeot during the late 70's (thanks coach Allor!), but now you'll see me along Torrey Pines during most lunchtimes and on weekends any old place I feel like huffing and puffing on either a white Lemond or a gray Kona.

niki 01-03-09 08:07 PM

Yo! I'm Niki and I'm excited to be doing the King of the Mountains Challenge this Spring. I'm a casual rider and usually do a challenging century each year, and I ride and train in the Santa Monica area. I love hills

My usual riding partners both abandoned cycling, and after a very long and lonely training season last year I'll be looking for some company this year. It'd be great to get together a group of people also training for the KOM to hit the hills with.

I ride a Lapierre X-Lite 200 - you don't see many of these around here.

var1ant 01-05-09 11:06 AM

Hello all. My name's Jon from cerritos and I'm a college student going to long beach community college on my blue 1980's cannondale. I love the thing to death and was thinking about getting a fixed gear for a beater bike. My current goal is to be able to run a crit this summer and do fairly well. I ride around cerritos and neighboring cities every day.

SD Fixed 01-19-09 08:02 PM

I am Will, I ride in San Diego. I've been around here a while, but haven't posted in some time. Hello everyone!

fox 02-24-09 01:25 AM

much <3 to all good natured cyclists
 
Name is Libby. I love PCH, canyons, climbing, and night riding. I have LA traffic to thank for cycling. Obscene traffic encouraged me to dust off an eight year old MTB and ride Sepulveda pass from Westside to my then work in the Valley. With no food and no water, dying as I climbed to Mulholland, no words could describe the feeling as endorphins flooded me and I flew down that tunnel.

My lover... err I mean my bike is a Specialized Dolce, all white, named Ghost.

I ride for Cynergy/UCLA as schedule permits. I am looking for compatible night riders. I only rarely see other crazies like me willing to ride down PCH down the white line after sunset. Mostly I ride solo. I am not quite yet willing to fully embrace the world of spandex. I typically hide that I'm a "cyclist" by wearing MTB clothing, improper shorts, etc, etc, etc.

I also am starting to enter the fun and painful world of MTB and am looking to get a fixie this summer for urban/velo riding (and no I won't be one of the red light runners).

efficiency 02-24-09 10:04 AM

Embrace the spandex!

alicestrong 03-04-09 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GP (Post 8105300)
Where have you been?



OH. Hi...:D

I just saw this...you know, I've been lurking around.

Hey what's with the name change?

GP 03-04-09 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alicestrong (Post 8468192)
OH. Hi...:D

I just saw this...you know, I've been lurking around.

Hey what's with the name change?

One too many persons asked me about my username.

agent 10247 03-04-09 10:56 PM

what's up guys? i'm new to the forum. i live in Bellflower, CA and just bought a new beach cruiser. i've been taking my bike the last few weekends to the beach and cruising anywhere between Newport Beach and Long Beach. i also ride around my neighborhood. maybe i'll see some you guys around the beach.

WhiteCarbonDude 03-05-09 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GP (Post 8468286)
One too many persons asked me about my username.

Sorry dude, my bad... :innocent:

Scubachisteve 03-06-09 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GP (Post 8468286)
One too many persons asked me about my username.

Sooooooooooo....why was your name GrumpyPig?:p

KevX13 03-06-09 02:05 PM

Hi guys,

I'm Kevin and I'm from Azusa. I try to ride almost every weekend if I can. I'll also do a century about once a year. I love climbing, even though I'm not very good at it. I like to train on the Azusa 39/GMR loop as often as I can. I want to do the Azusa 39 to Mt. Baldy loop one day. I'm always hesitant because I typically ride alone. I'd also love to compete in a few races, so I'm looking to join a team. If you guys know of any teams out this way that would be willing to work with a newb, let me know.

Definitely contact me if any of you are ever out this way and need a riding buddy. I'm always up for it if I have the time.

This was my very first bike. It's an old school Peugeot that I picked up from Goodwill for $25. It was an awesome bike.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...53952089_l.jpg

I think I can I think I can. This was climbing Mt. Baldy rode during the Tour de Foothills tour.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/KevX13/Kev2.jpg

The Cali Coast.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/KevX13/kev3.jpg

CbadRider 03-06-09 03:03 PM

I have not posted here yet. My name is Patty and I ride mostly in North County. I did my first 200K last November and now I'm hooked on longer distance cycling. I like to go out for 3-4 hours on Sundays and am always looking for someone to ride with. Off the bike I also do 1-2 marathons each year.


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