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Old 04-25-09, 03:00 PM   #1151
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New to BF but not to cycling. I ride in the IE for the most part, but will ride to work on Orange on occasion. For most of the last 10 years I have been on a Mountain bike, but last spring I got a new road bike and remembered how much fun going fast can be. I put on about 6900 miles in the last year. Rode Stagecoach, Palm Springs, Solvang, and a good portion of the Tour De California route. If you see me on the road I am the guy with the big grin ( that is not a grimace). On most Sunday mornings I ride with the Riverside Bike club. come and join with us for a good ride.
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Old 04-25-09, 03:08 PM   #1152
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Mark I met you at the 3 club ride and I still think someone welded that frame together without plans.
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Old 05-01-09, 10:23 AM   #1153
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Hey there! I'm a high desert dweller, too! I live in Victorville. What are the safe places to ride? I started riding in San Jose, and got used to the bike-friendly environment. I get back home, and I'm nearly killed a dozen times! Are there any long stretches where we won't get clobbered by a car?
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Old 05-11-09, 11:12 AM   #1154
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Cali ridding

i was ridding in italy mississippi and newolreans, but now I live here in cali and have not been on my bike in 8 months. I am looking for places to ride. I live in Granada Hills but work in Commerce is there a happy medium??
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Old 05-20-09, 12:21 AM   #1155
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my names abel. i live in cypress, a little city in north o.c. i ride my 72 schwinn super sport all over the place. been riding for 2 months and now its all i think about whats wrong with me?!. i sell stuff on craigs to get money to upgrade my bike. i like to go fast and far. i want to do a century and average 18 + every time i ride. the farthest i've gone so far is 40 mi and averaged 15 mph (stupid headwind!).
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Old 05-20-09, 11:30 PM   #1156
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Hey All
My name is John, I ride the SART everyday to work. I start in Yorba Linda and get off at Westminster Blvd, then west all the way to Golden West Ave. I ride a beater mountain bike with hybrid tires. I wear Team Velo Sport or Sho Air gear. I also do club rides on the weekends, Como St is one of my favorite rides. Hope you see you out there.
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Old 05-21-09, 11:23 AM   #1157
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Old 05-26-09, 05:49 PM   #1158
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I started biking to work at Irvine to replace the boredom I get off the thread mill.
I started this Jan with my mtn bike, then at May....I switched to Roadie

I just did my first Crit yesterday and made 4th place! ill be joining the next race =)

I feel embarrased looking at my old newbie post almost two years ago...=x

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Old 05-26-09, 11:53 PM   #1159
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Congrats! CBR @ Long Beach?
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Old 05-27-09, 10:02 AM   #1160
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Old 06-03-09, 12:20 PM   #1161
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Been a lurking on the boards for a while, but never really post.

I live in Laguna Niguel, and you can usually find me riding the coast up to Newport/Long Beach or down to San Clemente/Pendleton area starting from the DP harbor. I occasionally go into Irvine, laguna hills, santa margarita. Always looking for new spots.
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Old 06-10-09, 04:09 PM   #1162
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New to Forum

Have been a lurker here for a couple weeks as I'm trying to do some research on a new bike.

I just completed the LA River Century this weekend (my first century!), but I do most of my riding on the SGRT. Mainly ride solo or with a couple friends because I'm terrified that I would be the one to cause a crash in a large group of riders!

If anyone likes early morning rides (like 5:30 or 6am) near Monrovia, Duarte, let me know!

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Old 06-11-09, 01:33 PM   #1163
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Hi David and Phiberglass

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Old 06-19-09, 01:48 AM   #1164
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Hey My Name is Chris. I ride motorcycles and play rugby for the University of San Diego. I recently bought a single speed/ fixed gear road bike and I have fallen in love with riding. I usually ride around the Rose Bowl and I hope to do some night rides in the city.
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Old 07-25-09, 12:56 PM   #1165
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Riding again...

Hello All... I'm Michael and I'm 4-weeks into my return to cycling after a looong hiatus (~10 years). I'm primarily riding a Scattante CFR Elite around San Diego Bay / Silver Strand and riding my Trek 9200 MTB at Mission Trails Park.

I'll be doing the 25 Mile Bike The Bay ride on 8/30/09 and have set a goal of riding the 62 Mile (Metric Century) RTC Viva Bike Vegas on 10/10/09. Of course if I progress fast enough I might go for the 118 Mile course but that's probably a bit ambitious at the moment. Considering my layoff, if I finish in the upper half of the riders I'll be pretty happy with myself.

Looking forward to meeting some of you other riders out on the trails...

Getting ready to ride...


The Scattante's...


Kevlar tires...

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Old 07-25-09, 01:19 PM   #1166
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^a couple more inches and you will have a full disc rear wheel
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Old 07-25-09, 03:11 PM   #1167
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^a couple more inches and you will have a full disc rear wheel
Oh no! A full disc would weigh too much so I paid extra for the lighter weight mini-disc.
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Old 07-25-09, 06:17 PM   #1168
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Oh no! A full disc would weigh too much so I paid extra for the lighter weight mini-disc.
That is the best reply to a comment towards a dork disk. Ever! You sir, are officially in.
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Old 07-25-09, 10:32 PM   #1169
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That is the best reply to a comment towards a dork disk. Ever! You sir, are officially in.
Well thanks for the welcome! I'm hoping to hang around these boards for some time to come since I've already started to learn quite a bit.

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Old 07-30-09, 12:40 PM   #1170
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hey all,

i'm a total newbie here and to cycling! just stumbled on the board by way of google while researching my new Trek 7.3 FX from Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica! I'll be hitting up grocery stores and food places in the West Side and hopefully riding the Strand (South Bay Trail) on the weekends! Hope to see some of you out there! I love my bike!
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Old 08-03-09, 12:49 PM   #1171
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Hello everyone I am Andrew i live up in the Granada Hills area. I am riding a Coppi these days or a light speed set up for tris. i am trying to get ready for a MS ride in October and could always use some one to ride with especially after work.
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Old 08-05-09, 03:19 PM   #1172
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Hi Everybody! I live in San Diego, Mira mesa to be exact. I bike to work mostly on my Miyata 1000 and Dahon Speed P8. I want to be able to do a half century or metric century for the Tour de Poway. Training up for that right now.

I love riding around mira mesa for all my small trips like visiting friends, getting dinner or running errands. It's fun to see how long I can go without getting in my car .
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Mira Mesa? You're almost a local local.
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Old 08-07-09, 06:38 PM   #1174
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Hi Everybody! I live in San Diego, Mira mesa to be exact. I bike to work mostly on my Miyata 1000 and Dahon Speed P8. I want to be able to do a half century or metric century for the Tour de Poway. Training up for that right now.

I love riding around mira mesa for all my small trips like visiting friends, getting dinner or running errands. It's fun to see how long I can go without getting in my car .
nice I am not too far from you. name is Hagen and I just started mountain biking in mission trails:
http://sdmba.com/index.php?option=co...ask=view&id=63

I also ride freely from my work near the cruise ship terminal to point loma


also my bike is a trek 4500
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Mira Mesa? You're almost a local local.
Yup. Do a lot of ppl on the forum live in Mira Mesa?
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