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alicestrong 06-11-09 01:33 PM

Hi David and Phiberglass

Welcome!

ACHris 06-19-09 01:48 AM

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.
I'm from Glendale.
Thanks,
-Chris
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http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...167844_658.jpg
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http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...yo/bike012.jpg
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Kroozin 07-25-09 12:56 PM

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... :thumb:

Getting ready to ride...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...kes/Bikes2.jpg

The Scattante's...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...kes/Bikes1.jpg

Kevlar tires...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ykes/Bikes.jpg

danahs 07-25-09 01:19 PM

^a couple more inches and you will have a full disc rear wheel

Kroozin 07-25-09 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danahs (Post 9352476)
^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. ;)

robertkat 07-25-09 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kroozin (Post 9352936)
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. :thumb:

Kroozin 07-25-09 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robertkat (Post 9353835)
That is the best reply to a comment towards a dork disk. Ever! You sir, are officially in. :thumb:

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.

armanix69 07-30-09 12:40 PM

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!

gap57 08-03-09 12:49 PM

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.

randplaty 08-05-09 03:19 PM

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 :p.

efficiency 08-06-09 09:04 AM

Mira Mesa? You're almost a local local.

[hwy]Hagen 08-07-09 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by randplaty (Post 9427244)
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 :p.

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

randplaty 08-10-09 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by efficiency (Post 9431540)
Mira Mesa? You're almost a local local.

Yup. Do a lot of ppl on the forum live in Mira Mesa?

mtbdt 08-11-09 12:35 AM

hi all. mike from montebello. just got me my first folding and suspension bike, downtube 9fs. ive been riding it purely at whittier narrows, but looking into other areas where i can take my 5 year old kid biking with me. whittier narrows is nice but too much sand and people who somehow likes to hog the paths (cant believe 2 can block the entire width and barely moved when i said "excuse me."). im searching for threads regarding parks ideal for kids biking, also welcome to any suggestions.

efficiency 08-11-09 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by randplaty (Post 9456621)
Yup. Do a lot of ppl on the forum live in Mira Mesa?

Not that I've met. They live in other areas of the city. They have you surrounded.

Lord Chaos 08-12-09 02:31 PM

Hi, folks.

I'm Larry, and have lived in Santa Monica for about 20 years. Most weekends I go for a ride on one of the many loops up into the Santa Monica Mountains, usually early because I like morning light and will see more animals.

Last weekend was really nice, with the early morning moonlight. On Sunday I rode up through Will Rogers State Park where a coyote and some nighthawks greeted me. Farther up along the Backbone Trail there were bats, an owl calling from the little valley below, and a canyon wren near one of the knobs on the ridge.

Friday's ride was up Paseo Miramar to Tripett Ranch. From moonlight on the ocean (running north on the bike path to Temescal Canyon, then on PCH to Sunset) and then up Paseo Miramar with the lights off. Lovely. The sun came up over the San Gabriels as I got near the top, wrapping the few remaining flowers in lovely soft light.

I first started riding there in 1987, on a used Ritchey Ascent. Then got a new Ascent. Then switched to hiking but the bike still saw daily use getting to work. It also pulled the trailer full of sand sculpture equipment to Venice Beach... which was its downfall. Salt, sand and bikes don't mix. In 2003 I bought a Turner 5-spot, which has become my most often used bike. With knobbies it's great in the mountains, and with street tires it's very comfortable on road rides.

I ride to be out there. I stop to look at flowers and animals, and in places that are specially beautiful I get off and walk.

ooga-booga 08-21-09 12:22 AM

hi all...been lurking for awhile in bike forums and only posting since april 09-mostly in
southern california, road cycling & professional cycling. i live in chula vista-east side-near
southwestern college. not as many rides down here in the san diego south bay area
so i try to hit north/east county at least twice a month. favorite spot to ride in sd county is
anywhere in the palomar/mesa grande/laguna/cuyamaca/banner grade areas. riding an '02
white coppi ksc aluminum w/carbon stays. live for the mountains but settle for the flatlands
or foothills all too often. over to coronado along the silver strand and back is the default ride.

been taking it easy lately; a back injury has had me down for the
better part of a month. some of the recent trip journals to the west/east sides of the sierras from
calamarichris & umd have me motivated to finish recovering and get back out there. the ubiquitous
santa monica & san gabriel mtns. postings don't hurt either; always nice to see the old stomping
grounds in la. hope to see some of the sd forumites out and about soon. happy & safe riding
to all!

kr6er 08-31-09 04:33 PM

Ontario
 
I ride in my front yard and no more than 2 houses away, because I need to be able to hear my wife when she calls me. And I case I get a flat I won't have to go far to get my bike fixed.

ledor 09-01-09 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kr6er (Post 9590505)
i ride in my front yard and no more than 2 houses away, because i need to be able to hear my wife when she calls me. And i case i get a flat i won't have to go far to get my bike fixed.

rofl!

Chilero 09-07-09 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kr6er (Post 9590505)
I ride in my front yard and no more than 2 houses away, because I need to be able to hear my wife when she calls me. And I case I get a flat I won't have to go far to get my bike fixed.

Record her sweet voice yelling for you, put it in your ipod, that way you can hear her no matter how far you are.

tinman143 09-08-09 10:20 PM

Hi, I'm Tin. First time post here. I live in Westwood near UCLA. I'm 35 and have had my 2008 Scott CR1 Team (105 Gruppo) for 4 weekends now :). The only upgrade I did was getting a Specialized Toupe 130 (I have a small ass lol). I'm training my legs/lungs to catch up to all of you guys!! All this talk of 30, 40, 50, 100!!!! trips is a huge motivator!! I've been doing 20-25 mile loops off san vicente. This past Sunday I made my first climp up Sepulveda and boy my legs were dying! I went up and back down as I didnt want to push things by crossing down to the Valley side. Next time I'll do it all and moreso as I get more confident. I need to start riding with folks to learn tips, techniques and most importantly cycling ettiquette. Cheers

Joe Borfo 09-09-09 04:56 PM

Lance Armstrong Rides in LA tomorrow morning, Asks for us to join him.
 
Someone please pass this info -

RT @lancearmstrong: Hey LA -... get on your bikes. Time to ride. 7:30 tomorrow am. Griffith Park, LA Zoo parking lot. See you there..

alicestrong 09-09-09 06:20 PM

Hello there :)

Thanks for the heads up :thumb:

iareConfusE 09-13-09 05:43 PM

I'm the guy that zips around the Back Bay/Newport Coast route every Sunday on a Red CAAD 9-4. Usually dressed in all black except for a white helmet :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/DSC00924.jpg

ericozeta 09-13-09 11:39 PM

hey i am a striving hungry determined person, looking to make a drastic change in my life. Know i still got it but not sure which direction to go in. Looking to start training to be a pro cyclist and started riding from my house in reseda/ tarzana to silverlake atwater area daily, but do not know how to grab a sponser. i currently ride a fixed gear because i am broke and can not afford a nice bike yet. wondering if anyone new where i could audition so to speak for a sponsor. i know about alley cat races but i want to get a vertically integrated perspective on the matter at hand.


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