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  1. #1276
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    Im Derek from San Diego. This is my effed up toyota and my Cinelli. I dont know much about it as it was givin to me but its got campy comps and im pretty green since ive only been riding about a month so my fav routes right now are around mission bay and bayshore bikeway. I also really like riding from my place in Clairemont to downtown and cruising around there.


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    Welcome to the forum, Derek! That's a nice bike.
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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Thanks cbad.im gettin used to it and starting to love her.Shes treatin me well for a free bike

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    Hi im ed, im a noob looking for people to ride with in the San fernando valley area, i ride the metro orange line or santa clarita bike path area, i did camp 9/ Bear Divide 2x hope to climb that area again... so if you see me say hi and dont be a bike snob LOL!


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    whats up V, sweet pics, welcome to the forum...look forward to riding again...lets go!
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    Hey guys, just recently started biking....this is my first roadbike.....she's a Torelli Montefalco with Ultegra groupo currently, bormio wheels, Michelin tires. I normally ride with a couple of guys from this forum on the SGRT....we normally ride from cerritos to seal beach.

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    I'm Dan, I live and bike in Irvine and started seriously biking last June. Lost 50+lbs, and aiming to lose about 10 more to get to racing weight. Thinking of giving racing a go this year. This is my current bike (if anyone wants to buy it let me know! )...hoping to pick up a Cervelo S1 in the next week or two...



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    Hello y'all, name is jake from los angeles. Been riding for 2 years or less, still getting used to it but love it! Anyone here from downtown la? I see riders here and there on the streets but never rode with any of them. Looking for people to ride with!

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    I am Pro-Ant Bicycle. I ride in the wilds of Santa Barbara, CA. Because I represent the 805, I get rad as much as possible and I have a blog as well. Kind of like the Colbert Report but with bikes. See you all around.
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    Just posted in the intro page was directed here so,

    I signed up about a year ago but I never used this forum and lately I've been looking for more people to ride with or people who are going to race my same races (cat 5) so I guess this is the best way to do that.

    Living in West Covina I love GMR. I ride GMR just about every week and I even go to a weekly ride on Tues mornings at 845am. I have a Torelli Montefalco, the colors are a little out there. Bought as a team bike from Newhall Bicycle Company in Santa Clarita, the bike has the shop colors of Yellow, Green, and red.

    I started riding about 3 years ago and I've been off and on the whole time. This year I'm racing on ShoAir but not really being that I live so far from most everyone on the team. I'm looking forward to this season and I hope I meet a lot of cool people along the way.

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    Been years since I logged in on this forum, but I am looking to start riding with a few more people. I am in San Diego, and most of my road riding is solo in North County or mtn biking with my bro anywhere in SD or So Riverside County. Shoot me a message if you are interested in trying to hook up. I am a single dad and have my kids alternating weeks, so my availability varies based on which week it is. I work from home so I do have some free time mid week for short (up to 2 hr) rides.

    Also, would love to get some input on how to get my girlfriend riding better on her road bike. She is totally new to the sport, and has some serious anxiety when we ride. I try not to push her and really focus on supporting and encouraging, but am thinking she may need to ride with a ladies only group while she gets up to speed.
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    Hi all. New to this forum, but have been on socalbikeforums for a while. Just thought I'd expand my horizons. Do a lot of randonneuring, and have done a bunch of doubles and the 508. Plan on focusing on mixed terrain riding after this year's 508 (maybe a little in the spring and summer before PBP -- did some 2nd half of last year). Mixed terrain sound interesting to anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrando View Post
    Mixed terrain sound interesting to anyone?
    We have some permanents here in SD that are definitely mixed terrain. A few are doable with wide tires, but the "Tough Rider" series might call for a cross bike with a triple.

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    SprSonik,

    Try to raise the stem, or get her a new one that has an adjustable angle. Sitting a little more upright is a way to get beginners more comfortable on a road bike, particularly when they feel anxious. The other thing is the saddle. Get her one that she's comfortable with. Go to a bike shop that sells Specialized saddles, they make a variety of widths, one of those will fit her particular anatomy. The other option in saddles is Terry. Other than the above mechanical items, try to get her started on a dedicated bike path, traffic has a way of freaking newbies. A variety of cycling clubs have rides for women only which they sometimes don't advertise. Do a google search for bicycling clubs in your area. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertkat View Post
    We have some permanents here in SD that are definitely mixed terrain. A few are doable with wide tires, but the "Tough Rider" series might call for a cross bike with a triple.
    Hey Robert. I know about Kelly and John's "Tough Rider" series. Very cool. I wanted to get down there for the one the day before the Super Bowl, but had too much going on. And I do have a cross bike with a triple for just such rides! Hopefully I can do one later in the year. I think we're going to do the SD Randos 600K. My significant other and I will be on matching orange Ritchey Breakaway Crosses (not what I usually ride on brevets, but will be taking it to PBP and want to make sure there are no issues on long rides). If you're riding, say "Hi" if you see us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Plebe View Post
    I'm Dan, I live and bike in Irvine and started seriously biking last June. Lost 50+lbs, and aiming to lose about 10 more to get to racing weight. Thinking of giving racing a go this year. This is my current bike (if anyone wants to buy it let me know! )...hoping to pick up a Cervelo S1 in the next week or two...



    nice bike. how much u looking to sell it for. what size is it.

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    I wish it was that easy...she was set up right by a good shop after trying a ton of bikes. Everything is dialed in mechanically/fits properly, it is a mental thing for her. That is why I was thinking a local ladies only ride would help her out. I stopped in at a local tri shop this weekend and found out that they do a ride that is more than 50% women every Sunday. I am trying to get her to come with me on that one. I can ride up with the faster people while she enjoys a more relaxed pace, yet we are still "riding together".

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilero View Post
    SprSonik,

    Try to raise the stem, or get her a new one that has an adjustable angle. Sitting a little more upright is a way to get beginners more comfortable on a road bike, particularly when they feel anxious. The other thing is the saddle. Get her one that she's comfortable with. Go to a bike shop that sells Specialized saddles, they make a variety of widths, one of those will fit her particular anatomy. The other option in saddles is Terry. Other than the above mechanical items, try to get her started on a dedicated bike path, traffic has a way of freaking newbies. A variety of cycling clubs have rides for women only which they sometimes don't advertise. Do a google search for bicycling clubs in your area. Good luck!
    =Carlos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohmannuel View Post
    Just posted in the intro page was directed here so,

    I signed up about a year ago but I never used this forum and lately I've been looking for more people to ride with or people who are going to race my same races (cat 5) so I guess this is the best way to do that.

    Living in West Covina I love GMR. I ride GMR just about every week and I even go to a weekly ride on Tues mornings at 845am. I have a Torelli Montefalco, the colors are a little out there. Bought as a team bike from Newhall Bicycle Company in Santa Clarita, the bike has the shop colors of Yellow, Green, and red.

    I started riding about 3 years ago and I've been off and on the whole time. This year I'm racing on ShoAir but not really being that I live so far from most everyone on the team. I'm looking forward to this season and I hope I meet a lot of cool people along the way.
    Slight edit, I just moved to South Whittier CA and have no idea where the local group rides are, or where the great spots to have coffee/lunch/buy bike parts are. With that said I'll check out the LBS's to see what rides they have going on and go from there. See you on the road

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    Hi everyone. I'm Manuel and reside in Altadena. Not exactly new to BF but definitely new to this thread. You can usually find me riding around the Rose Bowl and on weekends riding what's known as the Rose Bowl Vintage Ride. I've also done Angeles Crest, GMR and the Santa Monicas. On occasion, I'll ride with my bud & co-worker Stan and some SFVBC members on some pretty gnarly rides at elevation. Been contemplating the Montrose ride.

    I rediscovered riding about 4 years ago and haven't looked back since. Hope to run into some of you here (not literally, of course) and perhaps meet up for some group rides. Wish I had more ride time but I suppose that's a re-occurring theme with all of us here.

    Many upgrades later, these are my two main rides:

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    Name is Vince. I ride Orange County/Long Beach. I HAD a Fuji CCR2 until I was burglarized a couple days ago, but hopefully with the insurance money I will be able to pay for this.


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    im Andrew and i ride a Panasonic to work around 13 miles~. I use my Jamis around Miami when im off

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    I'm Stuart, just started riding in January since I moved to San Dimas. Can be found out and around Bonelli on Tue/Thur afternoon and bright and early on Saturday mornings!

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    I live in Ohio but have been visiting the Santa Ynez area for last 6 years for a self guided cycling training camp. I usually stay 10-11 days and put in good miles and climbing, while eating and drinking like a fish every evening at the great local restaurants. Sometimes I come out twice a year and so in probably 75 days of cycling around Solvang, I've been rained on once....until my visit in March. Rained practically every day but a local told me to pretend I was training in Belgium, so I did. I also participated in a group camp for the first time. Not sure I'd do that again.

    For those of you familiar with the area, I'd rate the climbs as "The Fig" (Neverland Ranch side) as the toughest, then Refuggio from the beach, then the Happy Canyon side of Figueroa, then Old San Marcos/Painted Cave on the Santa Barbara side, then Gibralter, then the 2 mile climb midway on Jalama on the way to eating one of the famous Jalama burgers then Tepsuquet. The minor climbs are good too like Drum and Cat Canyon. Great area for training but wish they would pave a few roads. What do they do with that substantial gas tax money anyway?

    Can't wait to get back out there and am planning something for this fall. Meantime, riding in Ohio, when weather is decent is great. Lots of lonely and hilly country roads and there is a vibrant cycling community around Columbus. Good reading everyone's posts.

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    hey all. im eric. been riding for almost a year. i have an old iron horse road bike. The pasadena area is awesome for riding.



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    Girl on tandem, great cyclist. Ride from west L.A. down to PV and the hills around the golf course. Also going north up to Pepperdine and around Lorro canyon.

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm David from San Diego, CA. I'm 32 and I ride a 2008 Dahon Curve SL mostly on my lunch hour in Pacific Beach.



    I just got into cycling after many many years of non-bicycle activity.



    The Curve SL rides with me to work but doesn't stay in the car while I am not in it. I take it down with me. I plan on using it during the summer to hybrid-commute to work when traffic is heavy (i.e. everyone leaving the beach).
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