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    I'm from the 909... Redlands, okay not such a bad area. I tend to ride a lot through the hills of Redlands. Lately I have been getting out to the SART, starting in San Berdo and going out and back from there. I am a newb(less than 12 rides) to cycling, but have been going about 20-30 as of late at about 18mph by my lonesome. Would be nice to find a few people to ride with and gain some speed. Hit me up if you want.



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    another sfv newbie

    Hello all. I'm a nor-cal transplant to so-cal. Love the weather here, hate the traffic. I'm a post-bacc student at USC and am currently living in the SFV. I don't really ride anywhere yet, as I just bought this bike. Any advice one where some good places to ride are around here? I'm not used to riding in the streets at all, or with using clipless pedals (which i'll have at some point), so I think i'd like to start on some legitimate bike paths and then move to the road. If anyone wants to ride with a complete road newbie, please hit me up. I'd love to make some new friends around here. Hope to see some of you around!

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    hello, my name is chad and i live in norwalk. i ride mainly on the san gabriel bike path.

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    I usually do this 3-4x a week:

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/85410301

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    Hello to all name is jose i ride river paths mostly from my downtown l.a. area on my gt transeo

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    My name is George. I just bought my first road bike a month ago. Been riding alteast 2-4 times a week around the San Fernando Valley area, mostly around Griffith Park. Anyone wants to ride with a newbie on the weekends &/or nights around my area, hit me up!

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    My name is James. I own a bike, but not a proper road bicycle. I work and live in West LA so I frequent San Vicente Blvd on my Rivendell. I am almost ready to buy a carbon fiber road bike. Lycra and clipless pedals make me nervous, but they are the norm for road cycling. I recognize that I am about to spend my hard-earned money on new clothes, equipment and shoes. Does anyone look good in Lycra? I have many questions so I will start searching the newbie threads.

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    Greetings,

    I live in Exeter, CA, and I ride mostly for commute, doing the rocky hill loop once in a while.

    I usually ride a '95 Mongoose Hilltopper MTB converted for road use w/ slicks and fenders, and I have a '76 Raleigh Gran Sport I'm building up.

    I go to school at College of the Sequoias, and bring my cello along for the ride using a nashbar cargo trailer! I plan on biking almost exclusively to school next semester (14 mi one way).

    Eventually I want a front loading cargo bike or a longtail, like Surly Big Dummy or a Bullit.

    Hope to see you out there!


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    James, consider why you need lycra. The benefits of form-fitting jerseys and tight cycling shorts is mostly for workouts and competition. Good jerseys, aside from the benefits of aerodynamics, wick away sweat and allow it to evaporate, while a cotton tee shirt simply absorbs it and keeps it next to your skin. If you're not working up a strong sweat in your commute it might not be worth it. Don't do it simply because you see others doing it. There are good cycling shorts that have a chamois that is comfortable on the behind but are not tight fitting, these might be better for a commute cyclist than tight shorts. Since you ride a Rivendell, you might want to read this article: http://www.rivbike.com/article/cloth...hes_for_riding

    By the way, I commute in street clothes and an old steel bicycle and race in lycra in a combination steel-carbon bicycle.
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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    name is Roger, and i'm new to the cycling world. I just picked up a 2004 Felt F35 last week from CL, and i'll be using it for my daily commute. You can spy me around Northridge, CA




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    hello roger. nice bike.

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    Hi, I'm Nigel and live in Yorba Linda. Just getting back into cycling after 25 years. I'm working up to getting back on SA River Trail. In the meantime, just riding around the neighborhood.
    Bikewise, I have a Giant Iguana that has just fallen out of favor of my old Cannondale (way more comfortable).

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    My name is Burke I live in Miracle Mile I ride hollywood/Beverly hills/Santa Monica beach.


    CANNONDALE by burkem323, on Flickr

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    Hello! I will be attending UCSD in fall. I don't know any routes around that area, but will be looking forward to exploring the area. It will be an interesting change from NorCal.

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    Hi... Moved to Redondo Beach earlier this year from OC and I live super close to Esplanade and wanted to know who here rides up and down Esplanade?? Im trying to round up some routes to try and maybe find others to ride with

    I do road and mountain... Been off the bike over a year due to injury and now I want to ride again

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    Cant we all just ride along???

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    My name is Wes. I live in Silver Lake and work in Santa Monica. Just started commuting by bike about one and half months ago(15 miles each way). Was tired of sitting in traffic in car or bus and enjoy cycling. I've been riding most of my life causally and when I lived in Iowa(where I am from) and rode in RAGBRAI(ride across the state of Iowa).

    Here is a picture of my current ride. 2011 Bianchi Campione.

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    I'm Carlos, and try to ride all over San Diego.

    I ride a Felt Z5

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    Wes, that Bianchi is one gorgeous bike! I had no idea major bike companies were doing "retro" steel with downtube shifters! It even looks like there is enough clearance for you to fit some narrow fenders, like the kind they sell on Velo-Orange? Now if only they used lugs instead of tig weld...
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    Mike here... I have several lunch-time routes in Garden Grove, Seal Beach, Stanton, Anaheim. Sometimes I get to ride on the SGRT. In fact, this picture was taken just before I rode 20 miles in less than an hour on the SGRT. Note the "Best Young Rider" jersey from the Tour of California. I'm young only in terms of centuries, but the jersey was on sale

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    Not slow, not fast, but Half Fast!

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    Chilero, Thanks!, I'm a fan of it myself. Not sure about the fenders, and I have a little bit of time before there is a real chance of rain here in LA, but I think it'd look real nice.

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    Hello my name is Albert and I have finally decided to introduce myself after a couple of months of just lurking around.
    I have been riding around West LA for 1 year now and have been training for 6 moths or so.
    I mostly ride the LA River Bike Path or Griffith Park and do ~32 miles 5 times a week.
    I ride Fixed for training and race a road bike.
    I really love to ride and race.
    Riding is my passion.
    Below (Click on the pics for full size), the fixed gear is my trusty steed.
    I bought it with my own money for $370(I know I got ripped off, ohh well sh*t happens.) and have spent around $500 max on repairs and extra parts.
    I love it, it is about 1 inches to tall for me but it rides like no other bike I have ever ridden. I would not sell it, ever and would ride it anywhere, anytime, all the time. In fact i prefer it more than my road bike(For now maybe I will get hooked to my road bike later.).
    I'm not ones of those hipster teens and don't do tricks or skid(Yes, I ride a front brake after I learned not to skid when going fast the hard way ||speedy|| ||injured||.).
    It may not be a eye catching as my roadie but its not whats on the outside its about whats on the inside.
    As for my road bike all I can say is:it looks fast and it goes fast :).
    I really don't ride because I'm scared of getting jumped/jacked so I just race it.
    I prefer a track geometry for all day use for training any ways. Road bikes are complicated but I need one to be able to be competitive in races. I doubt I will win a CAT5 crit with a $500 steel bike but a full carbon fiber will. I really don't ride it much, I have only ridden it like about 12 times and raced 3 times. I love the feel though, its so comfy and I can show of when I do ride it. I got it 2 monts ago (I think i got it 2 months ago, I may be wrong because of my short term memory.)for a steal, around $1500 and I think there is no better bike i could of bought with $1500 that is full carbon fiber and has the 105 groupo and a name brand frame :).
    Well that's my 2 cents and i hope I can help out and see you guys around town.
    Have a good life.
    PS: We should ride sometimes :).




















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    Hello, My name is Gaston I live in the San Bernardino Mtns around Lake Gregory I just got my road bike fixed so I'll be riding that for now on. I just started riding but plan on riding at least twice a week.

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    hello, my name is martin i live in baldwin park ( san gabriel valley) just got into road biking and here's my first bike.

    rocky mtn road bike by martin L photography, on Flickr

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    Hi, we're Randy and Barbara and we mainly ride the Santa Ana River path. The car traffic in OC just seems to be getting worse every year (or are we just getting older?)

    We currently ride a white Schwinn Duo-Sport tandem. It's about 20 years old and we intend to upgrade when we find the right tandem, since our next tandem will probably be our last tandem. We tend to keep sports equipment in good condition and treat it gently so it lasts a long time - cars, skis, bikes, etc.





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    just an update...my name is Coi, been MIA here for a while, cus im actually out there riding my bike LOL

    anyway...you can catch me and a few of my buddies riding the SGRT or the SART during the week...here is my latest ride



    if any of you guys/gals are interested in joining a weekday cycling group 15mph avg speed, feel free to message me and ill send you our ride info

    thanks
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