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Neccros 07-08-11 02:54 AM

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

My Stable:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/IMG_2299.jpg
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/_MG_2312.jpg
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/_MG_2306.jpg
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...6-26084259.jpg

weshigh 07-13-11 06:35 PM

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.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K...0/IMG_1889.JPG

Carloswithac 07-14-11 08:06 AM

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

I ride a Felt Z5
http://i.imgur.com/3iVh6.jpg

Chilero 07-18-11 09:44 AM

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...

mwandaw 07-25-11 09:04 AM

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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 :lol:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=216766

weshigh 07-26-11 06:01 PM

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.

M0o0Albert0o0M 08-01-11 10:14 PM


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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More pics.


arqangel67 08-03-11 06:28 PM

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.

vivala1210 08-26-11 11:43 PM

hello, my name is martin i live in baldwin park ( san gabriel valley) just got into road biking and here's my first bike.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6209/...7fb8c7ee_b.jpg
rocky mtn road bike by martin L photography, on Flickr

skibum4ever 10-05-11 11:29 PM

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.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...920_172938.jpg


If you see us say Hello.

kandyredcoi 10-06-11 12:18 AM

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/e4019ec6.jpg

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

zerogravity 10-20-11 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by kandyredcoi (Post 13325804)
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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/e4019ec6.jpgif 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



Whats up Coi! Charlie B here!
Hello peeps. Im slowly getting into riding again. I have been going locally around OC at the Santa Ana River Bed as well as El Dorado Park with my '91 GT Avalanche. The bike has seen better days but it will do until i get my Trek DS 8.5 in. Only a couple more weeks. I decided to start riding again for fitness. 7 months ago, i was at 294lbs and had very high blood pressure. I have been going to the gym 5 days a week and got myself down to 230lbs. My goal is to go down to 200-210lbs and i know riding will do it. Looking forward to riding with some of you!
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...09067805_n.jpg

kandyredcoi 10-21-11 01:12 AM

yes charlie come join our rides :) awesome!

zerogravity 10-21-11 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by bowser29 (Post 11297005)
Hi,
my name is Mitz from Huntington Beach
this is my bike
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...01/bike/DB.jpg

and this is where i usually ride
http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/ca...28197349240087

Hi Mits..im new to all the Biking stuff. I have mapmyride and i am still trying to learn everything on it. How would i find your route and would i be able to get it onto my account so i can try that out as well? Sorry for the noob question.:)

zerogravity 10-21-11 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kandyredcoi (Post 13394206)
yes charlie come join our rides :) awesome!

Coi..you guys mainly run Onroad right?

bowser29 10-21-11 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zerogravity (Post 13394703)
Hi Mits..im new to all the Biking stuff. I have mapmyride and i am still trying to learn everything on it. How would i find your route and would i be able to get it onto my account so i can try that out as well? Sorry for the noob question.:)

just click on the link. btw, that was a year ago. ride with coi and chances are you'll see me too

kandyredcoi 10-21-11 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zerogravity (Post 13394705)
Coi..you guys mainly run Onroad right?

yesir
Quote:

Originally Posted by bowser29 (Post 13395203)
just click on the link. btw, that was a year ago. ride with coi and chances are you'll see me too

^what he said :)

valpal 10-25-11 10:28 PM

Hey everybody!
I just recently located to California from Northern Georgia. I still consider myself a little southern girl! I picked up biking while I was looking for a job here in LA. While I'm employed now, I still try to hit up the bike as much as I can during the week. I normally ride the Marvin Braude sp. trail from Playa Del Rey out to Manhattan Beach/Hermosa Beach. I'm a complete newbie with the whole biking scene but have realized that I love it! I have a simple mountain bike that I picked up on Craigs List when I moved out here. If anybody is looking to ride with a newbie in this general area or knows of any other cool paths nearby....hit me up!

zerogravity 10-26-11 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by valpal (Post 13413997)
Hey everybody!
I just recently located to California from Northern Georgia. I still consider myself a little southern girl! I picked up biking while I was looking for a job here in LA. While I'm employed now, I still try to hit up the bike as much as I can during the week. I normally ride the Marvin Braude sp. trail from Playa Del Rey out to Manhattan Beach/Hermosa Beach. I'm a complete newbie with the whole biking scene but have realized that I love it! I have a simple mountain bike that I picked up on Craigs List when I moved out here. If anybody is looking to ride with a newbie in this general area or knows of any other cool paths nearby....hit me up!

Welcome Val! Never heard of the Marvin Braude but since im a noobie like you, i wanna check out new places to ride. Maybe next time you go there i'll join you..maybe even with a few friends! =)

kandyredcoi 10-26-11 01:38 AM

if u take the bike path on the beach from marina to hermosa watch the speed limit and as you might already know, theres a short strip at the strand where u need to walk your bike when it gets busy
if u want to ride something more serious there are a few people that ride palos verdes loop
welcome to California, Val!

GaryinLA 10-29-11 03:12 PM

Hi my name is Gary. I have been riding since May to get fit and drop weight. I ride solo around town and also most sundays with the West LA Cycling club they are on meetup.com. They ride from Marina Del Rey to either Redondo beach or Palos Verdes. I have road and hybrid bikes. I am looking for people to ride with weeknights 8pm or later or Saturdays. Sundays i already have that WLACC ride i can do. Weekdays before 8pm i am tied up. I am riding 10-12mph pace which is too slow for most group rides. I went on a midnightridazz.com ride and they were about 17-18mph so I dropped out. IF anyone knows any group rides 20 miles+ in distance that are 10-14mph let me know. Other rides i sometimes do are the bike rides put on by the Flying Pigeon bike store (google that and add Los Angeles). But these are not so many miles. The Spoke N Art ride once a month is about 15 miles roundtrip and the Brewery Ride is about 6 miles roundtrip so those arent so much of a workout you can email me at g a r y in la and then at a o l dot com

kandyredcoi 10-29-11 10:06 PM

^if u were closer to OC u can join my small group, we'll slowly pick up your pace :)

Ed7 12-01-11 07:22 PM

Hi, I'm Ed from Ontario but living in San Berdu for now and hopefully going to be moving to the Irvine area soon I've been riding for a few years now and this year started doin triathlons but want to focus more on cycling racing. Crits and some road racing. I ride both the upper and lower Santa River trail along with various routes around Upland, Claramont, and Baldy. I'm tired of riding by myself so if anyone is down for weekend rides hit me up. Also if anyone out there is lookin to add another person to their team roster let me know. I'm 28, fit, and am very competitive in nature. I may not have been riding as long as most but you can count on me to train as hard and as smart as I have to so I can kick some a$$. Sorry for my lame post that sounded more like a cheap personal add.

roadfix 12-05-11 03:13 PM

Welcome ya'll! Hope to see you on the road!

HDShootsPhotos 01-12-12 03:18 PM

New to California...residing in Long Beach
 
Hey!!!

Just relocated to Long Beach and was looking for some local ride groups. I am completely new to the cycling world and recently picked up a Specialized Tricross. I currently just ride around town but hoping to branch off to hit up some of these trails.


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