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erg79 01-16-12 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by HDShootsPhotos (Post 13711421)
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.

Hi, HDShoots. Check out the San Gabriel River bike path, on the east side of the city. Near the 405 it turns from the concrete bottom to a natural river, and there's some surprising nature right under the 405! Here are some of my shots from there. You can take it all the way down to the end in Seal Beach, or you can branch off and go around Alamitos Bay on the Long Beach side and go around Naples and Belmont Shore. You're lucky to be a new rider in Long Beach--if you didn't know, Long Beach has become a pioneer in putting in bike-friendly infrastructure and doing a lot of things to make life easier for cyclists (cycle tracks in downtown, bike corrals for parking, bicycle-friendly streets, etc.) I wish they had all of that when I lived in the LBC!

I've been a long-time lurker on the site here, but just now getting active posting. I live in Santa Monica, have been riding for a long time. No organized rides or long rides, just riding around the city and trying to replace trips by car on bike. Recently got a trailer so I can take my daughter with me, and my wife has a bike, so we can ride to breakfast on the weekend, etc. I also ride to work a few days a week.

Here's my ride--an early 1980s steel Univega Nuovo Sport. A hand-me down from my dad. Love this, but looking to get a new bike eventually...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/5...7af2bf5a1a.jpg
My ride by Evan G, on Flickr

Ed7 01-18-12 08:35 PM

Anyone out there riding for Team Redlands? I'd like to join you guys for the Saturday or Sunday group ride but I don't want to just show up un-invited.

HDShootsPhotos 01-20-12 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by erg79 (Post 13727747)
Hi, HDShoots. Check out the San Gabriel River bike path, on the east side of the city. Near the 405 it turns from the concrete bottom to a natural river, and there's some surprising nature right under the 405! Here are some of my shots from there. You can take it all the way down to the end in Seal Beach, or you can branch off and go around Alamitos Bay on the Long Beach side and go around Naples and Belmont Shore. You're lucky to be a new rider in Long Beach--if you didn't know, Long Beach has become a pioneer in putting in bike-friendly infrastructure and doing a lot of things to make life easier for cyclists (cycle tracks in downtown, bike corrals for parking, bicycle-friendly streets, etc.) I wish they had all of that when I lived in the LBC!

I've been a long-time lurker on the site here, but just now getting active posting. I live in Santa Monica, have been riding for a long time. No organized rides or long rides, just riding around the city and trying to replace trips by car on bike. Recently got a trailer so I can take my daughter with me, and my wife has a bike, so we can ride to breakfast on the weekend, etc. I also ride to work a few days a week.

Here's my ride--an early 1980s steel Univega Nuovo Sport. A hand-me down from my dad. Love this, but looking to get a new bike eventually...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/5...7af2bf5a1a.jpg
My ride by Evan G, on Flickr

Awesome! Thanks for the sound advice. I hear that LB has come a long way and I love the infrastructure out here. That actually solidified my decision in purchasing a bike. I was actually looking into moving out to Santa Monica. How is the area there?

erg79 01-21-12 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by HDShootsPhotos (Post 13745415)
Awesome! Thanks for the sound advice. I hear that LB has come a long way and I love the infrastructure out here. That actually solidified my decision in purchasing a bike. I was actually looking into moving out to Santa Monica. How is the area there?

Of cities in the LA area, Santa Monica is probably second to Long Beach in terms of being bike-friendly. There have always been a fair amount of bike lanes here, but with the new bike action plan, Santa Monica is actively looking to take a big step forward--green bike lanes to make them more obvious, separated bike lanes, bike-friendly streets. The remodeled Santa Monica Place mall also has a new Bike Center in it, offering secure monitored bike racks for everyone, plus lockers and showers if you buy a membership--would be really handy for people who work in the area.

gaffem 01-22-12 08:44 AM

Hello, My name is Michael and I am a newbie to riding. I ride a 2011 Specialized Tarmac SL2 and do so in and around the Chino/Chino Hills area. This used to be nothing but cow farmers, so there are a lot of empty road to ride on. In the Chino Hills area, where is pretty much newly developed, there are alot of hills to ride on. I am actually training to ride for the Aids Life Cycle in June. A 545 mile ride over a 7 days period. WOW that sounds like a lot when you look at the whole number.

gundamin 01-29-12 12:30 AM

Hi, My name is Minh and I'm a biking addict in Bellflower. Started last year on a mtn bike and switched over to road bikes with a Giant defy 3. I frequent the SGRT almost every weekend as far north as the end of the trail past the Dam. And as far south as towards PCH to HB. Every now and then I go over to SART and doing a flying run to see if I've improved. My goal this year is to train and maybe do some events later this year. For the most part I ride solo and occasionally with a co-worker or two. Looking to meet new riders and maybe find someone to train and improve my fitness with. I've considered joining groups, but prefer doing things at my own lesiure, hence most of the solo rides hehe.

Gabbo 02-04-12 12:57 AM

Hiya. I'm David. I'm down in Aliso Viejo. I used to hang out in the commuter section when I was bike commuting, but haven't done that for a while. Needed to post in here, so I figured I should formally introduce myself.

I do early AM road riding on the weekdays, and on weekends I try to cram in some solid MTB riding at either Aliso Woods or Laguna Wilderness.

My current rides are a Specialzied Comp 29er and a Scattante road frame that I used to have all ultegra, but have since franken gruppoed into an all-day hill rider with a compact crank and an 11-32 cassette. If I were smart, I'd just go all SRAM Apex and be done with it, but... yeah... I'm a budget cyclist...

I love bicycle touring, but as a father of three, my camping adventures tend to include the wife and kids. I also dig long fun rides, and am currently signed up for my third year in the King Ridge Granfondo.

I should add I'm a garage freak who loves spinning wrenches, and recently restored a couple muscle bikes for my two oldest girls.

Other hobbies include standup paddleboarding, camping and restoring old motor scooters, a passtime I've loved since 1984.

freak21s2k 02-04-12 05:46 PM

Hello All,
Im Danny and i ride a Cervelo P2c. Usually ride with my dad and a few friends. He rides a BMC road racer that he just purchased. We ride both San gabriel and Los Angeles River trail. Now slowly making it to the Santa Ana River trail. Looking forward to meeting some of you on the trails!

Antartico 03-08-12 12:11 PM

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Hello! I'm new and I love to ride in the SART (the dirty one)

mtvelo39 03-11-12 10:45 PM

Hi, I'm Mark. I'm in Redondo Beach. I ride a Cannondale Synapse Hi-mod. I ride a lot in PV and up to Santa Monica. I have a couple of people i ride with but would love to meet up with more. I just did my first century ride this past New Year's Eve and I'm looking forward to more. Any century riders here?

Gallo 04-22-12 09:07 AM

Gallo from San Diego

The 56 bike path is my most frequent ride. Being right next to my home makes it conveinent for a quick 20 training ride.It also acts as my path to the coast which I can go north(toward the Cardiff Kook) or south(Torrey Pines) from Del Mar depending how the wind blows. El Camino Real to Fairbanks Ranch and up the three witches is also favorite for 25 or La Costa to Rancho Santa Fe for a 35. My occasional fifty is Scripps Poway Parkway to Highland Valley and back on Pomerado Rd. For dirt it is climbing Black Mountain or Lopez Canyon and back or just cruzin and exploring PQ Canyon

2008 Willier Motorolio
2008 Stumpjumper hardtail
1985 Nishiki Tri A
1987 GT Backwoods

Beachgrad05 04-24-12 11:55 AM

Hello - Shawn in Long Beach area. I recently purchased my road bike (12 Trek Madone 3.1 Apex) and prior to that was riding my FX. I commute to work when possible on my FX from the 605/Carson area to the LB Airport area. I ride on the SGRT frequently but have branched out to rides in the HB/Newport Area and have done the Back Bay Loop a few times now.

Quasipun 05-24-12 11:15 PM

Howdy, Noel from the Arcadia area. I'd mainly been riding around my neighborhood and up to the top of Santa Anita til I finally got tired of my crappy old bike and got a new one (Cannondale Super Six 5) since then I've been hitting the Rio Hondo and SGRT doing out and back on the Rio Hondo or a loop of the two trails. Really Loving my new bike compared to the old one! The old one really did suck... but it was only $50, so what can you expect!

New bike:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/6...3d6809ec_m.jpg
New Bike by Sumisu Yoshi, on Flickr

Old bike:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6...d6b83c87_m.jpg
Ugly Bike by Sumisu Yoshi, on Flickr

thedips 07-16-12 10:46 PM

hi everyone its been a very long time since i last posted. but ive been slowly getting back to riding and exercising regularly. ive done a few southbay "gathering" rides in the past and and they were truly memorable and exciting, i look forward to meeting the new faces and trying to make it to future organized rides!

i am located in TORRANCE and ride the PV - SANTA MONICA areas. with the occasional rides down to orange county area

bconneraz 07-18-12 09:09 PM

Hi- Brian from RSM- relocated from AZ and have only been riding in OC for about 6 months. Love the scenery and the weather, and cant wait to discover new routes. While most of my time is spent on a road bike, I also dig hitting the dirt, and cant wait to explore the abundence of trails in the area.

joe@MBD 07-26-12 08:55 AM

My Name is Joe.

I live in San Diego and have developed a mountain bike website. I describe the best rides in San Diego and have reviews, maps, and videos of many of the best rides in Colorado, Utah, Northern California, Arizona, and Nevada as well. Please visit my site at: http://www.mountain-bike-diaries.com/

tekistep 07-26-12 08:13 PM

Hello everyone. I'm Davy from Rosemead (san gabriel valley). Just purchased a Takara Kabuto single speed road bike. I'm thinking of heading to San Gabriel River Path once I feel more comfortable with the bike.

redbeard9 07-29-12 03:45 AM

Hello, my name is Eddie. I ride mainly around Castaic and Santa Clarita. I've had my Jamis Satellite Comp about 2 months ago. I rode for a while, years ago, then sold my bike. Now it's time to get back on and get in shape. I love the ride of the frame, hate the components. Might already be time to upgrade.

boingobongo 07-31-12 11:03 PM

I'm in the Palm Springs area. I purchased a Trek 7.2 about a month ago and have really been enjoying it since. Thanks to everyone on these forums for all the awesome info!

TupacInLA 08-17-12 10:54 PM

Hey guy... Name's Matt. Just got my bike yesterday Cadent ft0.. Love it! I'm from Burbank. I have rode the LA River bike path so far. I plan on riding it around town for recreational fun and fitness. If anyone wants to ride with this newbie.. Send me a message!

NutnBoltman 08-20-12 12:12 PM

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Greetings! I am an old school cyclist with creaky knees. I commute everyday on the Santa Ana River Trail on the Green Bike.
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tyler714 09-02-12 11:16 AM

Hey everyone. I am Tyler. I am in Orange, Orange County area. Since the beginning of summer I started riding a lot more often, at least one ride a day. Right now I'm mainly using a Specialized Hardrock but I hope to get a nice road bike in October. I ride the Santa Ana River Trail pretty often. If anyone around here has a group or wants to explore some new trails let me know. Thanks!

Tank_67 09-06-12 10:17 PM

Hi everyone, my name is Sergio I live in San Fernando Valley and I’m a old school rider, I started riding at the age of 12 years old by the time I was 15 I was racing with 1[SUP]st[/SUP] division, I had my glory days….(such great days) and until this day, they all are good memories. I took a breakof 21 years from the sport and I just got back on the bike and it feels so good, I hope to meet people on the road make new friends, after 21 years away, I consider myself a rooky.

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/s...sonal/1984.jpg

drg007 10-14-12 11:22 PM

my name is Alfred, live in orange, OC
I got a mtb bike n jamis zenith pro.
I never ride on my jamie rode bike
rode once from orange to HB about 10 years ago.

sflores65 10-22-12 12:30 AM

Whats up fellow cyclists? My name is Sergio. I live in the Northern Part of the San Fernando Valley. I love to ride. I have a 88 cannondale SR800 road bike, a Trek 4300 Mountain bike, and a 2005 Lemond Alpe D Huez Road bike.


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