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  1. #1376
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    hey my name is Earl, Long Beach, just got into road biking and got me a Corsa r16 as my daily bike and lmprove it and lose some weight. Also my wife got a Micargi rd7 and we both plan to ride it around Downtown LB where we live.

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    Welcome to Long Beach, Earl!

    My wife and I moved to LB to be near the bike path along the L.A. River. We ride a "there and back" 24 mile trip every Sunday and once in a while do a 52 mile loop along the L.A. River, then Rio Hondo, then east across the dams at Whittier Narrows, then south along the San Gabriel River, then north along a short section of Pacific Coast Highway, then along the beach bike path back to the L.A. River. 52 miles and only a handful of those on streets, the rest is dedicated bike path.

    If we're really adventurous we do the same loop but head north once we get to the San Gabriel River, then over the Santa Fe Dam, continue the bike path all the way to Asuza where it ends. Then head back south along San Gabriel and rejoin the original loop. That's a pretty healthy 70 miles.

    For daily rides, in case you ever decide to get into racing, there is the Hughes Park Ride (also known as the Carson Loop), an informal criterium training ride Monday through Thursday starting around 6:30 PM (varies) for a half-hour warmup, then 1 hour of racing. Mondays and Wednesdays are the slow days where it's a little more organized and at least the first 20 or 30 minutes it's good for riders who want to know what it's like to be in a peloton. Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/1105760 You should make a point of going out there at least once just to watch, particularly the fast day on Thursday.

    Long Beach, as you've figured out, is pretty flat. However there is good 'ol City of Signal Hill, land-locked right smack in the middle of Long Beach. If you want to get some hill training don't miss the variety of grades that are available, from relatively long gradual slopes as Cherry Ave south from Wardlow Rd. to the ultra-steep switchback of Skyline Drive heading east from Cherry.

    See you on the trail!

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    Hey everybody! I'm Dylan Roberts, from Santa Paula, Ventura County. I've been a bike rider for all my life, but got into road cycling about 3 years ago, I have completed one century (up highway 33) and plenty of various rides around where I live. I haven't ever had time for long rides that last more than one day, as I have school and no money at the moment to pay for those rides. I love to ride whenever I can and I hope to meet some of you along the way!

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    Hey everyone, my name's Ben and I live in Visalia, CA. I guess it's barely Southern vs Northern CA... I'm an engineer at Hellwig Products making leaf springs, sway bars, air bag kits, etc for truck, RVs and muscle cars. I've always ridden some to commute (since about 3rd grade) and in college got into downhill in San Luis Obispo. Now that I'm out where it's flat I have caught the road bike bug hardcore. I bought a CAAD 10 in May and have over 1000 miles on it already. Going to do the SLOBC Lighthouse Century 9/28 and ride with some friends SLO to SB in October. Otherwise I ride in the Sequoia foothills, around the valley, out by San Luis Obispo and out by Tahoe...


    My bike on Barker Pass over Tahoe


    This is me and yes, I am into the offoad thing too (remember, I'm an automotive suspension engineer)

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    New to Bike Forum love to ride

    Hi my name is David from Long Beach and I love to ride, getting ready to ride southbound to wherever my legs and/or my will takes me. Hope to hook up with my fellow cyclist out on the road.
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    Hi people,


    I recently moved to Santa Monica from Spain, and Im looking for road bikers to ride with.


    Iam Jose, Im 26 years old and Ive just bought my first road bike. If somebody want to ride with me, I will appreciate it. Ride alone is as a pain...

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    Hello Everyone I'm Marcello, born and raised in Italy, lived in New York the past year, moved a couple of months ago in Huntington Beach! I'm looking for some groups to ride with

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    good monday morning!

    did my first group ride sat morning. there are three ride groups that leave the local trader joes at 7:45am (easy pace), 8:00am (moderate pace), 8:20am (fast pace). i missed the 7:45 group by a few mins, but was encouraged to ride the peloton on the 8am group, approx 75+ riders. hung in there for about 13 miles after which i got dropped and hung up on the wrong side of the lights. the peloton disappeared into the bowels of irwindale/san dimas. no chance to catch up as i had no idea of the area or the route, and not able to keep pace at this time. had lunch with some nice folks from the 745 group at heirloom bakery. good conversation, heard the story of the rider who got taken away on a stretcher....bike/bike encounter. turned out being a 40mile day average speed 16-17 for me.

    lessons for the day -

    1) bring bananas and gu type stuff. also need endurance drink in bottles.
    2) need proper riding clothing gear. got caught out in the mid-day heat/sun with early morning gear.
    3) dont blink, and get stuck out behind the peloton.

    looking forward to next sat ride!

    ps - yes i pose. you should see me do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokh Hard View Post
    good monday morning!

    did my first group ride sat morning. there are three ride groups that leave the local trader joes at 7:45am (easy pace), 8:00am (moderate pace), 8:20am (fast pace). i missed the 7:45 group by a few mins, but was encouraged to ride the peloton on the 8am group, approx 75+ riders. hung in there for about 13 miles after which i got dropped and hung up on the wrong side of the lights. the peloton disappeared into the bowels of irwindale/san dimas. no chance to catch up as i had no idea of the area or the route, and not able to keep pace at this time. had lunch with some nice folks from the 745 group at heirloom bakery. good conversation, heard the story of the rider who got taken away on a stretcher....bike/bike encounter. turned out being a 40mile day average speed 16-17 for me.

    lessons for the day -

    1) bring bananas and gu type stuff. also need endurance drink in bottles.
    2) need proper riding clothing gear. got caught out in the mid-day heat/sun with early morning gear.
    3) dont blink, and get stuck out behind the peloton.

    looking forward to next sat ride!

    ps - yes i pose. you should see me do it.
    I was on the "fast" ride and saw the two dudes collide. I'm not sure if it was just user error or what went down because the guy on the right swerved WAY hard to avoid an obstacle on the road. He pretty much rammed the other dude and they went flying.

    The ride isn't that fast, once you ride more and more often you'll be able to hang on no problem!

    Welcome to group riding its a blast! Stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    I was on the "fast" ride and saw the two dudes collide. I'm not sure if it was just user error or what went down because the guy on the right swerved WAY hard to avoid an obstacle on the road. He pretty much rammed the other dude and they went flying.

    The ride isn't that fast, once you ride more and more often you'll be able to hang on no problem!

    Welcome to group riding its a blast! Stay safe!

    where was the collision you are referring to? sounds like there was a bit of action out there saturday, the accident i am referring to was in the first ride group (endurance) and rider was female. either way ride safe and see you out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokh Hard View Post
    where was the collision you are referring to? sounds like there was a bit of action out there saturday, the accident i am referring to was in the first ride group (endurance) and rider was female. either way ride safe and see you out there!
    oh I guess it could of been a different ride altogether, I was talking about the Montrose ride.
    -Cat-3-o-meter: TBD :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    oh I guess it could of been a different ride altogether, I was talking about the Montrose ride.
    oh...yeah...this was out the other way, towards san dimas. everyone all pumped up from being kept indoors by the rains? lots of action!

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    Hi Everyone Javier here from Whittier, CA. Just got a Hybrid and been riding with my son along the trails in Whittier and the San Gabriel River Trail.
    Here's a pic of my bike and one on the trail trying to catch up to my son he rides a fixe, we just cruise and ride for fun.

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    Hi So Cal people! I am Jaemie and I ride in the Orange County area. SART, SGRT, and on the road along the coast and into the hills. Currently on a Specialized Dolce Comp as I await the arrival of my new ride. Looking to learn a lot on bikeforums and meet some new people!
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    Hello everybody. Name is Ian and I have a bike problem. I can be found abusing my legs around Long Beach and Visalia, CA. God help me.

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    My name is Mark and I'm new to the area, arriving from SoOR just before the new year. My riding, as it was in Medford/Ashland, is almost exclusively Commute! My current commute is just over 9 miles each way (Upland/Pomona/Upland). It's really my workout I guess. I have only one century under my belt and I'm open to suggestions on fun rides in and around the area. I ride a flat black Specialized Tricross. If you see me, wave -- I hate to be left hanging.
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    Javier here! Today I ride by Manhattan Beach.

    Must do this more often. Beach lunch ride! earlier today by jescalera, on Flickr

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    hey there, just started riding a couple weeks ago. I'm on camp Pendleton, today I rode my first 22.8 miles in an hour and 40 minutes.

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    Hello everyone, Im Nelson from Palmdale CA and have been riding for about a year or so and loving it. If theres anyone out in the area thatll like to ride with me. I am a PM away. Happy Riding

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    So right now live in camarillo, my name is cory, i ride a fixie and im wondering if theres anyone interested in going for a ride sometime? ive only been here for less then 3 weeks so the only people i know are family and none of them will ride with me. So far i ride around camarillo, oxnard, and ventura i havent riden east yet but i want to just not sure if i can take those mountain climbs yet.

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    Currently training for a duathlon here. I usually do a 30 miles ride and 7 miles run on Saturday morning around Orange County (Anaheim, Garden Grove, HB) area. It can get pretty lonely just training by myself. Anyone interested joining a bike ride on Saturday early morning?

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