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Old 07-12-07, 10:33 PM   #1
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Moving to Pasadena!

We found a nice little 1+1 1920's Craftsman house in Pasadena to rent, which should be better than our apartment for our dog, and it seems to be right up against some favorite canyons to ride. We'll be there in about a month, so I'll see you Pasadena and Altadena folk out on the roads soon!
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Old 07-12-07, 10:42 PM   #2
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Where's it at, what are the main cross streets?
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Near Lake and Washington.
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Near Lake and Washington.
Ok, you're just a few blocks up from me. Lot's of good riding around here.
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Good to know. We'll have to ride some time!
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Yup! Do you like hills?
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I do but my knee complained after I climbed some 6,000' on a poorly fitted bike, so I'm working my way back up now that I got the right size frame. So far, I can do about 2000' over 30 miles.
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Yup! Do you like hills?
You're obviously referring to areas north of Washington??

You'll definitely find some good riding in this area UK.
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You're obviously referring to areas north of Washington??

You'll definitely find some good riding in this area UK.
Yup, just head North, or up!
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Lake from Washington up is nice, but a little too much traffic until Mendocino?
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That's what I'm looking forward to. I was raised in Agoura where there is very nice riding, but got married and moved to Encino where you have to ride through miles traffic to get anywhere (and it's hot!). Pasadena will be a nice place. Also, my wife is an interior architect, so she loves the Craftsman style!

edit: Lake is low traffic after living so close to Ventura Blvd, Burbank Blvd, and Victory Blvd.
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Great, Brian. When the Oak Tree season starts up in October, I'll be spending more time out there. So hopefully I can go ride with you guys. And have a burrito at Chiquita Bonita, of course.
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The hills just north of your place was where i once had a stupid accident that landed me in ICU for a week. Make sure to wear a helmet! Oh, and don't be a moron.

Congrats thought, Pasadena is an awesome area and you picked a great place to settle down.
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Awesome, Brian! This means you can ride Chantry!
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Cool......Brian's moving into our cycling barrio!
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Yup, just head North, or up!
BTW, I was trying to find Chantry on a topo map last nite without success. What's the route John??
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BTW, I was trying to find Chantry on a topo map last nite without success. What's the route John??
Chantry Flats. Look up Santa Anita Ave north of the 210. Just keep going north and it becomes Chantry Flats (also a popular trail head for hiking) to Stuvertant Falls.
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Chantry Flats. Look up Santa Anita Ave north of the 210. Just keep going north and it becomes Chantry Flats (also a popular trail head for hiking) to Stuvertant Falls.
Oh, thanx. I wasn't looking that far east.
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Didn't mean to go off topic..but I plans to buy a bike at InCycle in Pasadena. From there do anyone know a good trial to test out the bike.
I'm having them order a Roubaix Comp(b/c that' the only one left on the factory of my size) and Orbea Onix TDF.

I also tried to get the Madone 5.0 but they said they can't sell it over there due to territory restriction.

Appreciate if anyone can give me input on the bike as well as streets to test out.
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What type of roads are you looking for? Are you going to ride directly from the shop, or take it somewhere?
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What type of roads are you looking for? Are you going to ride directly from the shop, or take it somewhere?
Thanks for your reply, jpconrad. I figure they(LBS) might just let me ride around the store for awhile. I plan to spend around few hours riding and testing. Now, I went there just this past wkend to ck out the place. It seems their are alot of traffic on Colorado and the back street of the store is a one way street. I'm not from there, so I need some help to take the bike(s) for a test.
I wanna to get a feel on the a slight incline as well as downhill speed. I'm not a racer, but I decided to pick up my cycling again after 10+yrs.
I live in the south bay area, near the Palos Verde roads...and do plan to join a culb ride once I pick up my pace.(BTW, that's another topic I need for help--looking for local bike ride on wkend)

Much appreciate for all the inputs you guys can give. Thanks.
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See if they'll let you ride it around the Rose Bowl and back?
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. . . . I plan to spend around few hours riding and testing. Now, I went there just this past wkend to ck out the place. It seems their are alot of traffic on Colorado and the back street of the store is a one way street.
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I wanna to get a feel on the a slight incline as well as downhill speed. . . .
If you park behind the store you will go out the parking lot onto Green St.. Make a left to Hill St., left again on Hill and north to Mountain, left on Mountain to Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl. The street around the Rose Bowl (JP probably knows the name) provides a slight uphill grade and downhill grade, and is 3.1 miles around. No traffic other than the cyclists, joggers, skaters & walkers.
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It's scary, but I do know the street names around the Rosebowl, on the east it's Rosemont, north side is Washington, south side is Seco, and the west side is aptly named West.

The Rosebowl is about as good a place to try it out, and there are plenty of little hills in and out of it to test out the bike on some climbs, too.

There are some nice roads south through Pasadena and San Marino, but you'd run a greater risk of getting lost.

The guys at Incycle may have some advice as to where to try it out, too.
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See if they'll let you ride it around the Rose Bowl and back?
Did the mapquest...frist, I'm not sure if they will let me go that far...secondly, I'm afraid I will ran out of steam when I return for the second bike test.

More improtantly, how to ride to Rose Bowl without the cars& traffic?
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